Homemade Irish Cream

Rich and creamy Homemade Irish Cream can be used in a variety of beverages as well as in baked goods!

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Homemade Irish Cream

Let’s get the Saint Patrick’s Day party started with this copycat Bailey’s cream liquor!

Homemade Irish cream is made from a mix of cream, sweetener, cocoa and a fine Irish whiskey!

This flavorful liquor is easy to make, and fresher than the store bought version!

Splurge a little and enjoy this liquor on its own, add it to coffee like you would a creamer or use it in a cocktail like this Bailey’s Irish Martini.

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Easy Recipe For Irish Cream

Don’t limit this liquor to beverages though! This can also be added to baked goods for a luxurious flavor!

How To Make Homemade Irish Cream

This is seriously the easiest recipe and once you gather the ingredients you’ll never want to buy Irish cream pre-made again!


  • Heavy cream
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Irish whiskey
  • Instant coffee granules
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
  • Unsweetened cocoa

Simple blend the ingredients together then put in a cute jar! These make fun gifts during the holiday season too.

How Long Will Irish Cream Keep?

A batch of this liquor will keep fresh as long as the heavy cream’s expiration date.

I have found that it will stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.

What Does Irish Cream Taste Like?

The first flavor is a sweet and nutty flavor with warm notes of cocoa. A hint of the whiskey sneaks through adding a warming and delicious combination!

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Recipes With Irish Cream Liquor!

To get you started with some ideas I’m sharing recipes to use you homemade Irish cream in like brownies (see photo below), cupcakes, cookies and cheesecake. 

Cream Cheese Frosted Baileys Brownies from Who Needs a Cape?

Irish Cream Cheesecake from An Affair From The Heart

Spinach Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures

All great recipes to share at a Saint Patrick’s Day party or festive adult event!

I enjoy adding a little splash to my coffee. 

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Homemade Irish Cream also would be a wonderful homemade gift for someone special!

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Homemade Irish Cream

Simple homemade Irish cream recipe made with easy to find ingredients. Enjoy in baked goods as well as in cocktails.
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, cocktail, condiment
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a clean glass container and keep refrigerated. Gently shake before using.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 2g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

P.s. If you would like an alcohol-free coffee creamer this Homemade Coffee Creamer is delicious!

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Sugar Free Irish Cream is a low carb copycat Baileys liqueur for sipping or adding to recipes! #IrishCream #liqueur #Baileys | www.thefoodieaffair.com

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Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies (Low Carb)

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  1. Hi I was wondering about substituting skrewball peanut butter? What do you think? What would you change if anything? I love irish cream but was thinking of doing something different 🙂

    1. Hi Tammy! I bet it will taste delicious. If you like the Skrewball peanut butter, I say go for it! BTW, I recently tried that whiskey in a White Russian. Holy deliciousness!