Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

With the holidays almost here…if you need a quick and easy gift…consider making Irish Cream Liquor.  It’s less expensive and tastier than Baileys!

First, you’ll need some empty bottles.  I’ve been saving wine bottles, so I took four of them, soaked them in hot water for 5-10 minutes, used a rough cleaning pad to rub the labels off, and then sprayed Goo Gone on to remove the sticky residue.  You can also use olive oil, nail polish remover or white vinegar to rub the residue off.  I found a number of recipes on Pinterest for Irish Cream, so I combined a few of them and have the ingredients listed below.

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 2/3 cup Irish whiskey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth (less than a minute).  Pour into your bottle and refrigerate.  It will stay good for at least a month.  I made three batches, which filled four bottles and half of another (for me)!


It’s quick, easy and yummy!!


21 thoughts on “Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

  1. I made christmas pudding vodka, basically take one empty vodka bottle stick in a cinnamon stick, six cloves, half a grated nutmeg, zest of one lemon and an orange, a teaspoon of all spice, icing sugar and a load of mixed currants and sultanas, top up with vodka, give it a shake and leave it innthe fridge for a week. Give it a shake every day and decant into another empty vodka bottle. Top up the remnant of the pudding mix with vodka and give that a week then decant into the other bottle. Best to uise a funnel with a straining filter.
    It tastes great


  2. Sherry, this sounds yummy. The idea of using old wine bottles is both charming and environmentally friendly! Love it!

    Warm wishes for a Merry Christmas to you and your family!!


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