Copycat Baileys Irish Cream

Homemade Irish Cream is the perfect addition to your morning coffee, delicious served over ice cream and perfect over ice for sipping.

Did you know it takes less than 5 minutes to make this Copycat Baileys Irish Cream at home (and the flavor is amazing)?

jar of Copycat Baileys Irish Cream with glass full with ice in the back

This easy recipe comes from the McNab Family Cookbook, a little self published cookbook with some of my favorite Irish inspired recipes (among many other goodies). There are actually 3 Homemade Baileys Irish cream recipes in my little book with different ingredients (eggs, chocolate syrup and rum). I combined the parts I liked best to create this delicious recipe.

Ingredients

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk thickens and sweetens the mixture.
  • Light Cream makes this creamy of course and helps balance out the sweetness of the condensed milk.
  • Whiskey is used to spike this treat. No need for a fancy whiskey, an inexpensive brand works just as well.
  • Flavor Instant coffee and vanilla add flavor.

To Make Irish Cream without Alcohol

This Irish cream can be made without alcohol. Skip the whiskey and add a teaspoon or so of rum extract or whiskey extract. Brands can vary so add a little bit at a time until you reach the desired flavor!

homemade Irish cream ingredients

Storage

As long as your cream is fresh, this will last about 2 weeks in the fridge.

If giving this as a gift, leave a note to ensure your recipients refrigerate it.

pouring Copycat Baileys Irish Cream into a glass of coffee

Recipes to Spike with Irish Cream

jar of Copycat Baileys Irish Cream with glass full with ice in the back

Copycat Baileys Irish Cream

Copycat Baileys Irish Cream is creamy & flavorful with a bit of a kick. The best part is, it's ready in under 5 minutes!
Course Beverage, Drink, Drinks
Cuisine American, Irish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 215
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounces
  • 2 cups light cream or half and half
  • 1 cup whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Shake to mix well. Chill at least 24 hours before serving.
  • Store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Notes

This Irish cream can be made without alcohol. Skip the whiskey and add a teaspoon or so of rum or whiskey extract. While the flavor is slightly different, it’s delicious!

Nutrition

Calories: 215 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 145mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg
Copycat Baileys Irish Cream in a jar with a title
close up of Copycat Baileys Irish Cream in coffee with writing
Copycat Baileys Irish Cream being poured over coffee with a title
Copycat Baileys Irish Cream in a jar and being poured over coffee with a title

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