Homemade Baileys-style Irish cream liqueur

Take five minutes to create this cheaper and more delicious version of the popular Irish cream liqueur.

Homemade Baileys recipe

Baileys: the rich and creamy liqueur that makes coffee or hot chocolate so much more delicious when you wake up to massive snow drifts and frigid temperatures that would even stop the Disney princesses from Frozen dead in their tracks. Finally...

With just a few ingredients, you can make a homemade version of Baileys that is leaps and bounds better than the stuff you'll find in the liquor store. But, that's not all! Get this: it's actually cheaper to make this Irish cream liqueur than to buy Baileys, which is pretty damn sweet.

If you're wondering whether or not you can substitute Irish whiskey with other liquors, the answer is yes. Try using some spiced rum or Grand Marnier for a hint of orange (think liquid, boozy versions of those chocolate oranges).

The egg yolks are optional, and this version lasts as long as the cream does (so you may want to label the container with the cream's expiry date).

Making this at home is quite possibly one of the easiest things you could ever do in your kitchen, provided that you have a blender and some measuring tools. So, hop to it!

Homemade Baileys

1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey
3/4 cups heavy cream
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp instant coffee
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp liquid honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 pinch nutmeg
4 egg yolks, (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for at least 30 seconds.

Pour contents into a large container or mason jar and let chill until ready to serve.

It's perfect on the rocks or splashed into your (weekend) morning coffee.

Yield:
3 cups
Prep Time:
5 minutes