This St. Patrick’s Day spike your coffee mugs with Homemade Baileys Irish Cream! This recipe calls for simple ingredients, only takes a few minutes and yields 3-1/2 cups. Did I mention it’s delicious?! It should last up to 2 months in the fridge if stored in an air-tight container.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

With the last name McNamara there’s no wonder as to why I love St. Patrick’s Day.

And before I became a McNamara, I was a Rafferty. In honor of my Irish heritage, I’ve always made a big deal out of St. Patrick’s Day. I’d get our girls cute little t-shirts with shamrocks and/or leprechauns on it from Target to wear to school. I make allthefood and treats and Guinness is stocked in our basement fridge. And it’s also a rule that you have to wear green on this day or you risk getting pinched.

Speaking of my husband Pat …  again when our girls were super little, they would wish him Happy Father’s Day on St. Patrick’s Day. They thought since his name is Patrick and it was in the name of the holiday, that it was a day just for him. Somehow this made complete sense to them, and do you think I ever corrected them? Not once.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream ingredients

To Make Homemade Baileys Irish Cream You Will Need:

  • sweetened condensed milk
  • chocolate syrup (homemade or store-bought)
  • vanilla extract
  • instant coffee granules
  • Irish whiskey
  • heavy cream

pouring sweetened condensed milk in a bowl

Start by pouring 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk into a mixing bowl, preferably with a spout. I’ve attempted many times to make my own sweetened condensed milk and cannot get it to the right thickness. So until I’ve got it down, canned it will have to be.

add chocolate syrup

Next pour in 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup. Feel free to play with the amounts here. Want less chocolate? Add 1 to 2 tablespoons. Like more of a chocolaty flavor? Add 4 to 6 tablespoons. 

then add vanilla and instant coffee granules

Measure and add in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 heaping teaspoon instant coffee granules. I use the coffee granules to enhance the chocolate flavor, but is totally optional.

pour in irish whiskey

Pour in 1 cup Irish whiskey. I had Proper No. Twelve on my shelf so that’s what I use. Other popular brands of Irish whiskey would be Jameson and Tullamore D.E.W.

whisk to combine

Grab your whisk and get to whisking.

Whisk until the instant coffee granules dissolve. Since the Irish cream is cold (and not boiling) this could take a little bit.

transfer to jar with tight fitting lid

Pour it into a juice jar or container with a tight fitting lid and keep refrigerated.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

If stored in an air-tight container, it should last in the fridge for up to 2 months.

What can you make with Homemade Baileys Irish cream?

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream added to hot coffee

Enjoy it in hot coffee! Stir 2 to 3 ounces of the Baileys into an 8 ounce cup of coffee.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream in iced latte

For iced coffee, fill a large glass or jar with ice and pour over a shot of espresso. Froth (or simply combine) 2 to 3 tablespoons of Baileys with 1/2 cup whole milk and pour that over top.

Is it even St. Patrick’s Day if you’re not sipping on a boozy Baileys and Coffee Milkshake? Coffee ice cream is blended with milk, chocolate syrup, cold coffee and Baileys Irish cream until thick. Serve in chilled glasses topped with whipped cream for a deliciously cool adult shake. 

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You can also serve it in a rocks glass over ice.

No matter how you use it or serve it, it’s delicious.

Enjoy! And if you give this Homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream
Yield: 3-1/2 cups

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream

This St. Patrick’s Day spike your coffee mugs with Homemade Baileys Irish Cream! This recipe calls for simple ingredients, only takes a few minutes and yields 3-1/2 cups. Did I mention it's delicious?! It should last up to 2 months in the fridge if stored in an air-tight container.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup - store bought or homemade
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla syrup
  • 1 (heaping) teaspoon instant coffee granules (optional) see notes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Irish whiskey - more or less to taste

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, preferably with a spout, measure and add the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate syrup, vanilla, insant coffee, irish whiskey and heavy cream.
  2. Whisk to combine. It will take a minute for the instant coffee to dissolve. So doing this in a glass bowl helps as the granules like to sink.
  3. Transfer the Irish cream to a jar or container with a tight fitting lid and keep refrigerated for up to 2 months.
  4. You may need to shake or stir before using.

Notes

I like to add instant coffee to enhance the chocolate flavor. I keep a small jar of it (Folgers) in my fridge for things like this. However it is optional, so you don't have to run out to the store and purchase it if you don't have it on hand.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

28

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.