Recipe: Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream

Amy Kundrat

Bottling your own holiday spirit has its advantages. It's an excellent wintry hostess gift, it can be a comforting and decadent way to end a meal at home, and it sure beats giving out cookies (unless you've found a way to fill them full of whiskey too). A creamy concoction spiked with whiskey, I guarantee this loyal interpretation of Bailey's Irish Cream inspired by the Cupcake Project will be happily received and savored as a decadent way to extend the holiday spirit. 

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream (aka "Holiday Spirit")

  • 1 C light cream 
  • 14 oz or 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • about 1 2/3 C Irish whiskey
  • 1 t instant coffee (Starbucks Via works well)
  • 2 T chocolate syrup
  • 1 t good vanilla
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender on high speed for at least 30 seconds.
  2. Bottle in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate. Shake well before serving.
  3. Will keep for up to 2 months.