Creamy and Delicious Homemade Irish Cream


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Can you believe that its possible to make homemade Irish Cream that has the taste and texture of everyone’s favorite, Bailey’s? You will be AMAZED at the results of your own homemade Irish cream. The velvety smoothness and delicious flavor is beyond compare. In addition, this recipe for Irish Cream is easy!

No cooking required; just blend the ingredients, sip and enjoy!  While store-bought Bailey’s can last for years without refrigeration, when anything has cream in it I prefer to have it fresh.

I have been making this Irish Cream for many years. It is the perfect hostess or holiday gift and especially fun to present in a unique bottle or crystal or glass carafe.

Irish Cream bottles

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Irish Cream

Servings 10 4-ounce servings
Author Jurga


  • 1 pint half and half (2 cups)
  • 1 cup Irish whiskey
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 Tablespoon milk chocolate mix, see Gr8 Tip


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients.

  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
  4. Shake container well before serving.

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:

Liqueur can be refrigerated for up to one month in a tightly sealed container.

Gr8 Tips:

  • Use an inexpensive whiskey instead of Irish whiskey.
  • Add almond syrup or almond extract for extra flavor.
  • Substitute chocolate syrup for milk chocolate mix.
  • For Valentine's Day, omit the coffee flavor and add raspberry liqueur.

Gr8 Gift Idea:

Scour your local sales for pretty bottles, add some seasonal ribbon and you have a wonderful hostess gift or party favor.IrishCream3


  1. Judy Tanner | 3rd Dec 16

    I’ve made your Irish Cream recipe several times Jurga and people love it – as do I! I’ll be making it again this holiday season.

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