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Homemade Irish Cream Recipe - Better than Bailey's!

Amazing recipe for Homemade Irish Cream. Just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes and you will never buy it again!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Irish,
Keyword: Homemade Baileys, Homemade Irish Cream, How To Make Irish Cream, Irish Cream Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 360kcal


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon instant espresso granules
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3-4 TBS chocolate syrup I am a Hershey's girl
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whiskey


  • Combine cream and espresso in a bowl and whisk gently until espresso is 95% dissolved.
  • add in the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate syrup and vanilla and whisk just until mixed.
  • Add in the whiskey, 1/3 a cup at a time, whisking gently until combined.
  • Store in an old whiskey bottle, large mason jar or bottle.
  • This will keep for at least 3 weeks in your refrigerator (I have had it stay perfect for 6 weeks).
  • Always give it a good shake before pouring, mmmm!


Colleen's Notes: As far as the whiskey goes...I will say this, use what you would drink. The better the whiskey, the better this Irish Cream. I always say taste & adjust...SO If you adore coffee, feel free to add a little more espresso. If you only have instant coffee, you can use that the taste is just a little less. If you want more of a kick in the teeth from the whiskey...add more. More chocolate...add more. You get the picture. You really can't mess this one up.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1mg