Recipes

Irish Cream

Use this DIY Baileys to spike your coffee, or enjoy as is for a milky, boozy treat.

  • Serves

    8

  • Cook

    10 minutes

PHOTO BY MATT TAYLOR-GROSS; FOOD STYLING BY JESSIE YUCHEN

By SAVEUR Editors


Updated on December 12, 2023

The next time you get a hankering for Irish cream, skip the store-bought version and make the silky-smooth liqueur at home with just six ingredients. This Irish cream recipe adds sweet richness and depth to coffee and cake frosting, but it’s just as decadent on its own, enjoyed over ice. For the whiskey, look for an Irish variety like Green Spot, Connemara, or Jameson.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • ½ tsp. cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup Irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • One (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of the cream, the coffee, and cocoa powder. Gradually add the remaining cream, whisking continuously until smooth. Stir in the whiskey, vanilla, and condensed milk. Pour into a large, sealable container and refrigerate until ready to use. (It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.)

Step 2

To serve, pour into a tumbler filled with ice.

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