Feb 26, 2015

Copycat Baileys Irish Cream


Here's a great alternative to purchasing commercial Irish Cream- make your own! It's less expensive, and you can control the amount of alcohol in it- use more or less, according to your preference. This Copycat Baileys Irish Cream was very well-received at a recent gathering.



Copycat Baileys Irish Cream

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup bourbon whiskey
1/2 cup whipping cream (not whipped)
1/2 cup half and half cream
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 to 3 teaspoons instant coffee, or to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pour all ingredients into a clean quart jar with a lid. Cap tightly and shake until well combined. Serve. Refrigerate leftovers; it keeps for several weeks. Contents will separate during refrigeration- shake or stir before serving. Makes about 21 (1.5 oz.) shots.


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Sweet and rich, Irish Cream makes makes a great after dinner drink...
and delicious Irish Coffee.

Notes:
1. Some of the recipes I have read call for putting all the ingredients into a blender to combine. You can certainly do that. I just didn't want to wash my blender. :) You can use a whisk if you like.
2. Many recipes I read called for "1 cup of light cream" instead of my 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1/2 cup half and half. Light cream isn't "diet" or "lite", it just refers to the fat content. Half and half has the least fat, then light cream, then whipping cream. If you combine equal amounts of half and half and whipping cream, you get a product that equals the fat content of light cream. The reason I am telling you all of this is that I couldn't find light cream in any of my local stores, so I worked out this substitute. If you can find light cream and want to use it (instead of the half and half and whipping cream), it will work. I have also seen recipes call for an entire cup of whipping cream. 


Recipe adapted from lovely Karen at Sew Many Ways.


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36 comments:

  1. Mmmm, my favorite booze! You just reminded me that somewhere I have a recipe for it using hazelnut pudding and Rum. I have to dig it out. It was a biggest hit few years ago for Christmas. I bottled it up in pretty little, Christmas decorated, bottles. Perfect gift! I have to try your recipe, I love the ingredients. Saving it for St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things. Cheers!

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  2. Sounds great Joy! I wish I had this recipe this weekend. I made a fun dessert with Irish Cream that I will be posting soon :) I always enjoy your recipes and posts :)

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  3. Oh, the possibilities......! Looks delicious, Joy!

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  4. Oh, the possibilities......! Looks delicious, Joy!

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  5. This is great and still have some Bailey's leftover in the house, but when we run out and I am so going to try this. Thanks, Joy :)

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  6. My husband favorite flavored creamer is Irish cream, perfect recipe! Thanks for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Feature this week. I have pinned to our party board!!
    Hope you have a great weekend,
    Karren
    xoxo

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  7. This is exactly what I need at this very moment - do you deliver?! Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend with you :) Happy Friday! #TGIF

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  8. Yum!!! I can think of so many possibilities with this! :)

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  9. This sounds delicious! Perfect for a cold day!

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  10. My hubby just bought a bottle a couple weeks ago and was complaining about how expensive it is!! I was going to get the Aldi brand and see if it was similar. Maybe we'll try this instead. Stopping by from the Weekend Recipe Link Up Party! Hope you have a great weekend. :)

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  11. Joy,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave such kind words about my 57 shades of gray!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  12. Not an alcohol drinker, but anything with sweetened condensed milk has to be delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Luscious, rich, creamy and delish (with or without the booze). There are so many ways to use this cream in cooking and just adding a splash to coffee or hot chocolate!! Thanks for sharing your copycat Bailey's Irish Cream with us!

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  14. Sounds delicious! I love Irish coffee. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? :)

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  15. My mom was a huge Irish coffee lover. Pinned... for St.Patties Day! Thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives

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  16. Oh my goodness does this sound good.... thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time....Pinning for sure!

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  17. Great to have on hand for St Patrick's Day. Always hate to buy a bottle just for Irish Coffee.

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  18. I'm not surprised that it was well received. I bet it slipped down very easily!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  19. This sounds like a nice treat for this weekend! Thank you for sharing on VMG's Brag About It link Party!

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  20. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us ;)

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  21. oh yum! thank for sharing!

    And thanks for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together

    Amy (ASWC Editor)

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  22. Thanks Joy!! I love this!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more!! Pinned!!

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  23. I love copycat recipes and this recipe for Bailey's is right up my alley! Cheers! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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  24. This is the second copycat Bailey's I've seen today! I'm super excited to try this out! Bailey's can be so expensive and I never drink in anything other than shots or martinis. Thanks for posting!! If you are interested, I do a linkup every Thursday called Thursty Thursday. I would love it if you stopped by today and linked up this post! hopelesslyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  25. Thanks for linking up to WakeUp Wednesday! I just HAD to add this to my recipe box. i actually have all the ingredients and definitely going to try this!

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  26. Your Copycat Bailey's Irish Cream sounds wonderful, Joy! Love this homemade version! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  27. This sounds better than Bailey's Irish Cream! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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  28. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing and linking up! I'm featuring you this week at Friday Favorites!

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  29. So perfect for St. Patrick's! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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    1. And as most popular too! (forgot to mention) :)

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  30. G'day Sign me up for one or two of these now Joy and thanks for sharing at my Say G'day party!
    Cheers! Joanne Pinned

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  31. Sounds like a great drink to finish a meal. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  32. Had no idea it was this easy. Oh Joy, you temptress!

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  33. I love home made Irish cream, I think I need to make this

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  34. I can't wait to try this recipe! Bailey's is one of my favorite drinks! I just had to feature your recipe at today's Creative Spark party :)

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