{homemade baileys}

January 4, 2012

I know I’m a little behind with this recipe, as Christmas has been over for over a week. But this yummy homemade Baileys is not only delicious during Christmas time. So, here it goes.. ;)

The homemade Baileys turned out so delicious, that after making the first batch with my mom, I also made another attempt at Baileys with my aunt, using a different, spiced recipe (adapted from here). Yum!

{homemade baileys 1}


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  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep:

I know I’m a little behind with this recipe, as Christmas has been over for over a week. But this yummy homemade Baileys is not only …



  1. Heat some of the whiskey and dissolve the cocoa powder and instant coffee.
  2. Beat the eggs until creamy and add the whiskey and powdered sugar to it.
  3. Whip the cream into semi-solid consistency and mix with the egg-sugar-cocoa-coffee-whiskey mixture.
  4. Fill in a bottle and keep cold until ready to serve.

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  1. I have been craving Baileys for sooooooo long! Glad to knoww that I can make it now. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh, good grief! Yummy! And that little stocking cap is just adorable…where did you come up with that? {bought hosting last night…AHHH!!!!}
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  3. That recipe sounds delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I LOVE Bailey’s! Great idea and such cute packaging!
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  5. I love Bailey’s on the rocks!! Totally need to make some :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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  6. Hi Vanessa. What lovely pictures!

    I’ve just started a new linky party today “Thriving on Thursdays” where I’ll be featuring recipes, crafting project, decluttering and organizing tips, vintage finds and anything else goes. I would love for you to share this recipe plus anything else you’d like.


    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  7. oh yum & your packaging is just ADORABLE! love love love it!

  8. Wow teis looks awesome! And way less expensive too. I am going to try one of these recipes today! Thanks for posting!

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. Your packaging is adorable too! Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. This is so great! I never thought you could make home made liquor… very cool. BTW, that little blue hat thing is incredibly adorable. I love your blog! just became a new follower.
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  11. Das schmeckt! :) I love Baileys!

  12. they both sound great!
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  13. Just in time for our second Christmas celebration on Jan.7! Hope you check out my post today. I had to let off a little steam today to put things back in the right perspective:-)
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  14. Mmmm, this looks great. I don’t drink baileys that much, but when I drink it I enjoy :)

  15. I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing :)
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  16. Wow! Love this recipe — had no idea you could make this at home :) and I love the packaging.

    Found you through freestyle fridays. Hope you stop by my blog too — http://www.actfastchef.blogspot.com
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  17. …and I LOVE that photo! Beautiful.
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  18. So yummy!! i’d LOVE for you to come link this up in my Happy Friday DRINK link up! It will be up all week. http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/01/happy-friday-link-up-drink.html

    Thanks, Susie
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  19. I will definitely have to try this recipe! Signing up to follow you. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!
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  20. First let me say that my husband will love me forever if I make this!
    You should join me in Handmade 52! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-52.html
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  21. Thank you for linking this to Fabulous Friday. It looks delicious! Also thank you for letting me know about my broken blog button. I’m still working on it!
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  22. SOOOOOO will be making this!!! Hope you had a great Christmas!!! ;)
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  23. That is incredible, and the packaging is so cute! I am so going to make this!!
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  24. I’m a nursing mom, but you better believe that as soon as I’m done, this is getting made! Pinned it!
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  25. What a great recipe; this would be good for St. Patrick’s Day too. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!
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  26. LOVE THIS — cant wait to make this for my husband — this drink is his favorite!

    Hugs — Brandi
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  27. YUM! and oh my cuteness I love the bottles. So fun!! http://crumbsandchaos.blogspot.com/2012/01/cinnamon-roll-baked-oatmeal-cups.html
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  28. sorry I just added a link I just pinned. silly me:>
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  29. This looks really good, I would love it if you shared your recipe here:

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  31. This is a FABULOUS gift idea! Thank you for sharing :)
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  32. Hi there,
    What a nice and lovely recipes! These are not for Christmas only to use.…everyday can be Christmas. Every day can be special! Consuming a special brewery…hmm. Or even for someome special to give.…
    Lovely regards x

  33. YUM! Great recipe… will be pinning for future reference!
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  34. I LOVE Bailey’s so this will be a recipe I WILL be trying!! Thanks Came to visit from Candace Creations Scrappy Saturdays!!
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  35. LOVE this!!
    you bottles are darling too!

    Thanks for linking up to I’m Lovin’ It! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/great-ideas-10/ Have a great weekend!
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  36. sounds completely delicious and fabulously clever!! thanks for sharing :)
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  37. That looks awesome!!
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  38. Thanks for linking up at this past Friday’s Link Party at my blog!

    I just wanted you to know that I am featuring you this coming Saturday on my blog!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  39. Hi Vanessa. Homemade Bailey’s…sounds delicious. I use regular Bailey’s, mixed with sour cream and vanilla extract to create a fruit dip…I love it. Not sure if it would be the same but worth a try, perhaps? I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

  40. Sounds yummy! And I love the labels!

  41. Um, Yum!!! Can’t wait to try this!

  42. I LOVE Baileys! I shall have to try this recipe sometime! Better pin it so I don’t forget!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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  43. Yum! I can’t wait to give this a try. I think that not only would this be good to make for home, but also to give as a gift!
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  44. This is genius — and quite possibly very dangerous! Thanks for sharing :)

  45. Just saw your Bailey’s posted on Today’s Creative Blog’s Facebook page! Congrats, Vanessa!!!
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  46. Not only is this yummo but the packaging is super cute!! Loves it :)

  47. Looks SO yummy! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come check it out and grab a button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2012/01/your-whims-wednesday-41-and-features.html

  48. I am all about the Baileys & get out of town never thought of making some homemade kind. I am so doing this! Thanks for sharing.
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  49. Hi V, Soooo, I am featuring YOU tonight for TOP FAVS!! You where one of the MOST viewed for your this amazing Bailey’s creative goodness of your’s.. Hope you can stop in and enjoy the love.. THANKS SO MUCH for joining in on Pin’Inspirational Thursday.. Hope you are back again starting tonight..xoxox.. ~Marilyn
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  50. This looks so yummy! I try to do homemade gifts for friends and neighbors and this will be perfect! Thanks for the tute!

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  51. I really like homemade gifts, But the problem with this one is it would never leave our house. Why, do you ask, Well because I would have to drink it. So I guess I will just accept the fact that I will make it for me!!!! Thanks for the recipe, and for sharing with us at Sunday’s Best.

  52. This is so adorable!! I going to be featuring this project on my sidebar for a week!! Thanks so much for joining my Marvelous Mess party. Please come by and grab a button and join the latest party here: http://www.marvelouslymessy.com/2012/01/valentine-house-and-marvelous-mess-47.html
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  53. Thank you for this! My husband is a Bailey’s fanatic…you just saved me loads of cash. ♥ I pinned it on Pinterest.

  54. I love Baileys, but have never made it myself… I think I might have to give it a try soon! Thanks for the inspiration.
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  55. Hi,
    I just made your Bailey’s a couple of gifts. It’s great but I am worried because of the strong coffee taste. .…more than I am use to. I noticed other recipes have 2 tsps not tbsps of instant coffee. Just checking to see if it was an error. I was planning to add coffee ice cubes but I will just serve with regular ice.…..one less step!

  56. I have made 3 batches of the first recipie! Its so good.

    I use ceral cream at 10% and tastes just as well. Help cut a little calories I hope.… Or just lets me drink more!

    Thank you for sharing!


  57. This recipe makes more than 2 cups. We did it today and it made about 3.5 cups. We also didn’t whip the cream as much because all it does is lessen the quantity and layer the bottle more.

  58. I’d love to know where to get the little bottles you used. I can’t seem to find them anywhere.

    Thank you!

    • Hey Stacy,
      I’m located in Germany, so I might not be of great help to point you in the right direction on finding glass bottles.. :(
      The little bottle was actually a glass salad dressing jar and the bigger one I found at TK Maxx (the Germany TJ Maxx equivalent).
      I hope you’ll find cute bottles soon. :)
      XO! Vanessa

      • Thank you! I was actually stationed in Stuttgart, Germany for 3 years! :) I’m still looking for bottles … this is becoming a pain!!! Thanks again!



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