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{homemade baileys}

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.. ;)

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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!

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{homemade baileys 2}

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By Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
Published: January 4, 2012

  • Yield: 16 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins

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 …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix the sugar, cocoa and chai powder with the hot espresso.
  2. Add the egg yolks and mix until the sugar dissolves.3. Whip the cream into semi-solid consistency and mix with the egg-sugar-cocoa-espresso mixture.
  3. Add the alcohol.
  4. Fill in a bottle and keep cold until ready to serve.

Notes

  • the Baileys keeps for about 2 weeks (kept cold).
  • we used 90 vol%/ 180 proof alcohol (I believe in the US it is sold as Everclear). If you don't have access to such high proof alcohol, I think you are safe with Whiskey or Rum as a substitute.
  • shake well before serving.
  • boil out a glass bottle to sterilize and let cool before filling it.
  • with this recipe you get about 6 cups (48 fl. oz.) of Baileys.

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{homemade baileys 1}

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  • Yield: 4 Servings
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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 …

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup whiskey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee

Instructions

  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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71 Comments

  • Reply
    Alaundra
    Wednesday January 4th, 2012 at 03:02 PM

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

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    Gwen@theboldabode
    Wednesday January 4th, 2012 at 04:19 PM

    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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    Mami Made It
    Wednesday January 4th, 2012 at 04:56 PM

    That recipe sounds delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    Lauren Hairston Collado
    Wednesday January 4th, 2012 at 05:00 PM

    I LOVE Bailey’s! Great idea and such cute packaging!

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    Veronica
    Wednesday January 4th, 2012 at 05:27 PM

    I love Bailey’s on the rocks!! Totally need to make some :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Veronica

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    Anne @ Domesblissity
    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 08:05 AM

    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.

    http://domesblissity.blogspot.com/2012/01/thriving-on-thursdays-linky-party-1.html

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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    {northern cottage}
    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 01:59 PM

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

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    Barbara
    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 01:59 PM

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

  • Reply
    Kristina McCook
    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 03:58 PM

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

  • Reply
    Vivian @ EATandLOVE
    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 07:07 PM

    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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    Hearty Appletite
    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 08:21 PM

    Das schmeckt! :) I love Baileys!

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    sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    they both sound great!

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    I am LOVD
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    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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    Kreatita
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Mmmm, this looks great. I don’t drink baileys that much, but when I drink it I enjoy :)

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    Jen
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 02:11 PM

    I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

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    E @ Act Fast Chef
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 02:18 PM

    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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    Cranberry Morning
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 03:07 PM

    …and I LOVE that photo! Beautiful.

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    Susieqtpies
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 03:34 PM

    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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    Ann
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 03:34 PM

    I will definitely have to try this recipe! Signing up to follow you. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

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    Katie
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 06:47 PM

    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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    Kelly
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 08:20 PM

    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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    randee
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 08:22 PM

    SOOOOOO will be making this!!! Hope you had a great Christmas!!! ;)

  • Reply
    Christina @ The Blog Entourage
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    That is incredible, and the packaging is so cute! I am so going to make this!!

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    heather
    Friday January 6th, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    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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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 01:05 AM

    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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    Keeping It Indie
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 04:20 AM

    LOVE THIS – cant wait to make this for my husband – this drink is his favorite!

    Hugs – Brandi

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    Danielle
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 05:45 AM

    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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    Danielle
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 05:45 AM

    sorry I just added a link I just pinned. silly me:>

  • Reply
    Julie
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 02:43 PM

    This looks really good, I would love it if you shared your recipe here:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/01/show-your-stuff-5.html

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    Marilyn
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 02:56 PM

    YUM YUM YUM

  • Reply
    Chelsea
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 04:09 PM

    This is a FABULOUS gift idea! Thank you for sharing :)

  • Reply
    Roses' Homemade
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 06:32 PM

    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

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    caroline @ c.w.frosting
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 08:35 PM

    YUM! Great recipe… will be pinning for future reference!

  • Reply
    Lisa~The SweetTalk Shop
    Sunday January 8th, 2012 at 04:27 AM

    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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    TidyMom
    Sunday January 8th, 2012 at 04:02 PM

    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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    Diane @ home sweet homemade
    Sunday January 8th, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    sounds completely delicious and fabulously clever!! thanks for sharing :)

  • Reply
    Michelle
    Monday January 9th, 2012 at 03:14 AM

    That looks awesome!!

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    Ashley @ Simply Designing
    Monday January 9th, 2012 at 05:57 AM

    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!

    Ashley
    http://www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

  • Reply
    Gayle Page-Robak
    Monday January 9th, 2012 at 09:04 PM

    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.

  • Reply
    Rachael
    Tuesday January 10th, 2012 at 01:42 AM

    Sounds yummy! And I love the labels!

  • Reply
    Liberty
    Tuesday January 10th, 2012 at 05:30 AM

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

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    Jill
    Tuesday January 10th, 2012 at 05:57 AM

    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
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  • Reply
    Katie
    Tuesday January 10th, 2012 at 02:47 PM

    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!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    Wednesday January 11th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    This is genius – and quite possibly very dangerous! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Reply
    Gwen@theboldabode
    Wednesday January 11th, 2012 at 03:07 AM

    Just saw your Bailey’s posted on Today’s Creative Blog’s Facebook page! Congrats, Vanessa!!!

  • Reply
    Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon
    Wednesday January 11th, 2012 at 03:22 AM

    Not only is this yummo but the packaging is super cute!! Loves it :)

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
    Wednesday January 11th, 2012 at 05:13 AM

    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

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    Wednesday January 11th, 2012 at 06:06 AM

    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.

  • Reply
    Marilyn
    Wednesday January 11th, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    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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    Shara
    Thursday January 12th, 2012 at 01:26 AM

    This looks so yummy! I try to do homemade gifts for friends and neighbors and this will be perfect! Thanks for the tute!

    Come visit me too….www.palmettosandpigtails.com
    -Shara

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    cathy@ My 1929 Charmer
    Friday January 13th, 2012 at 03:32 AM

    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.

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    Messy Missy
    Monday January 16th, 2012 at 03:48 AM

    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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    natalie
    Sunday January 29th, 2012 at 01:21 PM

    Thank you for this! My husband is a Bailey’s fanatic…you just saved me loads of cash. ♥ I pinned it on Pinterest.

  • Reply
    Joanne (Inspired Taste)
    Thursday February 2nd, 2012 at 03:39 PM

    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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    Tri Gurl
    Tuesday December 25th, 2012 at 02:27 AM

    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!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday December 29th, 2012 at 01:32 AM

      Hey! Thank you so much for letting me know about the error. It was supposed to be teaspoon and not tablespoon. I am so sorry to have messed up your batch of Baileys. I hope it still tasted okay. :)
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Neil
    Tuesday January 1st, 2013 at 04:37 PM

    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!

    Neil

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday January 1st, 2013 at 10:34 PM

      I’m happy to hear you liked the Baileys! :)
      I haven’t found any cereal cream over here in Germany, but it sounds like a great calorie-saver!
      Happy New Year!
      Vanessa

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    Sarah
    Sunday December 22nd, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    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.

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday January 2nd, 2014 at 09:23 PM

      Thanks for letting me know.
      I hope you enjoyed the turnout though. ;)
      Happy New Year from Germany,
      Vanessa

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    Stacy
    Thursday December 4th, 2014 at 04:03 AM

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

    Thank you!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday December 7th, 2014 at 08:22 PM

      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

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        Stacy
        Sunday December 7th, 2014 at 08:28 PM

        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!

        Stacy

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    Lauren
    Sunday November 8th, 2015 at 01:38 PM

    I have made a Baileys recipe similar to this but without the egg. Does the egg make it more frothy or is it used as a binder?

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday November 8th, 2015 at 08:20 PM

      Hey Lauren!
      The eggs make the recipe a little creamier. I’m sure it would work almost as well without though. :)
      Have a great Sunday!
      XO! Vanessa

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