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Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream

Spring Break has officially begun in our school district, so I am going to need to get creative with my 5-year-old for the next week. We have found that no school for consecutive days makes him grumpy. We call it Caged Lion Syndrome. So we will hopefully be getting out of the house and doing some fun family summer-ish activities. The gorgeous weather is expected to continue, which is crazy! I keep expecting the blizzards to start rolling in!

Bailey's Irish Cream is definitely not a drink I think to consume when the weather is nice, but honestly, can you ever go wrong with vanilla ice cream and Bailey's as a bedtime snack? It is my absolute favorite night-time treat despite what season it is. A good friend of ours fed us his homemade recipe years ago, and we fell head over heels for the creamy drink. I personally enjoy this version more than I do the Bailey's available at the liquor store. It is ridiculously yummy and creamy, and did I mention it goes well with ice cream? 

In a blender, combine:

1 3/4 cups liquor of choice (we use rum, but you can also try whiskey, brandy, bourbon, scotch or rye)

One 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 eggs

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

2 teaspoons instant coffee

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Blend until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled and serve with or without ice. OR OVER ICE CREAM.

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, although it never lasts even close to a month in my refrigerator.

If this week is Spring Break for you, too, enjoy it! I hope the weather is lovely where you live!

Printable recipe: Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream

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Reader Comments (5)

can this be made without eggs?

03.23.2012 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Oh. My. Gosh. Baileys and Ice cream! Just send me to fat camp!

Hi Amber! Yes, it can. It loses a teeny bit of that creamy flavor, but not much. I don't really like consuming uncooked eggs, so sometimes do just that.

03.23.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

Yum!!!!! This makes me excited for warmer weather.

03.24.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Oh my - that looks amazing! Vanilla ice cream is my favorite anyway! I usually just eat it with a bit of honey drizzled over the top, but this looks like a delicious detour!

03.26.2012 | Unregistered Commenter~ callee ~

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