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The best homemade baileys recipe in the history of ever.

 The Best Homemade Baileys Recipe …

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is about to rock your Christmas world.

Are you ready for it? Do you need some festive MoJo ?!!

I believe we all need a little nudge of HAPPY during this crazy festive season.   How is your Christmas season going so far?

*   Did you throat punch anyone in the mall yet?

*   Trip any Elves?

*   Smack down a holiday shopper?

*   Do you neeed some HoHOhO tension relief ?

BAILEYS Irish Cream to the RESCUE : 


You will need to learn how to make this recipe.   STAT.   { If you need a little help with your Christmas jollies. }

Why make Homemade Baileys ?

1.   Because it is so freaking easy to make.  You will totally impress yourself.

2.   Getting sloshed at Christmas time can just be downright FUN.  Jokes.  Serious.

3.   Baileys may very well be the answer to all problems.  It could quite possibly solve world peace. Baileys makes you want to HUG everyone.  And maybe kiss them.  Without mistletoe pressure.

4.   Once you try the homemade baileys, you will NEVER go back to the store bought bottle version.  I will bet my Christmas mojo on it. You will be in love.

Why DRINK homemade BAILEYS ?

*  Feeling tense?  Baileys is a tense remover.  It is a stress repellent [ and it definitely smells better than mosquito repellent ]

*  Feel the need to swear take a deep breath ? Sip Baileys.  It will cause you to breathe deeper and smile bigger.

*  Want to put a little hop in your step?  Drink Baileys and you will suddenly think you qualify for Dancing with the Stars.

*  Need to chill it on Christmas morning? Spike your coffee with Baileys.  Shhh.  No one will know your secret.  A 007 top secret to Christmas survival.

Baileys in your coffee is one of the few socially acceptable times to drink alcohol for breakfast.   Go for it. I would never do that.  I would totally do that.

P.S. This Baileys recipe should come with a warning label.  Sip it in small doses, otherwise you will be LOOPED.  It’s strong.  It may possibly put hair on your chest.  THAT strong.   This Baileys is not for sissies.  It is not for the faint of heart.   It is a recipe for Christmas road warriors.  The warriors who stay up all night wrapping presents.

Need a quick Christmas gift?

This is easy sneezy to make.  You can find a beautifully simple, clear glass bottle at Ikea for less than $3 and bottle it as a gift.

Note : Pine needles and greenery are free :).  Nice Christmas budget, huh?  Pinecones are stolen from the bastards treehouse squirrels when they weren’t looking.   Those squirrels think they OWN all pinecones around here. What the what what? That is why I drink.

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Warning : Sip slowly. You may get googly-eyed and a little bit tipsy. This Baileys may cause you to laugh louder at jokes.

You’re welcome. You can kiss me later. When you somehow get sober again.   Some day. I don’t want any sloppy kisses.   Have a HOLLY JOLLY  *smooching* CHRISTMAS.

Sip 'yer Baileys and check 'yer balls.

Your Christmas tree balls.   Of course that is what I am talking about.   Christmas BALLS.   This is what happens when you sip Baileys.  You will start to talk about your balls.   Have a HOLLY JOLLY ball of a Christmas !

C H E E R S  !



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  1. Dale Marshall says:

    I’ve filled in my email several times, recipe did not arrive for some reason.

  2. Hi Stacie – did you look in your spam or promotions folder ? Sometimes our awesome emails get caught up in there. Let us know ! Cheers ! Lynne

  3. Natalie Good says:

    I’m looking forward to trying this

  4. Debra Swift says:

    Can’t waiting to make and give as gifts.

  5. Helen says:

    Hi. I made some baileys using cream alcohol condensed milk and melted chocolate but it is too thick. Do you know how I could thin it down. I have no alcohol left. Thank you

    • Hi Helen,
      That is going to be delish! I have never used melted chocolate (only liquid chocolate syrup) but melted chocolate sounds really great. I would add more cream to thin it out. There is already so much alcohol in it(so no need to add more) and I bet the added cream will be beautiful.

  6. Betsy Johnston says:

    Would like the recipe for the homemade Baileys.

    • Hi Betsy!
      If you filled out the form in the blog post with your email address, the recipe should be in your email inbox right away. If not, check your spam / junk mail for the recipe.


  7. jackie says:

    I used to make homemade baileys in the earlier 90’s . Mine had 2-vanilla beans cut , and I had to let the wonderful mixture sit for 2.5 to 3 months before the vodka had infused with all of the ingredients. It was sooooo wonderful, but the sad fact is with several moves since then I lost many a recipe and it was one of them, So my question to you is; do you think would a vanilla bean or two work in your recipe??? or would it destroy your beautiful creation???? thanks jackie. ps: only asking because I really love vanilla

    • Hi Jackie !
      Your recipe sounds delish! I make homemade vanilla extract as well, and super love it and add a couple of drops into my recipes (now I will add it into the baileys 🙂

      Yes, vanilla infused baileys should work for this recipe too, as long as the vanilla wasn’t tooooo strong, if that makes sense.

      It sounds lovely!
      Go for it!
      Lynne + Tristan

  8. Linda says:

    What size can of sweetened condensed milk do you use? Can you give it to me in ounces? Thanks Linda

    • Hi Linda, oh goodness, I’m not sure what size it is in ounces. I will be buying more today tho, so I will double check for you. I only thought it came in one size, to tell you the truth. Happy holidays! Check back soon! Lynne

  9. Chad Parsons says:

    Thanks a lot.. Great recipe!
    Big kisses from Chad and Sue from Peterborough,
    Ontario Canada!

  10. Ben says:

    Best baileys of life!

  11. Pam Bailey says:


    This sounds GREAT!! I want to make this for Christmas gifts but can you tell me where you got the bottles? And what size they are?

    Thanks so much!

    Pam Bailey

  12. This sounds worth a go. Our neighbor cranks out bottles of homemade kahlua,, aka “Christmas Cheer”, every year and long have I been wanting to usurp her. This may even up the ante of the annual X-mas basket X-Change (“You put a freaking smoked turkey in this year? What the hell?”)…. Who knows…maybe I’ll even get invited in to drink it. Bottoms up!!

  13. Ginger says:

    Can this be made with Everclear?

  14. Deana says:

    First, love your wit!!!! It’s not Christmas and I’m an expat in a Muslim country and will have to try your recipe!!!!! LMAO!

    • Hey Deana,
      You crack me up. I should probably change my blog post away from the Christmas season, since it’s super yummy any time of year. It’s so cool that you are an expat living in a Muslim country. It must be so beautiful there! Traveling/living abroad is such a FAB experience for the most part. Big love, Lynne xx

      • tegan randall says:

        Also British expat living in Muslim country! Just been to the shop, no glass bottles because it’s all for meeee mwahaha. Love the idea, will let you know how it goes 🙂 x

  15. Tara says:

    what if i wanted to make a big batch and give away as christmas gifts at work? how would you change the amounts of ingredients

    • Hi Tara,
      This recipe will fill a blender. You could make it as one batch at a time by mixing it in the blender, using a funnel and funnelling it into bottles. It is quite easy to do it as one blender mixture at a time.

      Merry Christmas!

    • Kathy Hames says:

      Lynne, I have made many, many bottles of this and I love it. Have given as gifts and kept some for my own enjoyment.
      Thanks for sharing.

  16. alena says:

    what do you comsider table cream?

  17. Bobbi jo Davidson says:

    Hi there
    I made some last year Oh so good however, it seemed like something curdled. It didn’t say to do or not do anything to prevent it it just happened. .What did i do wrong? (It wasn’t your recipe)
    I also used sweet sweet whiskey because i love it..Yours calls for vodka and i can hardly stand the thought of it let alone Smell and taste..Do you recommend not using vodka since i hate it or can i mask it more somehow? Thanks. ..I’m sure I’ll make it anyway 🙂 Christmas coffee all month

    • Hi Bobbi,

      What did you do wrong? Hmmm. It wasn’t my recipe, that is what you did wrong. hahahahahaha.

      The good thing about using vodka, is that you can’t taste it or smell it in this recipe. It is a nice smooth drink (maybe use less vodka, since vodka isn’t your fave). It mixes so well with the cream and all the other ingredients. YUM.

      I’ve never had mine curdle, but I imagine it would if it sat too long and went past the expiry date on the cream.

      Hope that helps! Merry Christmas coffee drinking 🙂

      Lynne xx

      • Bobbi jo Davidson says:

        Thank you. I did make it. Quite awhile ago now. I added extra syrup. Was pretty good. The other one i made curdled while i was making it.. Maybe it was the cream. Ew i drank it all anyway after sifting the clumps. Anyway wondered if you had any recipes for this huge bottle of maple CC someone gave me? Thanks

      • Vicki says:

        Ladies…the recipe I use is very similar except has instant coffee added and uses whiskey….states not to blend at high speed. High speed will heat up and curdle the cream.
        This is very delish….wonderful gift for others as well as for self! 🙂

  18. Brook says:

    O.M.G., I soooo love you right now….
    Thanks for this amazing recipe!! Happy Holidays, xoxo

  19. Beth Sullivan says:

    This was great. I just haopened to run across this and it made me laugh after and crazy busy day. I definitely give the bailey’s recipe a try. It is something my Mother, if she were still here with us, she would love !

    • Hi Beth,
      Did you make the baileys? Did you loooooooove it? I just happened to see your comment now, about 49 years after you left it 🙂 and wondered how it all went. Tis the season to start sipping. haha.

      Merry Hoho
      Lynne xx

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  21. Sarah says:

    You do know that Baileys is an Irish Cream… Made with Irish Whiskey and a coffee flavoring as well…

    • Hi Sarah,

      LOL, I sure do.

      I have even tried the homemade version with the Irish Whiskey and I pinky swear promise …. it is not as good as this recipe (in my humble baileys opinion)


      Give it a try. It is seriously delish.


  22. angie johnson says:

    hilarious! i love this… going to make it today! thank you…

  23. Carol says:

    What kind of table cream do you mean? Would Coffemate original liquid creamer work? Explain please.

    • Hi Carol
      You can use half and half cream, 5% light cream or 10% table cream in the dairy section of your grocery store.
      I think the coffeemate liquid creamer would not work because it would taste artificial. Go for the real thing 🙂
      Happy holidays !

  24. Di Chapman says:

    hi Lynne, I hope the post isn’t too old for me to ask a question. Live in Alberta need to ship to B.C., fingers crossed here…….can I ship it out? Hope to hear back, Di

    • Hi Di

      Nope, this post isn’t too old for a question. As a matter of fact, an updated version of this post is here too :

      Are you thinking of making the baileys and ship it to BC? The problem with that, is that the baileys has cream in it, and it would need to be kept cold.

      I hope that helps.
      Lynne xx

      • Di Chapman says:

        Thank you for the updated link! I was worried about the cream factor as well. I may just have to leave it for now, at least for the ones in B.C. No one ever said the Alberta ones had to suffer

        • Haha! No one ever said the Alberta ones had to suffer.

          I just laughed out loud.

          I had an idea! What if you sent them some pretty bottles, vodka, syrup and the eagle brand condensed milk?

          With the updated link that I sent you, you can print the recipe. Throw the recipe in there.

          Great gift! All they have to do is add cream 🙂 xx

    • Carol says:

      Been to store. Cannot find anything that says table cream. I have heavy whipping cream. will that work?

      • Hey Carol
        That could work in a pinch. I would mix the whipping cream with milk so it wasn’t too thick. Maybe 1/2 milk, 1/2 whipping cream to keep the mixture not too thick and not too thin.


  25. Cookie says:

    OMG…you’re freaking hilarious….I have a new favorite blog! We have the same sense of humor…is that a good thing?? 🙂

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  27. Daisy says:

    Oh my goodness… what an amazing recipe!!
    what size the condescend milk tin?
    also is there a way i can make this into a hazelnut baileys recipe?
    Thank you and i love your blog, nearly as much as i love baileys and all other alcoholic drinks!

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  30. Randi says:

    You are an amazing, comical, creative, stress-reliever. I am so glad I found your website. My face hurts from laughing. Oh how good it feels! Now I must pry myself from this chair & attempt to lessen my “wish I had a honey-do” workload, as I have no honey-do, to do it for me. Have a stunning day!

    • Too funny Randi

      I give my honey a to do list like this … ‘honey I will do you’ list

      It is amazing how fast things get done.

      Did I just gross you out ? LOL.

      We need to get you a honey 🙂

      Have a faboosh weekend. xx

      • Rach says:

        Lol. That’s the funniest freaking thing I’ve ever read! The “hunny I’ll do you” bit. Is there any other way to get things done?? Love the recipe and the blog. Can’t wait to try it out!!

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  33. Elizabeth says:

    thought Bailey’s was supposed to have Irish Whiskey …… no matter, I am game. As an added bonus, I have Vodka on hand 🙂

    (I had no idea we couldn’t buy alchool any longer. Wow.)

    • Hey Elizabeth,

      Some recipes are definitely made with Irish Whiskey ~ but they don’t taste NEARLY AS AWESOME as this one.

      Grab that vodka outta the cupboard and roll with it.

      So strange, but true… you can’t buy alchool legally in Canada anymore. You might have to get it bootlegged.


      Lynne xx

      • Elizabeth says:

        Ha! I only got around to making this now (had to recover from the holiday festivities first).

        I made some modifications. I only had vanilla vodka on hand so, I used that instead. Yum!!! The sweet and condensed milk made it pretty thick so, I cut it with a little bit of milk but, only when I pour myself a glass (or three).

  34. Marla says:

    Made this for Christmas! One small modification; I didn’t have chocolate sauce on hand so I used caramel sauce instead – OMG!!! was it killer good!!!! Cheerzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

  35. Diane says:

    Ok so I had my doubts. I went shopping got everything I needed. OMG! I will never, ever, ever, buy Baileys again. I need to come up with a funky name for it. I am a part-time bee keeper so I would like to have a bee theme. Hmm Something to think about over my new drink. Cheers.

  36. nige says:

    I love baileys I was wondering if you could swop vodka for tia maria

    • Hi Nige,

      I haven’t tried swapping the vodka out with Tia Maria. My guess is that it would be quite sweet if you did that and more costly. Just guessing tho.

      I am off to make some baileys RIGHT NOW …. whoooohooo !


  37. Kathie says:

    I was told about homemade baileys just this week… My mind almost exploded when I realised i could do it myself.. But then the whiskey is SO EXXY!!!! $$$
    I’m going to try the (brita) triple distilled vodka baileys! Perfect for a hot Aussie Christmas!
    Bring on the Christmas cheer! (And hangover)

    • Funny thing about that Kathie, is that when I first started making this recipe about 25 years ago… (ohmergerrd am I THAT old?!) we used super inexpensive straight up alcohol instead of vodka. We can’t buy alchool any more in Canada.

      Hmmm. No fair.

      Here’s the thing tho… this recipe needs the least expensive of any vodka/alcohol possible. Yipppeee for us 🙂 and it tastes way better than using Whiskey any.day.of.the.week.

      Enjoy the Christmas cheer !!

      Lynne xx

  38. Beth says:

    Hi Lynne – this looks great! Is table cream the same as heavy cream? Also – what size can of the sweetened condensed milk do you use?

    • Hi Beth,

      Yes, table cream is the same as heavy cream. I have used heavy cream, light cream, half and half, just about anything I have in my fridge 🙂

      I am not sure what size of can it is. Good question. I will check that next week. I have only ever seen it sold in one size. It is a fairly short, stubby can of eagle brand sweetened condensed milk.


  39. Fiona says:

    Not related to this post….How do you stay warm? I live in New Jersey. I hate winter simply because I am cold. All the time. You live in Canada. You must have some tips. Thanks. Love your blog.

    • Fiona,

      I hear ya sista. I am always cold too. I write about wanting to live on an island all the time. LOL. Search the word island, or beach in the upper right search box of my bloggy and you will find some fun posts in there 🙂

      I mostly hibernate. For reals.

      When I venture out, I dress WARM. I bit the bullet and bought an expensive but extremely warm Canada Goose jacket. Best winter investment ever.

      Many WARM hugs,
      Lynne xx

  40. Linda says:

    Lynne, something I learned from my boozy, frugal niece: less expensive vodka poured through a charcoal water filter (ie: “Brita”) makes it very expensive tasting.


  41. Dave says:

    How am I just seeing this post now?

    Anyways, shared it with the ladies in the office and got this response: “Damn Dave, Bailey’s is my favourite and now its only minutes away all of the time. Yahoo, Merry Merry Christmas to you!”

    I’ll give you all the credit on this one.


    • I was hiding it 🙂 Ancient chinese recipe.


      Truthfully, I kiss my bestie every single time I see her for giving me this recipe. I have made it every Christmas for a billion years. Now, if I can only get my neighbours to stop lining up at my door.


      I need to hide things better.


      Merry HoHo xx

  42. Kevin R says:

    That’s a keeper, Lynne. And you presented it so well !!! Thank you !

  43. Kris Hopkins says:

    Well I have fallen head over heals for your blog…I am not sure if it’s because I love all your amazing DIYs or if it’s because I have finally found a blogger who enjoys drinking as much as I do. Either way, finding this Bailey’s recipe made the past two hours I’ve spent surfing your blog instead of doing laundry completely worth it…Can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  44. Jon Cocks says:

    Ive looked at your site to make Baileys,
    you say that you use Vokda, my understanding of baileys, is that it is whiskey based,
    can you explain why u are using vodka

    • Hi Jon

      This recipe was given to me years ago with vodka as the base. I know some recipes call for Whiskey (and when I tried them, the taste wasn’t as great)… in my humble Baileys opinion.

      I have always loved the taste with the simplicity of vodka. I have never met anyone who didn’t LOVE this recipe. Did you try it?

      Hope you love it too.


  45. elizabeth says:

    i love your website lynn-God bless

  46. John Vergel says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I’ve been a fan of Irish Cream since forever. Now I know how to make it…
    And I found this just in time for my party this Saturday!

  47. jaine gayer says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I’m new to your blog. via Karen (Art of Doing Stuff).
    I made the vodka Baileys. OMG!!!!!
    This morning I accidently grabbed THAT bottle out of the fridge instead of the 1/2 and 1/2 container.
    So, I went with it and poured the Baileys into my coffee. All I can say is, thank goodness I’m retired because that shit is delicious in coffee and all sorts of wonderful by itself.
    So, thank you, Lynne for making my morning coffee oh so wonderful!!
    I’m enjoying your blog as well.


    • hahahaha Jaine

      I must have forgotten to reply to your comment… but I didn’t forget about you. Your comment made me laugh out loud !

      Every time I reach for the coffee cream, I think of the Baileys mix up (and some mornings I WISH for the mix up) haha.

      Lynne xx

  48. Rebecca Joanne Keating says:

    Thank you so much for giving me some Saturday night cheer. I have just emailed this too 2 of my besties. They will get such a kick out of it.

    Cheers xo

    • Ahhhh shucks, thanks for sending it to your besties. I think you should make it, sip it, then send it. It is a good thing there isn’t a breathalyzer on emails. LOL. That baileys recipe is potent !
      Big hugs, Lynne xx

  49. Sarah says:

    I just made this and I must say I was a little unsure as it was Vodka and not Irish Whisky but Vodka was all I had and I must say I’m delighted!! I did add some non alcoholic coffee liquor that I had and it made it extra special 🙂

    • Great idea to add the coffee liquor, Sarah ! What kind did you use? I want to give that a try !
      Isn’t the baileys recipe ‘knock your socks off’ awesome?! YUM !
      Lynne xx

  50. You absolutely make me laugh until I pee or cry…who knows which is coming first!
    I found you on Pinterest….like 5 times in a row. DO???I win a prize? Ha Ha…for I have found it before you have found me. I just finished everything I can find this side of Russia and a,m giggling over the Bailey’s Receipe. It is soon to be the first of March and in Texas, bring on the sunscreen and set the thermostat on 65 and get ready for summer. Most of the folks in my neighbor hood already have gardens coming in from the heat. I digress…comes with the golden years, anyway….I am going to the local liquor store, early in the morning, and buy all the vodka I can lay my hands on and stop at our one grocery store for those other items you mentioned, then begin to celebrate The season, preparing gifts and toys in the appropriate cheerfulness of the season.(How was that for a runaway sentence?) Anyway, I will be pleasently buzzed and doing what I love to do best. Play….for others, and myself. Mz. Lynne, I know it is probably Mrs., whatever! Keep being the person you are…love your children, your spouse/partner/money-maker and hug them all, everyday. Hug your dog at least twice every day. You are indeed a special person. Thanks for letting me share your sunshine. Always, Donna LaMaster

    • Wow Donna !!!
      I can’t believe I didn’t see your blog comment until now. It was hiding 🙂
      I LOVED it … Thank you for your beautifully kind and funny words !!
      I’m off to hug my dog – TWICE and hug all my little ones AND the beautiful Mr. too !
      Sending the biggest hug of all to you !! Xo

  51. jp says:

    Came across your website looking for blueberry muffin recipes. Your recipe sounds good but the Baily’s recipe sounds much better. What a bonus. Thanks. Oh, and I also love your website. Cheers, Julie

    • Hey Julie !
      Thank you !!! You will love love love the Baileys ! My bestie gave me the recipe about 25 years ago, and now I can never get rid of all my neighbours that love to come and drink it at Christmas. haha! Now I don’t tell them when I am making it throughout the year. LOL. Jokes.
      Enjoy !

  52. Anders H says:

    Another Baileys recipe ~ fantastic ~
    Here is a recipe shared by a reader, and I have translated it into English. Sort of. The ‘masked dark chocolate sauce’ didn’t translate well. Any ideas anyone how that truly translates?
    Cheers, Lynne

    4 cups whipping cream
    2 eggs
    3.5 cups of whiskey
    One masked dark chocolate sauce
    3 teaspoons of cold coffee

    Mix with a hand blender and store in refrigerator.

    Good luck

    Här skall du få det rätta receptet på Bailyes

    4 dl vispgrädde
    2 ägg
    3,5 dl whiskey Famous går bra
    1 masked chokladsås mörk
    3 teskedar kallt kaffe

    Blanda med stavmixer förvara kallt severa med is

    Lycka till

  53. Pam says:

    I love your attitude. and your site. May you be Blessed in so many ways.
    Thank you ,

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Thank you sooooo much Pam… and right back atcha. I feel blessed already by all the awesome love and support from my blog readers. No kiddin. Normally, I kid. This time…totals serious. ha ! Thanks for hanging out on the blog ! Lynne x

  54. Oh. My. God. You are a lifesaver!
    I have a hens party coming up and my party favor budget was so wee…. now I can make everyone happy and be in budget too. Best idea ever. I LOVE this website! Its on my favorites list…

    Homemade Baileys… how do I love thee? Morning coffee here we come.


    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Nikki
      That is awesome ! You and the hens will LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It really is super reasonable to make, and it tastes luxurious. 🙂
      Sip it. Sip it slowly. You will all be looped in no time and telling funny stories. Wait….now I wish I could be there 🙂
      Have fun !
      Lynne xx

  55. lindy says:

    How could i have forgotten about homemade Baileys? So mad – I just bought a bottle at the LCBO. Will now have to drink it quickly so that I can replace it with homemade in a beautiful bottle alongside pinecones and greens! Thanks for the reminder. Found you via one of my favourite blogs – A Pug in the Kitchen! Love the treehouse….

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hiya Lindy !
      Ohhh I love Suzzzz from Pug in the Kitchen too. She is an awesome pal to me on twitter as well. She rocks.
      Thanks for the cheer on our treehouse !
      I hope you finished that Yuck from LCBO (LOL) and made some of the homemade good stuff over the holidays.
      Cheers !!!

  56. I absolutely love this!!

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  58. Irene says:

    Judging from this post, methinks you’ve already made several bottles of the stuff. 🙂
    I liked Tracy Black’s thinking too!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Haha Irene
      Ohhh yes ! I have been making it since I was born. Jokes.

      It really is FAB, have you tried it yet? 🙂

      We live in the country now, but when we lived in the city….we had TONS of neighbours who showed up every Christmas for their coffee (aka baileys for breakfast). It was a blast !

      Happy Ho Ho Ho Holidays !

      • Irene says:

        I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds worth the risk of keeling over from alcohol poisoning/clogged arteries straight after. 🙂
        So, you’re on bottle number what, right now? Eh?
        And seeing as you have only the one stolen bottle, (that’s your excuse, right?) I will not ask where the rest of the drunken goodness has gone. After all, you have to store it SOMEWHERE.
        I have shared your post, so that others may be infused with Christmas, er, cheer.
        Have fun!

  59. Joanne says:

    I brought 2 bottles of homemade Baileys to a cooking class – one to share with the classmates and the other for Chef Ted…. Chef Ted asked “how long will this last?” and my answer was “about 10 minutes”. I think he was asking about shelf-life in the fridge… but then he tasted it, and agreed — 10 minutes is the lifespan of this recipe after opening the bottle.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      I just read your first comment, and then this one…..and pee’d my pants laughing.
      What a hoot !! It is true…no need to pay attention to the ‘best before’ date…it NEVER lasts that long. Waaaay too yummy !
      * hiccup *
      Happy Holidays !

  60. Joanne says:

    Jsut 2 suggestions…. use Irish Whiskey instead of vodka….. and add 1 teaspoon of instant espresso powder. MMMMMMMMmmmmmmm good. Been making this for years, and everyone asks for it.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Joanne !
      Great idea ! I am going to give that a whirl foooshur!!!
      It is so great to make it, isn’t it? I could never bring myself to buy it in a store again. The real deal rocks it out loud.
      Merry Ho ho !

  61. Janet says:

    Lynne! This sounds SO good!
    Things have been ca-razy here for the past few weeks but had to tea you post and now I’m going to have to find time to make this!! Baileys is one of my most favourite things – especially at Christmas 🙂
    Hope you and all the Knowltons have a fabulous Christmas. Love you and hope to see you SOON!

  62. Fiona says:

    My dearest alcohol infused friend, what is Eagle brand? Can I use Nestlé condensed milk.
    Needing this alcohol fix badly, I send you many many kisses from across the water xxxx

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hey Fiona ….
      I am not sure if they sell Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk in Paris. Possibly at Carrefour (?) in the international section. I will be sure to bring you some on my next trip to Paris !
      As long as it is a can of sweetened condensed milk (maybe Nestlé makes the same one?!) it should work. I can take a photo of mine, if that helps.
      Bisous and Merry Christmas lovely !

    • Aleksandra says:

      Dear Fiona,

      I’m a Canadian living in south France, as I have been homesick this past weeks, with the cool air coming back and no ”forest” to go walk into during this beautifull leaves changing color season…. welll… I’ve been doing all the Fall recipe I use to do at home… so I’ve been eating way tooooo much apples…. Anyway I found Lynne’s recipe for the Bailey (Big thanks and congrats by the way Lynne, you light up my days when I read you xxxx) So I try to find all the ingredients at the supermarket… And yes eagle brand here is Nestle and co.. you also can buy the U or other supermarket home brand whick is cheaper and will do the exact same thing… Awee what a great taste….

      Big thanks again…. in one sip I cross the ocean and felt like I was home… Only thing missing (and which I’m dying for theses days… REAL Maple Syrup…. aweeeeeeeee

      Gros bisou xxoxooxo

  63. Tracy Black says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Recipe looks fantastic, I’ll just adjust it so it serves more than one.

  64. Raymonde says:

    Wow! What a great DIY booze! I love Baileys (who doesn’t?)!!!
    With all that cream, do you keep it refrigerated?

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Jeepers Creepers Raymonde
      THANK YOU !! …for ringing my ding dong bell. I totally forgot to mention that. I will amend the blog post right now. Great reminder…and YES…I refrigerate and keep it for as long as the cream is good for. It could last up to 3 weeks or so, but it truthfully doesn’t last that long in our refrigerator anyway. Someone keeps sipping it. xx

  65. Kelly says:

    Thanks for sharing Lynn…..I’ve been patiently waiting for this all week……it was certainly worth the wait.
    All the best to you and yours….. Merry Christmas!.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Thanks for being so patient Kelly… I am not so patient. I would have throttled ME by now. LOL.
      Enjoy !! Remember…baby sips…baby sips….hiccup xx

  66. Pamela says:

    Wow, I can’t believe it’s that easy! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family Lynne.

  67. Suzanne says:

    Wow!! Will be making this today!!! Love the photo’s. Can I post this on my blog and link to yours??? If not it’s ok I am excited about this, love Baileys. Merry Christmas to all and much happiness and success in 2013.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Of course you may share, Suzanne. It is a pleasure to share wit’ sugar bear.
      Merry ho ho darlin’ !
      Enjoy the baileys sipping…I mean making…LOL.
      My bestie gave me the recipe 25 years ago- and I make it every Christmas. A tradition ! :))

  68. yvonne bratkin says:

    cant wait to make this again and write down the recipe…that was great loved it…not sure about drinking too much of it tho…all the creamy drinks go to my boobs then they will start to droop and look like balls…ok tmi…sorry…i will keep it clean…yes lynne thank you for the wonderful baileys recipe!!!!!!………lets make more….xxxooo

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      haha Evie
      You d’best Baileys maker. You have had a runner up trial at it. whoop whoop ! This is why we are always smiling at Christmas time 🙂 haha !

  69. Kerry says:

    that bottle is GOR-GEEE-OUS!!! Just like you and your family… Merry Christmas to the wonderful Knowlton family, so proud to know ya!!!
    I’m gonna give this recipe a whirl….vodka, cream, chocolate… how can you go wrong? hee hee… *hic*

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Too funny Kerry,
      Which bottle ? The stolen one or the one I purchased for $3 ? Are you encouraging me to steal more bottles? Or go to Ikea more often ? Either way….bad ass.
      Merry Christmas to my bad ass friend. xx