I give you this Chocolate flavored Baileys Irish Cream to help you celebrate St.Patrick’s day this year!
Make it with a handful of easy steps from scratch within minutes!
This Irish Cream recipe is prepared without eggs and doesn’t need to be cooked.
I came up with a chocolate copycat Baileys version, which makes for a smashing alcoholic St.Patrick’s day drink.
Below, I share a simple guide on how to make this Saint Patrick’s day beverage. Includes flavor, serving and dietary recipe ideas.
What is Baileys Irish Cream?
Irish Cream is a creamy liqueur that was popularized by Baileys in most recent times.
The beverage consists mainly of cream, whiskey, coffee and flavor givers.
Other brands can be bought in stores too but Baileys original Irish cream is the classic brand that has been associated with Irish cream.
Classic Baileys is flavored with coffee but the brand has been selling flavored baileys too.
This recipe in this post is a dark cocoa chocolate-flavored Irish cream. You can skip the chocolate and add the following instead:
- pumpkin pie spice seasoning
- salted caramel sauce
- strawberry sauce or frozen dried strawberry powder
- vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
Another idea is to use Eggnog as a base instead of cream. It’s insanely good!
I made this chocolate baileys once with my homemade eggnog and it turned out super thick creamy and rich.
You can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream but it will turn out super rich in taste and calories.
Another cool idea is to use coffee ice cubes. That way you don’t need to add espresso when making this quick and delicious creamy cocktail.
Irish Whiskey liquor is usually preferred (gotta stick to the theme right?) but you can use Scottish or American whiskey too.
How to store your homemade Irish Cream?
Keep your homemade Irish cream in a clean bottle and close with a clean bottle stopper.
Irish cream can be left out in a cool and dry environment for up to 1-2 weeks (seriously depends where you store it).
But I recommend that you keep yours in the fridge, just to be saved.
The alcohol content helps to preserve the cream and other ingredients in the liqueur, but homemade baileys can go bad if you don’t use it up on time.
How to serve Baileys?
I think Baileys is best served in a tumbler glass on the rocks but I have seen some establishments serving it up in small shot glasses.
Keep in mind that ice cubes can water down your baileys.
My husband, for example, doesn’t like ice in his so he will choose to have his without or with icy stone cubes.
Also, this Baileys can be used to create some more intricate cocktails.
For St.Patrick’s day, you can decorate your drink with green sugar sprinkles.
My guests have fun with the rainbow sugar decoration.
Now we just need a pot of gold, but perhaps it will appear when we finish the bottle.
Bailey’s is a traditional Irish cream liqueur and St.Patriks day was originally an Irish holiday. What they have in common is an Irish heritage, Irish whiskey, and Irish spring fun.
St.Patrick’s day, this year in 2020, is celebrated on the 16th of march all over the world.
Yes, you can drink baileys straight. Baileys is an Irish cream with a 17% alcohol volume. However, original commercial Baileys is usually used as a mixer. This homemade chocolate-flavored version is suitable as a liqueur drink by itself.
Use vegan cream to make this liqueur vegan dairy-free. To make your baileys without alcohol, just skip the whiskey in the recipe.
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St.Patrick’s Day Baileys Irish Cream
- Pour heavy cream into a blender jar.
- Also add in espresso (concentrated coffee), powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla extract, and whiskey.
- Close the blender jar with a lid and blend to a smooth consistency.
- Enjoy on the rocks or mixed into drinks. You can pour your Irish cream into a clean bottle to enjoy another day.
- Espresso is concentrated coffee. You can use regular coffee too but it won’t give the flavor that you need in this homemade liqueur and it will water it down. Instant coffee powder is an option too but you won’t get those real coffee flavors.
- Use Jamson or other Irish whiskey preferably, but you can use any other nice tasting whiskey too.
- Use unsweetened dark cocoa or cacao powder.
- The vanilla extract is kind of optional but I personaly wouldn’t want to miss it.