By LifeIsGood on November 13, 2008
Photo by Satyne
Photo by Satyne
"This tastes just like the store-bought version. I make it every year, before Christmas, to give as gifts (and of course to keep some for ourselves!). It ends up being less expensive than buying from the store AND you get to say that you made it yourself! :)"
Serving Size: 1 (1045 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I also make this every Christmas season however the recipe that I have uses coconut extract instead of the vanilla. I also forgot to use eggs in it once and felt that it tastes better so I now make it that way. We had a taste test many years ago and felt that the commercial brand tastes very "chemical like" and enjoy our own much better."
"Wow!! I created an account here just to comment on this recipe. It's incredible. I used "Mulligan's" for the whiskey and took Wendy's advice and added a tsp. of instant coffee. I think this is way better than store bought Bailey's, as did my entire family that enjoyed it on Easter. Thanks LifeIsGood! It sure is :-)"
"IT'S A WINNER! I can't believe I made this in like 5 minutes. WOW is it easy and good. I made it yesterday and it was good right away. . .agree it's a bit more smooth on day 2 (and I am enjoying some in my coffee right now). It is so creamy and delicious. I used some locally made whiskey in this recipe. Also used fat free condensed milk with great results. Thanks for sharing!!!! Made for our March Veggie VIP."
"so easy and tastey! :) I didn't have chocolate syrup, so I mixed 4 tsp of mint hot chocolate mix with 2 tbsp of hot water and voila~ mint baileys"
"Yummy!!! 20 stars, LOL. Made it today for St Paddy's day tomorrow. Can't wait. Thought it would be good to rest and set a day. But I had to taste ... excellent. I made a quadruple batch. Lots of people. Good ol fashioned lamb stew, corned beef, etc ... so this was perfect. But this would be great any time of the year. This is a must do for best of the best recipes too. So tasty!!
Thx LIG, for an easy quick and wonderful recipe."
"Oh my - this is soooo good worth 10 stars in my humble opinion! - I used fat free half and half, fat free sweetened condensed milk and eggs from free range chickens. Plus, I read an article yesterday that stated one alcohol drink a day helps reduce LDL - the bad cholesterol. So, I conclude this has got to be a healthy drink - right? Can't wait to drink this tomorrow when it will be even better (according to other reviewers). Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!"
"Mmmmmmm.... What else is there to say? Ok, this definitely is improved by storage. Day 1 the whiskey taste was pronounced. Day 2 it was smoothing out ... Day 3 it was fantastic... Day 4 - HAHAHA!! There WAS NO Day 4, because I finished it! It won't last long around your house either. Hubby is NOT a fan of sweetened condensed milk, and on Day 1 said he could really taste it. I love SCM, so I was happy. I have fresh eggs, so not afraid to use raw eggs in this drink - that and the alcohol content would kill any germs! Thanks for posting LifeIsGood! YUMMERS!"
"Outstanding!! This tastes EXACTLY like the original, but a whole lot less expensive. I was a little concerned about using the raw eggs in this, so I used 3/4 cup "Best of the Egg" pasteurized egg product instead. Also, the size of the Eagle Brand condensed milk can is 14 oz. Thank you so much for sharing this fantanstic recipe...it is a definite keeper. I will be making this frequently to enjoy in my evening coffee :)"
"In our version we use eggbeaters or egg substitute, increase the chocolate, Hersheys is best to 4 tbsp. and add one tsp. of a freeze dried coffee. YUMMY!!! Oh yeah we use fat free ingredients for mine. Everyone we gift gets regular half & half and sweetened condensed milk. We don't throw it away. It only get better with age."
"I better get this review in before I am seeing the bottom of too many Baileys. I am lining up behind the rest of the reviewers and am just loving this drink. It only sat for 2 hours before we had to try it and it is great already. In Canada a regular can of sweetened condensed milk is only 10.5 oz which I clued into too late while I was in the middle of blending. I added a bit extra half & half and also added a sprinkling of instant coffee as some other reviewer did. Heaven! We do not miss the lacking sweetened condensed milk, it is sweet enough for us. I will be making a few batches for a cottage trip with friends next weekend. Made for ZWT 8"
"Made for Zaar World tour 8. I had to substitute quite a lot since I positively had to make this RIGHT NOW! hahahaa, so I used scotch whiskey instead of irish whiskey, and used chocolate essense rather than syrup. My housemate is over the moon with his new liqueur and I'm feeling quite pleased with myself. I have uploaded a recipe with my substitions and have given you credit in it. Thank you so very much for such a great recipe."
"I found a can of sweetened condensed milk in my cupboard and was looking for something to do with it (other than eat it out of the can.. yummy) and came across this recipe.. I LOVE Irish Cream so had to give this a shot... It is wonderful! Even my wife who HATES anything alcoholic had a rather large glass of it (I wonder if that means it is going to be a good evening :P) And this recipe seem to make about the same at a bottle of Baileys... for a fraction of the cost! I will be making this a LOT!!! Thanks for this!"
"Made a double batch of this for a St. Patrick's day party. There were rave reviews and none of it was left @ the end of the night."
"i read the reviews and had to try it. just as everyone said, first day the whiskey was strong but then mellowed as the days go on. i cant believe how much my husband and i love this! we've been tasting a little bit each day and it just gets better and better. thinking of making a few batches for some St Patrick's Day cheer!"
"This recipe made it into our Book #242923! 09/21/09 - Wow is this good stuff! When I went to make this, I found I was out of whiskey. I asked Buddha if he felt the Christian Bros. brandy we had would work. He said no. Well, I'm defiant anyhow, so I decided to make a small batch and give it a whirl. I let it sit in the fridge for 1 day, gave Buddha a shotglass full to try, and guess what?... he bowed to me! (That'll teach him who the master cook is in this family!) lol. Great recipe, and so much cheaper than Bailey's, and more potent too. Thanks for sharing a keeper recipe. :)"
"WOW!!! I usually make Kahlua, but thought I would try some Bailey's this year. I am SO SO glad we did!! This recipe was perfect!!! We had some left out of the blender & decided to try it & it was delicious!! I can't wait to taste it after it ages a couple days! (Well if it lasts that long!) We are definitely making this more often. It was cheap & fun to do! Way faster than making kahlua also! Thanks! Zeek family"
"Just made this and I have to say it is simply out of this world delicious, I also used coconut extract in place of vanilla, I used 18% cream and increased the whiskey to 1-1/4 cups, I'm going to allow this to develop in flavor for about a week, thank you LifeIsGood for this great drink, this was made for KK's Chef's Pick forum game"
"Pretty close to the real thing = Baileys! This was easy to make and the professional tasting results belied the fact that it was NOT a shop bought Irish Liqueur! Fabulous! I made mine a week ago for the virtual tour of Great Britain, and could not wait the two weeks to try it - it tastes VERY good already! Thanks for this "secret" recipe, VERY much enjoyed and will be made again! FT:-)"
"Made it once. It was great. Making it again for the BIG camping trip. Everybody is going to love it with their coffee in the morning."
"LOVE this recipe. I've made it three times in the past month- once as a gift and twice for myself. It's always gone in a flash. Thanks!"