By Tweeky on October 31, 2003
Photo by HisPixie
Photo by HisPixie
"This is the cat's Meow! I know you are saying there are already a lot of recipes on this site for the same thing, I researched them before posting mine and this one is just a little different so here it is. Everyone I have ever served this to absolutely goes beserk over the taste and says it's as good as the real thing. It's so much cheaper too! I found this on an internet site, but can't remember which one, it was to long and to many fifths ago!! You can easily double the recipe."
Serving Size: 1 (73 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 15
"I have made this recipe 3 times and getting ready to make the 4th time. First batch I went by the recipe. My hubby thought it was too thick for his taste (he just uses in coffee). So - instead of adding the eggs I left them out and only used 1/4 tsp almond extract. We love it!! Also - I used half/half the 2nd and 3rd time (all I had) and turned out great! Thanks"
"Not Bailey's Irish Cream, but still a good recipe. I would have rated this recipe with 4 stars but since I altered the recipe slightly it could have been the change that I made that cause a slight difference. I am not a fan of eating totally raw eggs so I combine my cream and eggs in a double boiler and whisked them for about 10 minutes to get the eggs at least slightly cooked, plus I had to strain so that I would not have any cooked pieces of eggs. The color and consistency is true to Bailey's, thick and smooth. Overall this is better than most Irish Creams you can buy. I've been drinking Bailey's in my coffee for many years, and nothing I've had so far has the same exact taste. This is not cheap to make for 33 ounces, but well worth the $8-$10 I spent on purchasing most of the ingredients. I will make this again because it is good stuff."
"I have made this countless times...and its always been a hit.. I skip the eggs....and use half and half instead of cream. Eliminating the eggs allows for longer storage..I also substitute rum or bourbon for the whiskey. Scotch can work but NEVER gin...ewww..that batch was a disaster...This is an excellent gift idea for the holidays. Great for for fall coffee drinks."
"My roommate's and I are connoisseurs of Bailey's Irish Cream, so I decided to give this recipe a try for Wife Night. We all concluded that this was even better than the REAl Bailey's Irish Cream. We were a little sketched out by the raw eggs, but then we realized that the eggs give it that full, foamy texture. Thanks for the incredible recipe. This will be a weekly recipe made around our house!"
"Just made for the 2nd time in as many weeks. So glad I found the recipe after 15 yrs! I used 1/2 & 1/2 left out the eggs and only 1/4tsp almond....makes coffee yummy on chilly winter weekends in MN. Thanks Tweeky :)"
"This was good, but the almond extract was overpowering. Next time I'll use a lot less, perhaps 1/4tsp instead of 1tsp."
"Indeed, this recipe is sure to please. The recipe I use is a little different in that I use 1 3/4 whiskey, but 1 can of evaporated milk instead of the whipping cream, with no loss in flavor. (only the cost). Baileys @ about 1/5 the cost. Happy Holidays!!!!"
"OMG! This is awesome! I'll never buy Bailey's again. I actually think I like this better!"
"Even better than the real stuff!"
"This is a great recipe! I made 6 large bottles for gifts (9 different batches) and worked with the ingredients. I did like using Brandy better than Whiskey, it seemed much smoother. I also mixed the ingredients thoroughly before adding the whipping cream very last--to avoid it thickening, which it did to me the first couple times. A little less vanilla and a little more coffee and it was close to perfect! Thanks for helping me out with gifts this year!!"
"I wish that I could give this 6 or maybe even 7 stars. I make this just the way it says.... but instead of irish whiskey I use american whiskey (Segrams 7 to be precise) and it tastes just as good."
"Tastes great. Doesn't have that weird aftertaste that I notice with Bailey's. BUT - this definitely does not make 60 ounces, more like 33. I calculated my needs based on that measurement and now I have to make another trip to the store :(..."
"We made this about 5 times during the holidays last year and it was a huge winner with everyone to whom we served it! Just bought the ingredients today for the Thanksgiving crowd again this year. I doubt I'll ever buy real Baileys again. This is decadently delicious! I use Egg Beaters instead of eggs (1/4 cup per egg) so we don't worry about the raw egg factor. We prefer brandy in place of the whiskey. Try it, you'll love it too!"
"I just tried your recipe today. I was a bit hesitant because I love Bailey's and I didn't want to be disappointed but I'm REALLY happy I did because it tastes amazing. Thank you so much for posting this. Merry Christmas!"
"um 10 stars!! This stuff is amazing! I didn't put as much wiskey in it as it called for since we are light weights when it comes to alcohol, but we both absolutely love it. We like to add it to a glass of milk or hot chocolate! The only change I may make next time is to decrease the almond extract- I believe that is a little too strong. I may actually try hazelnut syrup next time! there will be MANY next times with the recipe!"
"I haven't had Bailey's in so long because of the expense, that I couldn't tell you if it tasted just like it or not, but I don't care. This was awesome. I took it in for my mother, aunt and sister-in-law and the only complaint they had was that I didn't make enough. Thanks so much for the great recipe. I don't have to crave Bailey's anymore."
"yum made as directed going to make often great with starbucks coffee"
"I don't think it tasted exactly like Bailey's, but I still loved it. I used Brandy. And next time I'll use less Almond extract."
"Good. Use less almond extract. Personal preference."
"This is out of this world delicious! I made it as others stated with 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract other than that I followed exactly. It so good. Can't wait to give it as gifts--if I can stop tasting it myself! Any ideas what kind of container works best for gift giving? Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!"