Thursday, December 12, 2013

On the Menu: Homemade Bailey's

Last weekend my friend Caitlin came down from Tacoma for our annual gift exchange and to attend our annual Christmas party. It is so good to see old friends that you're comfortable with, that you don't need to make small talk with, and that you can comfortably sit on the couch napping with for hours. All in all it was a successful, if frigid, Portland weekend.

On Sunday, I drug her to a work party that was also a Stella and Dot jewelry party where we were both sold on some gorgeous jewelry (naturally! What blogger goes to a S&D party and walks out empty-handed?!). But we were also introduced to homemade Bailey's. The woman that made it told us that it was so simple we'd never need to buy it again. She wasn't lying. Needless to say on the way home we stopped at Safeway and ran in to get the ingredients. Amazingness ensued. If you're a fan of cream, chocolate, whiskey, coffee, and/or the holidays, keep reading. If you're not a fan of any of the above? There's no hope.

You'll need:

1 c. heavy whipping cream
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 c. Irish Whiskey (I actually just used Jack Daniels)
1 tsp. instant coffee (try: Medaglia D'Oro)
2 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and the Bailey's will keep for up to 2 months (so the internet says).

Adapted from this recipe.


  1. That sounds really yummy! Have a great weekend :-)

  2. mm bet that tasted delicious!
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  3. WHAT?! WHAT?! You can do this! So amazing, must try!

  4. Sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is so creative and delish, perfect for the holidays. It would make an amazing gift as well! Have a great weekend and I'm hosting a gift card giveaway on my site (in addition to ours :) ) and would love for you to enter!
    xo Dina
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  6. Gad you had fun with your friends, those are the best days! Also, Ill need to try this, it sounds and look yummy.


  7. YUM!!! Thanks for sharing. Perfect drink for this time of year! And great photos!

  8. This recipe looks so yummy, but not as yummy as your pictures!! Nice post. I absolutely love the red striped straws. Very creative.

  9. WHAT?! This sounds amazing!!! Definitely going to have to try. :)

  10. Girllll! This looks good! My Mom loves Bailey but I love the idea of a homemade recipe.

    Thanks for this!


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