The best homemade BAILEYS in the history of ever


Recipe for Baileys

The best recipe ever!


I wish I may, I wish I might … drink homemade Baileys tonight.

It’s magic juice, it just falls in your mouth.

WARNING:  Don’t drink too much of this stuff. You’ll start licking faces.

Here’s the thing.  I have a ‘soon to be Christmas‘ confession.  A couple of years ago, when I was 21 *snicker*, I wrote a faboosh recipe on the blog on how to make homemade baileys.

I can’t take all the credit.  I stole the recipe from my bestie.

It’s truly the best baileys on the face of the earth.  Stamped it.


The best homemade baileys in the history of ever.

Double stamped it.


Back when I was a blogging youngin’, I was a pro-fesh-shun-al at taking crappy, yellowish, unappetizing photos.  It was my specialty.   Despite my inadequacies, you luuuurved the homemade Baileys recipe.

You’re weird like that.

See, this is why I adore you.


Get ready for Christmas with homemade baileys

Getting  ready  for  Ho  Ho  Ho


Homemade recipe Baileys


Wait a sec.  I did it again.  Wtf is up with this next photo?  I wrote on it, so you wouldn’t notice the blur.

I did it on purpose.

No I didn’t.


Best Baileys Recipe


Doesn’t matter.  Drink.

This time, I’m taking another kick at the can. For some strange reason, this baileys blog post became one of the most popular posts on zeee bloggity.


You peeps apparently like to drink.


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Two years ago, I had mentioned Baileys all casual like on the blog, as if it wasn’t a big deal.

And it wasn’t.

Until it was.


Technically, I should call this homemade Baileys recipe … ‘giggle face’.  It brings out the happy go lucky in people.  


Baileys.  My favourite B word, this time of year.

Friday.  My second favourite F word this time of year.


Why not just buy Baileys from the liquor store?  

Don’t go there.  

The problem with the Baileys from the liquor store is that it can give you a sugar high and then a low.  You’ll have to scrape yourself off the concrete.   The mix of sugar, chemicals and preservatives are just ewehhhh.

It’s much more peaceful to stay at home, sip baileys and Christmas shop from your ‘puter.  


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The best baileys recipe !

Let’s sit by the fire. Sip. Sip. Sip


Shopping in a hectic mall during Christmas season … well … that just blows.  


A mall makes me go ackkkkkk.

Baileys makes me go ahhhhhh.  


Food courts and shopping malls just bring out the worst in me.  I’m as tough as a two dollar steak.  I make a navy seal look like a little girl.

Just the thought of shopping in a mall makes me go limp.  My arms become like jelly and I’m instantly exhausted.

My inner sucky kid cries, I wanna go home. 


The best baileys holiday recipe  

A challenge for YOU and ME 


This year my goal is to continue to just chill it.

I am going to make things (that don’t take every second of my life), order my presents online and just …  E.N.J.O.Y.  

I’m making that promise to myself.

Let’s do this CHILL IT thing together.

Kay? K.  


Baileys Homemade Recipe

Get  Some  Chocolate  Syrup  Ready


Homemade baileys recipe


Winter season is coming.  Soon, Canadians will be swallowed by snow and dating their snow blowers all season.  Canadian winters are fun like that.  

A barrel of laughs.  So funny, I forgot to laugh.  


This is why we drink, peeps.   This is why we drink.


Winter in Canada is a shitastrophy shit storm.  


When we drink coffee, it gives us unrealistic expectations of productivity.  

When we drink Baileys, it gives us realistic expectations of giddiness.  


Laughing never gets old.


Baileys ramps up the laugh your ass off factor.


  Baileys Homemade Recipe  

It’s holiday season.

We drink.

We wrap.  

We bake.  

We eat raw cookie dough.  Shut your face, cookie dough.  Yeah, I’m looking at you.  


We put on our gilded gold pinterest crowns and wear them around the house.  The perfect Christmas is on Pinterest, right?  


The perfect Christmas is quite simply, simple.  Follow me on Pinterest.   I toats keep it real.  

These photos are real.   I drank baileys and snapped away.   That’s keeping it real.   I drank.  I photographed.  I goofed off in Pinterest.  I highly recommend it.  

I posted what I want to buy for Christmas pressies this year.  You can see it here on Pinterest. 

It’s a good thing there isn’t a breathalyzer on Pinterest.  I’d never get my shopping done.


 The best homemade Baileys recipe in the history of ever


MALL SHOPPING and Ho ho ho…


I’ve decided that mall shopping is gross.   Online shopping is oh la la. I came to this wild conclusion while flopped on a mall chair, sweating in my winter coat, wanting to trip mall shoppers.  

My problem is that I don’t have a mall chill it button.  I have a I’m going to punch you in the face, right here in this mall button.

Oh sure, shopping in a mall at Christmas time is fun.  For about 5 minutes.

A mall sucks the life outta me, and screams ….  


“Hey Lynne, your Mother dresses you funny. You should buy something, you inadequate thing.  You definitely need new shoes.  By the way, your shirt is hideous.  You should buy a new one.  Oh, btw’s, you need an expensive one.  One you can’t afford.”


Blah.  Bahhh.

Hot mess.  Drink. 

Everything in a mall seems to look gorgy gorgeous.  In the meantime, I look like a wet cat that just got dragged in from the slushy snow storm.  Because I did.   


Hair drenched.  Coat wrapped around my waist.  I’m fashionable like that.


Aren’t you happy that I’m not a fashion blogger?   Lucky you. 

Jingle bells, jingle bells … shut your face.


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My inside voice says:  

No, no , don’t do the mall, it’s lame.


What did I do?


I broke up with mall shopping.

Read: I shop from home, sip baileys and watch Downton Abbey for 12 straight hours in a row while eating chocolate and wrapping presents. That’s my kinda Christmas.  

That’s my happy place.  Sip.


Candles and Baileys  

I didn’t want to be that mall girl with my inner voice screaming  


‘ I’m going to swing my shopping bag, catapult it across the floor and directly hit someone right square between the eyeballs’


Told you.  I needed to chill it.  This GoGo gadget needed to take a chill pill. It ain’t worf it.  Mall shopping.  It just ain’t worf it.  

Every week, starting this week, I am going to shop for hohoho season, in bite sized pieces.  Little nibbles of Christmas.  Little nibbles of Christmas cake.  Little nibbles of chocolate.


Bailey recipe !!  

I’m getting my sanity back.  One bite at a time.

The coffee, homemade baileys and chocolate will definitely help.


Coffee and Baileys Recipe

Spike that coffee!


You with me?  

Oki doki then.  

Let’s get this baileys party started. Brace yourself.  This is good stuff.  

Warning:  It is strong.  So strong, it may put hair on your chest.  It isn’t syrupy sweet. It is Goldilocks proofed.  Like Goldilocks nailed it, just right.   You will love.  


Recipe for Homemade Baileys  

Ready for it ?! Start with some simple glass bottles so you can make some presents.   I found some here on Amazon.

Don’t have time for that?  Just grab whatever you have that has the least amount of dust on it.    


Christmas Baileys Recipe  

Homemade Baileys Recipe 


13 oz. vodka

1 can (300 ml) eagle brand condensed milk (the magic ingredient). I swear it says that on the can.  I can’t make that shit up.  It’s magic juice.

2 tbsp. chocolate syrup ( I use Nestle’s Nesquik )

1 pint ( 16 oz.) of table cream ( I even use the 5 % light version for fewer calories LOL)


Put it all in a blender.  BLEND.  Drink. 


For gifts: Pour in glass bottles.  Wrap it up.  I dare you to not drink it before you give it away.  Drink whatever is left in the blender.  You’ll be fine.

NOTE:  This recipe makes enough to fill a blender.  It will last as long as your cream ‘best before’ date shows.  

Keep refrigerated.

Trust me, you’ll drink it all before then. It’s so good.

I .  Can’t.  Even. 

You’re welcome.  


Because I made homemade baileys, I’m domestic, dammit.  I have a special  free Baileys recipe printable for you!


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Spill it.  What’s your fave holiday recipe?  Share with sugar bear !! Talk to me. Talk to me… I look silly just talking to myself.  We can’t have that.

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98 Responses

  1. Maureen says:

    You sound like just the friend I would meet if living in Canada. I am in sunny South Africa !
    I am making your bailey’s for Christmas gifts this year and…oh maybe some for me too🙄😆
    Lovemore your page

  2. Pam says:

    I think your on to something here lady! Can’t wait to try this and will report back. Can’t promise I’ll be sober though. Love your wit. You had me at “shitastrophy shit storm” I’m so using that phrase this holiday season. Let the games begin : ) it’s 5 o’clock somewhere I’m pretty sure….?.noon at least….

  3. C says:

    I am confused by your baileys recipe…a. vodka? it’s baileys IRISH CREAM – Irish Whiskey is the liquor. b. Nesquik? Talk about chemicals…sweetened condensed milk? Talk about pending sugar crash…

    • Yes, this recipe does call for vodka, and it tastes great. Sounds surprising, but it does.

      It is only 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup in the entire batch (which is a blender full).

      Yes, sweetened condensed milk is sweet, but it is one can in an entire blender full.

      I generally only sip 1 or 2 ounces of baileys. A sugar crash would only be likely, if you drank the jug of it.

      Either way… I have loved this recipe for 25 years. You don’t have to try it. I just happen to love it.

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  5. Craig says:

    Jacqui, if you are going to use whiskey, then just buy Baileys already.
    Using Vodka is great….you can even make your own Vodka at home….I have heard…..haha. Much, much less expensive….
    Just made a batch and it tastes great….but I wonder if adding some coffee would make it even greater…??

    • I one billion percent agree Craig. So delish! Yes, I add baileys into my coffee for sure. It is ahhhmazing. Happy sipping, Lynne xx

      • Craig says:

        Lynn, I meant adding a little bit of instant coffee into the Bailey’s recipe. The other way around goes without saying….hahaha….
        Only sipping…? Sure that sounds good….

  6. Jacqui says:

    Sorry Lynne, but my recipe is better. Mine actually has whiskey in it. After all, it is Baileys IRISH cream! lol

  7. Michelle says:

    OMG … I totally enjoy reading anything you write. I am laughing hysterically and I am 110% positive my cat thinks I have lost my mind.

  8. MPaula says:

    That was quite an introduction to the recipe Lynne! How could I not try it?
    Have you tried the Irish Cream from the Wine Store? Wine-based, obviously and cheaper and less alcohol than from the LCBO. (The government, aka Big Brother, controls most alcohol in the Canadian province of Ontario.)

    • Teehee 🙂

      I haven’t tried the Irish Cream from the wine store ( I’m in Ontario too!!! wootwoot! )

      I will be sure to give it a try. Thanks for the hot tip!

      I hope you had a lovely holiday! Happy holidays from one Ontarian to another xx

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  10. Leigh says:

    Thank you Lynne. Officially now licking faces.

  11. Addict says:

    But what about using Bailey’s cream? Hmmmm? Blasphemic or wicked good?

  12. Melissa says:

    Feck it, Lynne,
    Just read your recipe and it has Vodka in it (do I have to?!)!
    Promise me I won’t taste the stinkin stuff?
    I will make it as above if you cross your heart, hope to die and stick a needle in your eye that it will taste like Baileys and not vodka. Xo

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  14. Anouk says:

    Oh my! I already love this recepie.
    Made it last night and we took a couple of zips.
    It’s fantastic! It’s meant for christmas and i keep it at my moms house, so she better behave hahaha^^.
    I live in the Netherlands so finding the right ingredients was a little adventure. But it tastes great so whatever we made of it, it turned out to be good!

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  16. Dana Daniel says:

    Just wanted you to know that you have already made my day & it’s only 4:30am!!! Can’t wait to start back to what I Live Mist… Creating & Sitting Back & Thinking ” Outloud”…. I’m REALLY Dang Good:)))

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  19. Barbie says:

    Hey, just thought you should know….you dripped a lil chocolate on your cutting board…. lol …………….

  20. evie says:

    u r toooo funny CHEERS

  21. AwesomelyOZ says:

    This brought a tear of happiness to my eye because a) I have all those ingredients and b) it’s so easy and then c) I can just substitute any liquor for Vodka or stick with Vodka.. It’s just so.. soo.. beautiful :’) Have a great one and thanks for sharing Lynne! -Iva

  22. Annie Kip says:

    Oooooo love it! Thank you!!! I want to make some right now! I LOVE Bailey’s. It just feels decadent! This reminds me that I have a recipe that is OUT. Of. THIS. WORLD!!! for hot toddies! Why are they called toddies? I don’t know. I need to get that recipe out there for the world – thanks for reminding me!

  23. jaine gayer says:

    Lynne, my favorite holiday recipe is your faux Baileys. I made it last year for Christmas presents and I’m making it again this year. Everyone loved it!!!

    • Great to hear Jaine!

      I swear, this homemade Baileys recipe should get an academy award. A big gold award! ha!

      All kidding aside, isn’t it FANTASTIC as Christmas gifts? People will kiss you. haha.


  24. Elen Grey says:

    Ermergherd. Now I want a Baileys so bad. How bad? Soooooooo bad.
    You are a witchy woman. *head thunk* Baileys. *whimper* Baileys. *SOBS* BAILEEEEYS!!!! And it’s back to the wip. Cheers!

  25. Donna says:

    Can’t wait to make your Homemade Baileys. I am unfamiliar with the term “table cream”, is this like half-n-half or more like whipping cream..

    • Hey Donna,

      Table cream is the same cream that you would use in coffee.

      You can buy it as a regular table cream, half n half or even light cream. I use the half n half or 5% light cream.

      It’s all good!!!

      Lynne xx

      PS. I swear, you could use mud and it would still taste great. LOL. This recipe is THAT good.

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  27. Rhonda MacDonald says:

    Oh Lynne, Our hockey coaches won’t know what hit them! What a great gift! There, all of my Christmas shopping done. I haven’t met a teacher yet who didn’t need liquor by Christmas…except for the Applegate teachers who seemed so serene ALL the time.
    I’m looking for True Lemon crystals…my grocery store has stopped carrying them after MANY years, and it was without warning–so I didn’t stock up! What Amazon distributor do you use? Every one that I have looked up doesn’t ship to me! Yikes! I’m not THAT far off the beaten path. And I’m just not organized enough to have a fresh lemon in my fridge every day…besides, they don’t travel well…customs seems to frown on travelling with fresh citrus. Please help.

  28. Chana says:

    If you make those pillow cookies PLEASE snap shots and share! I leeeerv your photography! AND your hilarious dialogue!

    • Will do!! I will definitely be making the pillow cookies.

      My biggest challenge will be trying to get a photo before I gobble them all up.


      Thanks for the blog luuurve. You d’best!


  29. Linda says:

    It’s 6:45am is it to early to make some? Off to the kitchen I go…

  30. Your blog posts remind me very much of the running dialogue I have in my own head.

    Take from that what you will.

  31. Suzanne says:

    Made this multiple times last year. Gonna do it again this year. It’s the bomb!!!

  32. Sally A says:

    I love Bailey’s so much that I thought you were talking directly to me! I am so excited to try this! This may be a dumb question, but do you need to keep it chilled?

    • Hi Sally!

      Good point !!

      I just adjusted the blog post to reflect that. Yes, you need to refrigerate it, because it has table cream in it.

      AND… I was talking to you… LOL.

      Enjoy! 🙂

      Big hugs,

  33. Anika says:

    Love your writing style….. You are speaking out of my soul, besides I usually write German….
    Will try this Baileys for sure

    • Hi Anika,

      I have a few German friends. They sure know how to hold their alcohol.

      They can drink me under the table <- English expression. haha! You will adore this baileys. I pinky swear promise. It's THAT good. Lynne xx

  34. Allison C says:

    New to your blog and loving It! Thanks for the Baileys recipe. I am definitely going to try it. Started some homemade Limoncello off last week. That will be ready for Christmas. Have some foraged Blackberry vodka too. It’s going to be a merry one!

    • Allison !!!! <---- I screamed your name. You have a recipe for homemade Limoncello?! Spill it, girly! Is it too late to start it? Is it divine? Is it one of those recipes where you hang the lemon inside the jar. Gimme. Gimme. Gimme. Foraged Blackberry Vodka?!! Can you be my new best friend? Lynne xx

      • Allison C says:

        Ha ha!

        Here is the recipe
        Really easy, just takes some time to zest and squeeze the lemons. You have time before Christmas!

        I live in Wales, UK. We have great foraging around here. Mostly turned into booze – Blackberry Wine (surprisingly good), Damson Rum (really nice almond taste if you leave the stones in), Sloe Gin (the best especially if you can leave it a few months), Blackberry and Vanilla vodka.

        Take care
        A x

  35. Yummy! I made your recipe last year and sipped the whole thing by Boxing Day. My family stopped asking me what was in my cup. They just knew by the glow on my cheeks. They also knew not to take any for themselves and that their hand would be slapped if they got caught even touching the stash in the fridge. 🙂

  36. Chana says:

    These cookies are delicious and gorgeous and soft. You will want to lay on them and fall asleep. mmmmmm

    • The almond pillow cookies look totally DELISH!!

      I am definitely going to bake them for the holidays!!!

      I wonder if they mix well with a sip sip sip of homemade baileys? Hmmm.


      Lynne xx

  37. Mrsugarbears says:

    This is wonderful! Years ago, I made homemade Kahlua for my friends. This is much better!

    • You made kahlua? Not gunna lie, that sounds kind of tempting too. LOL.

      I read your blog post tonight about finding your blog voice. It was beautifully written.

      You know, I’m going to be offering ebooks and courses in 2015 ( in bite sized pieces) to help grow your blogging voice!

      Guuuuurl, we should talk. 🙂

      Big love to you!
      Lynne xx

  38. Melanie says:

    Well hairy mistress to you too missy. Girl you crack me up your blog posts are the best its currently 2.15am in the UK and I was just about to log off and saw your blog post and damn it I had to read it NOW and your photos and words are the best you have such a gift baby. Im with you on the not going shopping I cant bear the crowds and people getting ratty. We did a food shop this afternoon at our supermarket and I swear you would of thought tomorrow was xmas day. I can feel the xmas rush beginning to build and Id rather be at home chillaxin. This will be my first xmas subscribed to your blog and I cant wait to see how you decorate your place for xmas. I have to admit Canadian winters would make me hibernate like a big grizzly bear. I would love to be curled up by your open fires and I can just imagine the smell around your house of real crackling burning wood. Heaven. Well missy I need my beauty sleep so enjoy the rest of your weekend and easy on the Baileys don’t wanna peak too soon ;o)

    • Melanie …

      Love those words … people getting ratty. haha! Why didn’t I think of that wording?!

      Soooooooo true!

      Funny enough, your timing for subscribing is PARFAIT!! This year, I’m posting a few holiday inspired posts with faboosh decorating ideas.

      Guess what? They are going to be quite simple. Easy to copy. I hope you feel totally inspired. Simple greenery. Soft lights. Simply good. Imagine that? SIMPLE. haha.

      Thanks for your beautiful comment. You made my night!!

      Sleep tight, sweet dreams!

      Lynne xx

      • Melanie says:

        Hey morning missy – glad I made your night I meant what I said you have such a way with words and your photos well what can I say jaw droppingly gorgeous. Xmas shopping is the worst Im sure I saw a cartoon once which showed someone going shopping as if it was a scene in Disney birds chirping, songs and laughter filling the air and before they get home they turn into atilla the hun ready to massacre anyone who stands in their way. Lets face it we have the wonderful thing called the internet so we can finally say goodbye to that and sit at home and clickty clickty shop. Love it simple that is what Im all about reminds me of the statement less is more I hate seeing xmas scenes with tons of clutter. Do you have the meerkat adverts in Canada they are everywhere in the UK and the old saying “simples” never gets old. Well I look forward to what you do around your house Im literally like a kid at xmas waiting for your next blog post (nothing like pressure eh????!??!?). Right I neeeeeeeeeeeeeed coffee Ive just got up and ready to have a lovely funday sunday so keep doing what you’re doing and hairy mistress baby ;o)

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