Making your own vegan Baileys Irish Cream at home couldn’t be easier! And yes, I’m aware that you can now buy a vegan Baileys Irish Cream, but this is better and doesn’t have any weird ingredients in it. Make up a batch or two before the holidays so you’re armed and ready to get cozy! Serve it cold or hot in espresso or coffee, or add it to hot chocolate. This boozy drink is yours to experiment with!
vegan baileys irish cream
Making your own boozy vegan Irish cream at home couldn't be easier!
- 2 cans full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 C strong brewed coffee
- 3/4 C coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp or vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 C Jameson Irish Whiskey
Add the contents of both cans of coconut milk to a sauce pan and whisk in the remaining ingredients except the whiskey and heat over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and whisk occasionally for 20 minutes.
After cooking, I strained mine just to remove some of the "skin" that formed on the top. If you whisk more frequently that won't happen! Once strained, allow the mixture to cool before putting it in the fridge.
Chill it completely overnight in a sealed jar. Once chilled, you can add the Irish whiskey and store the mixture for up to 10 days in the fridge. If you want to freeze any of it, don't add the whiskey into the whole batch and just to each serving as needed. If you freeze it, consume within 2 months. The mixture will separate when refrigerated or thawed from frozen, but just shake it up before serving over ice. You can also add more whiskey to each individual serving as desired. It's also good over ice with more espresso or coffee! Or add it to a cup of hot coffee or espresso.