Make Mine Baileys – Sort Of

Well, December is here and Christmas is almost upon us. Time to stock up the larder, freezer and drinks cabinet. For once, I’m on the ball and most of the shopping that can be done for the holiday is done and the secret store cupboard groaning at the seams. I usually leave things until the last minute, gaining much more fun and feeling so much more festive if I can go out a day or two before Christmas Eve to do all the shopping. However, this year, is different. I’ve been called up for Jury Service for the two weeks before Christmas (fingers crossed it doesn’t run over until after the festivities!), so anything to make life easy for myself.

One tipple I do love at this time of year (well, actually any time of year, particularly over ice-cream, in coffee or in cheesecake) is Baileys. But hasn’t it become expensive? I remember when it first appeared it only cost a few pounds per bottle. I was having a tidy out of the secret store cupboard the other day to make room for the supplies and found a couple of cookery books that must be at least 30 years old. Tucked inside one was a typed recipe I had been given some years ago. I’d forgotten all about it until now. It was for home-made “Baileys”. I remembered how delicious it was, so guess what I’ll be making this weekend…

baileys

Ingredients
1 (397g) can condensed sweetened milk
400ml Irish Whiskey
400ml instant coffee
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Method
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for 30 seconds. Place in a tightly sealed bottle and refrigerate.

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About Kit Domino

Author and acrylic artist who loves travel, gardening, nature, good food and wine and a whole more besides.

Posted on December 2, 2015, in Christmas, Homemade, Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Wonderful recipe, thank you. Me thinks I will be making a drop or two of this. Cheers me dear! x

    • Cheers! Am off to the shops to get the condensed milk. Hope they’ve got a “healthy” option with less sugar else I might find it a tad too sweet. Can also be made with brandy instead of whisky. Enjoy! 🙂

    • Cheers! Am off to the shops to get the condensed milk. Hope they’ve got a “healthy” option with less sugar else I might find it a tad too sweet. Can also be made with brandy instead of whisky. Enjoy! 🙂

  2. Yummy, I am a Kuala and Cream or Mud Slide person so this is perfect.

  3. Absolutely love Baileys and now even better, a recipe to make my own! Thank you! A tip for jury service from one who has gone before – take a good book to read,,,or maybe two!

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