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This homemade dairy free Irish Cream Liqueur recipe is a delicious, healthier, non dairy version of Bailey’s Irish Cream that can be made easily and quickly at home. It makes for a wonderful treat or gift any time of year. It is especially great to make for St. Patrick’s Day!

Homemade Dairy free Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe in a glass with ice.

If you have never made your own Irish cream before, you need to change that. It tastes SO much better when it is homemade. And if you need a dairy-free version, then today is your lucky day because this dairy free Irish cream liqueur is delicious!

This recipe literally takes 5 minutes to make, can be easily customized, and is made of only the best ingredients. It’s a healthy dairy free Baileys recipe, and I am here for it.

Check out my collection of St. Patrick’s day recipes, if you want some healthy recipe ideas.

Dairy free baileys in a glass with ice being put into the glass.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It is a healthy baileys recipe that is easy to make.
  • It is dairy free and gluten free!
  • It comes together in less than 5 minutes.
  • It is DELICIOUS.
  • It is a fun gift to make for someone else. It is also just fun to make for yourself.
  • It’s a great recipe to make for St. Patrick’s day.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make this healthy baileys recipe.
  • Irish whiskey– use a good quality Irish whiskey, ideally one that you like the taste of. I like Proper Twelve, Bushmills, or Kilbeggan.
  • coconut cream– use a good quality coconut cream. I like Savoy because it has no preservatives and doesn’t taste too much like coconut.
  • almond milk– make sure your almond milk is not flavored and doesn’t have added sugar.
  • cocoa powder– a good quality unsweetened cocoa powder works best here.
  • vanilla– your favorite vanilla extract works.
  • dark coffee– it can be made fresh or leftover from the morning.
  • maple syrup– use a 100% a pure maple syrup.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of coconut cream, you can use any non dairy or Vegan heavy cream alternative.
  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any non dairy milk, like oat milk or cashew milk.

Step by step instructions

All the ingredients in a large bowl.
Step 1

Step 1: Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl.

All the irish cream ingredients mixed together in a bowl.
Step 2

Step 2: Whisk everything in the bowl well, until there are no lumps.

Dairy free Irish cream being poured into a glass.
Step 3

Step 3: Pour the mixture into an airtight bottle and refrigerate. Shake the bottle, then pour into glasses as needed.

Note: Natural separation of ingredients will happen based on the nature of almond milk and coconut cream. And also because there are no gums or thickeners or preservatives inside. Just shake it all together before serving.

Recipe FAQs

How do I drink this Irish Cream?

As is! I love adding it to a glass with ice in it and drinking it cold.

You can also add it to your coffee or to your favorite cocktail. It would taste great in an espresso martini. I’ve had my eye on this Espresso Martini by Texanerin and want to try making it using Irish cream.

What else can I do with this recipe?

You can use it to bake with! You can make brownies or cake or frosting with it. YUM.

Is whisky Gluten-free?

According to Beyond Celiac, the way that it is distilled does make it gluten-free.

A glass of Irish cream liqueur aerial view.

Other healthier alcoholic drinks you may like:

Did you try this recipe? Please leave me a ⭐ review below!

4.67 from 9 votes

Homemade Dairy free Irish Cream Liqueur

Servings: 16 ounces
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Homemade Dairy free Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe in a glass with ice.
A healthier, cleaner, paleo-friendly, dairy-free version of Bailey’s Irish Cream that is AMAZING.



  • Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk. (Or you can put them into a blender and mix)
  • Pour the Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur into a bottle/ airtight container and store in the fridge. This recipe yields about 15-16 ounces of liqueur.


* Note a natural separation will occur after the Irish Cream Liqueur has been sitting for a little while. It’s the nature of using almond milk and coconut cream. Just give it a shake prior to using and it will be good as new. 🙂
  • Instead of coconut cream, you can use any non dairy or Vegan heavy cream alternative.
  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any non dairy milk, like oat milk or cashew milk.


Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Irish
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  1. What can I use other than almond milk since we have nut allergies? Rather ne dairy free, but we’re not allergic to dairy at least!