Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur
Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur recipe. A delicious, healthier, cleaner, dairy-free version of Bailey’s Irish Cream.
So let’s talk about Irish cream. Most people think of Bailey’s when they think of Irish cream, but there are actually a plethora of brands that make it. Though I have to admit, I’ve always been partial to Baileys.
And on top of that, you could actually make Irish cream at home, which is where my Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur recipe comes in.
This recipe literally takes 5 minutes to make, can be made to your liking, and is made of only the best ingredients. It’s a healthier, cleaner, dairy-free version of Bailey’s Irish Cream and it’s AMAZING.
Since St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, I decided to share the recipe ASAP, rather than wait until Thursday (my normal posting day).
Because I’m nice like that.
Well, maybe not thhhhat nice because I did take some time to drink a nice glass of this Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur before sharing the recipe.
Ingredients needed to make this Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur:
- Irish whiskey
- coconut cream
- almond milk
- cocoa powder
- dark coffee
- maple syrup
I like adding cocoa powder and coffee to this recipe because it reminded me the most of Baileys, which is honestly my favorite Irish cream brand. I did discover another brand called Coole Swann when I was living in Ireland that was ammmmazing. If you get a chance to try it, I highly recommend it.
Note: only use canned coconut cream that has no preservatives in it. Your taste buds will thank you. Savoy is my go-to and it worked perfectly here.
Also note, that natural separation of ingredients will happen. Just shake it all together before serving.
Is alcohol Paleo?
I did some research into alcohol and what is considered Paleo or not and there are mixed reviews. This article by Paleo Porn says whiskey is “maybe” Paleo while other sites say it is not.
I think you should just listen to your body and use the type of alcohol that your body can tolerate. I can personally drink whiskey with no problem.
My husband, who has an autoimmune disease, can only drink Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Scotch gives him rashes and fevers, and so does bourbon. He has found Redbreast, Bushmills, and Yellowspot to be the best brands for him.
If a different type of alcohol works better for you, use that.
How to make it:
It’s ridiculously simple.
Whisk all the ingredients together and then pour the mixture into an airtight bottle and refrigerate.
I told you it was easy!
How to drink it:
I personally, enjoy drinking this Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur on the rocks, but feel free to use it to make your favorite cocktails, cup of coffee or Irish cream inspired desserts.
I’ve had my eye on this Espresso Martini by Texanerin and want to try making it using this homemade Irish cream liqueur.
Irish cream brownies, anyone? I’m 100% making them this week.
Other clean alcoholic drinks you may like:
* 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. 🙂
Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur
- 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.
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