Homemade Irish Cream

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    Baileys is one of my favorite drinks, but it's so expensive that I had to try making it on my own. This recipe was very delicious and at least half the cost to make! Great for St. Patrick's Day baking and drinking, too! Story and recipe on my blog.

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    1. Tika Hapsari Nilmada 38 months ago | reply

      Love this version better and that's such a lovely jar !

    2. Indonesia Eats 38 months ago | reply

      Love this shot! How are you, Xiaolu?

    3. sunshinemomsblog 38 months ago | reply

      I like the setting. If not for the jar, this would have the perfect setting for chai. Chai in small inns are normally served in these glasses and on a steel plate in India. I also like the lighting. Steel plates tend to reflect a lot of light but in your image it is very controlled.

    4. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks you guys! The tilt of the whiskey jar in the bag bugs me a bit but I agree overall this photo is stronger :). Appreciate the feedback as always!

      Pepy - Hi there! I'm good thanks for asking. Had a busy week of midterms last week, but am off school this week so I hope to do some cooking/baking and catching up on fun stuff and chores (not so fun 8p). How bout you?

      Harini, funny you mentioned that! I knew it looked familiar but didn't think of chai until you said so. The homemade Irish cream for whatever the reason turned out a touch more gray than the storebought Baileys brand, but still very tasty!

    5. Smoky Wok (Jasmine) 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo! Love the tray especially, or is it a plate?

    6. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Jen! It's a pewter plate :).

    7. Kouka27 38 months ago | reply

      When I saw the photo in my contacts, i also thought it was chai:) Nice composition!

    8. easternjava 38 months ago | reply

      Love the concept of this image. It does remind me of chai as and mentioned. Serving reminds me of tea/coffee in rural Indonesia. Lovely.

    9. star_gazing_vegan 38 months ago | reply

      This is so awesome that you made your own, and you can adjust the amounts to your liking. Beautiful capture and the lighting is perfect.

      Is the 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk really needed or could I just skip that and use cream instead?

    10. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks, all!

      , the sweetened condensed milk is there for both sweetness and richness. If you can't obtain sweetened condensed milk or want to control the amount of sugar, I found the following substitute recipe for sweetened condensed milk online which you could tweak to your liking: Mix 1 cup of evaporated milk with 1-1/4 cups of sugar in a saucepan, heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, and let cool.

    11. star_gazing_vegan 38 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much for the advic. I am vegan though so thats why I was wondering. Would coconut milk work you think? I could cook that down with sugar and maybe it would work the same way.

    12. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 38 months ago | reply

      The flavor would certainly be altered somewhat, but I think it would be delicious still :). It looks like it's certainly been done before by vegan bloggers like this one: epicuriousvegan.com/vegan-baileys-irish-cream-recipe/ Good luck and I'd love to hear if you get good results so maybe I could add a vegan adaptation suggestion to my original post, too!

    13. star_gazing_vegan 38 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the helpful link, I will give it a try and let you know :D

    14. sunshinemomsblog 38 months ago | reply

      , thanks for the vegan link. It is ages since I tasted this stuff and it used to be a bit of an addiction! Will make my own soon.

    15. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 38 months ago | reply

      Of course, Harini! I wish I'd thought to post it sooner. Please do let me know how it turns out if you try it =D.

    16. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 26 months ago | reply

      Sure...can you invite this photo to be added to the group so I can just accept? Thanks! I simply have too many groups I'm a part of already.

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