Irish Cream Recipe

So I reckoned, given the cost of a bottle of imported bottle of Baileys here in Istanbul, that it might be worth having a stab at making the stuff. It’s pretty simple and you just put the ingredients in a blender. After some research I came up with a recipe that looked about right, as follows:


  • 400ml/14oz – Sweetened Condensed milk
  • 1cup (250ml) Cream (heavy)
  • 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
  • 1tbs espresso (some say 2)
  • 2tbs chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (try 2)
  • 1 tsp almond essence


Made the first batch and had to spend +1.5 hours attempting to make condensed milk with cream and sugar as it was unavailable in stores in Istanbul. When attempting to blend all the ingredients together in the blender – there was a fair bit of curdling. However with some  skimming and straining it though a fine sieve the finish product was, dare I say – better than Mr R.A. Bailey’s concoction. 

On the next attempt, going on advice I’ve read, seems that you should add the whiskey last and very also very gradually to avoid curdling. Seems the  blender must be at a very slow speed as well in order to avoid curdling, so I might just combine it all by hand next time and see what happens.

The finished Product
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