Vegan Baileys Recipe (Irish Cream)
This Vegan Baileys recipe is creamy, delicious and ready in just five minutes!
Whether you like it served over the rocks, or in your morning coffee, Baileys, or Irish Cream, is a classic treat enjoyed by millions across the world. That’s why today (just in time for St. Patrick’s Day), I couldn’t be more excited to share this homemade Vegan Baileys Recipe.
Not only is this homemade version cleaner, lighter and better for you, it is ridiculously easy to make. I promise you’ll like it just as much as the original Baileys, or more! Other than whiskey, this Irish Cream uses only plant-based ingredients to create a creamy drink you’ll love.
Just Five Ingredients
To make this Vegan Baileys recipe, you need five simple ingredients. These include:
- Coconut milk (or cashew/oat milk)
- Vanilla Extract
- Brewed Coffee
- Maple Syrup
To make this Irish Cream, we suggest having a decent blender on have. It’s just a matter of throwing all these ingredients in your blender cup and combining until they get nice and creamy.
I’ll have to be honest. I’m not a big drinker, but I do love a shot of Baileys in my coffee on vacation now and again. When I was researching how to make a Vegan Baileys recipe at home, I found out you can also purchase alcohol free whiskey. This is a great option for those who want to enjoy the traditional taste of a vegan Irish cream, without the alcohol!
If you’d sooner skip the whiskey, this is still a delicious creamy drink that can also act as a morning creamer for your coffee. If you are looking for a run-down of our favorite vegan coffee creamers, we have a blog post on that as well. This includes our favorite homemade recipe, and some of our preferred brands for our morning cup of joe.
How Long Does Vegan Baileys Last In The Fridge?
If you’re wanting to make your Vegan Baileys ahead of time, and store in the fridge for when guests come over, it will stay fresh in airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
We suggest mixing it up before serving as sometimes coconut milk can separate over time.
Truly, this lightened up Irish Cream is so easy to make that you probably won’t need to make it ahead of time anyways!
What Can You Serve Irish Cream With?
We absolutely love this lightened up Vegan Baileys Recipe served in our morning black coffee. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness to make a creamy and delicious drink!
You can also serve this simple Irish Cream over ice, like we have in this photograph. It’s perfect with a dash of cinnamon over top as a creamy, belly warming dessert.
Let us know below what you would love to serve this Vegan Baileys Recipe with.
Where Did Irish Cream Originate From?
Shockingly, Irish Cream is actually not a traditional drink in Ireland.
The first version of it was created by Baileys by a creative agency in Dublin in 1973. Since then, it has been marketed as an Irish drink and it is now protected by a geographical indicator that the product must be produced in Ireland.
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Without further ado – the Vegan Baileys Recipe.
Vegan Baileys Recipe
- 14 Ounce Coconut Milk One Can
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup Brewed Coffee Cold
- 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1/3 Cup Whiskey
- Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve of ice or in coffee.