Homemade Baileys Irish Cream…made vegan!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 12, 2012

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It’s a lame Monday morning with 1 hour less sleep than usual and you’re probably thinking about this weekend.

So let’s talk St. Patrick’s Day. :)

It’s on Saturday. Fun will be had. Drinks will be consumed and parades will be watched. And we’ll probably be missing a lot more than 1 measly hour of sleep. Consider today your sleep deprivation training for the 17th.

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Picture with me if you will, a thick and creamy homemade Baileys Irish Cream, free of any glycerol monostearate, dairy cream, refined sugars, maltodextrin, artificial flavours, modified milk ingredients, and colour.

I have no idea what I just typed.

Using just 5 natural ingredients, this homemade Baileys has a light hint of coconut and espresso. It’s vegan, but you’d never know it.

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I also never would’ve guessed that Jameson Irish Whiskey would be vegan either. Who needs Guinness when you have this bad boy?

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Last year, when I was putting together one of my vegan recipe round-ups, I came across Janessa’s submission for her vegan Baileys Irish cream. I suddenly realized that a homemade version didn’t look so difficult after all. I filed the idea away for later and finally got around to trying out my own version last week.

Coconut milk provided the ultra creamy texture. I “cooked down” the coconut milk with some Sucanat (or use brown sugar), until it thickened, for about 10 minutes.

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During my first trial, I cooked it down too long and discovered how to make vegan condensed milk!!

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Check out how thick and creamy this is after about 20 minutes, cooking down 2 cans of full fat coconut milk and 1/2 cup of Sucanat. I’ll have to use this in a baking recipe…it’s crazy delicious.

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I decided that I didn’t want it that concentrated for the Baileys, so I bottled up the first attempt and went back to the drawing board. This time, I only boiled it for about 9-10 minutes, instead of 20. It was perfect..slightly thick, but not overly so. I removed it from the heat and stirred in the rest of the ingredients.

Like this homemade espresso. ZING!!! Can you tell I drank espresso all weekend long? You can use coffee too, but I wanted it bold.

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Let’s just say that I didn’t feel the effects of the time change at all…..wheeeeeee.

However, my hands may be a bit jittery.

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With a pinch of salt and a hefty dose of Jameson, it was complete..and incredibly easy to make! My batch made about 3.5-4 cups, as shown below. The actual yield is unknown because there was a lot of sampling going on!

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Homemade Baileys Irish Cream, made vegan.

Vegan, oil-free, soy-free

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Ultra creamy and delicious, this vegan Baileys will knock your socks off. And not just because it’s strong!

Inspired by Janessa.

Yield
3.5 to 4 cups
Prep time
Cook time

Ingredients:

  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat (or brown sugar should work)
  • 3/4 cup strong espresso or coffee, or to taste
  • 3/4-1 cup Jameson Irish Whiskey, or to taste
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. In a medium or large pot, add the cans of coconut milk and whisk. Now whisk in the sugar. Bring to a low boil, stirring frequently. Simmer for about 8-10 minutes, while stirring frequently, until it cooks down and thickens slightly.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the espresso or coffee. Don’t have a coffee maker? Just buy a cup from the coffee shop and use that. Add in espresso/coffee to taste.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and finally the Jameson, to taste. I added about 3/4 + 2 tbsp of whiskey and it was strong, but so is the original! Make it as strong or weak as you prefer.
  4. Store in sealed jars and serve over ice, with coffee or tea, or in baked goods. The whiskey and espresso settles to the bottom of the jar slightly, so give it a good stir before using. I’m not positive how long this keeps in the fridge, but it’s been good in our fridge for a couple days now and I expect it to last 4-5 days. Well, not technically…!

Tips:

I’m thrilled with how this turned out. It’s very strong, but then again, the original Baileys is as well and I wanted it to be as close to the original as possible.
You can serve it over ice…


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Add a shot to coffee or tea…

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or even bake with it…yessss.

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Now I just have to find a way to sneak my Baileys into the pub…

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Siri @ The Herbivoress March 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

This post makes me so thirsty ;) And I am jealous of your coffee consumption– I’m definitely feeling the effects of the time change today!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

You may have just created a monster. So many flavoring options… I’m thinking this would make a fabulous “adult” shamrock shake!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 9:16 am
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 12, 2012 at 9:13 am

Oh wow!!!! Now THIS is what I need to get me going this morning lol! I can see you going places with this recipe Ange… brownies…. frosting…. maybe a Bailey’s green monster?! ;) Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air March 12, 2012 at 9:15 am

That looks amazing!!! I’m running my first ever race on St. Patty’s day, but this would be the ultimate reward

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Jasper Naomi @ crunchylittlebites March 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

you are SO creative angela. And I STILL …LOVE your header…although I do really appreciate your love for photography and your wanting to change it! … that’s what keeps you on the edge and popular! it’s awesome, Angela!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

Ooooh yes please! Doesn’t look too complicated either, a plus!

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Rachel B March 12, 2012 at 9:25 am

ohh man as soon as I read bailey’s in the last post I was hoping desperately you’d post the recipe!!! its also my mom’s favorite so I would love to be able to surprise her with a homemade version :)

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Ashley F. March 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

I don’t drink much coffee or alcohol anymore, but sometimes on a rainy spring morning I crave Baileys! Also, I’m always looking for ways to impress my in-laws with vegan dishes and I’m sure this is one they’ll definitely enjoy!

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 12, 2012 at 9:36 am

That looks WONDERFUL! I’m a huge fan of Jameson, and will definitely use Saturday as an excuse to drink a bit. :)
And yeah- that extra hour lost has majorly messed up my sleep schedule! It will all even out soon though..

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Zestful Lou March 12, 2012 at 9:36 am

Is it bad that I am sitting in my classroom wishing I had some of this to pour into my morning coffee?

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Zestful Lou March 12, 2012 at 9:37 am

…Don’t worry…my students haven’t arrived yet….

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Angela March 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

it’s one of those days, I think. ;)

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Amanda March 12, 2012 at 9:41 am

My husband loves Jameson. Perhaps I will encourage him to buy a bottle so I can make this…I’m thinking it would be great turned into ice cream?!

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Willow March 12, 2012 at 9:44 am

Yum! What a great idea to make it yourself – I never would have thought of that! Your recipe sounds great.

Also, I was *just* thinking about how to make vegan sweetened-condensed milk! I’ll have to try this out, for sure. :D

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Alyssa @ fit and fun in third March 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

Yum! Perfect time for this recipe!! :)

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Eva March 12, 2012 at 9:52 am

Oh dear… We officially don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s day here, but you just gave me a very good reason to start celebrating it!

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[email protected] KatieDid March 12, 2012 at 9:53 am

oh how I adore baileys. And frangelico. I never knew it contained all those ingredients though, I think I’ll have to try making my own soon enough.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks March 12, 2012 at 9:59 am

I’ve seen recipes online and on pinterest for making homemade Baileys/Irish whiskey. I LOVE Baileys and have thought about making my own many times, just never have gotten around to it…and look at you go, making a vegan version!

I could dive into a cup of that and get my day started off very well…haha :)

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Sabrina March 12, 2012 at 10:25 am

Yum! I can’t wait to try this.
In the pictures it looks like a your using a French press for the coffee? Did you brew a strong coffee that way or is it an incognito espresso maker? Maybe I’ll have to make 2 batches…one with French press coffee and one with espresso….just purely for comparison purposes you know ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I just ground espresso beans and made it in my french press :)

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Clair March 12, 2012 at 10:26 am

No way.

You are phenomenal.

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Destini March 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

I actually made a recipe very close to this, this weekend for my Vegan Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes! SOOOO Yummy

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Ashley March 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

Yummm excellent creation!

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Tammy March 12, 2012 at 10:58 am

I always really liked you. But now I love you. Looks amazing. I’m super pregnant but will try this soon post-pregnancy.

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JenniferP March 12, 2012 at 10:59 am

What size cans of coconut milk did you use? I buy the bigger cans usually from the Asian Market (better than the stuff at the grocery store, and a lot cheaper). I even have part of a can open in the fridge that I need to use up… must go pick up some Jamesons tonight ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

they are 398 ml :)

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Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy March 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

Yum! I love baileys irish cream-especially in coffee! I have never thought to make my own! I may have to give this a try!

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Kristin March 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

I love baileys and I do believe that I have the whiskey on hand. It looks like I will be experimenting soon.
Holy Cannoli Recipes

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kaila @ healthyhelper March 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

This looks so good! I always love a little baileys in some coffee around the holidays! But I think this version would probably be even better….I am sure the coconut tastes great with all the other flavors!

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Alex @ Raw Recovery March 12, 2012 at 11:58 am

This is so cool!! I want one now! It’s 5:00 somewhere right?

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jenna March 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Ohhhhh man! I’m drooling :)

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Anne Elizabeth March 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Wowza, that looks gooooooooooooooooodddddddd…. Cheers to St. Paddy’s Day!!

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Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles March 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Mmmm Bailey’s is so delicious my cat is actually named after it, haha…it definitely deserves to be featured in donut recipes…and just about everything else in life! I’m overjoyed you veganized it!

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sophie March 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

For sneaking it into a pub…flask…stuck onto your thigh ;)
No bouncer’s going to mess with a pretty girl like you!!
haha

Do you think I could sub in coconut sugar for the sucanat?

Thanks for the great recip!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

bahaha why didn’t I think of that.

Does coconut sugar melt like normal sugar? If so then I’d say it’s a go. I need to try some coconut sugar soon!

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Sarah March 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm

This is the second reference to coconut sugar I’ve seen today! Earlier I read an article about it on a local blog, Summer Tomato: http://summertomato.com/is-coconut-palm-sugar-a-healthy-sugar-substitute/ Sounds like it’s a worthwhile substitute for sugar, although its health benefits are still unclear. I’ll have to test it out — and may do so making your fantastic Baileys recipe! I love Baileys so, but have avoided it in the past few years because of all of its processed ingredients. Here’s my chance to get back on the wagon! (Though, is it technically “off the wagon?” ;))

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

It was on Dr Oz last week too!

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Lise March 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Yum! Well I am not vegan but as soon as I saw the vegan condensed milk, I thought vegan banoffee pie ! Which I am now going to crave until I make it, obviously. Angela, you’re the voice of temptation.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that pie! What is it?

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Lise March 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I think it’s British, the crust is made with crushed biscuits (don’t really know what kind, I never made one myself), then you have a layer of caramel, a layer of sliced bananas and a big layer of whipped cream on top.

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Lise March 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I forgot to add that my idea was to make vegan “dulce de leche” with the vegan condensed milk because I know some people replace the caramel with it.

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Angela March 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

ah yes I have seen that…sounds incredible!

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[email protected] Sinfully Nutritious March 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

What a great recipe. Although, I really excited about the condensed milk! That will come in handy. Thanks for all the great tips.

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life March 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Homemade Baileys?? Vegan??? Yes! Now I can make vegan mudslides – the true way we make them back home (I’m from the Caribbean) – with ice cream. I’ll use So Delicious coconut milk ice cream, your vegan Baileys and some Kahlua (is that vegan? Darn I have to go look now haha) and I’m set! Soooo good!

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Emily March 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Looks amazing and love that you can pronounce all the ingredients. How long do you think the finished product will keep in the fridge?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I would guess 4-5 days minimum.

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MEG March 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm

MY BODY IS READY! /drools

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Carissa March 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I actually tried the vegan Bailey’s from your recipe roundup. It was tasty, of course, but I hated using the creamer since that’s still full of some odd stuff. Coconut milk + sucanat sounds dreamy!

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Claire March 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Thank you for this recipe! I love Baileys but cant handle all the sugar/artificial flavors. I never thought of using coconut milk with its natural sweetness and thickness and a little brown sugar. I cant wait to try!!

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Anne March 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Hmmm…
I have been reading your blog for over a year and even though I rarely make the recipes, I still love reading it. I think this post just made me love you a bit more – next question – do you think that the vegan condensed milk can be made into dulce de leche like condensed milk?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm

hah thanks Anne. As for the condensed milk, I can’t see why not! I think the longer you cook it, the thicker it gets. You can also control how sweet you want it. It was my first experience with it, but I will certainly be playing around with it more.

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Kathy March 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Vegan condensed milk? Bailey’s?
This recipe is like a 2 for 1!

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Char @ www.charskitchen.ca March 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Ooohh I WILL be making this! I drink Kahlua when I’m craving a chocolate liquer, but it’ll be fun to make my own Bailey’s! And I do hope you plan to share the recipe for those donuts :D

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Lauren (PB&G) March 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

This is beautiful! I’ll be celebrating from London this year! Only 7 hours until we leave!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

nice…have fun!

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Janessa @ Epicurious Vegan March 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Wow, your version looks great!! And your photos, so lovely!

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Marya March 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

For years I’ve wanted a recipe for vegan Bailey’s! Thank you, I’m so excited to try this out.

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Moni'sMeals March 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

So SMART! What a great idea. I think a flask will be in your near future, that way you can head to any bar you want. :)
Don’t you wish that bars had drinks like this for the “norm” ahhh, One day!….

Have a great day and I need one of those donuts right about now! With a tall vegan baileys please. :)

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[email protected] March 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

No joke I was googling recipes for this YESTERDAY! So glad I have your blog, it seems like you’re always reading my mind!! Cant wait to make this!

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Ellie March 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

This looks YUM-Y!

I just wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful posts! I have been reading Oh She Glows for a while now, and you have inspired me and given me the courage to start my own healthy blog!

Today marks the anniversary of my very first blog post!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Congrats Ellie! I will check it out. Thanks for your kind words :)

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Krids March 12, 2012 at 5:48 pm

YUM!!!

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Kris March 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Yum!

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Fi. March 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I don’t drink (alcohol) so I can’t say I’m excited about the homemade Baileys recipe, but I am SUPER excited about the vegan coconut condensed milk! I’ve been craving a vietnamese coffee lately and I think I just figured out how to veganize it! Thanks! Also, you’re blog is great, I’ve been following it for months now. As a new vegan it’s been a great inspiration.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I hope it works out for you…now I’m intrigued & going to search for a recipe :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm

just looked it up…WOW sounds amazing!

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Christine @ The Brighter Side of Life March 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Top o’ the evenin’ to ya! All I have to say is… mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..

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Jessica March 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Yay! Hot chocolate with a little Bailey’s was a Christmas Eve tradition in my family, but I had to stop partaking when I went vegan. Now, I can bring that tradition back! (And I probably won’t wait until Christmas to try this recipe.) Thank you, Angela!

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Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours March 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Angela you are pure brilliance!!

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Miriam March 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

How clever!! I love this. Happy St. Patrick’s Week!

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Bronwyn March 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm

OH yum! That is delicious sounding. I know what I’m making Saturday. ;) Soooo….. when is the doughnut recipe coming up?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

I hoped to have it ready this week, but I’m still not happy with the doughnut…still a bit cakey for my liking. I might have to wait for the book.

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Susan March 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Yummy – this would make a great homemade Xmas gift

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Jenessa March 13, 2012 at 1:01 am

…and i thank you! i know it wasn’t this Jenessa, but i’m grateful one of us inspired you to do it :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

:)

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[email protected] March 13, 2012 at 1:28 am

Sounds good!

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Kari @ bite-sized thoughts March 13, 2012 at 3:58 am

I’m a little speechless. Wow?!

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Alyssa (Down To Earth) March 13, 2012 at 5:46 am

I cannot wait to make this. I bet it’s a lot cheaper to make than buying a bottle for St. Patrick’s Day. Thank you for sharing!

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Ileana March 13, 2012 at 6:56 am

So cool how you made this. Looks so delish. Have a great week!

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LizAshlee March 13, 2012 at 7:34 am

What a fun recipe! My younger sis’s fav day is St. Patty’s and I am headed home to visit her..so excited!

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Emily (Edible Psychology) March 13, 2012 at 8:17 am

Ooh, Bailey’s is one of the things I have missed MOST about giving up dairy! I can’t wait to try it. Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

~Emily~

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 13, 2012 at 8:25 am

Woohooo, what an awesome recipe. This is one I must make! Looks delish!!

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Charlotte March 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

I am so excited to try this. I LOVE Baileys. I have been making your recipes & modifying them as needed as if it is hard to find some vegan items where I am. Thanks so much for the inspiration my family dose not even realize they are eating so healthy.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

that’s so great to hear…enjoy!

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teri March 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

One word about how to get this into to pubs…FLASK :-) it works everytime!

Any thoughts on a Jameson alternative? I have celiac disease and dispute some beliefs, it is not gluten free. I get terrible contaminations from it and would love another option but that’s a unique taste to replace!

Thank you!!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

Hey Teri,

Aw that’s a bummer…what about bourbon? I think the taste is sliiiiightly similar. Not sure if they make it GF though!

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Sonja March 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

So, this is a really cool recipe, but coconut milk does not agree in any way with my stomach/gi tract. Could this be made with almond milk? I’m guessing no . . .

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers March 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Oooo, how festive! I’m so pumped for this weekend’s festivities. :D

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Lauren M. March 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I think I’m in love!

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Shakila March 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

You know what else that vegan condensed milk would be great for? Thai iced tea and Thai iced coffee! It’s a favorite of mine that I’ve missed since going vegan…

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Abby @ Fig & Fork March 14, 2012 at 11:29 am

I will be wife of the year if I make this for my husband – awesome recipe!!!

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Clem March 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

Angela, I just made this recipe and I can’t believe how much like Baileyss it is!!! I can’t even taste the coconut milk!

You have no idea how happy you just made me. I was resigned to enjoy the occasional drink of Baileys as a vegetarian treat but now I can enjoy my favourite drink without guilt. Thank you!!!

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Clem March 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I just noticed though that after leaving it in the jar (closed) for a few hours the alcohol and the rest of the cream are separating. Is that normal?

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie March 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

This makes me wish that I wasn’t pregnant.

And I also feel like drinking coffee now. haha

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Jen March 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Insanely good, cheers!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

Glad to hear that Jen!

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Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Holy moly. Even a virgin version of this would be ahhhhhmazing on a hot, summer day.

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Anniemac March 16, 2012 at 7:32 am

YIPPEE!!!!!!

You have made our year with this recipe!

Baileys was the only thing my husband and I have missed the last 2 Christmases (we are vegan about 20 months). Especially as we live in Ireland Baileys and Christmas are a tradition!

I am also super happy to have you conform Jameson is vegan as I was too scared to check as a lovely Jameson and Cranberry Juice is the only alcoholic drink I can drink on a night out without being in a heap the next day – my theory is it is of minimum ingredients and the Vit C cures the hangover before it starts …..;0)

If Eric ever gets you to the Emerald Isle be sure to stop by!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 16, 2012 at 8:11 am

Thank you…enjoy!

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Andria @ havefoodwillfeast March 16, 2012 at 7:59 am

Omg Angela. you. are. a. genius…….seriously. I’m never buying regular bailey’s again!

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Cate March 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Hi, I just made this and it’s delicious… But, mine came out darker than yours. I ended up using cream of coconut and a can of full fat coconut milk – I wonder if that’s the reason. I also used brown sugar instead of sucanat which may have added to the darkness. Regardless, it tastes delicious and I will bottle this for my dad as his birthday gift!

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Emily March 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Hello!

Just finished making this to celebrate St. Patrick’s day – thanks for the great recipe! Delicious.

Emily

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Grace March 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I just made this and it’s fantastic! A dead ringer for regular Bailey’s … my housemate really doesn’t like coconut but she could barely taste it in this recipe. Thanks!

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Get Skinny, Go Vegan. March 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

While I don’t know how much I could handle of this super yumminess (sugar & booze do a number on me!), it looks truly amazing!!!! And a great drink for guests!

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Rachel R. March 19, 2012 at 9:12 am

This stuff is AMAZING. I made a double-batch for our St. Patty’s party – attended largely by omnivores – and it was a hit!

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Annie March 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

Holy moly, this was absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing, Angela!

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meg April 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I just made this tonight. All I can say is WOW! So easy to make, and soooo delicious. Thank you thank you thank you!

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Annie July 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Hi, Angela!

What would happen if I used all light coconut milk? Thanks :)

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Blake @ Blake Bakes July 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I used your accidental discovery of vegan sweetened condensed milk to finally veganize my family key lime pie recipe. It turned out awesome. Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2012 at 7:32 am

wow that’s great!!

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Meggyn August 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I am impressed. Got damn.

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loren August 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Great post, Angela! Wonderful recipe, commentary, and photos. I look forward to trying this sometime soon.Thank you!

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Erin November 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

This recipe is great!! My hubby and I love Carollans Irish Cream and were looking for a recipe to make some. This is fantastic!

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C.G. Avalos November 15, 2012 at 1:36 am

Just finish making this phenomenal recipe….now I’m working on finishing my second drink so if you all will excuse me.

Oh yea…it taste wonderful.

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stephanie November 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm

sipping on it now and it’s gorgeous, just gorgeous. <3

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

mmm you just gave me a craving for this…it’s been too long!

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Laura November 25, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Yum, i cant wait to try this recipe.. bailey and coffee used to be my favorite in the winter and I’ve missed it.

If there anything i could substitute for the Jameson if i wanted to make it non-alcoholic? my boyfriend doesn’t drink and i know he’ll want something special in his coffee when he see mine :D

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

Im not sure but you could always just leave it out! Maybe more almond milk?

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Patricia Tyrrell December 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Would coconut sugar work as well as Sucanat? Looks delish, can’t wait to try it this Christmas!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

I can’t see why those sugars wouldn’t work!

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zosia December 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

Hi :)

I have two questions about this awesome recipe…

1) Can I use coconut sugar instead of sucanat / brown sugar?
2) By 3/4 cup strong espresso or coffee, or to taste – you mean prepared coffee, right? (Have to make sure…)

Thanks :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hey, To answers both your questions – yes I think so and yes :) enjoy!

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Rachel December 13, 2012 at 2:03 am

This may be a no brainer question but….I am thinking of making this as Christmas gifts this year and am wondering (for shipping purposes) if this will need to be kept cold?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

Hey Rachel, I think opened coconut milk needs to be refrigerated so I would say yes it does. Sorry about that!

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Thayer December 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Really enjoyed this recipe the first night we made it, but by the next day there were big chunks of solid coconut fat in the batch that just wouldn’t “stir up”. It was a little gross trying to chew through it. Has anyone else had this happen? Did you find a solution?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

This can happen due to the the coconut milk and sometimes there isn’t much you can do about it. I would try reheating it to see if that can melt the coconut bits.

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Marielle | Vega in Vianen February 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I discovered the same just now. Made some a couple of hours earlier and we were definitely ready to try some! I might just leave it outside the fridge, see what happens… I have to admit, I only made half of the amount, so I only used fullfat coconut milk…

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Christina December 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Oh my gosh! You have no idea how timely this post is. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Absolutely love your site.

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Jessica December 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

This looks amazing! I was wondering if I could make this without the coffee? My mom and I both love Bailey’s but she does not like coffee at all (not sure if original Bailey’s has coffee in it?) Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

Yes Im sure you can make it without! Just sub the espresso/coffee for almond milk, maybe?

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Vegan Radhika Sarohia December 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

This link was in my FB feed this morning so I clicked over and I was reading it all perplexed and discombobulated, thinking “Whaaa…how I’ve never noticed before that St Patrick Day is apparently in December and like one week before Christmas wtf?!!”
Then I got to the comments and saw the comment dates indicating this was a post from March…and then it made sense…yikes, I need another latte to wake up hahaha:p

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Vegan Radhika Sarohia December 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Forgot to add this recipe looks spectacular and I will be making this for sure!!:D

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Jacquelyn December 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

So which is it on the Jameson? You have 2 different amounts, one in the ingredients and one in the recipe? I don’t drink Bailey but I have a hubby that loved it but can’t have dairy anymore… so this will make a SWEET Christmas surprise!! But I want to get it tasting right!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

I added about 3/4 cup…which makes it strong, but then again so is the original. I would add it to taste and you’ll be fine :)

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Sandra December 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I just made this and I was wondering whether I should put it in the fridge right away or whether I should let it cool down in the jar first. I’m very excited to bring this to my staff holiday party tomorrow (we have a few lactose intolerant people and I’m the token vegan)!
Thanks,
Sandra

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Either should be fine…I think I allowed mine to cool before putting it in the fridge. enjoy!

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Tara December 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I want to make this and take it with me on my travels..Do you think it would be ok out of the refridgerator for 8 hours or so??

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

Im not sure…I would pack it on ice :)

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Meredith December 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I made this yesterday and only used 1/2 cup of whiskey, and I found even that strong! It’s delicious though – I may have put some in my coffee at 10 AM this morning :)

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Shadé @ One Vegan Fatty January 1, 2013 at 7:35 am

I made this for New Years Eve…ah-mazinggggg!!! Thank you!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 1, 2013 at 11:31 am

awesome, happy new year!

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Ysa January 4, 2013 at 6:59 pm

OMG – just found your recipe on your 2012 list. Terrific!!
As I´m new to eating a vegan diet I just love to try “redesigning” food and beverages.
Thanks for sharing!
Love, ysabell

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Lauren January 7, 2013 at 10:44 am

Making this today for a party I am having tomorrow! I’ve been making the transition to vegan for a couple months now, and I absolutely love how my body feels these days. Thank you for always providing some of the very best recipes on the web!! I wouldn’t have ever thought to make a jump like this without reading your blog!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Aw thank you Lauren, I appreciate it! Congrats on all your changes :)

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Mary January 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I made this for Christmas and was surprised at how much it tasted like the real thing. Bailey’s is a random thing I completely forgot how much I loved. And this is SO MUCH CHEAPER to make than buy! I think it actually tasted better the second day (as most things tend to) although it did start to get really thick from the coconut milk. After about a week it was almost gelatinous! I guess I should have drunken it faster. ;)

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Melissa January 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Finally got around to trying this and it was great. I did half as baileys and reduced the other half for glaze to a Guinness gingerbread cake. Great combo

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Chasity Grome January 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

I’m interested in making this (I LOVE Baileys) but my husband doesn’t like coconut at all. Do you think I could sub in hemp milk for some of the coconut milk and it will still turn out okay?

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Katherine February 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm

OMG! Finally got around to making a batch. Wow! Delicious! I used both cans and mixed together and froze 1/2 for round two. It is so good. I was lazy and just added a tsp instant espresso powder while cooking down milk. I thoroughly enjoy your blog and every recipe I have made has been spot on delicious. Thanks Angela! You make being vegan fun.

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Zariel March 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Hey! Great recipe, do you think I could use this to fill a donut? My BF is craving an irish creme stuffed donut but I’m not sure where to begin. Your advice would be much appreciated!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

Hmm I think it would be too thin to fill a donut? Maybe if you whipped it with icing sugar it might work?

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Annie March 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I made this last year and was very happy with the results! Do you think the texture would be that different if I use two cans of light coconut milk? Angela, I can’t wait until you publish a cookbook! Just sayin’… ;)

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Sacha March 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm

You have just received guru status; thank you for this recipe; I am definitely going to prepare some this weekend.

From a Bailey’s fan.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 17, 2013 at 7:38 pm

hah glad to hear that!

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Darcy March 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Looks delicious, I will have to try this out. P.S. I like the spoon in your pic, very pretty!

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Megan March 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Im not vegan but I love baileys and this recipe sounds even better than the original baileys! I’m going to give it a try. Enjoy your St.Patrick’s day!

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Jen @ Existential Evolution March 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

Whoa baby! This is going on my TO MAKE list for an upcoming party. I do miss a Baileys on the rocks since cutting dairy out 4 years ago. Thanks for bringing this to us!!

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anthony c March 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I made this for my vegan girlfriend and we both LOVE IT! I would serve this to anyone and doubt they would know it is homemade, yet vegan. This will be part of our regular rotation, thanks for shareing.

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DarkValkyrie March 17, 2013 at 10:03 am

hello Angela
discovered your blog very recently, and must say I love it.
I allowed myself the right to adapt and translate your fantastic recipe for today, right here:
http://veganvalkyrie.canalblog.com/archives/2013/03/17/26670802.html
I mentioned your blog of course.
if you ever disagreed with my initiative, just let me know, and I will change my blog.

see you soon and thanks for sharing that great recipe anyway.

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Rachel March 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm

This was AMAZING! Huge hit with everyone in my house! The only thing I changed in the recipe is adding a tiny dash of organic vanilla extract at the end. I felt like it helped tie all the flavors together seamlessly. Thanks so much for this recipe! Definitely going to make it all the time now! :)

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Olivia March 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Mine curdles as soon as I put it in my coffee, is this normal? Or did I mess something up, lol?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Hey Olivia, Gosh I’m not sure why that is happening – it could be the coconut milk acting up. Sometimes it can do that depending on the brand. Does it help if you whisk it into the coffee?

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Olivia March 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I used my emulsion blender, but I think you’re right with the coconut milk. Next time I’ll use a different brand and see what happens. Thanks!!

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gretchen March 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm

This was very tasty, but I would liken it way more to a Mudslide than Bailey’s. Still very good. thanks for the idea!

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Pete June 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

I’ve been meaning to make this for a while, and it is absolutely lovely!

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Storie July 9, 2013 at 11:27 am

This is awesome and I totally want to use this in a cake! However, sad part is that although I’m vegan, I’m also mildy allergic to coconut (sucks) so I was wondering what you though about using regular soy milk? You can also buy soy milk for coffee that is already pretty thick to start off, so maybe that’s an option?

Anyway, just wondering if there was a specific reason behind the use of coconut milk and if you though substituting for soy milk would work.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

Hey Storie, I used full-fat coconut milk because it’s super thick and creamy. I’m not sure how soy milk would turn out. If you cook it down longer it might work – let me know if you try it out!

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judy July 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

I loved the idea and the recipe is easy. But I don’t drink alcohol. And this has whiskey? I don’t even know how to spell whiskey?? Please let me know if there are recipes like this one, but with no alcohol. Thank you.

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Jessica September 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm

It’s not for me.

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DONNAORMANDY September 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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Danielle October 20, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you! Who knew dairy-free Bailey’s would be soooo easy?! Mmm, my Sunday brunches are back. It is seriously delicious. I am not missing out on the “real” thing in the least (how can so many mysterious ingredients actually be called the ‘real’ thing?!). I will never go back. Much gratitude!

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Amanda W October 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I am excited to see this tasty treat veganized! But I am curious about using coconut milk; is there any taste of coconut?

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Maureen November 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I’m severely allergic to dairy & have missed being able to have Bailey’s, mudslides, etc… I’ll definitely be trying this recipe!

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Erin November 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Just made this! Added cinnamon and vanilla and it’s amazing. Thanks!

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MMR November 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm

How long did this last in your fridge? Could I ship it across the country? I’m very excited to try this!

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Amy December 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Has anyone tried this? I just read two pages of how yummy the recipe looks! Haha I agree but I wonder if anyone has actually tried it? Is it as good as it looks?

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Noelle Tuominen December 7, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I included this recipe in my Christmas cocktail post today!
sunshineandpearls.com/2013/12/sipping-saturday.html

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Jen December 17, 2013 at 4:34 am

Hey Angela,
Going to make this for Christmas this year, but do you think it would work with coconut sugar instead of sucanat?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

Hi Jen, I can’t see why it wouldn’t!

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Shanna December 19, 2013 at 1:16 pm

So… any way this could be made with a regular plant based milk (soy, almond) instead of coconut?? I HATE coconut…

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mario denis December 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Hi, Do you seperate the liquid from the cream from the coconut can?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 20, 2013 at 10:19 am

Nope, just add the whole can! :)

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Martyna December 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I’m trying to stay sugar-free as much as possible. What other sweetener would you suggest? I know honey isn’t vegan but maybe it could work???

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Cattie December 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

I would have never thought of making this at home! And I never thought about the fact that Bailey’s is full of “junk” – duh (not that I drink it all that often, but anyway). Your version sounds amazing, I have to try it (and that condensed milk, wow)!

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Jourdaine December 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I doubled the batch because I’m bottling some up for gifts. I also mixed a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips in the coffee before adding to the coconut milk. I love the subtle chocolate taste. My family has always used Canadian Mist in their Bailey’s (not very Irish, no, but we think it tastes smoother in Bailey’s… we drink our Jameson neat!), so that’s what I used in my batch. Delicious!!!! I can’t wait to hear what my friends and family think. I can’t compare it to the real thing (I went vegan WAY before I turned 21), but still so good.

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Aaron December 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Made this for the holidays. Very good. Took my palette a few sips to adjust to the taste, but it was great. Had made baileys before in my pre-plantbased days, with a recipe using cream and raw egg… makes me shudder now. Love finding unique plantbased versions like this.

Have a great holiday. We will, tipping back from baileys tonight on Christmas Eve!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Hey Aaron, So glad you are enjoying it! I made some today too. :) I agree about the flavour taking a moment to get used to, but once the taste buds adjust it’s quite lovely in its own right! Merry Christmas to you all!

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Talia December 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

This looks amazing! I miss Bailey’s. Do you think coconut sugar would work with this?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

I can’t see why not!

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Shayna Teicher December 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I can’t wait to make this! I tried to scroll through all the comments before asking here (so many happy people!), does anyone have an idea of shelf life? This is the sort of thing that would be amazing to have handy in the fridge for special occasions. Thank you!

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Ange February 6, 2014 at 3:56 am

I’m allergic to food colouring and lactose intolerant so Bailey’s has been on my no-drink list. I’m married to an Irishman and love Jameson –I’ll definitely be trying this out soon! Plus with ingredients I can source easily in Shanghai…you’ve made my day with this.

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Millie February 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Oh wow! I’ve just found this and I am so making it! It looks like the best thing ever! This summer I will be rocking that drink over ice by a pool :) x

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Simoriah March 16, 2014 at 11:29 am

I’ve just made this, I’m really impressed with the way it’s turned out! Thank you for your idea, I’ll experiment with this next time and try using soya milk =] have you any more of an idea how long this will keep? Thank you in advance.

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Tasha March 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

My friend made this for us to celebrate St.Patricks Day this year and it was amazing!!! Delicious by itself and we tried it blended with vanilla vegan ice cream, best shake I’ve ever had.

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Paty Shaulis March 27, 2014 at 10:40 am

Hi Angela!! First, I wanted to say I got your cookbook. I absolutely LOVE it! I have made several recipes, including the 10-spice vegetable soup with cashew cream and they have all been delicious. My question is this…I have been buying organic foods only (and eating healthy) for years now. Just about two years ago, my daughter and I went vegetarian and in the last couple of months, we have finally made the switch to vegan. I don’t really miss anything at all except for I like my coffee with creamer. I used to use Coffee Mate (years ago) and have switched to So Delicious Coconut creamer but just read your post on Carrageenan. Do you have any recipes for coffee creamer (without the alcohol :-))? Thank you!!

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cj April 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm

I made this according to the recipe but with coconut sugar instead of sucanat. It is incredibly delicious! I haven’t tried Bailey’s in more than 4 years, so can’t speak to how “authentic” it is. All I do know is that I enjoyed it more than I remember enjoying Bailey’s! Highy recommended.

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Giselle August 5, 2014 at 11:27 am

Amazing! I will most definitely be making vegan irish cream this holiday season!!
Thank you!

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Carla November 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

I made this! it is excellent and my husband (who doesn’t like coconut) loved it as well. Thank you for the recipe!

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Marie December 7, 2014 at 10:51 am

I made this last night and O….M….G….. Delici!
I used have almond milk which didn’t make it as thick but it’s soooooo nice I’m having it in my coffee right now:)
Thank you!

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Giselle and Cody December 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Oh my goodness, I have been waiting to try this recipe out for months now!

December is finally here! (Not that I had to wait until the Christmas season)

I will be attempting this vegan irish cream in a few days and the taste testers will be a house full of vegans and non-vegans attending our Christmas party.

Can’t wait!

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Roads December 30, 2014 at 9:20 pm

You know, if you skip the coffee in this recipe and add it to Root Beer, you just made the best alcoholic root beer float EVER! Absolutely fantastic!

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ms saira January 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm

I had to spend christmas away from home without whisky ( the horror)! So guess what I made as soon as I got back. Used Teachers instead of Jamesons, added a dash of nutmeg- I am sooo happy right now!! Happy New Year to you!!

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Melinda January 4, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Oh my goodness!! If you haven’t tried this you are missing out!! I’ve made three batches. The one I’m making tonight is for friends at my office. I went to the Container Store and bought some lovely bottles and oh what a gorgeous gift!! Thank you for the recipe!! This is one for the books!!!

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Kylie January 17, 2015 at 5:59 am

!!!!!! Best drink ever !!!!!

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Kathleen February 21, 2015 at 5:35 pm

If Irish Whiskey were gluten free this would be great! Unfortunately, while the distillation process does remove the gluten protein, the alcohol is still cross contaminated by having contained the gluten to begin with. So, those of us that are extremely allergic to gluten, will react and get very ill from whiskey or any other alcohol distilled from a gluten based carb.

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Marília March 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm

This is so fecking delish. I’m so happy.

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Natasha March 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm

This recipe kicked off some excellent St. Patrick’s Day festivities here in Oakville and Toronto. My friends couldn’t believe it wasn’t the original! Thank you Angela!

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Jemima Fronk May 6, 2015 at 6:20 am
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Really really nice! I infused some loose chai tea in vodka overnight then strained and replaced the jamieson with it and it’s amazing, already pissed at 12.30pm, ah well thats housewife life for you

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Carmen May 9, 2015 at 11:35 am

Wow! I think I LOVE you!! LOL Thanks Angela, your the best!

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Sarah August 31, 2015 at 12:28 am

I saw a non vegan recipe for this and it said it would last for 2 months refrigerated. It used heavy cream and condensed milk. Do you know why this one wouldn’t last that long? Just wondering. thanks!

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Lora O'Brien November 24, 2015 at 7:28 am

Hi, just to let you know we recently featured this recipe in our latest Eluxe article.
Feel free to check it out and share it on. We personally cannot wait to try these! :)

http://eluxemagazine.com/magazine/vegan-drinks-for-winter/

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Ashleigh November 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm
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Just made this and it’s PERFECT!!! Thank you♡

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Leah O'Sullivan December 12, 2015 at 7:18 pm

I came across this recipe where doing a Pinterest search. It’s just cooling, and I am so excited to try it!

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Claire December 22, 2015 at 11:52 am
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Brown sugar works perfectly. I have made this a number of times and always have perfect results. I searched this recipe for a friend who could no longer have dairy and made a batch for Christmas for her. It’s delicious and better than the “real” thing.

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mark charlton December 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm
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Just made this – WOW! The coconut flavour comes thru but that only makes it better

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Nicole January 3, 2016 at 6:44 pm
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Does this recipe have to have the coffee in it?

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Susan pollock February 1, 2016 at 9:26 pm
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DELICIOUS. Though in order to get it to taste like real Baileys I had to add About 20% more sugar. But this is awesome – now I can have Bailey’s cocktails with my vegan husband!

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Lauren March 9, 2016 at 9:04 am
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Hi Angela! I started following your blog in 2011 when I was transitioning to a vegan diet. I bookmarked this recipe when you first posted it, and 2 years later I finally made it. Since then…it’s become a tradition for me! I love this recipe! I think it’s better than the original Bailey’s. My boyfriend has a St. Patrick’s Day Birthday, so I can vouch that this stuff works wonderfully in car bombs, coffee, or just by itself. I might have to add it to his birthday cake frosting this year! Anyways, just wanted to go back and add my rating!

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Angela Liddon March 10, 2016 at 9:02 am

Hi Lauren, thanks so much for the comment! I’m so happy to hear you love the recipe – I definitely do, too. :) I think it would be a great addition to cake frosting. Please let me know how it turns out!!

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Sue March 11, 2016 at 9:37 am

Just to let you know Guinness went vegan earlier this year, so Vegans can now have a pint on Patrick’s Day.

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Joanna March 14, 2016 at 5:34 pm
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Sooooooo yummmmmy! I used to love Bailey’s but since I don’t drink milk anymore this is a wonderful alternative. It’s actually better because it’s not as thick as Bailey’s! Thank you for sharing your secret with us!

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Angela Liddon March 17, 2016 at 4:29 pm

Glad you like it, Joanna! :)

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Steph March 18, 2016 at 2:02 am

Well, I had less than stellar results. Should have boiled the coconut milk down more, I’m thinking to 2.5 cups, before adding the coffee and whiskey. It tasted pretty good warm.

After sitting in the refrigerator over night the coconut fat congealed on top which shouldn’t have been surprising since it hardens at room temperature. We added the Baileys it to hot coffee.
I’m going to try it again because your recipes have always been superb and I know it was my error.

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Steph March 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Should the coconut milk be boiled down to about 2 cups before adding the coffee and whiskey?

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Jenny Cooperman May 19, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Looks delicious!

Can you I use a sugar alternative here, like agave or maple?

Thank you!

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Angela Liddon May 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Hey Jenny, I haven’t tried another sweetener. I’d say “yes” to subbing in another granulated sweetener, but as for a liquid sweetener this would make the Bailey’s much more liquidy and I’m not sure how long it would take to cook down. Let us know if you try anything out though!

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Tara May 25, 2016 at 8:12 pm
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Oh boy.. love love love this recipe! Am up to my second batch this week, oops hehe. It’s as delicious warm as it is cool.

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Fran May 28, 2016 at 8:18 am

Ooooohhhhhh…… this means I can have a Springbok!!

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Sierra August 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm
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I loved this, but I think I messed up somewhere by using normal coconut milk in a carton for the “light” coconut milk. Do you think that’s why it wasn’t as thick as it should have been? Thank you though, for this amazing recipe!!!

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Angela Liddon September 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Hi there Sierra, If you mean the cartoned coconut milk (the kind typically found near soy or almond milk in the grocery store), I do think that’s the likely culprit! Like soy and almond milk, this type of coconut milk is really more of a dairy milk replacement that is best consumed as a beverage or used in smoothies, over cereal, and so on. It’s typically watered down and contains other additives as well, and so it tends to be lighter/thinner than even the “light” canned coconut milk. In my recipes I will specify canned coconut milk. and also indicate whether I used full-fat or light. Another possibility as to why it was thin is that the liquid needed to be cooked down longer than it was. So you could always try throwing it back on the stovetop and simmering it a bit longer until the volume reduces. I hope you still enjoyed the Homemade Bailey’s, though, even if it wasn’t quite as rich!

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Ole October 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Nice recipe :)

Side-Note:

I know there is a lot of fighting going on the past few years, within the Vegan community, comparing Animal abuse to the good old Slavery… Doesn’t that make a lot of Vegans, Hypocrits, often supporting Human Slavery, by buying Sugar?

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Paula October 31, 2016 at 4:22 pm
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This just made my day. I was so excited I made two batches. I used canned full fat coconut milk (i have way to much of it) & I’m wondering if I should have used a different coconut milk because if I put it on ice the fat cools on top & is not appealing. Thanks so much!

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Emma November 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm
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Just made this!! Amazing! Thank you! Xx

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Angela Liddon November 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Great to hear it was a hit, Emma :)

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Janet Jackson December 1, 2016 at 11:01 am

Wow brilliant mus try this for christmas, I wanted to share to facebook but no share button :(

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Madison December 5, 2016 at 1:36 am
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So excited to try this for christmas gifts! Do you know how long it stays? Does it need to be consumed in a few days/week/etc?

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Angela Liddon December 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

Hi Madison, I’d say this keeps safely at least 4-5 days, but much longer than that and I’m not sure (it’s not very long in our house before it’s all gone! Haha).

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Noelle December 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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Delicious! I used a cup of Jameson and cold brew coffee. Thanks for sharing!!

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Amy December 24, 2016 at 12:33 am

I’m making this for gifts and would love to be able to tell ppl the shelf life. Does anyone know? Also will it be okay if it’s not in the fridge for a day while transporting ? Sorry for the silly questions!

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Husam March 17, 2017 at 8:08 am
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Fantastic recipe! Made a batch last year, as well as this year for St. Patrick’s Day. This time, I decided to bring a couple jars into the office. My coworkers are not disappointed with this non-dairy alternative! Now we’re all sippin’ Irish coffee until our 10am standup starts. (:

Cheers!

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Angela Liddon March 17, 2017 at 9:06 am

I’m sure your coworkers appreciated the thought! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!!

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Patrycja April 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Hi Angela
Do you have to add coffee?

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Angela Liddon April 20, 2017 at 9:04 am

Hey Patrycja, I think you should be able to make this without coffee, perhaps subbing it for more almond milk. That will change the flavour profile a bit, but it should still be pretty tasty!

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Geri Habstritt October 31, 2017 at 8:29 pm

I made a recipe almost identical to yours and it didn’t call to cook the coconut milk first. The Baileys turned out thick and clumpy like full fat coconut milk. I’m going to dump it out because I can’t even get it out of the container. Does your recipe stay smooth and creamy?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 1, 2017 at 7:20 am

Hey Geri, When chilled, it does firm up due to the fat in the coconut milk, so I recommend letting it sit on the counter before using and then giving it a gentle shake to redistribute.

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Jillene December 9, 2017 at 9:47 pm

Tried this recipe and love the idea, but when I put it in the fridge the coconut milk condensed and it was a bit chunky when we drank it…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2017 at 8:00 am

Hey Jillene, Yes, the fat from the coconut milk does harden when chilled. I suggest leaving the Bailey’s at room temperature for a little bit before serving then give it a good shake.

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Becca December 13, 2017 at 9:07 am
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This recipe is incredible and I am now making batches for Christmas presents. However, I am unsure of the shelf life, how long should this last in a mason jar?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

Hey Becca, So glad to hear you love it so much! It should be refrigerated and will last in the fridge for 1-2 weeks I would imagine. It’ll solidify a bit when chilled so let it come to room temp before using and give it a good shake. Hope this helps!

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Valerie Russell December 21, 2017 at 4:31 pm
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Nice recipe! I am lactose intolerant, and love Baileys! This is a lovely substitute. I used half brown sugar, half golden. It tastes coconutty, which is lovely.

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Tara December 23, 2017 at 9:50 pm

This is so delicious! I just finished making a huge batch and will gift some to my family for Christmas. I used coconut sugar and it worked beautifully. Thank you for a fantastic recipe!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 24, 2017 at 8:32 am

Hey Tara, I’m so glad you love it so much! Thanks for letting me know. I hope your family loves it too :)

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Armandine December 24, 2017 at 10:32 am

I just made some; it’s beautiful! I love it! Thank you for the recipe!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Hey Armandine, I’m so glad to hear that! I’m making some today too. Have a great holiday!

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Lucy H February 10, 2018 at 12:18 pm
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I just tried making this recipe and it worked really well! I am not keen on coconut flavour in things, so wasn’t sure how this would work out. However, it was really nice! I couldn’t actually taste the coconut in it! I think Baileys is slightly more chocolate than coffee, but that didn’t matter. The end result was as good as a bought drink! I will definitely make it again! Thank you! Xx

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 10, 2018 at 1:38 pm

I’m so happy to hear that Lucy! Thanks :)

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Emily March 13, 2018 at 6:26 pm

Have you tried this with other milks? Wondering if almond or cashew would thicken up like that.
Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2018 at 8:19 am

Hey Emily, I’m sorry I haven’t tried it with anything else. I feel like the high fat content/thick cream from the full-fat coconut milk (and the light a bit) is key for its success, but that said, I haven’t tested it with other milks so that’s just my guess!

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Emily Corley March 15, 2018 at 6:42 pm

I’m going to try it. (I’m allergic to coconuts.)
Will report back!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 16, 2018 at 7:10 am

yes please do! Thanks Emily :)

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Nina April 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm
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Dear Angela,
I love this recipe and have made it a lot of times. Recently I started a vegan lifestyle blog in English and German and I have written a review on this recipe, and also translated it into German. I hope that is ok with you :)
http://flymetotheveganbuffet.com/vegan-baileys-by-oh-she-glows/

thanks again for this amazing recipe and kind regards
Nina

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Meg May 15, 2018 at 5:23 pm

This looks great! How long can it be kept in the fridge for? Thanks

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 17, 2018 at 6:55 am

Hey Meg, It should keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks in an airtight container. It’ll solidify (partially) when chilled, so you can leave it on the counter for a bit before serving and then stir it well.

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