When December hits, this is my absolute favourite drink. I only ever buy it in December and when it runs out, I am done till the following year. A bit nuts really, but I like my traditions. So when a friend shared a video of a home made version to my Facebook the other week, I was just a bit excited. Is it good? Why, it's delicious!
It seems food and drink videos are all the rage these days. Usually a sped up video showing delicious looking dinners, desserts, appetizers, cocktails, and much more, all done seconds with the aid of a pair of hands! If only it were that easy, right? Well, a friend shared this Bailey's recipe to my Facebook page the other week. And like all the other videos, it is quick and to the point. Makes it looks so easy. You can click the link here for that Bailey's video. This video is true to point because making this really did take about a minute. So sped up video and all, still super quick to make.
Although the text in the video is in Spanish, it is pretty self explanatory. Also, the recipe is written out here, so pretty easy. Until seeing this video the other week, I had never ever given any thought to making Bailey's. Honestly, I didn't even know you could! And guess what, the stuff is great. I think it will now become my new December tradition.
If you happen to have some Bailey's loving friends you could even give this as gifts for Christmas. Cookies are highly overrated anyway..ha! If you take a look though Pinterest you will see so many cute ideas of how to bottle up Bailey's and give it away for gifts through the holiday season. And don't even get me started on the desserts over there on Pinterest. There was a Bailey's Cheesecake, brownies, truffles and so much more. Take a look over in Pinterest if you love Bailey's as much as I do.
So, what's the verdict on this stuff anyway. After drinking Bailey's original for too many years to count, at first I thought it was strange. But then I thought it was delicious. Kind of like only having eaten store bought cookies you whole life, and then biting in to a home made one for the first time. Well, not really, but you get the drift. Sometimes, it is just fun to do it yourself!
Does it work out more economical? No, it worked out to about the same price. It probably depends on what kind of brandy you buy and how much that costs. The other ingredients are low cost. This still worked out to the same price as a bottle of original Bailey's.
Why make it? I say why not! I just might have to make up another batch before Christmas...oops.
Home Made Bailey's Irish Cream
Makes 1 Bottle / Prep time: 5 minutes / Cook time: None
1 3/4 Cups/400 ml Brandy
1 Can condensed milk (16 oz can)
1 Cup/240 ml heavy cream
2 teaspoons instant coffee
4 teaspoon hot water
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix together the coffee and water. Stir well to dissolve.
Add the brandy, condensed milk, cream, vanilla and coffee to a blender. Blend on high for about 30 seconds.
Store in a glass bottle in the fridge. Serve straight over ice.
Will keep for up to 2 months in the fridge.
Click the downloadable link below to print recipe!
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