Last minute Christmas gifts, homemade Baileys!

December 23, 2014, In: Christmas, Cocktails, Freebies, Occasion


Yum… homemade Baileys for the holidays! It doesn’t seem to matter how much planning I do ahead of time, there will always be some sort of last minute gift needed. Just because it’s last minute, doesn’t mean it has to look last minute! This year I made a batch of homemade Baileys ahead of time just for that last minute scramble… ok, not really. I made the Baileys ahead of time to spike my hot cocoa, but it’s coming in handy for the last minute scramble!

baily_tagBaileys is so simple to whip up and with this free downloadable label, you’ll be all set. I found the cute bottle shown in the Target ‘dollar’ bin. Two for $3! Better yet, you could just recycle a Starbucks Frappuccino bottle. Print out this free label and either glue (like I did) to your bottle, or tie it like a little tag and hang it from the bottle neck. I added some sparkle with some gold ribbon, extra tinsel that I had and of course, a candy cane.

Make sure you make enough Baileys to spike your hot cocoa too, Happy Holidays!

Salute, Denise

Homemade Baileys


  • 2 Cups Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Cup Light Cream
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Strong Cold Coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 20 seconds.
  2. Refrigerate in a tightly sealed bottle, will keep for up to 2 months (not that you'll need it to!).
  3. Shake before serving, enjoy!

  1. Reply

    How exciting to find your recipe! I love Bailey’s and love the idea of preparing this myself rather than buying it. Thank you for your free printable label too!

  2. Reply

    I love this idea! And I know a few people who would love it too. Thanks for sharing!

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