Vegan Baileys Recipe

Have you ever made your own booze at home? It’s pretty exciting to brew your own beer, make your own wine, or – as we’re doing today – make vegan Baileys. In my last article I mentioned Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liquor (which is vegan). It is – unfortunately though – not available in any of the stores in my hometown. I have not checked Costco yet, maybe that’s worth a trip.

There is a solution for every problem. If you can’t buy it, you make it. That has always been my motto, ever since I embarked on the road of veganism 🙂

Nowadays, however, we shouldn’t make any shopping trips unless it is really necessary, so the ingredients for this recipe should have to wait for a complete grocery shopping trip when you’re buying things that are needed in the kitchen. On the other hand, now that we’re stuck at home, it should be fun to make your own liquor.


Only two months ago, a friend in Belgium made his own beer at home, and he proudly shared it on Facebook. The beer looked good and so did his face, it was quite happy 😉 So, let’s make some Baileys and enjoy the rewards. This recipe is really good. I love it! You can tell that I have made this before, right? 😉


  • 3/4 cups of whisky
  • 1/2 strongly brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cans of full fat coconut milk (coconut cream works too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup and 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or agave honey as I used in the video) (Not everyone wants to use agave honey, although it gives a nice flavor, but if you feel more comfortable using maple syrup, then use that. It also tastes great. 🙂 )
  • Optional: herbal extract

Herbal Extract

  • 1/3 cinnamon stick
  • a little ginger powder (2 pinches) or the equivalent of chopped up fresh ginger. Don’t overdo it with the ginger.
  • caramelized sesame seeds, crushed to a powdery substance (you can replace that with crushed cardamom seeds if you prefer or if caramelized sesame seeds aren’t available)
  • 1/2 cup of water


  • If you’d like to add the herbal extract, then prepare that first. Add cinnamon stick, ginger, and caramelized sesame seeds to water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare coffee. When the coffee is still hot, mix in the cocoa powder, because the warm coffee will make it easier to dissolve the cocoa.
  1. Pour the full fat coconut milk into the bowl
  2. Add whisky and stir
  3. Add all other ingredients, and stir
  4. Optional: add two tablespoons of herbal extract and mix it in

Final Thoughts

With this you’ll spend some nice time at home, making delicious Baileys. When it’s ready, it should be stored in the fridge. The last time I made it, I kept it refrigerated for a little over a week. While I don’t want to advocate the use of alcohol during these times – alcohol does weaken the immune system if taken in excess – this is a fun activity at home. You could also add some of your favorite spice to it if you ‘d like. Let me know how it goes 🙂

Yummy, this was so good!

Perhaps in an upcoming post we can dive into a beer making class. Dive in to the class, ok, not the beer barril 😉


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20 thoughts on “Vegan Baileys Recipe”

  1. This is awesome Christine. I am in Mexico and I am pretty sure I can find most of the ingredients – not sure about the agave honey but maple syrup for sure. I have a recipe for Bailey’s but it is not vegan. Yours definitely seems much healthier. I can’t wait to try it. 

    I have a friend who loves this stuff in the mornings. I will definitely send her the link to your website.

    • Hi Mary Ann!

      I’m also in Mexico. Agave honey is made from the local agave plant, well, it is local in my parts, but perhaps not everywhere in Mexico 😉 It grows in the Baja peninsula. Maple syrup also adds a delicious flavor.

      Enjoy the recipe!

  2. Hey Christine; Your vegan Baileys  Recipe sounds interesting. I agree with you ‘if you can’t buy it then make it’. There are so many things that the Covid19 “Prison Warden” causes people who are imprisoned at home to revive and bring life to what is both helpful and needful. We have the time to both teach family members and learn from family members during this time that we would not find time to teach or learn before.


    • Hi Dorcas,

      Very true, now we have the time to bring to life helpful things or things that have lain dormant too long. It’s time to use our creativity, teach others, and learn from others, and make every moment count.

      Thanks for your comment!

  3. Hello there, I am not a vegan but I must say this is really nice vegan recipes that I must try, as I have been looking for interesting new recipes …thanks for sharing this awesome article I know it would be great fun to do this as it will be to me.

  4. I really love your site.  I know I have commented on your page before but I just have to say that you are ahead of the game.  I am a vegan and I know that a huge amount of people will start becoming vegan.  With that said, that means people will find out that what they drink is probably not vegan.  The baileys drink is a great way to introduce beginning vegans.  Great post.

  5. I love anything with Baileys. I also love making my own booze at home! Yes! If you cannot buy it you absolutely can make it 🙂 The recipe looks on point and I have all the ingredients, yay! I am surprised that it can stay in the fridge that long. I will definitely have to give it a try. And, yes I will drink in moderation during this crazy pandemic 🙂 

  6. Hi Christine,

    I know some of my friends who brew beers in their houses, but I didn’t know you can make your own vegan Bailey. Your video is also helping people understand the process without too much work for the process, which is amazing.

    Do you think we could use a blender to make vegan Baileys too? Since I only saw you stir to make every ingredient together, does that have a special meaning?

    Can’t wait to see your feedback.

    • Hi Matt,

      I think if you blend it, it will come out a little creamier perhaps. It won’t be necessary, though, since the ingredients are easy to mix. I’ll try it next time 🙂
      Thanks for visiting again 🙂

  7. I’ve never thought of making my own alcoholic beverages at home, so to me this is indeed a very interesting article. I’m not much of a bailey’s fan, but sharing the recipe gives me some great ideas. Thank you for posting the video as well as sometimes you need that visual aid to help make the recipe as accurate as possible. Intriguing read!

    • Hi Buddy!

      Great that this gave you some ideas 🙂 Maybe you’ll come up with a new recipe to make alcohol 😉

      Thank you for your comment!

  8. Hi Christine!
    This vegan baileys recipe is looking so good! I will definitely try it out myself! The ingredients aren’t that hard to find normally, hopefully during this hard time, I can find them as well. I’m interested of becoming a vegan one day, and as i see, your site will help me on my way.

    • Hi Beni!

      The ingredients are indeed easy to find 🙂

      My website has a lot of information about recipes, vegetable protein , calcium, cookbooks etc. Feel free to check them out 🙂

  9. I’d love to make this at home when time and money permits. I could use some extra money and making a drink at home sounds more exciting and better than I could ever of hope with wasting money on beer. 

    Thanks for the tips, sharing with all of my friends who want something home made

    • Hi Kyle,

      It will be nice to share this with friends. I shared ny Baileys with my neighbors 🙂

      Thank you for your comment!

  10. Just finished watching the awesome video on this and came here for the recipe. I think I’ll wait for the weather to cool down a bit first, I think this will make a nice warmer upper in the winter time with the scotch in there.
    Speaking of scotch, should I use a smoky scotch or just an inexpensive blended scotch as this is a mixed drink?

    • Hi Les,

      This is such an awesome recipe! I love it! I would use the inexpensive scotch for this Baileys recipe.
      Thank you for your comment! And enjoy your drink (when you make it) 🙂


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