Vegan Irish Cream
It’s probably not surprising to hear that I loved Bailey’s Irish Cream in my non-vegan days. I’ve seen recipes for vegan Bailey’s online now and then, and with St. Patrick’s day almost here I finally had the perfect excuse to whip some up. Once I did I was kind of kicking myself, because it was so ridiculously easy to make.
Although I guess it’s good that I’m just finding out now, because if I’d known all these years that some vegan Bailey’s was just a mix and a shake away, I’d have been guzzling a lot more than the daily recommended amount. (And nutritionally speaking, I’m sure the recommended amount is zero.)
I have fond memories of drinking Bailey’s on the rocks at theatres back when I was studying in London. Almost all the theatres there had incredibly cheap day-of tickets for students, so we tried to take advantage of those tickets as often as possible. Every now and then I would treat myself to a Bailey’s on the rocks, and I would enjoy every last drop of that sweet, creamy booze! Side note – In addition to full bars in most of the theatres, including movie theatres, they also sold ice cream treats during intermission (or at least they used to when I lived there). It was awesome.
Okay, enough reminiscing… you guys need to get your vegan Irish Cream on! I found this recipe on VegWeb, but halved it so that I could save some of the hazelnut creamer for another recipe. I thought the whiskey was just a touch strong (which isn’t a bad thing, but it just didn’t taste as much like the Bailey’s I remembered), so I reduced it just a tiny bit. Feel free to add more or less to taste.
Vegan Irish Cream
In a clean jar or bottle, combine ingredients together and shake until everything is mixed. You can store this in the refrigerator, but you’ll need to shake it each time before pouring.
Notes: If you can’t find hazelnut soy creamer, don’t despair! You can use plain or vanilla flavored creamer and just add some hazelnut flavored syrup or extract. And though I haven’t tried it, I’m sure this would also be great without the hazelnut flavor. You could try adding some vanilla extract instead.