Christmas Homemade Baileys

2 cups
5 min

Creamy and festive, this spiced homemade Baileys is the perfect Christmas cocktail for keeping out winter chills while getting into that holiday spirit.

It's a must-try for gingerbread lovers, and it's easier to make than you think: you only need five ingredients and less than five minutes to whip up this silky DIY Irish cream!

Cookies, cakes, and candies are great, but if you want to go above-and-beyond this holiday season, consider making your own homemade Baileys. It's time for something more than boring old alcohol!

Homemade liqueurs packaged in pretty bottles make the perfect gift for anyone on your list who enjoys cocktails. They're great as hostess presents, too!

Christmas is the season of giving, and there's no better gift than something you made with love (and alcohol, ha). Besides, this gingerbread-spiced Baileys is:

Effortless: It's surprisingly easy to make infused liqueur - it requires just five ingredients and will only take about five minutes of your time to DIY this yumminess.

Inexpensive: So much more affordable than store-bought!

Better than store-bought: In my experience, homemade is always better. You can flavor this homemade Irish cream to your liking, and you'll know exactly what ingredients went into it.

Condensed milk and egg-free: Lower calories and no safety risk associated with drinking raw eggs!

Fuss-free: You'll only need one tool of your choice - a blender, food processor, or whisk.

Perfect for Christmas and the holidays! It's a must-have for holiday celebrations (or any day), and it makes last-minute homemade gift-gifting a breeze. Perfect addition to the holiday gift baskets!

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Christmas Homemade Baileys
Recipe details
  • 2  cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • ⅔ cup spiced rum like Captain Morgan
  • 1 cup half-and-half or heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon gingerbread spice
Blender or food processor method
Combine Nutella, spiced rum, half & half, powdered sugar, and gingerbread spice in a blender.
Blend on high speed until incorporated, 20 to 30 seconds.
Fill clean glass bottles and refrigerate overnight to allow for flavors to blend.
Whisk method
In a small bowl, blend Nutella and rum until Nutella is dissolved; slowly stir in heavy cream.
In a small bowl, blend Nutella and rum until Nutella is dissolved; slowly stir in heavy cream. 
Add powdered sugar and gingerbread spice and whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
  • If there are lumps/curdles in your Baileys, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
  • Storage:
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two months. Shake well before using!
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