3.5 to 4 cups
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
10 minutes

Ultra creamy and delicious, this vegan Baileys will knock your socks off. And not just because it’s strong!


  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat (or brown sugar should work)
  • 3/4 cup strong espresso or coffee, or to taste
  • 3/4-1 cup Jameson Irish Whiskey, or to taste
  • pinch of salt


  1. In a medium or large pot, add the cans of coconut milk and whisk. Now whisk in the sugar. Bring to a low boil, stirring frequently. Simmer for about 8-10 minutes, while stirring frequently, until it cooks down and thickens slightly.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the espresso or coffee. Don’t have a coffee maker? Just buy a cup from the coffee shop and use that. Add in espresso/coffee to taste.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and finally the Jameson, to taste. I added about 3/4 + 2 tbsp of whiskey and it was strong, but so is the original! Make it as strong or weak as you prefer.
  4. Store in sealed jars and serve over ice, with coffee or tea, or in baked goods. The whiskey and espresso settles to the bottom of the jar slightly, so give it a good stir before using. I’m not positive how long this keeps in the fridge, but it’s been good in our fridge for a couple days now and I expect it to last 4-5 days. Well, not technically…!


I’m thrilled with how this turned out. It’s very strong, but then again, the original Baileys is as well and I wanted it to be as close to the original as possible.
You can serve it over ice…


Yield: 3.5 to 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Introduction: Indulge in the luxurious flavors of traditional Irish cream with this homemade vegan rendition. Creamy, rich, and irresistibly delicious, this dairy-free Baileys alternative will exceed your expectations, delivering a delightful blend of coconut milk, espresso, and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Perfect for sipping over ice, adding to coffee or tea, or incorporating into your favorite baked treats, this vegan Baileys is sure to become a beloved staple in your beverage repertoire.


  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 3/4 cup strong espresso or coffee, to taste
  • 3/4-1 cup Jameson Irish Whiskey, to taste
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a medium or large pot, combine the cans of coconut milk, whisking until smooth. Gradually whisk in the Sucanat (or brown sugar) until fully incorporated.
  2. Place the pot over medium heat and bring the mixture to a low boil, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and continue cooking for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens slightly.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the strong espresso or coffee, adjusting the amount to taste. If you don’t have access to freshly brewed coffee, you can use store-bought espresso or coffee.
  4. Add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors, then gradually pour in the Jameson Irish Whiskey, adjusting the quantity to your preference. Start with 3/4 cup and taste, adding more if desired. Aim for a balance of richness and potency reminiscent of the original Baileys Irish Cream.
  5. Transfer the vegan Baileys to sealed jars or bottles and refrigerate until ready to use. Before serving, give the mixture a good stir as the whiskey and espresso may settle slightly at the bottom.

Storage Tip: While the exact shelf life may vary, homemade vegan Baileys typically keeps well in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. However, given its irresistibly delicious flavor, it’s unlikely to last that long!

Conclusion: With its velvety texture and harmonious blend of flavors, homemade vegan Baileys Irish Cream offers a delightful alternative to the classic dairy-based liqueur. Whether enjoyed over ice, mixed into your favorite beverages, or incorporated into decadent desserts, this versatile concoction promises to elevate any occasion with its indulgent charm. Treat yourself and your loved ones to the luxurious experience of sipping on a glass of vegan Baileys, and savor every creamy, flavorful moment. Cheers to the joy of plant-based indulgence!