follow this Vegan Baileys Irish Cream recipe for a quick and easy method on how to make vegan Baileys liqueur. perfect in a hot cup of coffee on a snowy morning…
recipe originally published September 27, 2010
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Vegan Irish Cream
In my family, my mom or sister make the homemade Kahlúa, and I make the homemade Baileys.
Our Vegan Baileys Irish Cream is definitely not reserved for holidays only. This is a year round beverage and mixer for us.
Is Whiskey Gluten Free?
The distillation process removes the gluten proteins. According to the National Institutes of Health Celiac Awareness Campaign, distilled alcohol is considered gluten free and safe to drink, even if originally derived from wheat, barley, or rye. This not only applies to rye whiskey and scotch whisky, but vodka and gin as well.
Where things change is bourbons and other whiskeys that add a mash after distilling. The mash often contains wheat / gluten.
Both my husband and I are diagnosed gluten intolerant (which I think is actually something else, but that’s for another day. We had zero issues with bread and beer in Europe), and neither of us have issues with whiskeys or whiskys, or any distilled spirits. My mom is celiac, and she also has not had issues.
My suggestion is to do your research if you have concerns. There are plenty of threads and information to learn from.
How To Make Vegan Baileys
The quintessential and distinct liqueur we all know and love is extremely easy to make at home. Just a few common pantry ingredients make up this tasty recipe, and even those are flexible:
- dairy free milk: feel free to replace the coconut milk with a dairy free milk or creamer product of your choosing. I have made this with cashew milk and hemp milk – the thicker milks lend a creamy consistency.
- sweetener: if you prefer, add a bit of your favorite sweetener. maple syrup, date syrup or a simple sugar mixture works best.
Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Enjoy over ice or as a mixer in a cocktail.
How Long Does Vegan Irish Cream Last?
Transfer your homemade Baileys into airtight containers and keep refrigerated.
Refrigerated homemade vegan Baileys Irish Cream lasts 10 days / 2 weeks.
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- Liquor Bottles On Ice: my longtime favorite way to dress up the bottles for a fancy party. keep your libations cool in a fun decorative way!
- S’mores Shots with Chocolate Glasses: another edible shot glass! this one you make yourself, dip in graham crumb, and fill with a s’mores shot. Mmm.
Also, our Vegan Holiday Cocktails collection shares some of our favorite bloggers recipes!
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- Combine cocoa with hot espresso/coffee, stir until dissolved.
- Add this and all other ingredients to blender, blend on high. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
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Serving Size:2 ounces - 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 12mg Carbohydrates: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
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