Homemade Thermomix Baileys is incredibly rich and creamy. A delicious alternative to the store-bought Irish Cream and a great idea for a DIY gift.
Have you ever thought about making homemade Baileys? You really should try it! Especially if you have a Thermomix. Making the booze is easy without a machine as well, but the above-mentioned kitchen appliance makes everything so much quicker and easier.
I got this kitchen machine many many years ago, and one of the first things I used it for (except making baby food) was for making homemade drinks, like Baileys, Kahlua, or other creamy sweet creations popular at the time. I keep making them regularly, mostly for guests or as DIY homemade presents.
What do you need?
- Milk chocolate – choose good quality, something that you also enjoy eating as it is.
- Instant coffee granules
- Evaporated milk – I used some with 7,5% fat.
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Full-fat milk and heavy cream – you can use half-half instead. However, half-half is not available in Germany, so I always mix milk and cream.
- Whiskey – I had Teacher’s, but anything else you like/have is fine. Maybe something that is not very smoky, but that is just a matter of personal taste.
How to make Baileys in the Thermomix?
- Grate the chocolate pieces for 10 seconds on level 9. Scrape it down with the spatula.
- Add the instant coffee granules, 5 tablespoons of the evaporated milk, and 3 tablespoons of water. Heat to 50 degrees Celsius for 3 minutes on level 2.
- Check to make sure that the coffee is completely dissolved, with no granules left. If the mixture is not fully smooth, continue heating at 50 degrees for two minutes or so.
- Add the remaining evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, cream, milk, and whiskey. Start mixing slowly on level 1 going up to 3 for about 30 seconds.
- Don’t increase the speed, you don’t want to whip the cream or make it curdle.
Can I make Baileys without the Thermomix?
- Finely chop the chocolate and place it in a heat-proof bowl. Place the bowl on top of a pot with water. The water should not touch the bowl with the chocolate. Melt slowly on bain-marie.
- Dissolve the coffee granules in 3 tablespoons boiling water. Add to chocolate.
- Add the remaining ingredients. If the bowl is not large enough transfer the chocolate to a larger bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Stir to combine.
- Pour into sterilized bottles.
How to store and serve?
The Thermomix Baileys keeps well in the fridge for at least 4 weeks. Once you open a bottle, drink it within a week.
If the drink looks a bit split after a while, don’t worry about it. Just give it a good stir before pouring. You might need to stir the drink before you try to pour it anyway, the mixture is thick and creamy and doesn’t always come willingly out of the bottle. Use the handle of a long wooden spoon (or another long stick) to do that.
Serve Baileys in small glasses over ice cubes.
More Thermomix recipes:
- 100 g milk chocolate 3.5 oz
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- 300 g evaporated milk 10.6 oz, 7.5% fat
- 200 g sweetened condensed milk 7 oz
- 400 g half-half 14 oz, Note 2
- 300 g whiskey 10.5 oz, Note 3
- Chop or break the chocolate roughly. Grate for 10 seconds on level 9. Scrape it down with the spatula.
- Melt: Add the instant coffee granules, 3 tablespoons of hot water, and 5 tablespoons of the evaporated milk. Heat to 50 degrees Celsius for 3 minutes on level 2 to melt the chocolate. Check to see that the coffee is completely dissolved. If not fully dissolved, continue heating at 50 degrees for two minutes or so.
- Mix: Add the remaining evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, half-half (or milk and cream), and whiskey. Start mixing slowly on level 1, going up to level 3 for about 30 seconds. Don't increase the speed; you don't want to whip the cream or make it curdle.
- Pour into sterilized bottles and keep refrigerated.
- You can make the drink without a Thermomix or blender. See blog post for instructions.
- Or an equal mixture of full-fat milk and heavy cream.
- I had Teacher’s whiskey, which is a Scottish one. Use Irish whiskey instead or something else you like.