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Dairy Free Irish Cream

  • Author: Steve Peters
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This dairy free homemade Irish cream tastes surprisingly like Baileys. Instead, it's made with silky cashew cream and flavored with cocoa, vanilla, and espresso.



3/4 cup raw cashews
1 12-ounce can of sweetened condensed coconut milk
1 tablespoon ground espresso
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 cup Irish whiskey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a small pot, cover the cashews with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the cashews sit for 15 more minutes.

Drain the water from the cashews. Put the cashews in the blender with 1 1/2 cups fresh water. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. If there are any solids still remaining, you can strain the liquid and return it to the blender.

Add the remaining ingredients to the cashew cream in the blender. Blend on high for one minute. You now have homemade Irish cream. Give it a taste and blend in any additional flavoring (cocoa powder, espresso, or vanilla) as you like. 

Store your Irish cream in the fridge for up to two weeks. Serve cold.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 mintues
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Irish

Keywords: cream, baileys, vanilla, cashews, espresso, coconut milk. cashew cream, whiskey, cocoa