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Vegan Irish Cream

This vegan Irish cream is an authentic version of the classic Bailey's drink that is dairy-free. Made with coconut cream, Irish whiskey, and sweetened with coconut sugar, it's a delicious drink to enjoy on the rocks or in your coffee!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Irish
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 10
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Alison Corey

Ingredients

  • 14 oz coconut milk full fat
  • 14 oz coconut cream
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ¾ cup Irish whiskey use more or less whiskey depending on how strong you want it
  • ¾ cup espresso or strong coffee
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Over medium heat, add the coconut milk, and coconut cream to a saucepan. Whisk together until combined.
  • Add the coconut sugar. Whisk together until the coconut sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat. Pour the sweetened coconut milk into a blender. Add in the whiskey, coffee, and vanilla extract. Cover with lid. Be sure that the mixture isn't completely full to the top of the blender. If your blender is too full, the warm liquid will expand, and you'll have a big mess!
  • Blend until smooth. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Then serve over ice, or in you favorite beverage!

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Notes

Tips for Making Vegan Irish Cream
  • Use high-quality coconut milk and coconut cream. I usually get mine from Trader Joe's, but if you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, the Thai Kitchen Organic brand is also very good.
  • Coconut cream will slightly thicken when warmed and sugar is added. That's okay! It helps to create a thick creamy texture.
  • Don't fill your blender to the very top with warm liquid. Warm liquid expands as it is blended, which means you could blow the top of your blender and have a huge mess on your hands! If you have a standard size blender, you should be fine.
  • Store in an airtight bottle in the refrigerator.
  • It will keep for up to 5 days. Shake well before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 844mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg