Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In my pre-vegan days I loved Irish cream and while you can’t buy a Vegan Irish Cream at a store near you, it’s easy enough to make yourself. You can make a gluten-free version by using a gluten-free Irish whiskey like Jameson.
Is Baileys Irish Cream Vegan Friendly?
The regular Baileys Irish Cream kind does have dairy in it, but recently they came out with Baileys Almande which is 100% vegan.
But don’t worry if you can’t find it where you live, this recipe is very easy to make.
How Do I Make Vegan Irish Cream?
First you make a cashew cream and then add in some light coconut milk and brown sugar. Cooking it dissolves the sugar and gives us a chance to infuse the base with some spices and vanilla that really make this version stand out.
After it’s simmered and the spices are strained out, add the whiskey and almond extract. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Right now I’m freezing some in ice cube trays to make some frozen dessert cocktails later. I’ll keep you updated.
It does make about 4 cups so it’s a lot if you aren’t having a party. It’s great by its self, in coffee, or to use in dessert recipes that call for regular Irish cream.
How Do You Serve Vegan Irish Cream?
There are as many ways as your imagination! Try it straight up, over ice, in coffee, or over vegan ice cream.
More Recipes to Try
- Coconut Oat Vanilla Nut Vegan Coffee Creamer
- Vegan Hazelnut Mocha Coconut Latte or Frappuccino
- Make Cold Brew Coffee in Your Own French Press