Baileys Irish Cream ~ Homemade Copycat Version

Baileys Irish Cream, Homemade Copycat Version ~ This stuff is the BOMB!  Now I can have this delicious creamy drink anytime I want, for mere pennies.  That blog is right, I'll never have to buy a bottle again,  I'll just make it up fresh!  Check out the fantastic recipe  ~ HERE!

Today is St. Patrick's Day ~ the day when everyone is Irish!  For our little family's get together, I'll be cooking our traditional March 17th Irish meal of ~ slow cooked corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots, onions and celery (just like Grandma Bunni used to make), Homemade Irish Soda Bread (my long standing recipe that I shared last year, baked last night since it tastes better the next day), a green/orange/white side salad (the colors of the Irish flag) and this year I'm making my son's favorite festive green lime jello mousse for dessert. (he's 8, what ya gonna do? :)

The grown-ups usually start out our celebration with a little nip of Baileys Irish Cream, just to get our 'Kiss me I'm Irish' happy on...but I forgot to buy some yesterday.   DRATS!!  BIG problem when you live in a 'dry on Sunday', 'you can't buy/sell booze on Sunday' state!!  So...

I searched the web and found this blog that has a homemade copycat version of Baileys.  COOL!!   I had most of the items she calls for, so I was able to make this quick and easy batch on the fly.  I substituted ingredients for what I had on hand ~ I used whiskey that we had in the liquor cabinet, milk instead of the cream, a 1/2 cup of Cool Whip and just mixed up half a batch, since there are just a few of us.  Luckily for me, I've got a couple of hours before our guests arrive, so my Irish concoction has a chance to chill.  I love having the food blogging world at my fingertips, I can always count on finding just what I need in a pinch.  :)

Check out the super easy and SUPER tasty homemade copycat version of Baileys Irish Cream recipe ~ HERE.

Hope everyone has a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.   I'll be back later tonight to post the pictures of our St. Paddy's dinner, after all the dishes are done...and a last shot of copycat Baileys Irish Cream has been consumed.  :)

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