Homemade Low Carb Baileys Irish Cream

Homemade Low Carb Baileys Irish Cream


Indulging in a creamy glass of Baileys Irish Cream is a delightful treat, but it often comes with a hefty dose of sugar and carbs. Fear not, for we have a solution! Our Homemade Low-Carb Baileys Irish Cream recipe allows you to savor the rich, velvety goodness of this classic drink while keeping your carb intake in check. It’s perfect for those on a keto or low-carb diet who want to enjoy a taste of Ireland’s finest.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 12

Difficulty: Easy

Course: Beverage

Cuisine: Irish

kcal & Ingredients:

  • 90 kcal per serving (2-ounce serving)

For the Homemade Low-Carb Baileys Irish Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any unsweetened milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup Irish whiskey (choose a good-quality, keto-friendly brand)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons powdered erythritol (or your preferred keto sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules (optional, for extra flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan over low heat, warm the heavy cream and unsweetened almond milk until it’s hot but not boiling. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the unsweetened cocoa powder until it’s fully dissolved.
  3. Add the powdered erythritol and instant coffee granules (if using) to the mixture, stirring until they’re completely incorporated.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  5. Once cooled, stir in the Irish whiskey and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  6. Using a funnel, carefully pour your homemade Low-Carb Baileys Irish Cream into a clean glass bottle or container with a tight-sealing lid.
  7. Store the Baileys in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.

Note: For a richer flavor, you can also add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to your homemade Irish Cream.

Nutrition Facts (per 2-ounce serving):

  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Total Carbs: 1g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g

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Raise your glass and enjoy your Homemade Low-Carb Baileys Irish Cream responsibly, knowing you’re sipping on a keto-friendly version of this beloved classic!


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