Smooth Booze

I like Baileys, a lot, but I rarely have it except at Christmas. I don't know what's in it though and got worried about it so wanted to try my own.

I tried the official vegan one (Almande or something) and it is foul. Like, how you imagine drinking Dulux gloss paint from the can must be like.

So I found a recipe online and adapted it a bit (also, agave syrup is sugar). Proper Baileys is a lot sweeter, so add more syrup if that's your thing. I used a mix of oat cream, but coconut cream is simpler and has a nice taste.


  • 125 ml whisky
  • 75 ml really strong coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 400 ml oat cream or coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (add more to be closer to the commercial brand taste)


Put it all in a bottle, put the lid on and shake it. Bosh. Done.

Keep it in the fridge for as long as the oat milk or cream says you can on its container, but drink it before then obviously.