Dairy-Free Baileys

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I’m a nutritionist, it’s true, but I am also absolutely ALL about balance! And I certainly enjoy an alcoholic beverage once in a while, with my drinks of choice being Campari & Soda or Baileys on Ice as a night-cap.

However, Baileys can be a problem for those who have issues with dairy (be it an intolerance or choice not to eat it). This was me for a long time so I decided to make a dairy-free version of Baileys!  And you know what, while it doesn’t taste exactly like Baileys, it tastes pretty darn good!

Just remember, as with all alcoholic beverages, consume responsibility.

Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, Paleo, Vegan option

Makes about 500-600mL


  • 1 x 400mL can organic coconut cream (be sure there are no added preservatives or emulsifiers)
  • 1.5 T raw cacao powder
  • 1 shot of espresso (or 1 tsp instant coffee)
  • 1 t vanilla powder or pure vanilla paste
  • 1-3 T honey or maple syrup (per your taste preference, I use about 1.5 T)
  • 1/2 – 1 C Irish whisky (to your personal taste preference, start with 1/2 C and if you feel like more then go for it!)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for about 15 seconds. Taste and adjust as you like.
  2. Serve over ice.
  3. I love Dairy-Free Baileys it drizzled over coconut ice cream!
  4. Store in the fridge, it should last several weeks, just give it a good shake each time before pouring as the the cacao may settle.

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