This rich and delicious keto Irish cream is like a low carb Bailey's, with all of the traditional flavors, but without all the extra sugar and carbs. Best of all, it is ready in less than 5 minutes. It is delicious served in coffee, or even on the rocks.
How to Make Keto Irish Cream
While Bailey's might not be keto, this recipe for a Keto Irish Cream sure is. Intense mocha flavor, keto friendly sweetness, and a healthy serving of whiskey all come together in this version of a low carb Bailey's that creamy and delicious.
Making this recipe couldn't be any simpler. You simply add all of the ingredients to a blend and pulse until combined and creamy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bailey's Irish Cream is made with cream, Irish whiskey, an emulsifier (containing refined vegetable oil) a cocoa extract blend, sugar cane and sugar beet, and a few other secret ingredients
Liquor is any kind of alcoholic drink or distilled spirit, and liqueur is just a flavored and/or sweetened liquor. Typically, liqueur is sweetened with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, or nuts. Liqueur can also refer to cream combined with distilled spirits, like in the case of Bailey's
Whiskey has zero carbs for a 1 ounce serving.
Yes, it is. In fact many liquors are gluten free - vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and brandy, to name a few.
My preferred sweetener for this low carb Irish cream recipe is powdered monkfruit, but you can use any low carb sweetener you prefer.
Tips and Tricks
- Be careful not to blend this recipe too long, or it will become very thick. However, if you want a Keto Irish Cream style whipped cream, then blend away
- This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month
- This make for an excellent gift around the holidays. Just find a unique looking bottle, make a batch and put a bow on it.
- If you are not a fan of whiskey, this is also delicious made with dark rum.
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Keto Irish Cream (Low Carb Baileys Copycat Recipe)
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 28 ounces 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
Bailey Irish Cream is one of my all-time favorite liqueurs. It is so good in coffee, or even on the rocks. I just knew that I had to recreate it in a low carb version. This Keto Irish Cream makes for an excellent gift around the holidays.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup Irish whiskey
- ⅔ cup powdered sweetener (I use this brand)
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules (I use this brand)
- 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I use this brand)
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
- If you are not a fan of monkfruit, you can use any low carb sweetener you prefer
- Jameson is my favorite brand of Irish Whiskey, but again, you can use any brand you prefer
- Be careful not to blend this recipe too long or it will become very thick.
net carbs per serving (2 oz.) - 1g
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: Irish
- Serving Size: 2 ounces
- Calories: 158
- Fat: 13g
- Carbohydrates: 1.1g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.7g
Keywords: keto baileys, low carb Irish cream recipe, Keto Irish Cream, low carb cocktail recipes, keto drink recipes
**Recipe photos by Lisa and Erika of Boozy Ketones**
Will never buy Irish Cream again. This recipe is the Bomb!
Oh my, my husband is going to be happy I found this recipe! We both love irish cream but I don't like all the sugar and he is pre-diabetic and watching his carbs/sugar. Really nice to have this for the holidays.
Hubby and I are trying to find healthy and cost saving alcoholic drinks and this hits the nail on the head! The flavours develop more depth when drinking more than a day after being made. Hands down amazing and so much cheaper!
Have to agree regarding the flavors developing the longer it sits. Was good out of the blender but more like Baileys after refrigerating overnight..
I made this with coconut lite cream instead of heavy cream, as I'm dairy free. I am also watching my calories! I did use powdered organic maple sugar as that is what I had on hand. I will be using a powdered keto sugar for sure in the future! Nonetheless, even with the variations, it turned out great. I used Jamesons triple distilled whiskey, as I am doing my best (short of quitting drinking) to be grain-free. I am wondering, since it's shelf coconut milk, does it even need to be refrigerated? I go through half of this recipe in a week.
This has literally changed my life! I love Bailey's in the fall and winter 🙂 Just made a batch today, and it is AHMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!
I cut the cream in half because I wanted to do a smaller batch. Then by accident didn’t cut the rest of the ingredients and I ended up with a delicious (and alcoholy) version of baileys. I am very happy I can enjoy this.
Closest thing to Baileys I've ever had minus the carbs. So glad I found this recipe! Very easy to make and tastes amazing.
It's no Bailey's, but it is legitimate Irish cream flavor, and for a no-carb keto-friendly version that doesn't break my wallet I am extremely satisfied. I used powdered stevia instead of monk fruit (1 for 1 sub) and I only had 1.5 cups of heavy cream so I had to sub for 1/2 cup of almond milk. I mixed everything but the heavy cream (and almond milk...) thoroughly in the blender, and once that was well blended then I pulsed in the heavy cream. Mine has a bit more of that alcohol bite than I was expecting, but it's very good. Awesome recipe!
I made a 1/2 recipe because I’m not a boozy person but do like bailey’s! I switched out the heavy cream for 18% + butter. It was amazing! Can’t say it tasted like bailey’s but I was fantastic! Thank you!
Made this for St Pats dinner. Super easy amd tastes great. Will be making again!