Looking for a Baileys coffee recipe? Try expert barista Celeste Wong's step-by-step guide, then check out her gingerbread latte, iced coffee and pumpkin spiced latte, plus our recipe for homemade Irish coffee. We've also got plenty more Baileys recipes to try, including our Baileys ice cream, Baileys fudge and Baileys cocktail.

Celeste says, "Irish whiskey cream liqueur and coffee is always a good idea. I love how it complements coffee where the sweetness of the Irish whiskey cream offsets the bitterness of the coffee (and vice versa). Baileys has become a quintessential Christmassy drink and the great thing about it is you can mix different flavours and really have fun with the toppings and garnishes to make it extra decadent."

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How to make Baileys coffee... step-by-step video


  • 30ml caramel sauce, plus a little extra to garnish
  • 60ml double espresso
  • 50ml Baileys or Irish cream liqueur
  • 200ml hot steamed milk
  • a dollop whipped cream
  • caramel popcorn, to serve
  • a pinch ground nutmeg or cinnamon


  • STEP 1

    Line your cup or double-walled glass with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Add the double espresso, Baileys, and add the steamed milk to combine.

  • STEP 2

    Add whipped cream on top, then place some crunchy caramel popcorn on top. Drizzle with more caramel. Dust lightly with nutmeg or cinnamon.

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