Irish Cream: Sugar Free and Nondairy!

Irish cream is one of my all time favorites, and there really isn’t an acceptable alternative to this classic liqueur. And so, it became a necessity for me to make some of my own, and for me that means no dairy and no sugars. But, it must still taste amazing! Well, it took a couple of weeks of trial and error to get there, but I am pleased with this recipe! And the journey was fun, well, maybe not for my liver 😉 .

Irish Cream: Dairy-Free and Keto Friendly.

  • Servings: 14
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Sugar free, non-dairy homemade Irish Cream Recipe. Makes about 3.5 Cups.


  • 1 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk Carton Variety, not Canned
  • 1 Cup Fresh Brewed Coffee
  • 3 Tbsp Granulated Sweetener e.g. Swerve
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sweetener e.g. Brown Swerve
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Cream
  • 1 tsp Liquid Stevia
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Jameson Irish Whiskey


  1. On the stove-top, heat the coffee and coconut milk with the granulated sweetener and brown sweetener until dissolved, stirring often.
  2. Heat to a gentle simmer and let simmer undisturbed for about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add in the cocoa powder, stir until completely dissolved.
  4. Stir in coconut cream, and then the stevia, vanilla, and whiskey.
  5. Transfer to an airtight container for storage.
  6. Best when refrigerated, shake well before serving.

Additional Notes

  1. This is an alcoholic beverage, so that’s pretty cool. And also, drink responsibly.
  2. Gold rum can be used instead of whiskey (I actually make mine this way because I prefer rum, but the Jameson will taste more like Baileys, which is the gold standard for Irish Cream).
  3. Any nut milk can be used in place of coconut milk. Almond milk is particularly tasty.
  4. If nondairy isn’t necessary for you, then substitute the coconut cream out for heavy Whipping cream, same volume.
  5. This will thicken when chilled, be sure to shake well before serving after chilling.

Nutrition Information

The nutrition information will vary depending upon how much the volume cooks down on the stove top. The information is assuming a final volume of 3.5 cups.

Servings About 14
Serving Size1/4 Cup
Calories 76
Fat3.7 g
Protein 0.3 g
Net Carbs0.6 g

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