Christmas spiced easy homemade Baileys is a perfect last minute gift, quick to make but not quick to forget. Christmas is the season of giving and there’s no better gift than something you made with love (and alcohol, ha). I’ve been gifting homemade Baileys for years, starting with a year that I totally forgot my co-workers and needed something easy, quick, inexpensive, and special. The original recipe involved cooking of the pudding with rum. The best part is I could make it any flavor I wanted: chocolate, vanilla, and hazelnut being everyone’s favorite. —Jas
What You'll Need
spiced rum (like Captain Morgan)
half and half or heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons
In a small bowl blend together Nutella and rum until Nutella is dissolved. Slowly stir in heavy cream. Add powdered sugar and Gingerbread spice and whisk until sugar has dissolved. If there are lumps, strain the mixture through a fine mash sieve or cheesecloth. Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a blender.
Fill clean glass bottles and refrigerate overnight to allow for flavors to blend. Store in the refrigerator for up to two months. Shake well before using.