‘This is gross and sickly’: Bargain hunters fail to impress with hack for making flavoured Baileys by adding it to Nesquik or milkshakes to recreate pricey versions of the Irish cream
- Woman revealed unusual hack of adding Nesquik to Irish cream to add flavour
- Others shared their own unconventional methods used rather than splashing out
- Include adding mint baking extract, banana milk and coffee syrup to Irish cream
Bargain hunters have revealed a money-saving hack for creating ‘flavoured Baileys’ by adding syrups and powders to Irish cream.
Selina Arrowsmith, of Merseyside, revealed on Facebook group Extreme Couponing And Bargains UK that rather than splashing out on chocolate Baileys, she simply adds a couple of spoonfuls of Nesquik powder to Aldi’s Irish cream.
A 70cl bottle of original Baileys costs around £15, while flavours such as Red Velvet Cupcake are £3 more expensive at £18, while this year’s limited edition Apple Pie flavour costs £22.99. The popular chocolate flavour is £15 but comes in a smaller 50cl bottle.
The post racked up hundreds of likes and comments, with several other users revealing how they avoid forking out, by adding coffee syrup, baking extract and banana milk to their Baileys – or saving even more by buying supermarket versions of the Irish cream.
While some were keen to try the methods, others branded the hacks ‘gross’ and felt the mixtures would be far too ‘sickly and sweet’ on top of regular Baileys.
Bargain hunters have revealed their bizarre ways of creating ‘flavoured Baileys’ by adding syrups and powders, including chocolate Nesquik to Irish cream
Selina Arrowsmith, of Merseyside, revealed on Facebook, that rather than splashing out on chocolate Baileys, she simply adds a couple of spoonfuls of Nesquik powder to Aldi’s Irish cream
Selina penned: ‘Don’t know if it’s weird or genius. People might already do it I don’t know, but I love Baileys but the flavoured ones are so expensive compared to the normal unless on offer, so I just put a couple spoons of Nesquik in mine and bang chocolate baileys
‘(This is Aldi’s versions of Baileys because it’s £3)
‘The Nesquik is added to cold milk to make chocolate milkshake so can be added to Baileys cold and it mixes straight in. Can do it with other flavours too.
‘Hot chocolate powder needs to be mixed with hot water so can’t use that for a cold Baileys, but people have commented about it for hot chocolate so will have to try it.’
One Facebook user revealed she mixes Irish cream with chocolate milkshake from McDonald’s
Another Facebook user shared a picture of her homemade Baileys which was flavoured with syrup
The post promoted other users to share their own strange concoctions, including mixing Irish cream with a McDonald’s milkshake or adding baking extract and coffee syrup.
‘Maccies vanilla milkshake with a double dash of Baileys or three,’ wrote one.
Another added: ‘I sometimes add a few drops of salted caramel, mint, orange, strawberry extract from baking section or a liqueur.’
The post promoted other users to share their own strange concoctions, including mixing Irish cream with a McDonald’s milkshake or adding baking extract and coffee syrup
While some users were keen to try the cocktails, some felt the mixtures wouldn’t be to their tastes
Kristi’s recipe for homemade Baileys
Blend all of the following ingredients together until smooth:
- Half a bottle of whiskey
- Six eggs
- One can of condensed milk
- One can of evaporated milk
- One teaspoon of vanilla essence
- One teaspoon of coffee or hot chocolate powder
Serve over ice and store the rest in a sterilised glass bottle in the fridge for up to a week.
A third said: ‘Try Baileys in banana milk! It’s honestly amazing!’
Another commented: ‘I made my own and used syrups to flavour it’.
While some users were keen to try the cocktails, some felt the mixtures wouldn’t be to their tastes.
‘Yuck’, wrote one.
Another added: ‘I don’t get this one the Baileys itself is like runny chocolate but with a bit of an alcohol. It’s so sickly and sweet, so why someone would like to add to it even more chocolate?’
While a third agreed: ‘Sounds gross’.
Earlier this month, a mother sent the internet into meltdown after sharing the recipe she uses to make her very own Baileys at home – for just £5 a bottle.
Kristi Carver, 41, from Carlisle, Cumbria, has been making her own version of the Irish cream liqueur drink every Christmas for years, and recently decided to share her secret recipe on Facebook.
It involves blending half a bottle of whiskey with six eggs, a can each of condensed and evaporated milk, a teaspoon of vanilla essence and teaspoon of coffee or hot chocolate powder.
The mixture can be stores in the fridge for up to a week.
Using just six ingredients and a blender, Kristi produces two bottles of the Baileys-like drink for £10
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