Vanilla Caramel Cream Cocktail

My recent trip to Atlanta is the trip that just keeps giving! Here’s yet another recipe inspired by my trip to the BlogHer Food Conference and more inspired recipes on the way! Beanilla was a sponsor of one of the parties I attended in Atlanta and they gave everyone several fresh vanilla beans to take home. When my kids got one whiff of these vanilla beans when I got home I had to fight them to get the beans back. They wanted to eat them as-is since they smelled so good! Crazy kids!

But happy to report, I got the beans back and have a few more ideas on how to use the rest of them. But to start off with I really wanted to make a cocktail using the beans. Ok, I’ll admit, I was looking for any reason I could one day to make a cocktail!

I love how you can see the vanilla specks in this drink and the vanilla beans go great with the caramel flavor! You can easily cut this recipe in half for 1 drink if you don’t want to share! :)

I tried drizzling caramel in the glass before I poured the drink in and I think my caramel was too thin and all went to the bottom of the glass!  But it still tasted great!  Cheers!!

 

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Vanilla Caramel Cream Cocktail
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: American
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Serves: Makes 2 drinks
Vanilla and caramel flavored cocktail.
Ingredients
  • 1 vanilla bean (such as
  • Beanilla
  • vanilla bean)
  • ½ cup Bailey’s caramel Irish Cream
  • ¼ cup milk or cream
  • 2 tablespoons caramel
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • Garnish (optional): more caramel to drizzle in glass, whipped cream, and vanilla bean(s)
Instructions
  1. Split vanilla bean, scrape out seeds, and place seeds in blender. Add Bailey’s, milk/cream, caramel, and ice cubes to blender. Process until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish as desired.
Notes
SNAPPY TIPS: If you don't have a blender, you could do without the ice and just add a little more milk/cream.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Ice cream would also be great instead of milk/cream!

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Comments

  1. 1
    Michele N says:

    Yay! The cocktail recipe and it looks so yummy! Unfortunately I have no Baileys or vanilla beans right now, so I’ll have to wait to try it. New drink for next time by bff comes over, she can’t have rum and most of my faves have rum, so a good one to try that doesn’t.

  2. 2
    snappygourmet says:

    Glad you like it! I have a few more drinks in the works. :) Think I need more summer like cocktails, but this one is definitely good! Fresh vanilla beans and Baileys is definitely a good combo or at least I thought so! :) Thanks again!

  3. 3

    My sisters and I are getting together this weekend… perfect occasion to try this recipe out!!! Heading out to buy Bailey’s tomorrow!!! Thanks Lisa!

  4. 5

    Oh my gosh how good does this look?! You just can’t go wrong with these lucious ingredients.

  5. 7

    Oooo, I just used their beans for my new post–they smell amazing, don’t they? That drink looks fantastic.

  6. 8

    This sounds like the perfect cocktail. I could go for one right now! So pretty with the vanilla beans too!

  7. 9

    How did I miss out on the Beanilla???? Oh yeah, they were at that party that no one told me about. LOL! I did use the Starbuck’s VIA in cookies and it was great.

    • 10
      snappygourmet says:

      Anna, next time when I tell you that you should come with us to a party you should listen. :) You missed out on vanilla beans!!! Next time we’ll drag you there!!! :)

  8. 11

    Dessert + Booze = Perfection Love this recipe!

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