Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur is Made for Dairy-Free Adults

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The news of the very first dairy-free Baileys cream liqueur hit me with mixed emotions. My immediate excitement that a dairy-free Irish Cream had at last arrived was dampened a bit when I realized that Baileys Almande was an Almondmilk Liqueur with a heavy focus on nuttiness, and without the subtle depth of cocoa. And could almond milk really hold a candle to the richness of Irish Cream?

But after my initial hesitations wore off, I recognized what a huge leap this is for the dairy-free community. Not to mention, a creamy almond spirit sounds pretty amazing in its own right. And there was only one way to find out how it tastes …

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Tasting Notes for Bailey’s Almande Almondmilk Liqueur

We first announced this creamy adult beverage back in 2016, but it took me a little while to find it in store (now it’s available everywhere!). Once we discovered it, I waited for a sale (it is a little pricey), and then we did a taste test comparison of all the Dairy-Free Cream Liqueurs available.

Though it hints at a creamy finish, Baileys Almande is quite light in taste and consistency. It is a great milky base for making drinks. The flavor is simple, gently sweet, and much like almond milk mixed with brandy.

But if you are expecting a dairy-free clone of Baileys Irish Cream, then I would move on. The consistency isn’t nearly as creamy and it has a relatively flat finish. The flavor is pleasant, but it isn’t as deep, sultry, or indulgent. We also thought the scent needed more allure – it was a bit plain and didn’t offer any warmth.

When it comes to depth and dairy-free creaminess, Almondaire is our hands down winner. That said, Bailey’s Almande is a good light option with a nice spirited balance (13% alcohol), and it’s much easier to find.

What about the Ingredients?

Spirits aren’t required to list their ingredients, and Bailey’s takes advantage of this omission. Baileys Almande is dairy-free, and they do disclaim that it contains nuts and soy. They also share the core ingredients, which include almondmilk made from sweet almond oil and almond essence (extracted from crushed almonds), cane sugar, purified water, and “real vanilla.” But they do not disclaim the full proprietary ingredient list.

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The Facts on Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur

Price: $23.99 per 750mL bottle

Availability: Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur is readily available in the U.S. and Canada at many places where liquor is sold. You can even order it on Amazon!

Certifications: Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur is Certified Vegan.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Baileys website at www.baileys.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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I wouldn't turn it down

3.0 rating
July 27, 2020

If offered at a party, I would be happy they had a dairy-free option and gladly imbibe. But for the price, I wanted more depth in flavor and creaminess. It’s a lot like a spiked almond milk. Not bad, refreshing over ice and an okay addition to other drinks, just not a wow.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

48 Comments

  1. Absolutely incredible instead of milk in my Honey Bunches of Oats breakfast cereal. What a great way to great my day started,

  2. I bought it, and like the taste, but I want to see an ingredient list, which I could not find anywhere online.
    I did get it on sale at Smith’s, for $18.99 and then also had a $2 coupon. Not sure I’d buy at $28+, and when also I can’t get the ingredients list.

  3. If you’re looking for some excitement to add to your cup of joe, look no further. I absolutely love the taste of this and being lactose intolerant since I turned 21, I really lucked out. I’ve had friends drink this straight and love it too.