Delicious and Easy Lemon Cream Liqueur Recipe

Are you on the hunt for a delicious and creamy liqueur without dairy? Look no further than Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur! This recipe offers a healthier homemade alternative to traditional cream liqueurs like Baileys Irish Cream.

Not only is this lemon cream liqueur free of dairy, it’s also gluten-free and made with organic ingredients. The key to its creamy texture is the use of soymilk as a dairy substitute.

And let’s not forget about the star ingredient: lemons. Freshly squeezed lemon juice gives this liqueur a tangy, refreshing taste that pairs perfectly with sweet white sugar.

Whether you’re lactose intolerant, avoiding dairy for ethical reasons, or simply looking for a change from traditional cream liqueurs, Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur is sure to delight your taste buds. So grab your ingredients and get ready to indulge in this heavenly creation!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mirj's Lemon Cream Liqueur -- Dairy Free
Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur — Dairy Free

Are you a fan of Baileys Irish Cream? Then, you’re in for a treat with this healthier homemade version – Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur! This dairy-free, gluten-free, and organic cream liqueur recipe is an excellent alternative to regular dairy cream liqueurs.

What makes Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur special is its delightful combination of creamy limoncello and sweet liqueur. With this incredible blend of flavors, you’ll enjoy the luscious sensation of zesty lemons mixed with white sugar and soymilk. The result is a refreshing lemony cream liqueur that will tickle your taste buds.

It’s no secret that commercial cream liqueurs like Baileys Irish Cream are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients that aren’t good for your health. That’s where Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur comes in as a healthier homemade limoncello recipe. You can finally indulge in a delicious liqueur without worrying about ingredients that don’t fit into your dietary restrictions.

The best part about this lemon cream liqueur is that it’s incredibly versatile. You can enjoy it on its own, over ice, or use it as an ingredient in other desserts and cocktails. Plus, since it’s dairy-free, it’s perfect for those who suffer from lactose intolerance.

Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur is an excellent choice for anyone looking to upgrade their drinking game with a luxurious yet healthy treat. So, what are you waiting for? Try this creamy concoction and take your taste buds on a delightful journey.

Ingredient List

 A refreshing twist on a classic liqueur
A refreshing twist on a classic liqueur

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious and creamy lemon liqueur:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups soymilk
  • Zest of 4 lemons
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of Limoncello (I used Crema di Limoncello for a creamier taste)

Make sure to gather all of these ingredients before starting the recipe! You can find most of them at your local grocery store or health food store. With these wholesome ingredients, you can be sure that you’re making a healthier homemade version of traditional Irish Cream without using any dairy.

The Recipe How-To

 The tangy sweetness of fresh lemon meets the velvety smoothness of creaminess
The tangy sweetness of fresh lemon meets the velvety smoothness of creaminess

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients let’s get started with the recipe.

Step 1: Lemon Infused Simple Syrup

Begin with preparing the lemon infused simple syrup. In a medium saucepan, add ½ cup of white sugar, ½ cup of water and zest of two lemons. Place it on medium heat and let it come to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Once done, strain out the lemon zest and let it cool completely.

Step 2: Soymilk mixture

In another saucepan, combine 2 cups of soymilk and cooled lemon syrup prepared in step 1. Heat this mixture on medium flame until it comes to a gentle simmer.

Step 3: Adding Lemon Juice

Now, turn off the flame and add the juice from two freshly squeezed lemons to the soymilk-lemon syrup mixture. Mix well to combine.

Step 4: Blending Smooth Cream

Once combined, pour this mixture into a blender pitcher and blend on high speed for around 30-40 seconds until it becomes smooth cream.

Step 5: Adding Liqueur

After blending, add about 1 cup of your preferred cream liqueur such as Irish cream, Baileys Irish Cream, crema di limoncello or any other dairy-free alternative to make a creamy Lemon Cream Liqueur. Mix well to combine all the ingredients properly.

That’s all! Your healthier homemade version of Lemon Cream Liqueur is ready to be served!

Note: This recipe can make about four cups of liquid which is equivalent to one bottle of store-bought cream liqueur. Store it in airtight bottles in a refrigerator for up to four weeks.

Enjoy your creamy limoncello on its own or add a splash to your coffee, tea or hot chocolate. It can even be enjoyed in desserts such as cakes, ice cream, and even pancakes for a sweet and tangy twist!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for sipping on hot summer nights
Perfect for sipping on hot summer nights

There are a few substitutions and variations that you can incorporate in this recipe to make it even more versatile and enjoyable.

For instance, instead of white sugar, you can use natural sweeteners like agave syrup or honey to give it that natural taste while still maintaining its sweetness. They work just as well and may elevate the flavor profile of the liqueur.

For those who cannot consume soy, almond milk or coconut milk can be used instead of soymilk. Almond milk gives it a nutty, creamy taste while coconut milk adds a tropical twist to the flavor.

If you want to give your lemon cream liqueur a unique twist, you can try adding other flavors to it. For example, you can add a few drops of vanilla extract, cinnamon or ginger to spice things up. Alternatively, chocolate lovers can add cocoa powder along with the lemon zest for an unforgettable taste.

Finally, for those who want to explore beyond lemon cream liqueur, you can substitute the lemon for raspberry extract or even espresso to make some exciting variations of this delicious drink.

Regardless of your substitutions and variations choice, Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur dairy-free recipe is versatile enough to accommodate them without sacrificing the creamy texture that characterizes this drink.

Serving and Pairing

 Dairy-free never tasted so good!
Dairy-free never tasted so good!

Once you have prepared the Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur, it’s time to serve and enjoy it! You can simply pour it over ice and sip on it as is, or you can try serving it in a variety of creative ways.

One option is to mix it into your morning cup of coffee for a fun twist on a classic drink. It also pairs well with other desserts such as cheesecake, sponge cake, or fruit tarts. Instead of topping these desserts with whipped cream or conventional sauces, try using some of the lemon cream liqueur for an extra tangy flavor kick.

For a more sophisticated and adult take on dessert, add the lemon cream liqueur to a fruit salad or fruit compote. The combination of the sweet fruit and tartness from the liqueur creates a deliciously balanced taste.

Another great way to serve this drink is in a cocktail. Try mixing it with sparkling water or club soda for something light and refreshing. You can also add some vodka or gin for a stronger alcoholic punch.

When pairing this drink with food, try to stick to lighter options that won’t overpower the delicate flavor of the lemon cream liqueur. Opt for dishes like grilled fish, roasted vegetables, or simple salads.

Overall, there are many different ways to serve and pair Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur. Whether you want to enjoy it on its own or mix it into your favorite creations, this dairy-free alternative to traditional cream liqueurs is perfect for anyone looking for healthier homemade options without sacrificing taste.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Impress your friends and family with this homemade liqueur
Impress your friends and family with this homemade liqueur

If you’re anything like me, then you know that preparation is key to succeeding in the kitchen. That’s why I always recommend making this Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur recipe ahead of time, especially if you plan on serving it at a dinner party or gathering.

To make this creamy and zesty liqueur recipe ahead of time, simply follow the instructions as normal and pour it into an airtight container before storing it in the refrigerator. The lemon cream liqueur will keep well for up to two weeks, which means that you can have your favorite drink ready to go whenever you need a little pick-me-up.

Storing this healthier homemade limoncello is just as easy as making it. You can store it in the same container in which you made it, but be sure to put a lid on tight to avoid any air exposure that could spoil the flavor of your homemade liqueur.

When it comes to reheating, there’s no need to fuss around with complicated techniques. Simply take out the amount of lemon cream liqueur that you would like to enjoy and let it come up to room temperature for about 20 minutes before drinking. If you’re short on time, you can speed up the process by gently warming the container in a bowl of hot water until it reaches your desired temperature.

So, whether you’re planning on enjoying this cream liqueur dairy-free treat after dinner or simply need a mid-day beverage, knowing how to make-ahead, store properly, and reheat just right will ensure that you can indulge in a delicious glass of homemade limoncello any time of day!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A citrusy, creamy treat to savor
A citrusy, creamy treat to savor

Preparing this lemon cream liqueur requires precision, patience, and a careful attention to detail. While the recipe itself is quite forgiving, there are some tips that can help you achieve even more flavorful results. Here are some of my top tips for perfecting this delicious and easy-to-make dairy-free liqueur.

1. Use Fresh Lemons:

It’s important to use freshly squeezed lemon juice for this recipe. Not only will it give your lemon cream liqueur a bright and tangy flavor, but it will also ensure that you’re not adding any extra oils or preservatives found in bottled lemon juice.

2. Choose Your Sugar Wisely:

The type of sugar you choose can greatly affect the taste and consistency of your final product. For best results, I recommend using organic white sugar or coconut sugar.

3. Stick to Soymilk:

While you may be tempted to use almond milk or coconut milk, stick to soymilk in this recipe. It has a thicker texture that provides a creamier consistency and won’t separate like other types of plant milk.

4. Experiment with Different Liqueurs:

While this recipe is based on the Irish cream liqueur, don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of alcohol, such as vodka or cognac, for a unique twist on this classic recipe.

5. Don’t Overheat the Soymilk:

When heating up the soymilk-sugar mixture in step 3, take care not to overheat it. The soymilk should be just warm enough to dissolve the sugar but not hot enough to scald or curdle – otherwise it’ll leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of delicious and healthy homemade limoncello that’s sure to impress your family and friends. Enjoy!


As we conclude this delicious recipe article on Mirj’s lemon cream liqueur, it’s time to address the frequently asked questions that arise when making this delightful and healthy cream liqueur at home. In this section, I will provide answers to common queries about the ingredient list, recipe how-to, substitution suggestions, and ideal serving and pairing recommendations for this fantastic dairy-free beverage. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know!

Does cream liqueur have dairy?

A creamy alcoholic beverage typically contains dairy cream and a blend of flavorful liquors in its composition.

Does Irish Cream liqueur have dairy?

Irish dairy cream is carefully crafted with a blend of Irish whiskey, spirits, and hints of chocolate and vanilla, to create the delicious taste of Original Irish Cream.

Is Baileys Irish Cream dairy free?

The use of cow’s milk cream to manufacture the Original Baileys Irish Cream makes it a non-vegan beverage. Therefore, Baileys is not considered vegan-friendly.

Does RumChata have dairy?

Crafted with the highest quality Caribbean Rum, RumChata is a rich and creamy liqueur that is adored by all. Its all-natural recipe is made from scratch, combining the finest ingredients like Rice, Sugar, Cinnamon, and Vanilla with luscious Dairy Cream. Its heavenly taste has been praised as the most delightful cream liqueur ever!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, when it comes to making a delicious and healthier homemade cream liqueur, Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur is the perfect choice. It’s perfect for those who want to indulge in their love of creamy liqueurs without consuming dairy, gluten or any other harmful ingredients.

By using simple yet flavorful ingredients such as lemons, soymilk and white sugar, anyone can whip up this delicious and creamy limoncello recipe right at home. It may even replace your love for Baileys Irish Cream with its similar creamy taste and excellent substitute for dairy cream.

With the easy-to-follow instructions and the tips for perfect results we provide, you can enjoy this tangy lemon cream liqueur any time of year – whether it’s served over ice during the summer or added to coffee during the winter months.

So try out Mirj’s Lemon Cream Liqueur recipe today and discover why more health-conscious foodies believe that homemade dairy-free alternatives are just as good or even better than the real thing. Cheers to a healthier you!

Mirj's Lemon Cream Liqueur -- Dairy Free

Mirj's Lemon Cream Liqueur -- Dairy Free Recipe

My original inspiration for this recipe comes from AdriMicina's Recipe #87634. I have been making this over and over again since I first reviewed her recipe over three years ago. It's evolved since then, and at the request of some friends, both live and virtual, I am posting my own version. My original intention to keep this dairy-free was for religious reasons, I don't mix meat with dairy and the thought of a shnapps glass of this stuff straight out of the freezer at the end of a meal on a hot summer's day prompted me to make this using soy milk. A lactose-intolerant friend loves it for her own purposes, so this recipe comes in useful for a myriad of reasons.
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Prep Time 7 d
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Dairy-free
Servings 3 liters
Calories 46.7 kcal


  • 1 liter grain alcohol (or cheap vodka)
  • 6 lemons, washed and dried
  • 2 liters soymilk
  • 1 1/2 kg white sugar


  • Pour the alcohol into a jug or piece of Tupperware.
  • Zest or peel the lemons and submerge in the alcohol.
  • Juice the lemons, and do whatever you want with the juice, the juice is not part of the recipe. I freeze the juice in an ice cube tray for use in cooking.
  • Cover and put away in a dark place for one week, or up to however long you want. I once forgot I was making a batch and the stuff steeped for a whole month, wow, THAT was a strong batch.
  • After you have finished your steeping, drain the alcohol.
  • Bring the soy milk and sugar to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Let cool.
  • Mix the lemony alcohol with the sugary soy milk. Pour into bottles. This will make about 1 1/2 liters.
  • I keep mine in the freezer. It thickens up but does not freeze. Super refreshing on a hot day.

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Serving: 25gCalories: 46.7kcalCarbohydrates: 11.1gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.2gSodium: 7mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 10.6g
Keyword Dairy Free, Easy, For Large Groups
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