Baileys Irish Cream Ice Cream

by Kathy Strahs on March 14, 2010 · 22 comments

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I did a smart thing this past fall and began storing the freezer bowl of my ice cream maker in the freezer so I could be ready to whip up a quart of ice cream whenever the mood struck. Well, the mood struck this weekend.

I had to sort of bend my “rules” a little to include this ice cream recipe on Cooking On the Side. They don’t actually have any recipes on the Baileys Irish Cream bottle, which was a bummer as I really wanted to try a Baileys recipe for St. Patrick’s Day. So I invoked a “holiday exception” and went over to the Baileys.com website for this one.

This stuff is pretty awesome. It’s basically a rich, vanilla custard base with a shot of Baileys for good measure. The flavor balance is just perfect – the taste of Irish cream is definitely there, but not “boozy”. Since the Baileys goes in after the cooking process there is alcohol, so this isn’t really one for the kids. But it’s just as well, because that means more for you!

 



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Memoria March 14, 2010 at 11:06 PM

What a lovely, yummy, refreshing bowl of ice cream. I don’t drink alcohol, but it still looks great!
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dani March 15, 2010 at 5:33 AM

oh this sounds awesome!!! wish i had an icecream maker :)

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Kathy March 15, 2010 at 6:56 AM

The recipe actually does have instructions for making it without an ice cream maker. But it is a fun machine to have when you “need” it! :-)

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Gala March 15, 2010 at 7:22 AM

Oh yum, I’ve been wanting to make this ice cream!

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lisaiscooking March 15, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Your ice cream looks fantastic! Perfect for this week too.
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Debbie March 15, 2010 at 11:19 AM

I also have been keeping my ice cream maker on continuous freeze. The ice cream is so much better! I made vanilla this weekend with chopped Scharfenberger dark chocolate and chopped York peppermint patties.

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Kathy March 15, 2010 at 5:30 PM

That actually sounds really amazing – I love Yorks!

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TripleScoop March 15, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Ice Cream! Yummy…looks good, I’m sure it it was tasty!
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Molly March 16, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Love your Blog and Facebook page. I saw it first on Facebook. I have a cooking spot on Facebook as well, All it takes is a can opener and a crockpot, and am always looking for wonderful recipes to try at home.
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Karen March 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Yay! Excellent. I suppose it would make me a pretty bad mom to let the kids try it huh? (hee hee) My ice cream bowl is already frozen and ready to go for tomorrow’s treat! Of course, I have to modify it to get rid of the sugar…hopefully splenda will work just as well! Thanks Kathy!
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Kathy March 16, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Who knows, they might like it! I’ll be interested to hear how it comes out with Splenda.

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Patty March 18, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Everything always gets so much more tasty around Saint Patrick’s Day ;) I love your photography on this, I can’t wait to try out the recipe thanks for posting!

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Nate @ House of Annie March 19, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Oh man, send a pint over!
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Alisa-Foodista March 26, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Oh baby. now that is excellent!If you won’t mind, I’d really love to guide foodista readers to your site. Just add your choice of Foodista widget at the end of this blog post and you’re all set. Thanks!
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marla March 13, 2011 at 8:22 PM

A shot of Baileys for good measure is all right by me :)

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Megan March 14, 2011 at 6:53 AM

That looks like a delicious way to celebrate St. Patty’s day. And thanks for the reminder to put my ice cream bowl back in the freezer. I took it out for winter but the time has come to put it back. :)
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Jim September 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Yeah!!!!!

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selina December 19, 2011 at 5:37 AM

thanks for sharing your recipe. If I want to make chocolate baileys ice cream, what should I do?

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Kathy Strahs December 19, 2011 at 7:37 AM

That sounds really good. I’d probably search for a good chocolate ice cream recipe and add in a bit of Bailey’s.

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agoldfin January 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM

How much does it make?

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Kathy Strahs January 27, 2012 at 6:22 PM

It’s about 3 cups.

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