Baileys Irish Cream Ice Cream

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 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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  1. Memoria wrote:

    What a lovely, yummy, refreshing bowl of ice cream. I don’t drink alcohol, but it still looks great!
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    Posted 3.14.10 Reply
  2. dani wrote:

    oh this sounds awesome!!! wish i had an icecream maker 🙂

    Posted 3.15.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      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! 🙂

      Posted 3.15.10 Reply
  3. Gala wrote:

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

    Posted 3.15.10 Reply
  4. Your ice cream looks fantastic! Perfect for this week too.
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    Posted 3.15.10 Reply
  5. Debbie wrote:

    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.

    Posted 3.15.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      That actually sounds really amazing – I love Yorks!

      Posted 3.15.10 Reply
  6. Ice Cream! Yummy…looks good, I’m sure it it was tasty!
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    Posted 3.15.10 Reply
  7. Molly wrote:

    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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    Posted 3.16.10 Reply
  8. Karen wrote:

    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!
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..The Walk =-.

    Posted 3.16.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

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

      Posted 3.16.10 Reply
  9. Patty wrote:

    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!

    Posted 3.18.10 Reply
  10. Oh man, send a pint over!
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    Posted 3.19.10 Reply
  11. 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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    Posted 3.26.10 Reply
  12. marla wrote:

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

    Posted 3.13.11 Reply
  13. Megan wrote:

    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. 🙂

    Posted 3.14.11 Reply
  14. Jim wrote:


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  15. selina wrote:

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

    Posted 12.19.11 Reply
    • That sounds really good. I’d probably search for a good chocolate ice cream recipe and add in a bit of Bailey’s.

      Posted 12.19.11 Reply
  16. agoldfin wrote:

    How much does it make?

    Posted 1.27.12 Reply