Homemade Baileys ice cream

Smooth and creamy homemade Baileys ice cream. Literally melts on your tongue, goes great with a lovely caramel sauce. Simple delicious dessert!

54 minutes 6 people Desserts
Homemade Baileys ice cream


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  • a total of 350 ml cream and milk - e.g. 200 ml cream and 150 ml milk
  • 125 ml Baileys (or similar whisky liquor)
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 100 gram sugar
  • optional: caramel sauce for serving
Homemade Baileys ice cream ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • medium-sized pan
  • stand mixer or electric mixer with the whisk attachment
  • silicone spatula
  • optional: bowl
  • parchment paper
  • ice cream maker, passive or active
  • airtight container


54 minutes 6 people Desserts

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Slowly HEAT the milk, cream, and Baileys on low heat. If you're using regular eggs instead of pasteurized egg yolks, the ones you can buy in most stores nowadays, you have to separate the yolks from the whites.

The egg whites can be used in lots of other recipes like meringuepavlova or Ile Flottante ADD egg yolks and sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer and mix until they're fluffy and whitish.

POUR a little bit of the warm cream mixture into the fluffy egg yolks and whisk on medium speed until well combined. Then pour all of the liquid into the yolks and when they're combined, POUR them back into the medium-sized pan.

COOK on low heat until cooked enough. Keep on stirring carefully with a silicone spatula to prevent it from burning and creating lumps. The mixture is ready when it has thickened slightly.

You can check it by running your finger over the spatula, if the line stays visible, the mixture is cooked enough.

For a faster cooling of the mixture, you can transfer it to a bowl. COVER the mixture with a piece of parchment paper to prevent it from a thick layer, a sheet, on the surface. 

Homemade Baileys ice cream
Homemade Baileys ice cream

Finishing the homemade Baileys ice cream -- 40 minutes

When the mixture has cooled off completely, you can pour it into your ice cream maker. The time until it's frozen enough, depends on your machine.

Our Baileys ice cream was frozen enough after 40 minutes. TRANSFER to an airtight container and place in the freezer for up to about 2 months! Enjoy!

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