This Bailey’s milkshake recipe is made with delicious Irish cream, coffee-flavored ice cream, and milk. Just a few ingredients and one easy step to make these creamy alcoholic ice cream shakes. It’s the perfect boozy dessert for any celebration or cozy night in.
What’s in a Bailey’s Milkshake?
You only need 3 ingredients to make this boozy ice cream shake! It’s really quick and easy to make for a delicious dessert.
- Irish Cream: Use Bailey’s, or make this homemade Irish cream. It’s a combination of whiskey, cream, sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and a couple of other ingredients.
- Ice Cream: I recommend using a coffee-flavored ice cream for the perfect shake, but you can also use vanilla or chocolate.
- Milk: Skim milk works great for this recipe, or you can use whole milk to enhance the creaminess. Try almond milk for a dairy-free option!
Boozy Milkshake Toppings
To finish off this simple Irish cream milkshake, add a few toppings to your liking!
- Mini chocolate chips
- Chocolate Syrup
- Whipped Topping
- Caramel Sauce
- Magic Chocolate Shell
It’s a cream liqueur (so yes, it is alcoholic), made with Irish whiskey and cream. There are usually other ingredients included as well to give it the perfect sweet flavor. Most people know it as the popular brand, Bailey’s.
Bailey’s gives this shake a distinct flavor and creaminess. But you could also use Kahlua instead, for a stronger flavor.
If you don’t have a blender, you can use an electric hand mixer to combine ingredients. You can also mix by hand with softened ice cream, but it will take a bit of time.
Yes! Follow my Irish cream recipe, but leave out the whiskey. Then mix that in with the ice cream, and you’ll have the same flavor, minus the alcohol.
Can I make this Irish cream drink ahead of time?
These Irish cream milkshakes are best served as soon as they’re made. Since it’s just one step, I don’t recommend making them ahead of time or storing them for later.
When milkshakes are frozen, they become too solid to drink, but the texture isn’t quite as smooth and creamy when they melt or thaw. But you certainly can freeze them if you like.
These boozy Bailey’s milkshakes are a great dessert for St. Patrick’s Day! Or try these Shamrock shakes for a family-friendly option.
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This shake looks delicious! This would be great for St. Patrick’s Day!
Thanks so much Alyssa!
Girl. Ice cream and Baileys is pure heaven. We must make this pronto!
I feel like this drink was made for me… coffee ice cream with Bailey’s?!! YUM!
haha, thanks Beth!
ps. the straws totally match. how cute is that!
Ha, you should see all the straws I have haha. Thanks for stopping by!
I love the combination of Bailey’s and ice cream. Such a gorgeous recipe.
These look incredible! So perfect for St Patty’s Day!
So excited for this! I make a killer coffee ice cream, and now I have to whip up a batch to make this milk shake!!
OOOO!!!! I’ll have to check out your coffee ice cream recipe!
Another gorgeous drink recipe – so loving all that chocolate!
Thank you Melanie!
Wow! Those look amazing! It’s 5o’clock somewhere, right??
Totally! Coffee ice cream means its fine for breakfast…right? :)
Oh… I like your way of thinking!! ;)
Wow, these look amazing! Definitely a must try for St. Patrick’s Day! Yum!
Thanks so much Cristina!