Baileys Ice Cream with Whiskey Caramel Sauce Recipe

Bailey’s Ice Cream with Whiskey Caramel Sauce — Looking for a boozy late-night dessert? This homemade ice cream recipe is the perfect option…

Bailey's Ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce recipe - sugar and cloth

Homemade ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce and Bailey’s is the perfect adult treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with.

Sure, Shamrock Shakes are fun, but who needs green food coloring when you have Bailey’s…and whiskey!

If you’ve never made ice cream before, this is the perfect recipe to start with. It’s almost fool-proof, relying on just heavy cream, sugar and milk instead of a traditional egg custard base.

The result is a silky, creamy ice cream with just a hint of baileys cream. To take this dessert over the top, I, Alex, have included a whiskey caramel sauce to liberally drizzle over.

For a St. Patty’s worthy sundae, layer Bailey’s Ice Cream over chocolate ice cream in a serving bowl, then top it with whiskey caramel sauce, whipped cream and garnishes of your choice.

Just as fun as an Irish Car Bomb, but a lot more delicious and you won’t feel near as bad the next day…

Bailey's Ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce recipe - sugar and cloth

Bailey's Ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce recipe - sugar and cloth

Bailey's Ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce recipe - sugar and cloth

Now just drizzle the homemade caramel over any of your favorite ice cream flavors!

Once you’ve enjoyed this ice cream as is, try it in a boozy Bailey’s milkshake! Combine two scoops of Bailey’s ice cream with 2 additional tablespoons Bailey’s, 1 cup milk and a handful of ice cubes.

Puree in a high powered blender until cream and smooth. Pour into a tall glass and drizzle with whiskey caramel.

Do you have any other go-to boozy desserts that you’ve loved?

Bailey's Ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce recipe - sugar and cloth
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Homemade Bailey’s Ice Cream with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Bailey's Ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce recipe - sugar and cloth

Bailey’s Ice Cream

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5 from 3 votes
Looking for a homemade ice cream recipe? This Bailey's ice cream is the perfect boozy treat!
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course Cocktails, Desserts
Cuisine American


  • Ice cream maker


  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 cup 2% Milk
  • 3/4 cup Pure cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 115mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1206IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 99mg
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 407kcal


  • Whisk together the combined ingredients, stirring until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved in the liquid. Place the mixture into the fridge to chill, for at least two hours or up to overnight.
  • Add ingredients to the base of an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacture’s instructions. Adding the alcohol will increase the freezing point, so the ice cream will be similar to soft serve in consistency.
  • Serve immediately or place in a freezer safe container for later.
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Bailey's Ice cream with whiskey caramel sauce recipe - sugar and cloth

Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes
This whiskey caramel sauce is the perfect topping for cakes, milkshakes, ice cream, or anything else you can drea up!
Total Time20 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American


  • Sauce pan


  • 1 cup Pure cane sugar
  • 0.25 cup Water
  • 0.5 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp Whiskey
  • 1 pinch of salt (optional)


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Calcium: 6mg
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 102kcal


  • Add the sugar and water to a large sauce pan over medium heat. Swirl the pan over the heart source for 15 minutes or until a deep amber color is reached. Watch closely as to not let it burn. The caramel should be a deep golden brown color, any paler and it will not turn into caramel sauce.
  • Once the deep amber color is reached, turn off the burner and remove the sauce pan from the heat. Slowly add in the heavy cream while stirring. Add in the whiskey and salt and place on the still-warm burner for another minute or two, stirring the entire time. By now, the two liquids should have incorporated creating a rich caramel sauce.
  • Transfer to a heat safe container to cool.
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11 thoughts on “Baileys Ice Cream with Whiskey Caramel Sauce Recipe”

  1. Hi Shirley! I am so glad to hear from made my day! I just can’t say enough good things about Vivien. She has been such a big help to me. I am also glad you found the color lesson helpful. You can use other coaelimpntmry colors as well: like red/green, blue/orange etc. I will be posting another step in my GS dogs soon. Thanks again!

  2. What makes it chocolate? I noticed there were two kinds: one chocolate and what looks like vanilla. I guess my question is, what did you add to it to make it chocolate ice cream?


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