This recipe is simple to make but completely complex in flavour. Perfect for a weekend treat,
Today I have a very special treat for you. My friend Donna of Cookistry is joining us.
I adore Donna, she is such a genuine individual. I dig that about her.
You're going to dig that about her too. Please welcome Donna to the blog.
If you love Irish cream liqueur, you're going to love this ice cream with a double dose of Baileys Irish Cream. The interesting thing is that the ice cream and the caramel sauce aren't just versions of the same flavor. The uncooked ice cream has the pure flavor of the liqueur, while the caramel has deeper, darker notes.
If you have extra caramel sauce, drizzle it on vanilla or chocolate ice cream, or over berries with whipped cream. Or pound cake. Or waffles. Or eat it with a spoon. Or ... you might want to make an extra batch.
As for the ice cream, since it’s not a cooked ice cream – no eggs involved – it’s pretty quick to assemble. If you have an ice cream maker with its own compressor, you can pour this right into the machine and churn it right away. If you’ve got a freezer-bowl-style ice cream maker, be sure it’s fully chilled before you churn. Because of the alcohol in the Baileys it can take a little longer to freeze, so you want it as cold as possible before you start.
Baileys Ice Cream with Baileys Caramel Sauce
For the caramel sauce:
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream
- Milk or cream as needed (possibly up to ½ cup)
To make the ice cream:
- Combine all of the ice cream ingredients in a bowl or large measuring cup. I often use a 2-quart measuring cup, to give me plenty of space for sloshy stirring while giving me that handy pour spout. Stir until the sugar and salt are melted and you don't feel any grainy bits left.
- Refrigerate until fully chilled, then churn in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
To make the caramel sauce:
- Put the butter, sugar, and salt in a heavy-bottomed pan. I use a saucier, but a sauce pot is fine. Heat on medium (stirring as needed) until the sugar melts and takes on a toast golden brown color (watch carefully so you don’t burn it!), then take it off the heat and add the Baileys Irish Cream. The sugar is probably going to seize and harden, but don't worry about that. Put it back on the heat and cook, stirring as needed, until the sugar melts and combines with the Baileys to make a thick caramel.
- Add milk or cream as needed, until you have a slightly thickened sauce - this will thicken significantly as it cools, so you need it to be much thinner when it's hot. Otherwise, you'll end up with something more like an oozey caramel candy.
- Serve the caramel warm (just barely warmed, not off-the-stove screaming hot) over the finished ice cream, or let it cool, then refrigerate until needed. If it thickens too much when cooled, you can reheat it and add more milk or cream until you have the consistency you're looking for.
- Serve the ice cream with a drizzle of the caramel sauce, and pass extra at the table, if you like.
I don't know about y'all but I just ran into the kitchen to snag the biggest spoon I could find. If you need me I'll be hiding in the closet. Eating this ice cream.
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A huge thank you to Donna for this amazing recipe. I'm so happy to have a friend like you. One of these days we'll meet in person.
Other Fabulous Recipes from Cookistry:
Biscuits from Cookistry
Dinosaur Cookies by Cookistry
Skillet Lasagna from Cookistry
Tune in tomorrow for more Boozy Desserts.
And be sure to check out all the other boozy participants this week:
B52 Layer Cake by gotta get baked
Boozy Caramel Apple Bread and Butter Pudding by My Catholic Kitchen, coming on Thursday July 24
Bourbon Peaches & Cream Popsicles by My Imperfect Kitchen, coming on Friday July 25
Toodles and smoochies!
So glad to be part of your lunacy!!! *smooch*
I am so thrilled you did this for me Donna. You really outdid yourself. I just want to shove my whole face in this thing. It is amazing.
Nancy @ gottagetbaked
Damn, I could go for a bucket of Donna's ice cream, followed by a vat of that glorious Baileys caramel sauce. Now if only an ice cream maker could fall out of the sky and appear on my doorstep. Universe, make it happen! I'm in love with Donna's photos too. Talk about luscious and indulgent!
Right, me too. The caramel sauce is calling my name. Dude you totally need an ice cream maker. Although I have to say just using a mixer and then freezing it in a tin bread pan works wonders. I do that when my ice cream bowls are full.
Holy cow does that look good! I love anything caramel!
Me too. Caramel melts my heart. I could eat it as a meal.
Choc Chip Uru
Mmm, I wouldn't mind a nice big bite of this delicious ice cream - double kick of baileys 😀
Choc Chip Uru
I hear you. I am so in love with this one.
The sauce didn't thicken 🙁
I'll tag Donna to let her know. Then she can help. I know she's in Chicago for a work function so it might take a day or so to get a reply.
In the meantime have you made caramel sauce before? Did the colour change but it just didn't thicken? Happy to help trouble shoot in any way I can.
The sauce thickened up beautifully for me after cooling. I did put it back on the heat after adding milk, and boiled for three minutes. It is divine - to be used as a topping for caramel cheesecake!
My Bailey's always separates and the caramel stays in globs. I'm not certain what I'm doing to soon or not at all.
Sorry Tessa, I just saw this pop up in comments. I apologize for the delay. I can grab Donna and see if she can offer you some advice if you want some expert advice.
I have a baileys chocolate devils food cake I’m going to make this sauce for it. Looks amazing.
Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for visiting. Donna knocked this one out of the park.
This recipe deserves more than 5 stars, but that is all we are allotted to give it. Actually I only made the Baileys caramel sauce. I wanted something different for our bread pudding. WOW was it good. Now we are coming up with other desserts we can put it on. I will be making the sauce quite often. Thank you for a great recipe
Thanks for such a great review!