No Churn Bailey’s Ice Cream

No Churn Bailey's Ice Cream in a dish with scoop and spoons

My no churn Bailey’s ice cream is a must make for St. Patrick’s Day, but this easy homemade ice cream spiked with everybody’s favorite cream liqueur is a refreshing adult dessert any time of year.

No churn Bailey's ice cream in a cocktail glass

No churn Bailey’s Irish Cream ice cream is too easy not to make!

Why wouldn’t you whip up this yummy no churn ice cream, for St. Paddy’s Day, or any day you want to treat yourself to a yummy adult dessert that takes just minutes to put together? Even if you don’t own an ice cream machine, you can make no churn recipes. Basically, if you can whip cream, you can make this!

what you’ll need

  • Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur ~ if you have another brand, or a homemade Irish Cream liqueur, use that.
  • heavy cream ~ we’re going to whip it to aerate the mixture, mimicking what happens in an ice cream machine. Use heavy cream or whipping cream, both are fine.
  • sweetened condensed milk ~ essential to get the right creamy texture in a no churn ice cream.
  • vanilla ~ I don’t know too many desserts where a good vanilla isn’t needed!
  • salt ~ yup, even in ice cream, it blooms those flavors.
scooping out no churn Bailey's ice cream

no churn ice cream FAQs and tips

Can I make no churn ice cream in my ice cream maker?

Yes, you would combine everything and add it to your machine, and process according to its directions. There is no need to whip the cream in this case.

Can I use another kind of liqueur?

Yes, you can use virtually any liqueur you like in this recipe, it’s such fun to experiment!

Why do you have to use sweetened condensed milk?

This product helps give no churn ice cream a creamy texture, and prevent an icy texture from forming.

Can I make this no churn ice cream with whiskey?

Yes, you’ll use less, though, because whiskey has a higher alcohol content than Bailey’s liqueur. See my recipe for Irish Whiskey ice cream.

Baileys Irish Cream

how to serve Bailey’s no churn ice cream

A little goes a long way with spiked ice cream, so I like to serve it in cocktail glasses. It’s the perfect dessert all by itself after any meal ~ think of it as an extra delicious digestif!

A simple shortbread cookie would go well with this ice cream, maybe a chocolate chip, or coffee flavor.

My personal favorite way to serve this is as an affogato ~ simply scoop the ice cream into a glass and top with hot coffee or espresso. It doesn’t get any better 🙂

Bailey's ice cream in a dish with scoop

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No Churn Bailey's Ice Cream in a dish with scoop and spoons
5 from 8 votes

No Churn Bailey’s Ice Cream

My no churn Bailey's ice cream is a must make for St. Patrick's Day, but this easy homemade ice cream spiked with everybody's favorite cream liqueur is a refreshing adult dessert any time of year.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Calories 286kcal
Author Sue Moran


  • 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 9 ounces sweetened condensed milk (a scant cup)
  • 3/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt


  • Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk, Bailey's, vanilla extract, and salt. Take care not to knock too much of the air out of the whipped cream, while still getting all of the ingredients evenly incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze for at least 6 hours (or up to overnight) before serving. Note: the alcohol in the Bailey's has a low freezing point and helps to keep this ice cream nice and scoop-able.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 126mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 786IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
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  • Reply
    July 11, 2022 at 11:31 am

    5 stars
    I made this over the weekend and it is amazing and so easy and quick. I served it with blonde brownies. I was skeptical of the “no churn” thing and can’t believe how good it turned out. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      July 11, 2022 at 2:19 pm

      The alcohol really makes a difference in the final texture of homemade ice cream 🙂 I can imagine it went super well with the blondies!

  • Reply
    July 9, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    5 stars
    I made this yesterday and I’m having it right now. It’s so so good !!

  • Reply
    graeme king
    March 15, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    5 stars
    look very nice to eat it am going try it tonight

  • Reply
    March 15, 2022 at 9:29 am

    5 stars
    I made this last year for St. Patrick’s Day and it was a huge hit. I just made it again last night. It is so easy and so delicious. It stand just fine alone, but add a little Irish cream on top and/or chocolate syrup and you’re talking a different level of deliciousness. Thanks for the great, easy recipe, Sue!!

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