I LOVE Irish cream ice cream, so when I got my own ice cream maker I went looking for a recipe to duplicate it. To my horror after an extensive search of the internet I could only fine one, and it was WAY to large for my 2-quart maker. So I came up with one of my own. The result was a surprisingly good substitute for the expensive brand! Because of the liqueur it takes a bit longer to harden than the recipes without liqueur, but the wait is worth it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 quarts
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat together half-and-half, white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until the sugars have dissolved.

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  • Stir heavy cream and vanilla extract into the mixture until smooth.

  • Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

  • About 2 minutes before the end of freezing time, pour Irish cream liqueur into the ice cream maker; allow the machine to finish freezing the ice cream.

  • Transfer ice cream into a freezer-proof container with a tight lid and place in freezer until ice cream is hardened, at least 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 18.7g; fat 14.5g; cholesterol 52mg; sodium 26.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
This was great! To cut down the fat a little I used 4 cups of half & half instead of 2 cups half & half 2 cups heavy whipping cream. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
This was great! To cut down the fat a little I used 4 cups of half & half instead of 2 cups half & half 2 cups heavy whipping cream. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2012
This has amazing flavor. The consistency was a little too icy and very hard to scoop. I will have to experiment with this further to see if I can change that. Thanks for sharing a delicious ice cream! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2012
This recipe was delicious! The brown sugar really gives it a richer flavor. I used whole milk instead of half and half but I don't think it would have made a noticeable difference. Will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2014
YUMMY!! I used 1 cup of 2% milk and 3 cups of heavy cream as I didn't have half-and-half. My only other change was to use vanilla bean paste in place of vanilla extract. This is as close to sticking to the recipe that I could get without running to the store. I packaged it in a freezer container and presented it to my mother for Mother's Day along with a batch of homemade ice cream cones from this site. She absolutely LOVED it! How do I know it was good? Don't tell.I snuck a scoop! I will be making this again soon. Thank you Brandee for sharing such a YUMMY recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2012
Just a thought...try adding 2 cups International Delights Irish Cream and only 1/8 cup Irish cream liqueur. Of course sub out the Half-and-Half Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2013
This is hands down my new favorite ice cream! I used 3 cups of whipping cream and 1 cup of 2% milk and it turned out really well. Will definitely make this over and over in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
Amazing. A wonderful companion to a "girls night out". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2013
This was great. I used 1.5 cups cream 1.5 cups half and half and 1 cup skim milk. We also usually drink the mint chocolate Baileys so we used that and added a dozen crushed Thin Mint (Girl Scout) cookies. We loved it! Also we stored this in a freezer that typically makes most ice creams too hard but for this ice cream it was the perfect texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2016
Make this a day ahead. It takes a while to set up with the alcohol in it. Huge hit as our (adult) dessert for st. patty's day! Read More
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