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Baileys Milkshake

Baileys Milkshake topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This Baileys milkshake is the perfect adult treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

I’m sharing one more Irish-themed dessert with this Baileys milkshake. We’ve had a crazy heat wave in San Diego these past few days, with temperatures reaching the 90’s. This milkshake really hit the spot.
a close-up photo of baileys milkshake
Did you know Baileys is spelled without an apostrophe? It’s something I learned only last summer but keep forgetting. It just seems so weird without it, especially with the R.A. Bailey’s signature on the bottles (which is a completely fictional name!). Well if you didn’t already know those two tidbits hopefully you learned something new by reading this today.

Something else I learned recently. When you go wine tasting, you end up buying way too much wine.
a close-up photo of whipped cream topping with chocolate sauce drizzled over the top
This past weekend, I had a reunion with my group of close high school friends. It was so fun to be in the same place again, and be able to hang out for more than just a meal. We rented a house near Paso Robles, cooked food, celebrated Pi Day with a lot of pies, and went wine tasting.

The weekend went by far too fast and I’m missing them already.

Mr. K and I also ended up bringing home 7 bottles of wine! And considering the fact that we have never been able to finish a bottle of wine by ourselves, I really don’t know what we’re going to do with so many. In my defense, the wineries kept offering really good deals. For instance, I wanted to buy one bottle of a cabernet sauvignon and it cost $25. But if I bought 3, it was only $45. So of course I had to buy three right?

I guess we’ll have to have a lot of house parties to drink up all the wine. And maybe have these Baileys milkshakes to for dessert.

This milkshake is very simple: ice cream, Baileys, milk, and some chocolate syrup and whipped cream for garnish. Enjoy!

a tall mug of baileys milkshake with whipped cream and chocolate sauce


close-up photo of a baileys milkshake

Baileys Milkshake

Servings: 1 large milkshake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This Baileys milkshake is the perfect adult treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.


  • 2 cups of vanilla or coffee ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • chocolate syrup optional
  • whipped cream optional


  • Combine the first three ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed until everything is mixed. Transfer to a serving glass and, if desired, top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate before serving.


This recipe makes one large milkshake or you can divide it between small glasses for two servings. 

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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7 comments on “Baileys Milkshake”

  1. this recipe was very tasty but the consistency was way too thin, I think it needed a lot less milk or a lot more ice cream

    • hmm, you can definitely adjust to your liking but I’m surprised you found it to be thin considering there is 2 cups of ice cream and only 1/2 cup milk.

      • I haven’t made this yet but plan to tomorrow.  I actually like a thinner milkshake (I absolutely love milk) so was thinking about using less ice cream and more milk but will try the recipe exactly as stated first.  I think milkshake thickness is a personal preference so can be adjusted to suit. Can’t wait to try this. I also have some salted caramel baileys cream so might try adding that too.  I’m excited now!

      • You can definitely add more milk and less ice cream to thin it out!

      • you can also put some ice cubes to make it thicker.

    • Will definitely try this again for sure. I used almond milk when i made this.