Easy Baileys Milkshake Recipe

Enjoy a boozy Baileys Milkshake with this easy milkshake recipe! It’s ready in minutes and uses minimal ingredients. For an adults’ night in, why not enjoy your ice cream with a big splash of Irish creme liqueur? Blend up a Bailey’s milkshake for yourself or to share.

a milkshake in a footed glass with a red and white straw in it, next to a bottle of baileys Irish creme.

Why You’re Going to Love this Baileys Milkshake Recipe

  • A Fun Way to Enjoy a Sweet Cocktail – Baileys on the rocks is fine and all, but if you have some ice cream and a blender, you can turn that drink into a rich and creamy milkshake instead!
  • A Baileys Milkshake might also remind you of a frozen mudslide, but it’s much easier to make since there are only 2 main ingredients!
  • It’s easy to upgrade this adults-only milkshake with ice cream toppings, additional liqueurs, and mix-ins, and I’ll share some amazing ideas below to get you started!

Bailey’s and cream is the best drink to order at a bar when you want a sweet, creamy cocktail, but if you’re at home, I highly suggest that you use this easy milkshake recipe to blend up Bailey’s with vanilla ice cream instead.

Try making this recipe with Irish creme and chocolate ice cream or coffee ice cream too!

a bottle of baileys irish cream next to a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients in Bailey’s Milkshakes

  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Good quality store-bought ice cream is perfect, but you can make it even better by using vanilla bean ice cream or no-churn vanilla ice cream instead.
  • Baileys Irish Cream – Any brand of Irish cream liqueur will work, but Baileys is the most popular choice.
  • Optional Toppings – Whipped cream and a sweet maraschino cherry will give your alcoholic milkshake the perfect finish.

For the complete list of ingredients and instructions for making a milkshake with Baileys, please see the recipe below.

scoops of ice cream and baileys in a blender.

Tips for Making The Best Baileys Milkshake

  • Use quality ingredients – When making homemade milkshakes, you’ll want to make sure you are using high-quality ingredients for the best outcome.
  • To make more than 1 milkshake, simply double or triple the ingredients! How many Baileys milkshakes you can make at one time will depend on the size of your blender, so just be sure not to overfill it.
  • Need a fancy presentation idea? Drizzle the inside of your glass with chocolate sauce before pouring in the milkshake.

Do I Add Milk to a Bailey’s Milkshake?

To keep this milkshake thick and creamy, I am not adding any milk at all! The amount of alcohol gives the recipe the perfect amount of liquid, so milk is not needed. That said, if you prefer your milkshakes to be thinner, a tablespoon or so of whole milk will do the trick.

What Kind of Alcohol is Baileys?

Baileys is made with Irish whisky and cream, and flavored with chocolate and vanilla.

Other Flavors of Baileys for Milkshakes

While you’re at the store, look for the other varieties of creamy liqueurs available. They’ll all make delicious and unique milkshakes!

Can I Make a Vegan Baileys Milkshake?

Look for Baileys Almande, which is a non-dairy version of the classic, made with an almond milk base rather than dairy cream. Combine that with your favorite and creamiest non-dairy vanilla ice cream to make the best vegan Baileys milkshake.

How Much Alcohol is in a Baileys Milkshake?

There are two ounces of Baileys Irish Cream in one serving of this milkshake recipe. Bailey’s has a low ABV (alcohol by volume) of just 17%. In comparison, whisky is 40% ABV. This recipe has about the same amount of alcohol in it as a standard cocktail, so please enjoy it responsibly.

Should I Store Baileys in the Fridge?

You can store it in the fridge or at room temperature. While it is made with milk, it won’t spoil due to the way it’s been combined with the alcohol, and can be kept for up to 2 years past its manufacture date!

a bailey's milkshake topped with whipped cream and a cherry, viewed from above. Small bottles of liqueur are in the background.

Toppings and Mix-Ins for Irish Creme Milkshakes

When it comes to milkshake toppings, I love to top all of my homemade milkshakes with fresh whipped cream and a cherry. You can also try shaved chocolate, sprinkles, crushed Oreos, or finely chopped almonds.

To adjust the flavor of your Bailey’s Milkshake, you can mix things right in, such as caramel sauce, cinnamon, or instant espresso powder.

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a milkshake in a footed glass with a red and white straw in it, next to a bottle of baileys Irish creme.

Baileys Milkshake

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

For an adults' night in, enjoy your ice cream with a big splash of Irish creme liqueur! Blend up this easy Baileys Milkshake for yourself or to share.



  1. Add the ingredients to the blender jar in the order listed.
  2. Blend on low until combined.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry if you'd like.


  • Instead of vanilla ice cream, try your Bailey's milkshake with chocolate or coffee ice cream.
  • Feel free to double or triple this recipe to serve a group, just be sure not to overfill your blender.
  • Please enjoy this alcoholic milkshake responsibly!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 813Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 0gSugar: 49gProtein: 0g

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