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Baileys Ice Cream

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Serves 6

Creamy and rich dessert

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  • 575ml whole milk
  • 450ml heavy cream (double cream)
  • 125ml Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 225g sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


    1. Combine the milk and cream in a medium saucepan. Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise & scrape out the seeds. Stir the seeds and bean pod into the milk/cream mixture. Bring the mixture to a slow boil over medium heat, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Combine eggs, egg yolks, and sugar in a medium bowl. Use a hand mixer on medium speed to beat until the mixture is thick, smooth, and pale yellow in colour (similar to mayonnaise), about 2 minutes.
    3. Remove the vanilla bean pod from the milk/cream mixture and discard.
    4. Measure out 1 cup of the hot liquid. With the mixer on low speed, add the cup of hot milk/cream to the egg mixture in a slow, steady stream. When thoroughly combined, pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the rest of the milk/cream mixture and stir to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Transfer to a bowl through a sieve, stir in Bailey’s, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap placed directly on the custard, and chill completely.
    5. . Process custard according to the ice cream machine manufacturer’s directions. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container, cover ice cream directly with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming and place in freezer. Because of the alcohol it will take about 10 hours to freeze. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

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Carol Taylor
23rd Dec, 2017
This recipe includes 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract in the ingredients but no where in the recipe does it tell you when or how to incorporate it. This recipe creates approximately twice the amount that can be used in a standard ice cream maker, so you should half the recipe. Also to state it serves 6, is a bit out, they would need to be 6 greedy pigs! Nice flavour though.
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