Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle

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This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle is based on an Irish Coffee, with vanilla ice cream, espresso powder, and Jameson whiskey. For the badass version, you can add a Baileys Caramel Sauce and Baileys Irish Cream Whipped Cream.

This recipe is part of a virtual St. Patrick’s Day party with other bloggers. To make the celebration complete, check out the other recipes too! The links to them will be at the bottom of this post. #saintpatricksdayfeast2017

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This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle is based off an Irish Coffee. Vanilla ice cream, espresso, and Jameson whiskey creates that Irish Coffee taste while Baileys caramel sauce and whipped cream enhance the flavor and increase the wow factor. | www.megiswell.com

Milkshakes: Over the Top Ridiculousness

I have never made a milkshake. Milkshakes were and still are a very special treat: an occasion or combination of place, atmosphere, and event. Like getting fries and a milkshake after Winter Ball at Mel’s Diner. Or going to Saturn’s in Halloween costumes after giving up on sub-par Halloween parties to eat veggie burgers, fries, and a shake.

This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle is based off an Irish Coffee. Vanilla ice cream, espresso, and Jameson whiskey creates that Irish Coffee taste while Baileys caramel sauce and whipped cream enhance the flavor and increase the wow factor. | www.megiswell.com

Basically, there had to be a diner. Preferably with Formica tables, deep booths, and linoleum floors. And I needed to be wearing something way over the top fancy or ridiculous (or both). And there had to be fries.

But all those times I had a milkshake, I never really thought about how they were made. So it took me completely by surprise when I realized how much ice cream it takes to make ONE diner-sized milkshake.

This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle is based off an Irish Coffee. Vanilla ice cream, espresso, and Jameson whiskey creates that Irish Coffee taste while Baileys caramel sauce and whipped cream enhance the flavor and increase the wow factor. | www.megiswell.com

And you have to add even MORE ICE CREAM when booze is involved because it lowers the freezing point of the ice cream. And this Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle has a generous 2-ounce pour of Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Which makes this Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, which is always a little over the top and ridiculous.

Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle

To get that Irish Coffee taste, you need some Jameson, instant espresso powder, and vanilla ice cream (lots of it).

You can use a blender but I actually put everything in a tall glass and use an immersion blender. I felt like my Vitamix was over-mixing. An immersion blender more closely resembles how milkshakes are traditionally made anyways.

That’s the basic version. If you want a more badass version, you can dress it up a bit.

This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle is based off an Irish Coffee. Vanilla ice cream, espresso, and Jameson whiskey creates that Irish Coffee taste while Baileys caramel sauce and whipped cream enhance the flavor and increase the wow factor. | www.megiswell.com

That’s where the Baileys Irish Cream comes in. You can make a delicious sea salt caramel sauce AND whipped cream with it. Coat a spoon with the caramel sauce and spread it on the inside of the glass. You can also dip the rim in the caramel too.

This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake makes 1 super greedy diner-sized portion. Or you can split it into a less ridiculous two-person portion. You can also be really well behaved and split it into 3 mini sizes for a regular, not going to break your calorie bank, portion. But where’s the fun in that?

This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle is based off an Irish Coffee. Vanilla ice cream, espresso, and Jameson whiskey creates that Irish Coffee taste while Baileys caramel sauce and whipped cream enhance the flavor and increase the wow factor. | www.megiswell.com

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Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle

This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle is a milkshake based off an Irish Coffee. Vanilla ice cream, espresso, and Jameson Irish Whiskey creates that Irish Coffee taste while Baileys caramel sauce and whipped cream enhance the flavor and increase the wow factor.
Servings 1 to 3 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

Baileys Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon fine sea salt

Baileys Irish Cream Whipped Cream

  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon Baileys Irish Cream

Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Carmel Drizzle

  • 2 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream

Instructions

Baileys Caramel Sauce

  • Melt sugar over medium high heat in a medium sauce pan, swirling the pan often until the sugar has all melted and it begins to turn an amber color. 
  • Add the butter, whisking vigorously until all the butter has melted. 
  • Take the pan off the heat and slowly pour the Baileys Irish Cream in, whisking vigorously until incorporated. Quickly add the fine sea salt and whisk until it is incorporated.  
  • Dip a spoon into the caramel and wipe it along the inside of a glass, spreading the caramel all over until the whole inside of the glass is covered. You can also dip the rim of the glass into the caramel. Set aside. 
  • Let the caramel sit for 15 minutes before transferring it to an airtight container. Store in the fridge (I use a mason jar).

Baileys Irish Cream Whipped Cream

  • Combine heavy cream and Baileys in a glass or stainless steel bowl and beat until peaks form. Put in the fridge while you make the milkshake. 

Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle

  • Combine the whiskey and instant espresso powder in a tall glass and blend with an immersion blender. Or just combine in a blender and blend. 
  • Add the ice cream in 1 cup portions and blend until smooth and the desired consistency is reached. 
  • Pour into a glass with Baileys Caramel Sauce smothered on the inside. Top with Baileys whipped cream and more caramel. 

Notes

Baileys Caramel Sauce: adding the butter and Irish Cream causes the melted sugar to simmer and expand vigorously but just keep stirring. Caramel comes out differently depending on how long you let the sugar heat. The longer you let it go, the stronger, more bitter, and harder the finished caramel will be. This recipe is based off American Heritage Cooking’s The Best Salted Caramel Sauce
Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake: Milkshakes come out differently based on the ingredients in the ice cream you use. Don’t use ice creams that use high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners-they’ll give you a more watery shake. 
 
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Desserts
This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle is based off an Irish Coffee. Vanilla ice cream, espresso, and Jameson whiskey creates that Irish Coffee taste while Baileys caramel sauce and whipped cream enhance the flavor and increase the wow factor. | www.megiswell.com
This Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle is based on an Irish Coffee, with vanilla ice cream, espresso powder, and Jameson whiskey + Baileys Caramel Sauce and Baileys Irish Cream Whipped Cream. | St. Patrick's Day | www.megiswell.com

Join the Conversation

  1. I used to make milkshakes (for other people) when I worked at Cracker Barrel in college. And yes- loads of ice cream, whole milk, and syrups go into those bad boys lol. This sounds so decadent and yummy!!! LOVE IT

    1. You worked at Cracker Barrel?! Lol my inner child has given you a “cool adult” label. When I lived in the south and midwest, Cracker Barrel was the most awesome place in the world. I still remember the rocking chairs, checker boards, that game that was shaped like a triangle with golf pegs in it (?), and the candy store.

  2. Honestly, I don’t even like Bailey’s but THIS I have to try. This literally looks incredible!

  3. This is incredible! Oh my goodness. How wonderfully decadent. I love that gif too!

  4. I will take a dinner-sized milkshake any day of the week and three times on St. Patrick’s Day! I am not afraid of that healthy dose of Jameson either!!

  5. 5 stars
    Omg… where’s that party going on!? I’m coming 🙂 That caramel coating and the drizzle just knock me of my seat. Milkshake looks out of this world amazing. Now let’s party!!!

  6. 5 stars
    Oh my! I don’t usually drink alcohol, but would gladly have a few glasses of this amazing milkshake. Those photos make me drool, they are absolutely fantastic!

  7. I’m pretty sure I’ll be seeing this in my dreams tonight. Irish coffee is one of the best things ever invented. No matter how much ice cream is involved in making this it has to be BEYOND worth it. Looks amazing!

  8. 5 stars
    I love the caramel coating on the inside of the cup and the rim. It makes the milkshakes look soooo dreamy. 🙂

  9. Oh My Goodness !!! This look absolutely delicious and that first picture is just pure bliss !!! I love baileys milkshake but this with salted caramel drizzle is just divine.

  10. Girl, your making my Irish heart swoon over here with this cocktail! This will satifsy my dessert and cocktail craving all at once. Bring on the Baileys!

  11. Love love love the video! And your photography is amazing. This milkshake looks and sounds like the best thing ever!

    1. Thanks so much Christine ?!

  12. 5 stars
    This is delicious, I can have them few times of year. This is creamy rich and boozy that part I like it a lot. Drooling through the screen.

  13. Byron Thomas says:

    Oh my God! What a mess!! But, who cares!? That looks absolutely delicious. I almost licked the screen. Hahaha!

  14. 5 stars
    Wow…now this looks delicious. I certainly would consume this several times a year. What a great way to treat your dinner guests!!

  15. Oh my goodness, now thats really one sinful dessert to dig in. Love how creamy that Caramel Drizzle looks…very inviting one..

  16. 5 stars
    Meg, this is a divine milkshake! I’m not usually one for sweets, but our virtual party has included some awfully tempting options. These flavors are spot on, and the photos, gorgeous… And I read your UC story start to finish. You’re a strong woman! I battle microscopic colitis, and it pales in comparison. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and happy blogging! Thanks for being so transparent 🙂

    1. I know, there were some real tempting desserts in there but I’m actually thinking of your drink right now! It’s super warm and it would be perfect. And I’m sorry that you also have to deal with colitis-having it in any way or form can test anyone’s strength. Thanks so much for sharing your struggle with me.

  17. I mean, you had me at “boozy”… I love St Patrick’s Day – it’s a great excuse to drink all the Baileys and make all the yummy coffees!

  18. 5 stars
    OH!NOOOOOO! Look at all that luscious goodness going to waste on the table. If my mamma didn’t teach me better I’d offer to come over and lick it up. It does look good and decadent. It would be impossible to resist.

    1. Haha, thank you Marisa! I’m afraid I don’t have any manners because I licked it all up ?

  19. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    5 stars
    Forget everything else, I just want to eat that whipped cream with a spoon!!! This looks so perfect and delicious for St. Pattys Day!

  20. I nearly licked my computer screen! Wow does this look good!! I’ll take one— no make it three!

  21. 5 stars
    That looks sinfully delicious – enough to stuff my face in it, lol. Love all those flavors, it’s like milkshake for the adults. 😉

  22. You are absolutely Right that milkshakes and fries just belong together! This looks so delicious and perfect for anytime you want a special drink and I think I’d have to go for the badass version. 🙂

    1. Glad you agree with me Stephanie! One badass version coming up!

  23. This looks amazing! That caramel drizzle! I’ve never been into St Patrick’s Day, but this milkshake makes me reconsider!

    1. I usually don’t do anything special for St. Patrick’s Day. But I do use it as an excuse to indulge in something food or beverage related!

  24. 5 stars
    Seriously, Meg, this milkshake IS the party!!! I mean a boozy milkshake is ALWAYS the life of any party, but a boozy irish coffee milkshake WITH a caramel drizzle?! THIS milkshake is an EPIC party! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and have me drooling like CRAY! I am soooooooo making one of this milkshakes in like .2 seconds. Gimme dat! Pinned obviously! Cheers! <3

  25. 5 stars
    Why hello Megan Wells! Ok, so dying here. I learned so much from reading this post. I love how you lined the cup with the caramel. Genius. Then, the actual act of seeing you top off this drink is just killing me. Is day drinking ok? Cuz, I am heading right to my cupboard to see if I can recreate this. Thanks a million for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much Cindy! And yes, day drinking is totally okay by me! It’s what I did after taking pictures of this-all part of the job ?

  26. Oh I’m drooling over that messy pour! I love Irish cream especially when it’s in caramel and hot chocolate.. that’s lots of ice creammmm but… who’s complaining ?

    1. Lol, I actually complained a little bit when I was recipe tasting and realized how much ice cream it was going to take to make it perfect. But once I tasted the finished product I didn’t complain anymore!

  27. Damn girl, this looks so tempting! You’ve really outdone yourself. The milkshake looks like it would taste amazing… the photos are top notch!

    1. Thanks so much Natasha ?

  28. For a first time milkshake you sure know how to serve it up right! Cheers… napkin please. 🙂

    1. Thank you! And more like a stack of napkins ?

  29. I would seriously suck this down all at once!! YUM!!! I really love that the sauce has butter in it. Drooling and I haven’t even eaten yet!

    1. YES! Caramel sauces with butter rule!

  30. Wow Meg! You have once again tempted me with your messy, drippy, but oh-so-irresistible drinks. Frankly, It is taking every ounce of my will power (which there really isn’t much) to resist this beauty. But you are right!!! 3 cups of ice cream. That’s a lot. Then again, special occasions definitely call for super sized indulgence. . .so sign me up.

    1. I’m so glad it’s tempting! I’m always worried the messy and drippy look won’t appeal to people! And it’s a ton of ice cream-I shared this glass with two other people-a couple of spoon fights occurred but it was for the better tummy wise!

  31. Oh my gosh, I am loving the over the top ridiculousness. This looks so rich and creamy…I can picture myself eating it on the couch in front of Netflix as it snows outside tonight!

    1. That’s pretty much how I enjoyed mine-only no snow just rain!

  32. There’s no denying what holiday this is designed for! Wow – spectacular! I love how you’ve smothered the inside of the glass with the caramel sauce! This is a treat I’d like to slowly enjoy! So worth savoring!

    1. I learned that tip from a post by How Sweet It Is. You could say it made a big impression on me! It is definitely for savoring-slow and steady for these!

  33. Well I’m kinds of yes about this one!! 🙂 That caramel! And with a milkshake. And boozy. Putting this one on my St. Patrick’s Day menu 🙂 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    1. Happy early St. Patrick’s Day!!! I’m thinking of having many St. Patrick’s Day(s) with different menus!

  34. 5 stars
    okay, so i literally just licked my screen. this is some serious deliciousness going on. i’d skip breakfast, lunch and dinner to have a couple of these babies!

    1. Lol thank you! And I am a 100% with you on skipping some meals to really enjoy these!

  35. You’re killing me Meg! These milkshakes look insane! NEED to get these on the St. Patrick’s Day dessert menu!

  36. You know what I used to love (well, still do)…..salty fries dipped in ice cream and ice-cream is like a milkshake. Now, I want fries and THIS! Boy, does this look good! Love how you lined the glass with all that caramel. This looks so indulgent and, considering that it’s Friday, perfect timing for the weekend 🙂 Your photos are gorgeous too! Pinned! Have a wonderful weekend and I will be trying this bad ass drink soon 😉

    1. I still love salty fries dipped in milkshakes too! Some people think I’m weird but they don’t know what they’re missing. By the time I was finished writing this post I really wanted fries too. Thanks so much Dawn and have a wonderful weekend!

  37. This drink has everything I love in it. Seriously. Espresso, whiskey, caramel…? Yes please. Thanks for the recipe. And I LOVE that first image of the gooey goodness spilling over the side.

    1. Your welcome! And I love it too-clean up was very tasty ?

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