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No Churn Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Ice Cream

By Rachel
June 4, 2024

This no churn Bailey’s Irish cream chocolate ice cream is the decadent, boozy treat you need! Heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk mixed into a light and creamy mixture loaded with Bailey’s and chunks of chocolate. This ice cream doesn’t require an ice cream maker or any special equipment, you just need a way to whip the heavy cream. This is perfectly sweet and has the right amount of Irish cream flavor, the chocolate adds extra sweetness and texture!

bowl full of scoops of ice cream

Highlights of the no churn Bailey’s Irish cream ice cream with chocolate chunks and why you’ll love it:

  • Only 4 ingredients: this recipe is not only no churn, but it only takes 4 simple ingredients! Bailey’s Irish cream, chocolate chunks, heavy cream, and sweetened condensed milk! Add in any additional toppings as desired.
  • Rich & decadent: the heavy cream gives this a thick, rich texture while the Bailey’s adds the perfect hint of sweet boozy flavor.
  • Can be made without alcohol: need to make this without Bailey’s go for it! Increase the heavy cream to 2 cups and follow the recipe minus the Irish cream!
  • Toppings of choice: mix in other toppings like chopped espresso beans, white chocolate, mini marshmallows (think Rocky road), any chocolate candy, or dark chocolate shavings.
  • No Special equipment needed: since this recipe is no-churn, you so not need an ice cream maker. All you need is something to whip the cream – and that can be done by hand if needed.
  • Can be kept in the freezer for several weeks: this ice cream keeps well in the freezer for weeks and without any preservatives of weird ingredients! This would make great ice cream sandwiches!
ice cream cone in a glass with a scoop of Bailey's Irish cream ice cream

Serving Ideas & Recipe Variations:

  • Serve with chocolate waffle cones
  • Serve as an ice cream bar with different toppings, kids will love this for birthdays or backyard celebrations!
  • Add in sprinkles or chocolate chips
  • Make into a Bailey’s Irish cream milkshake
  • Use in ice cream sandwiches or cookie sandwiches
  • Transfer to a popsicle mold and make homemade ice cream bars

Ingredients Used & Substitutions:

  • Heavy whipping cream: there is no substitution for this, you have to use heavy whipping cream as milk or half and half will not whip into peaks. This can’t be maid with almond milk or oat milk either. This no-churn recipe works because the heavy cream whips. Whole milk will not work either, you need the fat content of heavy whipping cream.
  • Sweetened condensed milk: there is also no substitution for this, this adds the right amount of sweetness and needed texture for this no-churn recipe.
  • Bailey’s Irish cream: you can omit the Bailey’s if you want to make this without alcohol. Simply omit the 1/2 cup of Bailey’s and replace it with 1/2 cup heavy cream. This also works with Kahlua or other creamy liquors. This recipe is the perfect base for any additional flavors. You could also use homemade Irish cream liqueur.
  • Chocolate chunks: you can substitute any kind of chocolate, like bittersweet chocolate, dark chocolate or semi sweet chocolate. Chocolate covered espresso beans, edible cookie dough, or chocolate chips are also good additions. You can also leave this out if desired. Mint candies are a fun addition for St. Patrick’s day!

No ice cream machine or egg yolks needed for this no-churn ice cream recipe, this boozy dessert is incredibly easy! Fun for special occasions or just to keep in the fridge for that late night sweet tooth! The ice cream mixture does not need to be heated on the stove top in a saucepan like traditional ice cream, no cooking needed either! Use an ice cream scoop to serve these into ice cream bowls and load with your favorite toppings!

How to make the No Churn Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Ice Cream (with step by step instructions):

Quick overview:

  • Whip heavy cream.
  • Mix in Bailey’s and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Fold in chocolate.
  • Pour in container and freeze until solid.

1: Add heavy cream to a large mixing bowl.

2:Whip with an electric hand mixer for 4-6 minutes until soft peaks form (whipped cream).

3: Add in sweetened condensed milk, mix to combine.

4: Mix in Bailey’s Irish cream.

5: Fold chocolate chunks into the ice cream mixture.

6: Pour ice cream mixture into a container and freeze entire mixture until solid.

Tools I used for this boozy ice cream recipe:

  • Rubber Spatula – a must have! Easily combine the ice cream mixture with a rubber spatula. I like these because they don’t come apart so I don’t have to worry about water getting inside the spatula and causing mold.
  • Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set – I love this set of nesting bowls. I use them for everything, Pyrex glass does not break easily so you can trust on these bowls for years, plus they come in 3 useful sizes and can be stacked!
  • Hand Mixer with Easy Clean Beaters – the perfect tool to have for whipping cream. These beaters stay clean, making them perfect for messy mixtures!
  • Non-stick Loaf Pan – using a metal pan helps your ice cream freeze quicker and makes serving easy! You can also pour this mixture into a Tupperware, airtight container, or any glass container.
bowl of melting ice cream with a spoon and a cone

Perfect for Baileys lovers, if this is your first time making no-churn ice cream you’ll be surprised at how simple it is. Creamy baileys ice cream loaded with chocolate chunks, this is rich and decadent with the perfect hint of Irish cream. For a fun “affogato” type dessert, serve ice cream with cold brew over top or in a glass as more of a root beer float type dessert! For extra chocolate flavor, top with chocolate sauce and more chocolate chunks!

Recipe FAQs:

What is the difference between churned and no churn ice cream?

Traditional churned ice cream has air whipped into it giving it an airy texture. Since this no-churn ice cream is not made the same way, we incorporate air by whipping the heavy cream.

Why is condensed milk used in no churn ice cream?

Sweetened condensed milk adds the perfect sweetness to this four ingredient ice cream, it is also thicker than milk giving this no churn ice cream a rich, thick texture. It is a very important ingredient in this no-churn ice cream.

What else can I add to my ice cream?

Vanilla extract will add extra flavor. You can also add different mix-in’s such as crumbled chocolate chip cookies, chopped chocolate bars, espresso beans, different flavored Oreo’s, or edible cookie dough.

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ice cream scoop with Baileys Irish cream chocolate ice cream

This will store in an freezer-safe container for 1-2 months!

No Churn Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Ice Cream

No Churn Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Ice Cream

Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • Electric hand or stand mixer


  • 14 oz. Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 6 oz. Chocolate chunks


  • In a large mixing bowl add in the heavy cream. Whip on medium-high speed until soft peaks form, 4-6 minutes. Fold in sweetened condensed milk and Baileys Irish Cream.
  • Fold in chocolate chunks, set some aside to sprinkle on top if desired. Pour the ice cream mixture into a loaf pan or other similar sized container. Top with extra chocolate chunks, cover, and freeze 4-6 hours until hard.
  • Scoop and enjoy. Leftover ice cream will keep covered in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 592kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 8gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 272mgPotassium: 357mgFiber: 1gSugar: 49gVitamin A: 1008IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 6mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 592kcal
Cost: $
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Baileys Irish Cream, Boozy Ice Cream, Chocoalte, Frozen Treats, Ice Cream, No Churn

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