Welcome to my blog, through which I hope to be able to share my experiences of gluten free cooking, baking, experimenting and eating.
When my daughter was diagnosed (age 6) with Coeliac Disease, our world of eating changed overnight. From breads, pastry and pasta to cakes, biscuits and puddings.......... suddenly most of what we knew was 'off the menu'. I think I must have tested every available gluten free product on the market, seeking out replacements to try and keep things as normal as possible. I was disappointed to find that what was available was often dry, crumbly and flavourless.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, I decided to turn my kitchen into a laboratory, turn all I knew about cooking on its head and start creating!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Baileys Ice Cream - No Churn Perfection that takes just 10 minutes to make!

Love Baileys? Love Ice-cream? Then you absolutely, definitely, no doubt about it, HAVE to make this.

When I went into Tesco last week, the Baileys was on offer at just £12.00 for a litre bottle. Now..... I'm not one to buy stuff I don't really need and we did already have a half bottle in the cupboard that was still to be drunk...... but with £8.00 off a litre for my very favourite liqueur, there was no question that this was going to end up in my shopping basket.

Which got me thinking...... what to do with the 'excess'? Whilst I could quite happily drink my way through the lot, I have been wanting to make a Baileys ice-cream for way too long.

Although my distant past plans had included every intention to make an egg-custard, churned ice cream, the day job is currently in the midst of a month-long formal inspection, which has left me exhausted and significantly less creative than usual (so that's really really incapable of thinking out of the box!). This ice cream needed to be straightforward and quick..... and it is!

No kidding. If you have chilled your condensed milk in advance, this ice cream takes about 10 minutes to whip up. The rest of the work is done by your trusty freezer. It must be the simplest recipe on the planet.

And it is divine...... creamy, soft, smooth, melty, rich and perfectly balanced with a strong, alcoholic kick of Baileys...... If you can bear to share, it would be a perfect dessert to end a dinner party.

Sorry kids. This one is strictly for the grown ups!

I am sharing my Baileys no churn Ice Cream with the following :

Free From Fridays with Le Coin de Mel and The Free From Farmhouse.

Brilliant Blog Posts with Honest Mum.

Cook Blog Share with Easy Peasy Foodie

Cook Once Eat Twice with Searching For Spice

Recipe of the Week with A Mummy Too.

Saucy Saturdays with Mid-Life Croissant, Take Two Tapas, La Petit Chef and The Flavor Blender

Baileys Ice Cream (no churn) makes approx 1½ litres


600 ml double cream
½ teaspoon vanilla paste
1 x 397g tin condensed milk - chilled
approx 180 ml Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
60g grated dark chocolate (+ extra for decoration)


  1. In a large, chilled bowl, whisk the double cream and vanilla until it forms soft peaks. Set the whisk aside (you will need again later).
  2. Add and fold in the condensed milk and grated chocolate. 
  3. Add and fold in the Baileys about a third at a time, tasting the ice-cream batter to check you are happy with the intensity of flavour. 
  4. The batter will have loosened, so whisk again until it begins to thicken and starts to hold its shape.
  5. Transfer the batter to a large, airtight freezer-safe container and grate a little extra chocolate on to the top.
  6. Freeze for several hours until firm.
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  1. Wow this look amazing! I'm drooling! Anything with Baileys is a winner :)

  2. Goodness me Kate! This looks awesome x

  3. this sounds dreamy - I used to really love baileys and over christmas was so tempted by a bottle but I knew it wasn't the weather (the trials of wanting cosy food at christmas but knowing it is too hot) but this would have been the perfect way to have an Aussie Christmas baileys indulgence

    1. Dreamy is a good word Johanna. Heavenly is another! This would be perfect for a hot Aussie Christmas! x

  4. This sounds very naughty...but I suspect very, very nice...calories don't count if they are frozen, right?!? ;-) Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare :-) Eb x

    1. Nah..... Calories? None in here!!!!! Thanks Eb x

  5. Calories or not this is delicious!! And what a treat with baileys, it must be so rich and creamy. Brava!

    1. Thanks Alida. When it comes to ice creams like this, it is always wise not to notice the calories! x

  6. Oh Kate I'm so tempted by this. In fact, so tempted that I have just popped over to my next online supermarket order and seen that yes, they are also running a discount on Baileys at the moment too! We did just start a new bottle a few days ago but you can never have too much, can you? Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x

  7. Oh wow - this is my idea of heaven! #freefromfridays

  8. Kate, I couldn't possibly keep this to myself until next month's #CookOnceEatTwice. My father-in-law and his wife have been visiting us for the day and I made this ice cream for us all and it was such a success. He claims it is the best ice cream he's ever eaten and everyone had seconds! It'll definitely become one of my regular recipes to make whenever we have friends round now x

    1. Oh Wow! Thanks for letting me know Corina. So good when you make a recipe that others enjoy too.... but 'best ice cream he's eaten'? That's seriously good feedback. Makes me all warm and fuzzy! xx

  9. Kate, this is ice cream heaven. I don't think there's another way of describing it! I absolutely love Baileys and I am pinning this recipe right now!! Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    1. Thanks Mel.... It is! This recipe is a keeper and so quick and easy to make. You really need to try it! x


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