Baileys Mint Oreo Ice Cream

Creamy homemade vanilla bean ice cream is spiked with baileys Irish cream and filled with crunchy mint Oreo chocolate cookies for a delightful treat.

Baileys Mint Oreo Ice Cream

Happy Friday!! I made homemade ice cream!! First time ever and I think I am in HUGE trouble. Who starts with Baileys Mint Oreo Ice Cream? This girl. And now that I know that homemade ice cream is creamy, smooth and delicious and so much better than what you buy at the store, I am not sure I can ever go back. I am hooked and I can’t help but think of all the endless combinations of flavors that can be made. Be warned people. It’s going to get frozen around here!!

Baileys Mint Oreo Ice Cream

But let me back track a little and recap how we got to my very first homemade ice cream experience. I’ve been meaning to buy an Ice Cream maker for a while now and I even asked for your suggestions in this Beyond the Oven post a few weeks ago. Many of you recommended the Cuisinart Ice Cream maker and I was settled on getting it. But I was at dinner with some girlfriends and one of them mentioned they saw my post (who knew they actually read the blog when they know all what’s going on with me and eat almost everything here 🙂 ) and have that ice cream maker sitting in their garage gathering dust. And that’s how I got an ice cream maker people. The only bargain was that I send her samples every now and then. Sweet deal!

I would like to say I planned on making this St Patrick’s day inspired ice cream but I did not. It just happened. After reading the manual of the ice cream maker, I decided to try it out with a basic vanilla bean ice cream. But as I was making the vanilla custard base ice cream, I saw leftovers of some mint Oreo cookies the hubs was snacking on earlier. So I crushed up a few and threw them in. I could have stopped there but of course I didn’t. The last two tablespoons of  Irish cream were still sitting out from this Irish cream cheese glaze I made for the Guinness sweet rolls earlier in the week. So in went the baileys. And BAM….ice cream of addiction was made yo!

Baileys Mint Oreo Ice Cream

This baileys mint Oreo ice cream will be perfect for your upcoming St Patrick’s day celebrations. Of course you can leave out the baileys if you would like but I will not recommend leaving out the Oreo cookies because they are an amazing addition. The mint, the crunch, the slight chocolate combined with a rich vanilla custard base ice cream is all just wonderful!! If you are a huge fan of overpowering mint, you could add in some mint extract to enhance that.


Bailey’s Mint Oreo Ice Cream
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Creamy homemade vanilla bean ice cream is spiked with Bailey’s Irish cream and filled with Oreo’s mint chocolate cookies.
Yield: About 5 cups
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut in half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish cream
  • 5-6 Oreo mint chocolate cookies, crushed
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk and cream. Split the vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds. Stir the seeds into the milk mixture. Over medium heat, bring the milk/cream mixture to a slow boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, yolks and sugar together. Using a mixer, beat the eggs until the mixture is thick, smooth and pale yellow in color, about 2 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Remove the vanilla bean pod from the milk mixture and pour out a cup of the hot milk/cream mixture. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the hot milk to the egg mixture. Be sure not to scramble your eggs, so add the milk in a slow steady stream while mixing the eggs on low speed. Mix until combined. Then pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk/cream mixture and stir to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium low heat until the mixture is thick enough to cover the back of a spoon. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill completely.
  4. When chilled, turn on your ice cream maker. Pour the chilled custard into the bowl and churn according to your manufacturer’s instruction. About 5 minutes before completion add in the crushed Oreos and keep mixing. Add in the Baileys in the final two minutes.
  5. Transfer ice cream to a freezer safe bowl and freeze for about 3 hours or overnight.
Adapted from Cuisinart Recipe Booklet


I hope you don’t think I have a problem because I started the week extremely happy with these Guinness Pistachios Sweet Rolls and now we are ending the week with this creamy baileys mint Oreo ice cream. It has been a good week indeed!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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  1. Emily says

    SHUT UP!!! I’ve been having a MAJOR craving to bust out my ice cream maker and now I absolutely have to!! This ice cream sounds amazing plus it gives me an excuse to buy some mint oreos.

    And such an awesome bargain for the ice cream maker!! You’re going to use it so much I just know it!!!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Emily you need to bust it out!! Especially that you have no winters lol! I am only holding off because of the snow on the ground but still I can’t help it.

  2. says

    I love Oreos in ice cream! I made a lot of no-churn ice cream last summer. This looks great but I think I will have to wait a while before I can make ice cream of any sort since my freezer is about the size of a small shoebox…

  3. says

    A free ice cream maker?! Nice score! I would totally send samples over to a friend for a free ice cream maker. Mint Oreos are pretty much the best nonstandard Oreo flavor. I can only imagine how great they pair with creamy Bailey’s.

  4. says

    SERIOUSLY!? This is the best ice cream flavor EVER! And I love that you can make it without an ice cream maker, which I have yet to purchase. And Oreo ice cream is my favorite… adding in the mint AND Baileys… I don’t know if I could ever stop eating it! Amazing Zainab!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Ally! You need to buy an ice cream maker…just a quick trip to Target!! Of course you will have to try to be focused on the prize lol!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      You are so welcome to move in!! As long as you promise to make healthy Monday dinners for us 🙂

  5. says

    I think Bailey’s must have been made to go into ice cream, Zainab. It’s already super creamy, after all … so it just needs to be iced! This is wonderfully creative and I so wish I had a dish of it right here with me while I’m watching my dumb Friday night movie (In Time with Justin Timberlake – very dumb but never mind 😉 Enjoy the rest of your lovely creation!

  6. says

    Yay for the free ice cream maker, Zainab! It always amazes me when friends/colleagues tell me they read my blog. I should start hinting for free stuff 😉 This ice cream is beautiful! So creamy ‘n perfect. And I love the add-ons – Baileys and mint oreos are delicious. I’d never have thought of combining the two. Thankfully I have both at home so I should start experimenting immediately!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Nancy!! I hope you get to try it!! Experimenting is the fun part of having an ice cream maker 🙂

  7. says

    Yay for homemade ice cream – I love the flavor you made for your first batch – it sounds incredible Zainab!:) That’s so awesome that you scored a free ice cream maker too – I need to dust mine off so I can make this recipe next – it looks beautiful with all the add-ins 🙂

  8. says

    One of my favourite things in the world is baileys, followed by icecream then chocolate. Zainab this recipe is going to have me running to the shops to go buy an icecream maker.

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      David it’s so easy!! Wish I knew before but now I am in for some trouble. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. says

    Girl!! You had me at oreo ice cream and then you add in the baileys! Loving this recipe AND the ice cream shots look amazing! Great job… even the melting ones just make me want to lick the screen. {in a i’m hungry not crazy kinda way} 🙂 Pinned and sharing!

    • Zainab Mansaray says

      Thanks Krista! I’m going to have to practice more on how to take pictures of ice cream 🙂

  10. says

    Congrats on your first foray into homemade ice cream (I should get on that some time myself haha) it looks like it turned out really well! Mint Oreo is one of my all time favorite ice cream flavors–I get it every time I go to the ice cream place nearby. I’m just worried that if I end up making it myself before I know it the entire batch will disappear into my stomach! Also lucky you getting a free ice cream maker.

  11. says

    I really like your green dishes! They make the ice cream and the chocolate chips pop! 🙂 I love mint AND oreos (and ice cream, that is a given 😉 so this is perfect!

  12. says

    I’ve never made ice cream before, and this recipe sound delish! And, it’s a perfect addition to our St. Patty’s Day festivities. Thanks for sharing… Sending you PIN love from our #PinUP Pin Party 🙂

  13. says

    I have yet to make homemade ice cream, but you’re really tempting me to break out the old ice cream maker my parents have! This looks sinful, Zainab!

  14. says

    You really WENT BIG with your first ice cream!! This would probably be the.boy’s most favorite flavor ever. And his birthday is coming up. Perfect timing!

  15. says

    nice score on the free ice cream maker! I am so happy whenever I see someone post homemade ice cream because I too am sort of letting my ice cream maker collect dust! I love how you started basic and just added some classic touches. Can’t wait to see more recipes and gorgeous photos!

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