Irish Whiskey Ice Cream

Garry with Ice Cream Even though whiskey cream might strike some Irish people as more of a Christmas flavour, I find it a delicious ice cream flavour and thought it would be a good ice cream for St. Patrick’s Day.

It has a simple, clean taste, and I suggest and strong-flavoured whiskey (we use Kilbeggan). Although I’d never add food colouring to any of our ice creams, if you want to dye it green for the big day, work away…

If you’re wondering who that is in the photos, it’s Gary, our new Killarney shop manager, who was gracious enough to pose.

Murphys Irish Whiskey Ice Cream

Irish Whiskey Ice CreamIngredients:

130g sugar 

5 egg yolks 

240 ml cream

200 ml milk 

45ml (3 tbsp) Irish whiskey 

What to do:

  1. Beat the sugar and egg yolks together until thick and pale yellow. 
  2. Bring the milk to a simmer. Remove from the heat.
  3. Beat the milk into the eggs and sugar in a slow stream.
  4. Pour the mixture back into pan and place over low heat. 
  5. Stir continuously until the custard thickens (around 65C) and just coats the back of a spoon.
  6. garrryicecream2Allow the custard to cool.
  7. Mix in the cream and the whiskey, beating for one minute.
  8. Freeze using a domestic ice cream machine, or cover and place in the freezer.

6 Servings

Notes: 1. Make sure you add the liqueur when the mixture is cool, or the alcohol will evaporate.

2. To pasteurise the eggs, heat the custard to 73C and keep at that temperature for three minutes. Use a cooking thermometer, though, and keep stirring! If the custard goes any higher than 76C, the eggs will scramble. Immediately cover and place in the freezer until cool.

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6 thoughts on “Irish Whiskey Ice Cream

  1. Yummy!! I will be in Ireland in May visiting family…. I hope I can bring hubby and daughter to your shop for a nice treat when we are out there 🙂

    Have a good Saint Patrick’s day!!


  2. This sounds absolutely heavenly… and is putting other ideas in my head…like Jack Daniels ice cream, apricot sour ice cream, Baileys cream ice cream….not good to have a craving and be an ocean away *l*

  3. I had some of this ice cream earlier this summer while in Ireland and have been dreaming about it since I returned home. Sooooooooooo glad to find a recipe, thank you so much, your ice cream is AMAZING!!

  4. Murphy’s Ice Cream is heaven – my first point of call in Dingle, Dublin, and Killarney and my favourite is the Gin Ice Cream – keep up the good work, you’re doing a great job, boys!

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