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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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5 Responses to “Irish Whiskey Ice Cream”

  1. March 16th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    kimme says:

    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!!

    ~Kimme

  2. March 17th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    manuel says:

    possibly my favourite ice cream…….we used to serve it with bread and butter pudding……so beautiful..

  3. March 29th, 2009 at 1:42 am

    charlyk says:

    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*

  4. June 21st, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Rin-chan says:

    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!!

  5. March 25th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Diabetic says:

    Hi,

    Would this recipe work with tagatose instead of sugar?

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Kieran Murphy is a director of Murphys Ice Cream living in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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Murphys Ice Cream has shops in Dingle, Killarney and Dublin 2 (Wicklow Street).