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Baileys Irish Cream and Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake Recipe

This is a delightful and indulgent dessert beverage that combines the rich, creamy flavors of Baileys Irish Cream with the sweet and nutty goodness of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. This decadent Baileys Chocolate milkshake is the perfect drink for adults looking to enjoy a grown-up twist on a classic childhood treat.

Bailey's Irish Cream and Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake in a clear glass topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and peanut butter cups.

This boozy Baileys milkshake is a favorite, but if you want a version that’s hot instead of cold, you should try our Bailey’s peanut butter hot chocolate and our latte!

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WHAT IS BAILEYS IRISH CREAM?

Baileys Irish Cream is a popular liqueur that originates from Ireland. It’s known for its creamy and smooth texture, along with its distinct flavor profile that combines rich Irish whiskey with dairy cream and various flavorings. Some of the key characteristics of Bailey’s Irish Cream include:

IRISH WHISKEY

Bailey’s is made with Irish whiskey, which gives it a mild alcoholic kick and contributes to its overall flavor. The whiskey used in Baileys is typically sourced from various distilleries in Ireland.

CREAM

Dairy cream is a fundamental ingredient in Baileys, giving it a luxurious and velvety texture. The cream is carefully blended with the whiskey to create a harmonious balance.

FLAVORINGS

Baileys also contains additional flavorings, which may include cocoa, vanilla, and other ingredients to enhance its taste and aroma. These flavorings complement the whiskey and cream, resulting in a delightful and complex flavor profile.

SWEETNESS

Baileys has a sweet and dessert-like quality due to the addition of sugar. This sweetness, combined with the creaminess and whiskey, makes it a popular choice for cocktails and desserts.

Bailey’s Irish Cream is often enjoyed on its own, over ice, or in a variety of cocktails and mixed drinks. It’s a versatile liqueur that can be used to add a creamy and indulgent touch to coffee, hot chocolate, and dessert recipes. Additionally, it has inspired numerous creative cocktails and recipes, including this Baileys Irish Cream and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate.

MILKSHAKE INGREDIENTS

Bailey's Irish Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and whipped cream - the ingredients for a Bailey's Irish Cream and Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – You can use your favorite good quality vanilla ice cream. Personally, I like to use Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
  • Milk – You can use creamy milk (like whole milk), or any plant-based milk you prefer like almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk. We don’t recommend skim milk, but you can use that too.
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Whipped Cream

Optional Toppings:

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate flakes / shaved chocolate
  • Caramel sauce
  • Maraschino cherry

See recipe card for quantities.

INSTRUCTIONS

Vanilla Ice Cream, Milk, Bailey's Irish Cream and Peanut Butter Cups in a Blender.

Step 1: Blend the vanilla ice cream, milk, Baileys Irish Cream and chopped peanut butter cups in a blender until smooth and creamy.

Bailey's Irish Cream and Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake in a clear glass topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and peanut butter cups.

Step 2: Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and any other toppings desired, like more peanut butter cups or shaved chocolate.

VARIATIONS

USE CHOCOLATE MILK OR ICE CREAM

Make this extra chocolatey by substituting chocolate milk for the regular milk, or chocolate ice cream for the vanilla ice cream. Going for the ultimate chocolate fix? Swap both the milk and the ice cream for chocolate!

PUMP UP THE FLAVOR

Add some creamy peanut butter or chocolate syrup to intensify the flavors of the milkshake.

CRANK UP THE TOPPINGS

Don’t skimp on the fun part! Add a drizzle of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce or chocolate shavings to really take this to the next level.

TRY DIFFERENT LIQUORS

Sick of Bailey’s or just want to try something new? While Bailey’s Irish Cream is the traditional choice for this recipe, you can experiment with other coffee liqueurs, such as Kahlua or an Irish whiskey of your choice. You could also try peppermint schnapps. Keep in mind that using a different liqueur may change the flavor a bit.

Bailey's Irish Cream and Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake in a clear glass topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and peanut butter cups.

STORAGE

We recommend drinking these as you make them. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this milkshake without alcohol?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of this hot chocolate by omitting the Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur. 

Can I use a different type of alcohol instead of Bailey’s?

While Bailey’s Irish Cream is the traditional choice for this recipe, you can experiment with other coffee liqueurs, such as Kahlua or an Irish whiskey of your choice. You could also try peppermint schnapps. Keep in mind that using a different liqueur may change the flavor a bit.

What if I don’t have Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?

If you don’t have Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you can substitute them with any other peanut butter and chocolate candy or chocolate chips. The goal is to incorporate that delicious peanut butter and chocolate flavor into the milkshake.

Can I make a dairy-free or vegan version of this milkshake?

Yes, you can make a dairy-free or vegan version of this milkshake by using non-dairy ice cream (such as almond or coconut-based), a plant-based milk (like almond milk or oat milk), and a dairy-free whipped cream alternative. You will also need to omit the Baileys, as it has dairy in it.

How do I adjust the thickness of the milkshake?

To adjust the thickness of the milkshake, you can add more ice cream to make it thicker or more milk to make it thinner. Blend in small increments until you reach your desired consistency.

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Bailey's Irish Cream and Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake in a clear glass topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and peanut butter cups.

Baileys Irish Cream and Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake Recipe

This is a delightful and indulgent dessert beverage that combines the rich, creamy flavors of Baileys Irish Cream with the sweet and nutty goodness of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. This decadent milkshake is perfect for adults looking to enjoy a grown-up twist on a classic childhood treat.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2 peanut butter cups, chopped
  • Whipped cream and additional peanut butter cups for garnish

Optional Toppings:

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate sprinkles/shaved chocolate
  • Caramel sauce
  • Maraschino Cherries

    Instructions

    1. Blend the ice cream, milk, Baileys and chopped peanut butter cups in a blender until smooth.
    2. Pour the milkshake into a glass and top with whipped cream and remaining peanut butter cups.
    3. Add any additional toppings

    4. Enjoy!

    Notes

    USE CHOCOLATE MILK OR ICE CREAM

    Make this extra chocolatey by substituting chocolate milk for the regular milk, or chocolate ice cream for the vanilla ice cream. Going for the ultimate chocolate fix? Swap both the milk and the ice cream for chocolate!

    PUMP UP THE FLAVOR

    Add some creamy peanut butter or chocolate syrup to intensify the flavors of the milkshake.

    CRANK UP THE TOPPINGS

    Don’t skimp on the fun part! Add a drizzle of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce or chocolate shavings to really take this to the next level.

    TRY DIFFERENT LIQUORS

    Sick of Bailey’s or just want to try something new? While Bailey’s Irish Cream is the traditional choice for this recipe, you can experiment with other coffee liqueurs, such as Kahlua or an Irish whiskey of your choice. You could also try peppermint schnapps. Keep in mind that using a different liqueur may change the flavor a bit.

    • Author: Anna Luther

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