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Irish Cream Dessert Sauce

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This Irish Cream Dessert Sauce is a wonderful sweet recipe! Serve it on your favorite Irish desserts like ice cream and bread pudding. Made from Bailey's and great for St Patrick's Day!
Irish Cream Dessert Sauce in a small clear jar with a spoon having come out of the jar sitting on a green and white towel

This Irish Cream Dessert Sauce is an amazing sweet sauce recipe! Perfect for your desserts and Irish recipes, especially on St Patrick’s Day!

Irish Cream Dessert Sauce in a small clear jar with a spoon having come out of the jar sitting on a green and white towel

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This dessert sauce is a great way to get the concentrated flavor of Irish Cream (such as Bailey’s) to pour on your favorite desserts!

It only needs a few ingredients and is very versatile to use with so many recipes like ice cream, pie, and our Bailey’s Bread Pudding!

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need to make a Bailey’s sauce:

Irish Cream (Bailey’s) – Bailey’s is the traditional and popular option, but any Irish Cream will do!

Heavy Cream

Granulated Sugar

Cornstarch – thickens the sauce

Salt – to balance the sweetness!

Equipment

This is the equipment you need to make the homemade dessert sauce:

  • Small Pot
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Whisk
Top view of Irish Cream Dessert Sauce in a small jar on a green and white towel with a silver spoon in it

Instruction Overview

Add all of your ingredients to a small pot on the stove over medium heat.

The ingredients in a pot before cooking

Whisk to combine.

Cook until the sauce is the desired consistency, about 5 minutes.

Modifications and Substitutions

Any brand of Irish Cream will work well here.

Kim’s Tips

Consider how you are using the sauce to determine how thick to make it. If using it on cold things such as ice cream, make it a little thinner. If using it on hot things such as our Bailey’s Bread Pudding, make it thicker since the warmth will thin it out.

FAQs

What is Irish cream made of?

It is made from Irish whiskey and cream.

What is the flavor in Irish cream?

It is a rich flavor that is sweet with a hint of vanilla.

Is Irish cream the same as Baileys?

Yes. Bailey’s is a brand of Irish Cream.
You can use any brand for this recipe.

What kind of alcohol is in Baileys?

Irish whiskey.

What is special about Irish cream?

It is rich, sweet, and creamy, and brings a wonderful flavor to anything you use it for.

Irish Cream Dessert Sauce in a clear glass jar with a spoon coming out of the sauce. Sitting on a green and white towel in front of bread pudding
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Irish Cream Dessert Sauce in a small clear jar with a spoon having come out of the jar sitting on a green and white towel

Irish Cream Dessert Sauce

This Irish Cream Dessert Sauce is a wonderful sweet recipe! Serve it on your favorite Irish desserts like ice cream and bread pudding. Made from Bailey's and great for St Patrick's Day!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: International, Irish
Keyword: 30 Min or Less
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 0.75 cup
Calories: 567kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Irish cream liqueur (such as Bailey's)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Heat a small pot over medium heat.
  • Add all of the ingredients into the pot and whisk to combine.
  • Simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes until you have your desired consistency.

Notes

Depending on how you are serving the sauce will depend on how thick you want it. This recipe is similar to a caramel or honey consistency. If you are serving it warm, it will be thinner when it touches the heat. If serving cold such as with ice cream, it will stay thick.
Make the sauce thinner if needed by adding more heavy cream or even some water.
Make the sauce thicker by cooking longer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1batch | Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 1166IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.2mg

By on April 24th, 2023

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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