Irish Cream Eggnog Ice Cream (in a Blender)

Irish Cream Eggnog Ice Cream is a simple 2-step process, only needing a freezer and a blender -

Please note:  This is a cheat recipe.  But it's Christmas, and everyone else is cheating, and I'm sure you are, so why not have something amazing like Irish Cream Eggnog Ice Cream?  Exactly. (If you have an allergy check out paleo eggnog)

You probably don't know this about me, but since watching The Walking Dead I have spent a lot of time thinking about a zombie apocalypse.  Mostly for fun.  Mostly.  A situation where society get's shaken up; where money is no longer the currency; where people's skills of survival and daily needs drive commerce.

I have friends who have trade-able skills, like massage therapists, skilled laborers, gardeners, hairdressers, winemakers, etc.  Prior to discovering that food is my passion, I used to feel like I didn't have anything that I could trade.  As a pharmacist, there were no legal trades, and not many people are interested in paying you for the knowledge a pharmacist can provide.  Nobody is going to stop and trade you anything during a zombie attack when your knowledge about healthcare is needed.

But now… now I can trade food.

I had a weird experience this week.  There was a Holiday Barter Fest where people brought in whatever they had to trade (food, produce, jewelry, artwork, silver, services, etc.).  No cash allowed.  Cool idea, but I was disappointed with my experience:  most people I tried to deal with would equate everything to their monetary value and trade based on that.  I felt like these people were missing the spirit of bartering that I assume was intended.

What did I bring?  My paleo butter chicken, of course!  “This bag of garlic is worth $7, what do you value your butter chicken at?”  I dunno man, what's it worth to you?  If you were gonna buy it at a restaurant, then probably $10 for this little serving, and this one is healthy….  Isn't a better question whether or not it's worth trading to you?  Seems like the art of bartering is disappearing.

Don't worry, I came out on top.  And I was quite generous with those who were interested in trading.  Had to get creative with a guy who makes some cool jewelry since he was vegetarian.  Three-way trade.  Guess I'm craftier than I thought.

Just imagine if I'd brought a Vitamix blender full of holiday Irish Cream Eggnog Ice Cream.  Oh yeah baby!

Merry Christmas!

Irish Cream Eggnog Ice Cream is a simple 2-step process, only needing a freezer and a blender -

Irish Cream Eggnog Ice Cream (in a Blender)

  • Author: Raj -
  • Prep Time: 10 hours
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 10 hours 1 min
  • Yield: 3-4 servings


Irish Cream Eggnog Ice Cream is a simple 2-step process, only needing a freezer and a blender


  • 2 cups eggnog (use a primal eggnog if you can)
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream (Baileys, Carolan's, etc) or another creamy liqueur like Rum Chata
  • cinnamon to taste


  1. Poor eggnog into ice tray and freeze overnight.
  2. Put liqueur in freezer as well (with the alcohol content it probably won't freeze, but the temperature will be perfect).
  3. Combine ingredients in blender (if using a Vitamix, use the frozen dessert preset, pressing frozen cubes into the blades with the tamper. Using a Vitamix will result in a smoother ice cream than weaker blenders, but they'll still make a lovely dish).
  4. If too thin, return to freezer for 10-20 minutes.
  5. Serve, sprinkle with cinnamon, enjoy!


This is a paleo cheat. You can make it less of a cheat with a paleo eggnog such as My Heart Beets', but I wanted to make this as easy as possible this time. Which it totally is- 2 steps: freeze, blend, eat. Yeah, I added eating it, because I thing the phrase “having your cake and eating it” is dumb.

Oh, you don't know what Rum Chata is? It's a rum-based liqueur that is great in most things you'd use Irish cream in, and terrific with eggnog.

Irish Cream Eggnog Ice Cream is a simple 2-step process, only needing a freezer and a blender -

Irish Cream Eggnog Ice Cream is a simple 2-step process, only needing a freezer and a blender –


About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!


  1. Ruth December 20, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Wow, that sounds really good. I have made the Bailey’s already. Can this be made in your brother-in-law’s ice cream maker? Your sister was saying she didn’t have any dessert plans for Christmas. I think this would fit the bill very well after the little ones are in bed!!!!!

    • Raj December 20, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Could definitely be made in Sam’s ice cream maker. But I’ve never used one so I don’t know about any changes required for that procedure. I thought Sam and I were the only ones who like eggnog in the family…

      I forgot to take a photo of this local eggnog that is terrific. It even comes in this beautiful old-school glass bottle (I took this last year):
      Eggnog and RumChata

    • Ruth December 21, 2015 at 5:48 am

      Anything with Bailey’s is good! Thank you for doing some testing, Sam!

  2. Sam Milligan December 20, 2015 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Damn this is going to be good. I will run a test batch tomorrow in the ice cream maker. Likely will not be any left over whether is turns out or not, but I will have some important beta for our first joint venture

    • Raj December 20, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thank goodness you’re on the beta testing!
      Thanks Sammy!

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