Ice cream is D and my favourite go-to dessert almost every week, and we always welcome new flavours and promotions on premium flavours. And this is Baileys Original Ice Cream, a very natural format for the cream liqueur that is Baileys. My first, and only, encounter with Baileys was in an Irish cream tiramisu D and I made many years ago, and we enjoyed its creamy and boozy kick.
The ice cream is an Irish cream base with swirls of the liqueur throughout and minimal air content. A sniff reveals the pleasant smell of Baileys, while a taste finds a rich and creamy sweetness dominating before a more subtle Baileys flavour comes through towards the end. While flavoured with Baileys, it’s not an alcoholic ice cream — it’s sold in the normal ice cream section at supermarkets — and a slight boozy whisky kick would’ve given just the edge to cut through the intensely rich and creamy sweetness. Without the alcoholic note, it’s not much more than very good creamy ice cream.
Original Ice Cream was purchased in Sydney, Australia in 2016.