bad girl ice cream

August 21st, 2010

Even without a healthy dose of Kahlua, there is something about a bowl of ice cream that feels a little naughty.  The kind of treat that you absolutely savor, looking forward to at the end of a meal.  But add in a splash (ok, maybe a little bit more than a splash) of coffee liqueur, and you’ve got something decadent that just cannot be matched.

I usually use a tiny bit of vodka in my ice cream recipes, just to slightly lower the freezing temperature.  I’ve had a number of readers ask whether the recipes would work without alcohol, if you want to serve them to kids.  Generally, my answer is yes — however, with this one, it is (quite obviously) just not meant for children.  You’re not cooking off any of the alcohol in this recipe, so serve this at your next adult’s-only dinner party.  Or better yet, on your next girls’ night out!

Kahlua Ice Cream Recipe

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Kahlua


Whisk together the vanilla, sugar, milk, cream and Kahlua.  Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Transfer to a container and freeze several hours or until firm.  Serve.

Makes about one pint of ice cream.

Tags: desserts · food

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lori @ RecipeGirl // Apr 26, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Ohhhh, I love bad girl ice cream 🙂 That should be it’s official name, you know?!

  • 2 Jess // Apr 26, 2010 at 6:07 am

    YUM — I want this for breakfast!  Ok, maybe not… 🙂

  • 3 emily // Apr 26, 2010 at 8:11 am

    amazzzzzzzzing, i want to make this for a bacheloreette party!!!!

  • 4 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Apr 26, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Oh my… I never realized how much sugar and cream goes into ice cream….

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  • 5 Joanne // Apr 26, 2010 at 9:47 am

    This makes me super happy that I am 21+.  I can legally indulge in this delicious treat!

    How does adding the vodka change the texture of the ice cream?  Does it make it softer or harder?

  • 6 taylor // Apr 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    wow girl sounds amazing!!

  • 7 Maddy // Apr 27, 2010 at 6:10 am

    This looks like it would be right up my alley !

  • 8 vicky // Apr 27, 2010 at 9:17 am

    omg, this looks beyond amazing! I am a huuuge lover of baileys, so this would probably be my favorite ice-cream ever!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  • 9 Pippapatchwork // Apr 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    haha, kahlua tends to hit me hard, but maybe I could handle it in ice cream form 🙂

  • 10 katy // Apr 27, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Joanne — It make the ice cream softer!  It lowers the freezing temperature, so it helps stop the ice cream from getting too hard and frozen!

  • 11 Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful // Apr 28, 2010 at 7:02 am

    It’s funny, I would have never thought of putting liquor in my ice cream, but now that I see it here, it sounds amazing!  I love kahlua and I love ice cream.  This seems like a match made in heaven!

  • 12 Tebonin // Apr 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Lol for breakfast …sister…hahaha
    Yea I tried ice cream with liquor couple of times never made one though. I guess I will try it later this weekend.

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  • 14 Amanda // Sep 17, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Delicious recipe, thanks. I added the kahlua last which made it freeze better and I halved the sugar, so not so full on sweet. Great either way though.

  • 15 Jess // May 5, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    This will be my Go to base. Im not a fan of vanilla but this tastes really creamy. However I used half a cup of sugar,about a cup of strawberries and I used white russian kuhlua instead. My friends love it,and im very very happy with this recipe! Thank you!

  • 16 Steve // Aug 12, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Do you have a recipe for 1 1/2 gallons of Kahlua ice cream . If this makes a pint that would mean 12 cups of sugar and that doesn’t seem right.

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