Easy Dairy Free Maple Bourbon Icecream (Vegan) AKA Homemade Bailey’s!

Who said vegan icecream can't be decadent?
Who said vegan icecream can’t be decadent?

I have mentioned before that I am an absolute icecream addict. And yes, you can be dairy intolerant and an icecream addict! See here, here, and here. And now HERE. My husband is a great whisky and bourbon lover, and on the occasion of his recent birthday, I wanted to create a dessert we could both thoroughly enjoy. Born was my vegan maple bourbon infused icecream based on coconut milk! For all you sceptics out there, the end product doesn’t taste anything like coconut, but everything like decadence and creamy deliciousness! This icecream goes extraordinarily well with my decadent flourless chocolate mud cake and actually tastes like Bailey’s, only better! Pretty cool, ay?

You could replace the maple syrup with honey, and that would work just as well, but I reckon the maple syrup in combination with the Bourbon is sublime and takes the whole thing to a new level. Put some “Tiger Rag” on, and you are right in New Orleans! I mean, seriously. I am already thinking of adding maple glazed chipotle pecans, but let’s take it easy this time and start churning this three-ingredient icecream! Okay okay, it’s six ingredients, but the vanilla, molasses, and sea salt are totally optional – albeit highly recommended! By the way, you don’t need an icecream maker for this. If you don’t have one or forgot to chill the churner, you can pour the coconut-bourbon-mass into a shallow container, freeze it, and stir every hour or so until the desired consistency is reached. Thanks to the coconut milk, the booze, and the liquid maple syrup, this icecream gets nice and creamy, just as it should be. You don’t need to cook anything here, all you need to do is to chill the tins of coconut milk in the fridge over night before you get started.

2 420 ml tins of full-cream coconut milk, chilled over night
1 tsp vanilla extrace
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp Bourbon whisky
1 Tbsp molases
1/2 tsp kosher salt

Whisk the creamy part of the coconut milk, vanilla, maple syrup, bourbon, molasses, and salt until homogenic. Pour into a glass on ice and enjoy your homemade Bailey’s! Get your icecream maker going and pour the mixture in while churning. Then let your favourite kitchen device do its work according to manufacturer’s instructions. After 20 to 25 minutes, the icecream has a soft serve consistency. Pour into a container and freeze a bit more until firm. Enjoy on its own or serve alongside a rich chocolate dessert.


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