Salted Caramel Milkshake with Vegan Irish Creme

by Kristina Sloggett

in cocktails, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan, Vegan MoFo

Salted Caramel Milkshake with Vegan Irish Creme

Salted Caramel Milkshake with Vegan Irish Creme – a sweet and salty dream of a milkshake, with homemade vegan Irish Creme – perfect for a snow day, or ANY day!


A few years ago, Portland had a huge winter storm. Snowpocalypse, or something like that, according to the news. Inches and feet and piles of snow.

Back then we were at the old house, the one on a couple acres. This is two rare acres in the middle of Southwest Portland, and we were the last house on this semi private road. We were actually unincorporated, end of county service. Which meant the snowplow would come right up to the bridge right before our house, and stop. Leaving a huge pile of snow, as if we weren’t there.

We couldn’t drive anyway, the road was a sheet of ice. We were stuck indoors for more than two weeks. This two week period is when I created my vegan Baileys Irish cream recipe. We enjoyed Bailey’s and coffee each morning, while sitting in front of the fire and watching even more snow fall…

Salted Caramel Milkshake [Vegan Irish Creme]

salted caramel Baileys milkshake

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

makes two milkshakes

4 scoops dairy free vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup dairy free caramel sauce
3 teaspoons sea salt
3-4 ounces Baileys Irish cream
3/4 cup milk (almond + coconut)
3-4 ice cubes dairy free whipped topping 

In blender, combine ice cream, caramel, salt, Baileys, milk and ice – blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with whip cream, cinnamon, salt. Enjoy by the fire while the snow falls…

Salted Caramel Baileys Milkshake

Hoping for lots of snow this season!



{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 19, 2012 at 7:11 am

Oh man – at least you made the best of it!!


2 spabettie October 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

indeed ;)


3 Nancy August 18, 2013 at 6:31 am


I am pretty sure that Baileys Irish Cream has cow dairy in it. I am dairy and gluten free… And used to enjoy the occassional Baileys… But cannot any longer. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Since I have not bought it in a while I cannot check the ingredients.
But I believe it’s cram based.


4 Penny September 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Nancy, If you click on the highlighted Bailey’s Irish Cream in her recipe it will send you right to her recipe for vegan Bailey’s Irish Cream made with coconut milk. Looks pretty good, though I’ll stick to the real stuff.


5 Jess October 19, 2012 at 8:38 am

I friggin LOVE bailey’s in coffee!! And am obsessed with anything salted caramel. We seriously share the same tastebuds I swear. YUM!! PS love the story behind the bailey’s inspiration btw, so fun!


6 spabettie October 19, 2012 at 9:36 am

I think we DO share the same tastes… did you read the story on the Bailey’s recipe page? Jason and I were drinking Baileys and coffee during a visit to Vegas (so we could drink but also STAY ALERT at the craps table, ha!), and on the flight home, we ordered Baileys + coffee on the plane… everyone in our section changed their drink order to the same! :D It’s how we roll…


7 Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet October 19, 2012 at 9:16 am

Homemade Baileys rules the world. I made it for St. Paddys and I am a changed woman forever. Add in salted caramel milkshakey goodness. YUM!!


8 spabettie October 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

it DOES rule! and goes VERY well with salted caramel…


9 Heather @ Better With Veggies October 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

I have had your Bailey’s recipe bookmarked for a while, this is a great reminder to actually make it….and maybe the milkshake too. ;)


10 spabettie October 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

yes, you should!! (it makes perfect holiday gifts too…) ;)


11 Elle October 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

This is so darned beautiful! What a great way to start a snowy day.. wish it would snow here! hahahaha


12 spabettie October 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

thank you, Elle – it was just as delicious! I am hoping for some good snow here this year… :)


13 Macey October 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

That sounds heavenly! Both the snow and the shake! I’m from Idaho and I’m used to LOTS of snow, but also a town that can handle it, so I’ve never been trapped indoors for too long. I think getting snowed in for a few days would be really fun!


14 spabettie October 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

yes, actually I think after two weeks, I was SO READY to get out of there! I have a 4 wheel drive, so even though there was still a ton of snow and some ice on our hill, I got out of there to celebrate (a late!) Christmas!) :)


15 jobo October 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Frigin awesome. I mean REALLY. what can you NOT do!! you are insane. and I seriously want you to make me those cheetos. I think you will blow my mind. LOL.


16 spabettie October 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

I know, I hope I can pull it off ;)


17 Jenni October 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Wow. That sounds amazing. I’ll have never maid my own Baileys before… must try!


18 spabettie October 21, 2012 at 9:02 am

it makes great holiday gifts too… :)


19 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom October 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Oh yum!!!! Love it! I’ve got to try this!


20 spabettie October 21, 2012 at 9:02 am

hi Alice – I hope you do make this – enjoy!!


21 Purely Twins October 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

yes please ;)


22 spabettie October 21, 2012 at 9:01 am
23 Erin October 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Wow!! Love this recipe. Love Baileys. :-) Can’t wait to try to make this.


24 spabettie October 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

This Baileys gets me every time – tastes so good! :)


25 Geanna October 20, 2012 at 8:18 am

Ah, yes, I remember that storm well. We called it Arctic Blast ’08 and it’s actually where I met my wonderful boyfriend. I, too, spent a TON of time in the kitchen during that time because I half worked from home already, so I didn’t have anywhere to go (we were up in St Johns, and apparently snow plows were doing the same thing to our house!). But I didn’t come up with any cool drinks like yours. :)


26 spabettie October 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

oh, very cool that’s when you two met! that was a fun time – we actually really enjoyed it (well, Basil didn’t so much – the snow was much taller than him!) :)


27 Paula - bell'alimento October 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Oh. My. GOODness!


28 spabettie October 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

I know. ;)


29 kelly October 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

This looks so yummy!! What kind of dairy-free ice cream and caramel sauce do you use?


30 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

hi Kelly! the ice cream is Coconut Bliss by Luna + Larry, and the caramel sauce is homemade (the recipe is linked in the post).


31 Allie October 22, 2012 at 7:52 am

I may not be a fan of snow/cold–but the idea of sitting by a fire with a good book and some Bailey’s? Yeah, I could go for that.


32 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

yes, see? there’s a positive to every experience! :)


33 Krista October 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

Fabulous!!!! The idea of being trapped in a house by a fire while the snow falls…yeah, I’d pay for that experience.


34 spabettie October 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I know, I am hoping for more of that cozy snow this year! (maybe not that much…)


35 Anthony October 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Just a point. If you’re going for vegan you should know that bailey’s is made with real dairy cream. To substitute you use whiskey and honey. Don’t worry about the cream aspect since the almond milk will make up the diff.


36 spabettie October 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

thanks for that, Anthony. you must not have noticed I linked to a recipe for vegan Irish cream. this recipe is vegan.


37 Anthony October 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Thx for pointing that out. I’ll give that recipe a try.


38 spabettie October 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

you are very welcome, Anthony – enjoy!


39 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 25, 2012 at 6:41 am

This is amazing! I’ve been experimenting with making a dairy-free caramel sauce myself and I finally got it right. And now that I have that down, I can make these–woo hoo!


40 spabettie October 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

isn’t it amazing when you finally get there with a dairy free caramel? it took me a while as well (same with toffee!), but now I can make it with my eyes closed! ;) and yes, please make these. YUM.


41 Tanya @ Playful and Hungry October 30, 2012 at 5:27 am

Oh my, that looks divine!


42 marcella November 9, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Hi! This looks delish! Before I make it, may I verify that it is actually 3 teaspoons of salt? That seems like so much. Thanks!


43 spabettie November 11, 2012 at 11:01 am

hi Marcella, yes, that is the correct measure. try a little less if you’d like – I use large sea salts, so the measure is most likely different than a table salt? I did want the salty flavor to come through to balance the sweet (and I like salty!). start with less and add from there to taste. enjoy!


44 marley January 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

Can you make this without baileys? will it taste as good?


45 Kristina Sloggett January 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I have not made it without – the Bailey’s is a small amount, so omitting it will still give you a nice milkshake – it will be a tasty caramel flavor. cheers!


46 Annette January 12, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Sorry to inform you, but I am celiac and Bailey’s Irish Cream is definitely not gluten-free. Think it is can make people sick. Also, it’s not dairy-free either. :-(


47 Kristina Sloggett January 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm


thanks for that! as stated in the title and within the post, this is a homemade Irish cream. it is both dairy and gluten free.


48 Donna January 20, 2013 at 11:23 am

Well yes, I guess it would work watching the snow fall but…..I live in Florida, so this girl will enjoy this delishious drink on a beach!


49 Kristina Sloggett January 21, 2013 at 5:45 pm

oooh, enjoy the sun for me, please Donna! it’s icy here ;)


50 peabody February 24, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I just made a Bailey’s Milkshake…wish I would have seen this first so I could have added salted caramel!


51 Kristina Sloggett February 25, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Bailey’s shakes are really good as is, but yes, next time remember the salted caramel! :)


52 corky corcoran September 14, 2014 at 7:16 am

Anything with Baileys in it has to be delicious.


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