Salted Caramel Milkshake with Vegan Irish Creme

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!




    • Nancy says


      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.

      • Penny says

        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.

  1. says

    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!

    • spabettie says

      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! 😀 It’s how we roll…

  2. says

    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!

    • spabettie says

      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!) :)

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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. :)

    • spabettie says

      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!) :)

    • spabettie says

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

  5. Anthony says

    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.

    • spabettie says

      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.

  6. marcella says

    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!

    • spabettie says

      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!

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      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!

  7. Annette says

    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. :-(

    • Kristina Sloggett says


      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.

  8. Donna says

    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!

  9. says

    VEGAN BAILEYS? IS that even possible? You amaze me.

    My first ‘big drinking session’ was with Baileys. It has a special place in my heart. this seems much more appropriate and SALTED caramel. YES.

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      hi Sam! Bailey’s is NOT vegan, but the one I use here (and link to in recipe) is my homemade vegan version, a VERY good copy of the original. but yes, it is quick to come together (quicker than driving to the store…) so YES, you can enjoy your Bailey’s milkshake! CHEERS!


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