A Guinness Baileys milkshake recipe from the Ireland booth at Epcot Food and Wine Festival (updated 3/16/21):
One of my favorite drink items at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is the Guinness Baileys milkshake. I normally like to try new things but this is one of the few that I almost always get every year I’m there. It’s just the perfect treat – it’s sweet but not overly so, with the Guinness cutting the Baileys a bit. It’s good to cool you down in the Florida sun. And anything with chocolate is delicious!
When I realized it wouldn’t be too difficult to make at home I knew I had to try it. And with St. Patrick’s day coming up I thought it would be the perfect way to celebrate the luck of the Irish! After all, a drink that combines Guinness and Baileys Irish Cream is kind of the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat – especially when spring is just around the corner and it’s almost ice cream season again. Well, for me it’s always ice cream season. It can be 15 degrees outside and I’ll still eat ice cream, but I know not everyone is quite as crazy about ice cream as I am 😉
I got this recipe from Disney, but I made a few changes to it so that it was as close to the Food and Wine Guinness and Baileys shake as I could make it. I think sometimes when they share or publish their recipes they are slightly different because they are used to working on large amounts, or they use ingredients you might always have on hand. In this case I added a little more ice cream because I found the shake in Epcot to be thicker than what this made originally. That’s something easy to change to your liking. I also adjusted the garnish based on how I’ve actually had it at the festival!
What vanilla ice cream should I use?
You can really use any kind of vanilla ice cream that you like. Just your regular store bought vanilla is fine, because the flavor is really in the Guinness and Baileys. I personally like to make my own ice cream. I have an ice cream maker and it’s honestly easy to make. I prefer to keep it simple and stick to ice cream recipes where you basically just mix everything together and throw it in the ice cream maker – you can find my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe over where I share my recipe for Citrus Swirl.
Can you mix Guinness and Baileys?
Yes, at least in a milkshake! Since it’s all being blended together it works well. So no worries with this recipe about a weird texture. Normally there are some issues mixing Guinness and Baileys because the Baileys will curdle fairly quickly – yes, you may be familiar with a kind of shot called the “Irish car bomb” that involves chugging the two + whiskey. This Guinness Baileys milkshake is a much more pleasant experience!
What mixes with Baileys?
Aside from using it in this Guinness and Baileys milkshake recipe, you may find that you have some leftover Baileys to use up. If it’s not something you’ve had often it might be a bit of a head scratcher for what to mix it with. Honestly, I really love Baileys with hot drinks – it goes great with coffee or hot chocolate. If you prefer iced coffee you can use Baileys in place of your cream or milk. Disney coffee drinkers may also see it pop up in a lot of Joffreys specialty coffee drinks. In the past I’ve seen a coco-latte (chocolate syrup and Baileys), a holiday latte that contains gingerbread syrup and Baileys, and even a frozen Matcha with Baileys at Animal Kingdom. Baileys is also great to have on hand if you enjoy a mudslide.
Where to find Guinness Baileys Shake at Epcot Food and Wine
There’s no guarantee that an item will return to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival year to year, but certain favorites hang around, like this milkshake. While it’s previously been at the Ireland or UK booth, in 2020 it was available at the “Festival Favorites” booth during the Taste of Epcot Festival since they had a smaller number of food booths last year. Fingers crossed it’s back again for 2021!
- 3/4 cup vanilla ice cream
- 4 ounces Guinness stout
- 4 ounces Baileys Irish cream
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- Chocolate curls, for topping
- Mix ice cream, Guinness, and Baileys in a blender until smooth.
- Pour into serving glasses and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Garnish with chocolate curls.
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Serving Size:6 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 13.8gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 34.3gProtein: 3.6g
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Have you tried the Guinness Baileys shake from Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Are you a fan of this one?