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Christmas B52s – Kahlua, Cointreau and Baileys Ice-Cream Recipe

At Families Magazine, we LOVE our Christmas recipes.  This one is an absolute winner but it’s not for kids!  Grown ups will adore Christmas B52 Ice-Cream!  

This simply AMAZING dessert brings together Baileys, Kahlua and Cointreau to make the best ice-cream you’ll ever taste – and there’s no cream involved.  Baileys and Ice-Cream – what could go wrong! This recipe is THE taste of Christmas in Australia! Ho Ho Ho Happy Christmas!


  • 10 large over ripe bananas (where black spots are beginning to appear on skin – usually 3-4 days after purchase)
  •  Plus 1 shot Baileys
  • A shot of Kahlua
  • 1 shot Cointreau
  • 1/2 shot Vodka (optional: this helps keep the texture right)
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 2 egg yellows


  1. Cut bananas into disks, add orange juice, Nutella and condensed milk and freeze for a minimum of four hours
  2. Remove from freezer and add egg yolks
  3. Blend until a smooth paste
  4. Add all alcohol and blend thoroughly
  5. Put in individual serving cups (optional) and refreeze for two hours or until at the desired consistency.
  6. Prepare some festive decorations such as brandied oranges to dress up the dish for a festive grown-up Christmas table!

Families Tip:  Use less alcohol if the bananas are on the small side.  Add alcohol slowly, if the mix is getting too watery, do not add vodka. For sweeter ice-cream add extra sweetened condensed milk.

Watch this space for more “Christmas Dessert Ideas” including some summer cocktail desserts you’ll want every single night!  Stand by for tropical cocktail sorbet and more ideas for Baileys ice-cream.  We love it!

Looking for more Christmas Brisbane fun?

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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