It’s a proven fact that life is just better with dessert. Whether it’s something gooey and chocolate in a mug, or it’s fruity and creamy in a dish, a little sweet indulgence is the perfect way to end a meal. And whether you’re whipping up a midnight snack for one, or making an elegant serving for your guests, there are plenty of easy recipes that require just a couple of basic ingredients and are super fun to make too. Don’t forget to add a dash of something special to your milkshakes, mousse, ice cream or cheesecake to treat yourself to something special!
Here are a few of our favourite mouthwatering desserts:
1. The classic chocolate mousse
A real showstopper for a birthday party or just a quiet dinner at home, this mousse combines dark chocolate with Baileys for an extra rich flavor.
200ml Baileys Original
2 medium eggs, separated
150g dark chocolate, chopped
1tsp unsalted butter
250ml double cream
Chocolate shavings to garnish
Melt the chocolate, allow to cool slightly then beat in the egg yolks and butter.
Lightly whip the cream and Baileys. Then fold half into the chocolate mix.
Whisk the egg whites until just stiff, now fold with the chocolate mixture. Add pieces of chocolate until it melts.
Spoon half the chocolate mousse into four glasses, followed by some chocolate shavings and then half the cream.
Repeat the layers and top with the remaining chocolate shavings.
Put it in the fridge for three hours and serve!
2. A decadent affogato
This creamy dream of a dessert is perfect for coffee lovers and makes the ideal post dinner snack. A coffee-based dessert, it is best served topped with ice cream, with a dash of Baileys Original Irish Cream!
100ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
60g of sunken cake
Two scoops of vanilla ice cream
Put two shots of espresso into a jug and pour in the Baileys. Watch it swirl!
Firmly press a cookie cutter into the cake to lift out two rounded pieces. Add one piece to the bottom of two champagne saucer glasses.
Add a scoop of ice cream on top of the cake in the glass.
Pour the Baileys and espresso mixture over the top.
3. Salted Caramel Cheesecake
A no-bake cheesecake is always a people pleaser and makes a great dessert to serve after a summer brunch or an intimate evening soiree.
100 ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
300 g ready made custard
300 g cream cheese
1 packet of digestive/shortbread biscuits
Crush the biscuits so they form crumbs.
Whip cream cheese and Baileys together.
Layer the crumbled biscuits, cream cheese mix, custard and caramel sauce in a short jar as desired. Leave cheesecake in the fridge overnight (alternatively 6 hours).
Finish by garnishing with crushed pecans.
4. A fun Cake Shake
A great way to make use of leftover cake is this super fun recipe! For a fun twist, add a dash of Baileys – it gives your dessert that beautiful rich flavour that tastes like it’s straight out of a MasterChef episode.
150g Leftover burnt cake
6 scoops Chocolate ice cream (or ice cream of your choice)
100ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
2 Tsps. espresso powder
75ml double cream – for whipping
Cut cake into chunks and tip into a blender, leaving some for decoration.
Add ice cream, Baileys Original Irish Cream, espresso powder and milk.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into large glasses and crumble over the remaining cake, to serve.
Top with whipped cream and espresso powder.
5. Crème Brulee
A Baileys creme brulee recipe that’s the textbook definition of dreamy. If this doesn’t get you tempted, then we really don’t know what will.
6 large egg yolks
30g caster sugar, plus 9tsp
300ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
300ml double cream
200ml whole milk
1 vanilla pod or 1tsp vanilla extract
Heat milk and cream with vanilla pod until hot but not boiling, take off heat and mix in Baileys Original Irish Cream.
Whisk egg yolks and 30g of sugar until pale and thick. Gradually pour in Baileys Original Irish Cream mixture, mixing well. Cool.
Heat oven to 160C, 140C fan, gas 3 and grease 6 small ovenproof dishes. Fill a roasting tin with boiling water so it will come two thirds of the way up dishes. Bake for 25 min, they will still have a slight wobble in the middle. Cool then chill for 2 hours to set.
Sprinkle sugar over cremes. To caramelize, either set under a hot grill for around 1 min or use a blowtorch until golden.
6. A beautiful Bailey’s Boba Sunrise
A drink so pretty you almost can’t drink it! It doesn’t get more summery than this combination of coconut, thai tea, boba and Baileys.
2 oz Baileys Deliciously Light
1/2 oz Coconut Cream
3 oz Thai Tea Concentrate
1/2 oz Turmeric Honey Syrup (2:1)
Add Boba pearls to the bottom of a Collins glass and top with ice.
Add Baileys and coconut cream to a shaker tin and skare with ice. Double strain into glass.
Add tea and syrup to the ice-filled glass and serve.
Garnish with a Boba Straw and Boba Pearls