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Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

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Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur and chocolate combine in this decadent chocolate mousse dessert sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Need a new Bailey's recipe for your St. Patrick's Day celebration? This delicious Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse will be your new favorite grown up dessert! And you won't even believe the secret ingredient for a thick and creamy mousse!

I woke up out of a dead sleep the other day needing chocolate.  Not just any old chocolate but fancy chocolate.  I’d had a dream about whipping up a fancy chocolate for the President.  {Just kidding it wasn’t the President but I’m not going to tell you who it actually was ;)}

Does this happen to anyone else?  Where you just have to make something fancy schmancy even if you don’t know what the fancy schmancy thing might be?

I’m going to pretend everyone just said yes.  Now the question really was, what kind of fancy schmancy dessert was it going to be?  It’s amazing the kind of things that come to mind when you think ‘fancy desserts’.  Souffles (yeah, right) and cream puffs (choux pastry, nope) and roses made out of chocolate (eh, maybe but no).  None of them hit me.  Not until I thought the word “mousse”.  Ding ding ding!

Need a new Bailey's recipe for your St. Patrick's Day celebration? This delicious Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse will be your new favorite grown up dessert! And you won't even believe the secret ingredient for a thick and creamy mousse!

I wanted a mousse that didn’t have any eggs in it like most do because I didn’t want to have to worry about tempering eggs.  A thing that never works out for me anyway.  Unless I’m making lemon curd.  So an egg-free mousse is an A+ in my book.  I haven’t had a lot of mousse experience in my life but this is seriously the best chocolate mousse I have ever put into my mouth.  Hands down.

Plus I had the perfectly bright idea to add alcohol.  Bailey’s Irish Cream + chocolate?  Yes, please!  I mean St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and that is the perfect excuse to break out the Bailey’s.  Wow your honey bunny with this fancy chocolate dessert on St. Pat’s and get your drink on.  Sans green beer and drunk college kids.

Unless, you know, you’re into that whole scene.  And then get your green beer drink on, y’all.

Need a new Bailey's recipe for your St. Patrick's Day celebration? This delicious Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse will be your new favorite grown up dessert! And you won't even believe the secret ingredient for a thick and creamy mousse!

Meaghan

Need a new Bailey's recipe for your St. Patrick's Day celebration? This delicious Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse will be your new favorite grown up dessert! And you won't even believe the secret ingredient for a thick and creamy mousse!

Need a new Bailey's recipe for your St. Patrick's Day celebration? This delicious Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse will be your new favorite grown up dessert! And you won't even believe the secret ingredient for a thick and creamy mousse!

Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 Tbs butter, softened
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 Tbs Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 Tbs sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat combine marshmallows, butter, chocolate chips, and milk. Whisk occasionally as it melts until mixture is smooth throughout. Remove from heat, stir in the Bailey's, and allow to come to room temperature.
  2. While chocolate is cooling add heavy cream and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on medium-high speed until doubled in volume and stiff peaks form.
  3. Once chocolate has cooled gently fold in 2 1/2 cups of the whipped cream until completely incorporated.
  4. Refrigerate at least one hour. Serve chilled and topped with remaining whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

 

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Dawn

Friday 17th of March 2017

In the printable recipe, there is water listed as an ingredient but not mentioned when to add it. Also, the milk is omitted and there is no instructions regarding the irish cream.

Meaghan

Saturday 18th of March 2017

Dawn, thank you so much for letting me know about the recipe instructions being off! I updated my plugin a few months ago but not all the changes I've made to recipes converted. The original recipe had water instead of milk but I like the extra creaminess it gets from the milk. I've updated the recipe as well but add the milk in place of the water and the Bailey's once you remove the pan from the heat.

Enjoy!

~Meaghan

Shaun Hoobler

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

Mmmmm. Ice cream mousse. Yum!

Sydney @Tastefully Frugal

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

This look super yummy! I'm not a big alcohol fan but I bet I could substitute Irish Cream coffee creamer and get the same taste! Thanks for the inspiration

Meaghan

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

Don't worry, the alcohol cooks out and all you get is that yummy, creamy Bailey's flavor to enjoy! But if you're dead set against using the liquer I bet Bailey's Irish coffee creamer would taste the same way!

~Meaghan

Erin

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

This looks absolutely delicious!! My brother is a huge mousse fan. I'll have to send this recipe to him!

Meaghan

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

Yay! I'm sure he'll love it! Thanks for sharing :)

~Meaghan

Kristen from The Road to Domestication

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

This looks absolutely delish! I happen to love desserts made with Bailey's! Great idea you had for this one!

Meaghan

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

It might be my new favorite dessert! I've never made anything with Bailey's before but this has made me a total convert. Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Meaghan