|Bailey’s Irish Cream Dessert|
I love, love, love Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur. One of the following recipes was concocted when there was leftover Bailey’s. I have never had that problem. (I’m a moderate drinker, by the way.) Still, it’s such a wonderful flavor that recipes using Bailey’s are worth a try. Here are two that are calling to me.
Bailey’s Irish Cream Mousse from tutti-dolci does the seemingly impossible. The mousse part has only three ingredients: chocolate and water with a bit of Bailey’s. She uses good chocolate that is already sweetened and whips it with water to make mousse. Topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder this is an elegant dessert that can be made in 15 minutes. This can be made ahead and then topped with the whipped cream just before serving.
Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle from Taste of Home is a traditional trifle similar to this St. Patrick’s Day Trifle with Kiwi Shamrocks linked here on Square Pennies. They use chocolate cake from a mix and non-dairy creamer in an Irish Cream flavor. I’ve not heard of that, but I don’t use non-dairy creamer. They don’t use any real Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur or other liqueur in the trifle. I’d skip the creamer and just use pudding and whipped cream. Why not just pour some Bailey’s onto some of the layers as you assemble it? Sounds yummy to me.
By the way, if you ever bake a cake and it turns out too ugly to serve for entertaining, turning it in to trifle is an elegant solution. Just rip the cake into chunks and layer away with pudding and whipped cream. Fruit layers make it extra good, but they are not absolutely necessary.
I’m wondering if I could make chocolate pudding according to the recipe on the box, but use less milk. Then after the pudding has cooled I could add some Bailey’s equal to the amount of milk I omitted. Sounds like it could work, Then I could use it in a trifle or serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
You can make your own version of Bailey’s that is supposed to be better than the original. Could be worth a try. Click here for the link on Square Pennies for this DIY Bailey’s recipe.
You can make an easy Bailey’s sundae with vanilla and/or chocolate ice cream or even coffee flavored ice cream with some Bailey’s over top. You can add whipped cream, chocolate syrup, nuts, etc. to your heart’s content. Lots of flavors and beautiful enough for entertaining.
One more recipe: pour some Bailey’s over ice cubes in a nice glass. Very nice at the end of the day. Better than chocolate milk spiked with whiskey–though that will do when out of Bailey’s. Enjoy!