Heavenly Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream Mousse Recipe

Good morrow, dear readers! I present to you a delightful recipe that will make your taste buds sing and your heart skip a beat – the Bailey’s Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse. This impressive dessert is a perfect treat for any occasion, whether it be a cozy night in or a grand feast with friends and family.

This mousse is infused with sweet flavors of Baileys Irish Cream, creating a unique profile that is sure to please. It is light and fluffy with a velvety texture that melts in your mouth. The whiskey caramel sauce mixed with dark chocolate and caramel layers give this dessert its rich flavor and decadent finish.

What makes this recipe so special is that it uses whipping cream, sugar, egg yolk, egg whites, Baileys Irish Cream, and dark chocolate, which are common household ingredients. It’s easy to put together and yields an impressively presentable dessert.

So if you’re looking for something new to add to your repertoire of desserts, indulge yourself in the magical flavors of the Bailey’s Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse
Bailey’s Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse

Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please. Today, I come to you with a recipe that will undoubtedly steal your heart and satisfy all of your taste buds – the Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream Mousse.

Oh, trust me, you’ll love this recipe. The Bailey’s Irish Cream gives it a silky and smooth texture, while the caramel sauce adds a touch of indulgence. The whipped cream also infuses it with sweetness and lightness, leaving you feeling satisfied yet not weighed down.

And let’s not forget about the chocolate mousse – an irresistible blend of chocolatey goodness that melts in your mouth. It’s infused with sweet whiskey flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

This dessert is perfect for any occasion – whether it’s a romantic dinner or a fun-filled party, the Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream Mousse will always steal the show. Its presentation is exceptional and will make mouths water as soon as it hits the table.

The recipe is easy to follow and requires minimal effort, but trust me when I say the results are undeniably worth it. So why settle for dull desserts when you can impress everyone with this Bailey’s masterpiece?

In conclusion, ladies and gentlemen, grab your aprons and head to the kitchen because this dessert is about to become your new favorite. So indulge yourself in this deliciously light, fluffy chocolate mousse with tantalizing whiskey caramel flavors today!

Ingredient List

“Satisfy your sweet tooth with this indulgent Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream Mousse”

Ingredients for Bailey’s Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse Recipe
For the mousse:

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup of caster sugar

  • 1½ cups of Bailey’s Irish Cream

  • 12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped finely

For the caramel sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

  • ½ cup of brown sugar

  • ½ cup of heavy cream

  • A pinch of salt

For the whipped cream:

  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream

  • ⅛ cup of powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Optional toppings:

-Bailey’s salted caramel liqueur for drizzling

-Chopped nuts

This recipe requires some premium-quality ingredients. The two most important ones are Bailey’s Irish Cream and dark chocolate. Use Bailey’s Irish Cream to achieve the flavor that will make your guests lick their fingers after eating your dessert. Use a good quality dark chocolate, with at least 70% cocoa solids, which lends a deep, intense flavor to the mousse. For the caramel sauce, use unsalted butter to control the saltiness, and do not forget to have some chopped nuts ready as an optional topping. Keep in mind that you can modify the quantity of each ingredient depending on how many servings you want to make.

The Recipe How-To

“Sink your spoon into this heavenly blend of Bailey’s and caramel”

Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse Recipe

Step 1: Make the Whiskey Caramel Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, add ½ cup of caster sugar and heat over medium heat while stirring constantly with a rubber spatula. Continue stirring until sugar dissolves and deep amber caramel color is achieved.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and immediately whisk in 1 cup of heavy whipping cream gradually to avoid any splatters. Then add ¼ cup of good quality whiskey and a pinch of salt stirring until the whiskey is fully incorporated.
  • Transfer to a glass container, let it cool down completely before covering and refrigerating until needed.

Step 2: Prepare the Chocolate Mousse Infused with Baileys Irish Cream

  • Melt 6 oz of dark chocolate chopped into small pieces over simmering water. Ensure that the bowl does not touch the water.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk 1 egg yolk and 1/4 cup of caster sugar together until the mixture becomes pale yellow.
  • Slowly pour melted chocolate into the egg mixture and mix well.
  • Add 1/4 cup of Baileys Irish cream and stir well until everything is combined.
  • Whip 3 cups of heavy whipping cream and gently fold it into the chocolate mixture in small batches. Make sure not to overmix to maintain the light fluffy texture.

Step 3: Assemble the Mousse

  • Take out your chosen glasses to build your mousse cups. You can use clear glasses or jars to show off its delicious layers.
  • Start by adding a thin layer of caramel sauce at the bottom of each glass, followed by an even layer of chocolate mousse.
  • Next, add another layer of caramel on top of the mousse followed again by another even layer of chocolate mousse.
  • Finally, top it off with some whipped cream for a nice presentation and a delicious finishing touch.
  • Place the mousse cups in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

Enjoy this delightful dessert that is perfect for any occasion!

Substitutions and Variations

“A creamy, dreamy dessert for any occasion”

Hark! Forsooth, there are many substitutions and variations that can be made to the Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream Mousse, should one findeth oneself lacking in certain ingredients or wanting to try something new.

First, instead of using Baileys Irish Cream, thou may procure a different liqueur such as Kahlua, Amaretto or Frangelico. This would add a different flavor profile to the dish, but would still result in a delicious dessert.

For those seeking a non-alcoholic version of this mousse recipe, I suggest omitting the Baileys altogether and instead incorporating a mixture of milk and caramel syrup for the base. The whipped cream can be infused with caramel extract for added flavor.

Additionally, chocolate lovers can make a Baileys Chocolate Mousse variation by simply mixing in some chopped dark chocolate into the mousse recipe when you add the egg yolk and caster sugar mixture.

If one wishes to leave out the caramel sauce and have more emphasis on the irish cream flavor rather than caramel, then a simple Whiskey Whipped Cream topping can be made by combining heavy whipping cream, whiskey, sugar and vanilla extract.

Last but not least, if presentation is key then you could make individual portion parfaits by layering mousse and caramel sauce in between with whipped cream at the top of each glass. This way every person gets their own serving and it looks impressive on your dessert table.

Give these substitutions and variations a try, and mayhap thou wilt create thy own perfect Bailey’s Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse recipe.

Serving and Pairing

“Get ready to impress your guests with this luxurious mousse”

Oh sweet heavens! The Bailey’s Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse is truly a dessert fit for the gods themselves! It’s so indulgent, creamy and deliciously light and fluffy. This perfect dessert can be served on any occasion – from dinner parties, birthdays to afternoon tea. Trust me when I tell you, everyone will be begging for more.

To kick it up a notch, serve with a drizzle of caramel sauce on top and shaved chunks of dark chocolate to create an outstanding visual presentation. The caramel sauce not only adds indulgent sweetness but also heightens the richness of this heavenly mousse. If you love the taste of whiskey, you can make whiskey whipped cream by adding a drop or two to your whipping cream, creating an even richer flavor that complements the dessert perfectly.

After indulging in such a rich and opulent dessert, a cup of coffee or tea provides perfect contrast. The beverage enhances the sweetness while also neutralizing your palate.

Alternatively, if you are looking for something extra special to pair with this amazing dessert, try serving it with warm brownie or tart. They complement each other well as the creamy texture of the mousse juxtaposes beautifully against the crispness of the brownie or tart crust.

Remember, being creative is key when it comes to pairing this rich and indulgent mousse. Whether it’s pairing with other desserts or alcoholic beverages like liqueur, like Baileys Salted Caramel Liqueur, or even cocktails like the Parfaits Bailey, make sure to have fun and indulge in this amazing dessert experience that is perfect at any time of year.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Take your taste buds on a trip to Ireland with this Irish Cream creation”

Hark! If you wish to prepare this delightful Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream Mousse in advance, I have got thee covered! This dessert can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. But aye, make sure thou cover it tightly with cling film to avoid any weird refrigerator odors that may penetrate your dessert.

When reheating, allow the mousse to come to room temperature before serving, and avoid using a microwave as it may ruin the texture of the mousse. Instead, gently reheat it on a low heat setting while stirring frequently until warm enough but not hot.

In the event that thou hast any leftovers, fear not! This scrumptious dessert can also be frozen. In fact, you can freeze the mousse for up to one month if you wrap it securely in foil or plastic wrap. Do note that freezing may change the texture of your dessert slightly upon defrosting, but rest assured that its exquisite taste will remain unaffected.

Now if you will excuse me, I must go attend to my cooking pot. Farewell and happy cooking!

Tips for Perfect Results

“A touch of Bailey’s takes traditional mousse to the next level”

Ne’er forget the wise words of my forefathers: “Patience is a virtue.” Indeed, whilst preparing thy Bailey’s Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse in the comfort of thine home, it is crucial to exercise great care and patience in order to create a mousse that is fit for royalty. With these tips, you will be able to create a delectable dessert that will bring joy to the hearts of all those feasting with thee.

1. Whip cream to perfection

Whipping cream may look like an easy task but achieving the perfect consistency can be challenging. Set thy electric mixer on low speed when whipping and increase speed gradually until stiff peaks form. Over-whipping can lead to curdling and lumps in the cream, thus spoiling the texture of thine mousse.

2. Use good quality ingredients

The magic of this dessert lies within the synergy between its ingredients; thus, it is important to use only high-quality ones. Opt for fresh heavy whipping cream, good quality chocolate chips, and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

3. Chill before pouring

Once thou hast prepared the mousse mixture, place it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before pouring into individual serving cups or dishes. This will ensure that it sets well and has a velvety smooth texture.

4. Be gentle when folding

Folding is an important part of any mousse recipe as it helps incorporate air into the mixture and gives the dessert its light and fluffy texture. However, over-folding can result in a denser final product. To prevent this, gently fold ingredients together until well combined.

5. Experiment with toppings

Whilst caramel sauce and whipped cream are classic toppings for this dessert, do not hesitate to add your own personal touch by experimenting with different flavors and textures. Dark chocolate shavings, whiskey caramel sauce, or even diced strawberries can add an interesting twist to the dessert.

With these tips and tricks, thou shalt take thy dessert to the next level, creating a Bailey’s Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse that is both delectable and fit for a king.

Bottom Line

Therefore, my dear readers, if you are looking for a truly decadent and delicious dessert that is both easy to prepare and impressive to showcase, look no further than this Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream Mousse Recipe. With its rich and indulgent taste, infused with the sweet flavor of Baileys, it is sure to satisfy your dessert cravings and delight your guests.

Whether you pair it with whipped cream, caramel sauce, or chopped dark chocolate, or simply enjoy it on its own for a guilt-free indulgence, this mousse recipe is sure to become a staple in your dessert repertoire. So why not try it out today and experience the best of Baileys desserts? Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Bailey's Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse

Bailey’s Baileys Caramel Irish Cream Mousse Recipe

Yes, my name is Bailey and I like this recipe because its easy! I couldnt say exactly where this came from, bits of it from different places I suppose. If you dont have Irish Cream, feel free to use another liquor or milk if you dont want the alcohol. If you are uneasy about using raw egg, you may beat the mixture over a saucepan of simmering water, I dont.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 4 Hours, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Calories 584.2kcal


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sifted cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys caramel irish cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • In a medium bowl beat egg yolks and sugar until a pale lemon color.
  • Beat in cocoa and Irish Cream.
  • You may, at this point, beat over a saucepan of simmering water to slightly cook the egg for 5 minutes.
  • In a different bowl, whip cream until it holds stiff peaks.
  • Stir in approx 1/2 cup of the whipped cream to lighten the cocoa.
  • Fold in remaining mixture gently.
  • Divide into servings and chill 1 hour.


Serving: 165g | Calories: 584.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.7g | Protein: 6.3g | Fat: 48.1g | Saturated Fat: 28.5g | Cholesterol: 304.6mg | Sodium: 50.7mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25.2g

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