Delightful Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse Recipe

Welcome, dessert lovers and Baileys Irish Cream enthusiasts! Today, I’m excited to share with you my Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse Recipe, a luscious dessert that combines the classic taste of Baileys Irish Cream with the fresh and fruity flavor of blueberries.

This delectable mousse is made with only a handful of ingredients and is easy to put together. The velvety texture of the cream mousse combined with fresh blueberries creates a delightful taste and a beautiful presentation for any occasion.

Whether you are looking for a fancy dessert for an elegant dinner party or a quick and easy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, this recipe will quickly become your go-to.

So put on your apron, grab your mixing bowls, and let’s dive into the world of heavenly sweets together. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this scrumptious Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse Recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse
Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse

If you’re looking for a dessert that is creamy, rich, and bursting with flavor, then this Baileys Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse recipe is definitely for you! It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart, with fresh blueberries and Baileys Irish Cream perfectly complementing each other. Here are some reasons why you’ll absolutely love this recipe:

Firstly, it’s easy to make! Even if you’re not an experienced chef or baker, this recipe is pretty straightforward to follow. All you need is a few basic ingredients that are easily available at your local grocery store, plus some fresh blueberries.

Secondly, it’s versatile. This recipe can be customized to suit your taste preferences. If you prefer a tangier flavor, you can increase the amount of lemon zest and juice in the recipe. If you like your mousse sweeter, you can also add more sugar.

Thirdly, it’s perfect for any occasion! Whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner party or just looking for a dessert to enjoy with your family, this Baileys Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse will surely impress your guests and loved ones alike.

Lastly, the taste is simply divine. The combination of fresh blueberries and Baileys Irish Cream creates a unique and irresistible flavor that will leave you craving for more. Plus, the light and airy texture of the mousse makes it an excellent dessert option after a hearty meal.

All in all, this Baileys Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse is simply delicious and definitely worth trying!

Ingredient List

 Smooth and creamy Bailey's Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse
Smooth and creamy Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse

Fresh Blueberries: You will need 2 cups of fresh blueberries for this Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse Recipe. Make sure to gently rinse the berries and remove any stems or damaged fruits.

Cream of Tartar: A pinch of cream of tartar is needed to stabilize the egg whites in the recipe.

Unsalted Butter: We’ll be using 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter for a rich and smooth texture.

Granulated Sugar: Use 1 cup of granulated sugar in total, divided as needed for the different components of the dessert.

Bailey’s Irish Cream: This recipe features Baileys Irish Cream, a popular cream liqueur flavored with Irish whiskey. ¾ cup of Baileys Irish Cream is needed for the mousse mixture.

Egg: You’ll need 5 large eggs in this recipe. Separate the yolks from egg white in two different mixing bowls, and make sure not to get any yolk into the whites.

Lemon, juice and zest of: The juice and zest of one lemon adds a nice tangy flavor to balance out the sweetness of the mousse.

Whipped cream: For lightness and fluffiness use whipped cream

Make sure you have all these ingredients at hand before starting with your recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 A decadent dessert that's perfect for any occasion
A decadent dessert that’s perfect for any occasion

Now let’s get to the good part, the recipe itself. This Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse Recipe is perfect for any occasion or celebration. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to whip up this delightful dessert.


  • 5 large egg whites
  • 2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ¾ cup fresh blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Whipped cream, for serving


  1. In a double boiler set over simmering water, whisk together the lemon zest and juice, egg yolks, 1 cup of the Bailey’s Irish Cream, and ½ cup of the granulated sugar until smooth.
  2. Cook, whisking constantly to prevent curdling, until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. This should take about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the softened butter until melted and combined.
  4. Stir in the remaining 1 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream and mix until smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a mixing bowl and let cool for about an hour in the fridge.
  6. Once the mixture has cooled down, add in fresh blueberries and blend it well.
  7. In another mixing bowl, add egg whites and cream of tartar then beat until soft peaks form.
  8. Gradually add in the remaining granulated sugar while beating until stiff peaks form.
  9. Fold this meringue into Baileys mixture gently using spatula…
  10. Do it slowly so that beaten egg white maintains its texture.
  11. Divide the mousse among individual glasses then chill it for at least 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  12. Just before serving, top each mousse with a dollop of whipped cream and additional fresh blueberries.


  • You can use different berries for this recipe, such as strawberries or raspberries.
  • This also makes a great filling for cakes or pies.
  • Make sure to separate the egg yolks from the egg whites carefully to avoid any yolk getting into the whites when beating them.

Substitutions and Variations

 The sweet and tangy flavors of blueberries and Bailey's Irish Cream meld perfectly in this dessert
The sweet and tangy flavors of blueberries and Bailey’s Irish Cream meld perfectly in this dessert

When it comes to making desserts, one of the best things to do is to experiment with different ingredients and flavors. Below are some substitutions and variations that you can try for this Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse recipe.

1. Blueberries: If fresh blueberries are not available or are out of season, you can use frozen ones instead. Just make sure to thaw them completely and drain any excess liquid before using. You can also substitute blueberries with other fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries.

2. Cream of Tartar: If you don’t have cream of tartar, you can substitute it with white vinegar or lemon juice in the same amount.

3. Unsalted Butter: You can use salted butter instead of unsalted butter in this recipe, just reduce the amount of added salt.

4. Lemon Zest and Juice: If fresh lemons are not available, you can use bottled lemon juice instead. However, fresh lemons will give a more vibrant flavor and aroma.

5. Bailey’s Irish Cream: This recipe calls for using Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur which has a sweet taste and creamy texture. However, if you want to try something different, you can substitute it with other flavored liqueurs like Kahlua or Amaretto.

6. Chocolate Mousse: If you want to make chocolate mousse instead of blueberry mousse by using this recipe as a base, simply omit the blueberries and add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder into the mixture. For an extra kick of flavor, add a few tablespoons of Irish whiskey into the mixture.

7. Ice Cream: To make this recipe into an ice cream version, just mix all the ingredients together and pour them into an ice cream maker according to manufacturer directions.

8. Whipped Cream Cheese: Instead of whipped cream, you can use whipped cream cheese for a tangier taste and thicker texture.

9. Dark Chocolate: Feel free to add some dark chocolate shavings or drizzles on top of the mousse for a decadent finishing touch.

These substitutions and variations are just some ideas to get you started. Get creative and don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and ingredients to create your own unique versions of this delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 This is the dessert to make when you want to impress your guests
This is the dessert to make when you want to impress your guests

Once you’ve made this decadent Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse Recipe, it’s time to serve and enjoy it! This mousse is a showstopper dessert and a great option for parties, special occasions or even as a Sunday night treat.

One of the best things about this dessert is that it’s versatile in its serving options. You can serve it in individual glasses or bowls for a pretty presentation, or it also works well in a larger dish. Its light and fluffy texture makes it perfect to scoop on top of your favorite cake or pie for added indulgence. You can also opt to garnish with some fresh blueberries or lemon zest.

But what beverage should you pair with such a rich and boozy dessert? A nice bottle of sparkling wine or champagne is always an excellent choice, but if you’re looking for something non-alcoholic, then tea or coffee is a great choice. The creamy, sweet flavors of the mousse will complement well with the bitterness of coffee, making it a perfect after-dinner treat.

If you’re looking to make it into a full dessert menu, consider pairing with the Bailey’s chocolate cake recipe or even a Bailey’s cheesecake. For a healthier option, Greek yogurt topped with some fresh fruits can be an ideal choice.

Overall, the possibilities are endless when it comes to serving and pairing this indulgent Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse Recipe.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A spoonful of this mousse is like a burst of flavor in your mouth
A spoonful of this mousse is like a burst of flavor in your mouth

Looking to impress your guests with a show-stopper dessert that can be made ahead of time? Look no further than the Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse!

This dessert can easily be made a day or two before your event and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It actually benefits from some extra chilling time, allowing the flavors to further meld together.

When ready to serve, simply spoon the mousse into serving dishes and top with fresh blueberries and whipped cream for a stunning presentation. You can also reheat the mousse by placing it in a double boiler over simmering water and whisking until it reaches your desired temperature. However, keep in mind that reheating may cause the mousse to lose some of its light and airy texture.

If you find yourself with leftover mousse, fear not! This creamy delight can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just remember to cover it well with plastic wrap or an airtight lid to prevent it from drying out.

Overall, this Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse is a versatile dessert that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re making it ahead of time or reheating leftovers, you’re sure to be delighted by its decadence and perfect blend of flavors.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The beautiful purple color of the blueberry mousse is sure to catch your eye
The beautiful purple color of the blueberry mousse is sure to catch your eye

To make the perfect Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse, there are a few helpful tips to keep in mind. It’s important to use fresh blueberries for the best flavor and texture. If fresh blueberries are not available, frozen ones can also be used, but make sure they are thawed and drained well before using.

Cream of tartar helps to stabilize the egg whites, which is crucial for making a stable mousse. Be sure to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and incorporate them gently into the mousse mixture.

Using unsalted butter will allow you to control the amount of salt in the recipe. Granulated sugar is recommended for both the blueberry compote and the mousse as it dissolves easily and creates a smooth texture.

To get the best results from your Baileys Irish Cream, make sure it is at room temperature before adding it to the mousse mixture. Adding it at room temperature will help prevent curdling or lumps in your mousse.

When making the blueberry compote, be careful not to overcook it as this can result in a jam-like texture. It should be cooked just long enough for the blueberries to burst and thicken slightly.

Finally, when folding the whipped cream into your mousse mixture, make sure to fold gently so that you don’t deflate the airy texture of your mousse.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to achieve a perfect Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse every time.

Bottom Line

Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse recipe is a perfect way to treat yourself and your loved ones to an indulgent and flavorful dessert. With its heavenly texture, creamy deliciousness, and balanced sweetness, this mousse recipe is easy to make and sure to become everyone’s new favorite.

So why not impress your friends and family with your culinary skills by whipping up a batch of this delightful blueberry mousse? You can also experiment with different variations and substitutions to make it truly your own.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, celebrating a special occasion, or just enjoying a sweet snack after a long day, Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse has everything you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. So go ahead and give it a try—you won’t be disappointed!

Bailey's Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse

Bailey’s Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse Recipe

"Mousse is a French terms meaning "froth" of "foam," and this Bailey's Irish Cream-enriched dessert is just that. A cross between a pudding and a fool, it is made with whole fruit instead of crushed blueberries and meringue instead of whipped cream." This dessert is awesome - made it years' ago and I fell upon this just a few days ago, this time I decided to post it. This was found in Irish Puddings, Tarts, Crumbnles and Fools by Margaaret M. Johnson
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 4 Hours, Berries, Brunch, Dessert, Fruit, Kosher, Sweet
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Calories 320.9kcal


  • 1 lemon, juice and zest of, grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (reserve a few for topping)


  • Chill six 8 or 9 ounce stemmed dessert glasses.
  • In the top of double boiler set over simmering water, whisk together lemon zest, juice, egg, 1 egg white, Baileys Irish Cream and 3/4 cup of the sugar.
  • Cook, stirring continuously, for 12-15 minutes, or until the mixture thickens.
  • Remove the double boiler from the heat and stir in the butter.
  • Set the top of double boiler in a large bowl filled with ice and let the mixture cool, shisking occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining 4 egg whites and the cream of tartar.
  • Beat with an electric mixer until soft glossy peaks form.
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup os sugar, a little at a time, and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Stir a few teaspoonsfull of the egg white mixture into the cooled custard to lighten it.
  • fold in the remaining egg whites and 1-1/2 cups of the blueberries.
  • Spoon into glasses and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, or until set.
  • At serving time, garnish with the reserved blueberries.


Serving: 156g | Calories: 320.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.7g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 11.9g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Cholesterol: 63.4mg | Sodium: 78.5mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 42.7g

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