There are a few things that are popular to have on St. Patricks Day; a pint of Guinness, Corned Beef & Cabbage, and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Bailey’s Irish Cream is an Irish dairy cream drink with chocolate and Irish whiskey, it’s become a staple on St. Patrick’s Day. It can be enjoyed by in coffee, hot chocolate, poured over ice or used in baked goods and pastries.
Today we are talking about how to make delicious desserts with Bailey’s Irish Cream. Since Bailey’s is a creamy chocolate drink, it makes a beautiful compliment to anything sweet. This famous Irish cream can be made into cakes, cookies, pies, tarts and so much more. Bailey’s makes several types of Irish Cream drink flavors like Mint and Caramel so a lot of these recipes would work well with any Bailey’s character. You’ll be able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these Irish Cream sweet treats all year round!
Note: be aware that Bailey’s Irish Cream does contain alcohol so please use responsibly.
Here is 18 Bailey’s Irish Cream Desserts Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
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1. Bailey’s Irish Cream Macarons
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
These Bailey’s Irish Cream Macarons are crispy and chewy with a creamy Bailey’s Buttercream filling. The macarons have espresso powder mixed into the meringue, so the coffee flavor is a nice compliment to the Irish Cream. The Bailey’s in the buttercream filling makes it light and airy looking like fresh whipped cream. Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
2. Bailey’s Chocolate Poke Cake
Found from Life, Love, and Sugar
Here’s a rich and decadent cake that your sweet tooth will happily enjoy. This poke cake is made from chocolate cake soaked in Bailey’s Irish Cream and more chocolate. The Bailey’s keeps this cake nice and moist. Then it’s topped with a Bailey’s whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. The longer the poke cake sits, the more it soaks up the tasty Bailey’s flavor and enhances this dessert.
3. Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles
Found from Whiskey + Sunshine
These cream Irish cream truffles make a great treat or gift on St. Patrick’s Day. The truffles are made with cream cheese, butter, graham crackers, powdered sugar, and Bailey’s Irish Cream. It’s all mixed together until you have a soft and smooth truffle texture. Then you form into balls and dip into melted white and milk chocolate. These Irish Cream truffles are super simple and perfect for making in large batches so you can share with your loved ones!
4. Irish Cream Fudge Brownies
Found from Grumpy Honey Bunch
These Bailey’s Irish Cream brownies have an intensely rich chocolate flavor that’s insanely good. The Irish cream is a nice compliment to the chocolate and makes it moister. You can enjoy these brownies with a shot of Irish cream for the perfect dessert!
5. Irish Cream Coffee Mud Pie
Found from The Crumby Kitchen
This Irish cream coffee mud pie has everything you want in a rich and decadent dessert. This mud pie has so many layers that you always wanted like oreo cookie crust, flourless chocolate cake, espresso pudding, Irish cream mousse and whipped cream with chocolate shavings! It might be a mouthful to say, but it will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!
6. Bailey’s Irish Cream Bundt Cake
Found from I’m Bored – Let’s Go
This Bailey’s Irish Cream Bundt Cake is a super simple semi-homemade dessert that anyone can make. It starts with a classic yellow cake mix and instant pudding that has the addition of Bailey’s Irish Cream. The Bailey’s and pudding make a super moist cake. Then its soaked with an Irish Cream glaze!
7. Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies
Found from Mind Over Batter
These soft baked cookies have a mouthful of chocolate and Bailey’s in every bite. They are really gooey cookies that are slightly underbaked, so they stay nice and soft.
8. Bailey’s Irish Cream Coffee Cookies
Found from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Since coffee goes nicely with Bailey’s, it definitely makes sense that these Irish Cream coffee cookies will taste so good. These coffee cookies are soft but crispy and have a rich bailey’s whipped cream center.
9. Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecake
Found from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
This creamy chocolate cheesecake has multiple layers made up of an oreo cookie crust, Irish Cream chocolate cheesecake, and Bailey’s whipped cream with chocolate shavings. It’s just like a cheesecake you would find at The Cheesecake Factory, but you can totally make it anytime you want! Best way to store cheesecake is by freezing it and thawing in the fridge overnight.
10. Bailey’s Cookies and Cream Parfaits
Found from Homemade Hooplah
These cookies and cream parfaits are perfect NO-Bake desserts, so it’s easy to make for a last minute party. They are made from a silky smooth Irish cream chocolate mousse and have layers of crushed Oreos. These parfaits have lots of textures that are enjoyable to the palette.
11. Bailey’s Salted Caramel Mini Chocolate Tarts
Found from A Mummy Too
Some people are intimated with making tarts because of the crust or fillings, but it turns out with these mini tarts they are super easy to make. The buttery tart shells make the best home for layers of caramel and Irish cream chocolate ganache. To complement the caramel add some flakes of sea salt to cut through all the sweet ingredients!
12. Bailey’s Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
Found from 3 Yummy Tummies
Molten lava cakes are super impressive desserts, but that doesn’t mean they are trying to make. The lava cake is made from a thick chocolate batter that bakes in individual ramekins. The lava part comes from slightly underbaking the cakes. So when you crack through the outer portion, the lava center comes pouring out.
13. Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Whiskey Caramel and Bailey’s Buttercream
Found from A Classic Twist
Guinees is another staple to St, Patrick’s Day so it just makes sense to have Guinness and Bailey’s in one dessert. These Guinness stout cupcakes are finished with a whiskey caramel center and a velvety smooth bailey’s buttercream. These cupcakes are perfect for the lucky day celebration!
14. Bailey’s Coffee Blondies
Found from Kitchen Treaty
Blondies are usually non-chocolate brownies. They are similar in texture and in this case, are made from coffee and Bailey’s. These blondies are decadent and moist especially with Bailey’s frosting coating each brownie.
15. Bailey’s Irish Cream Scones
Found from The Suburban Soapbox
Here’s a scone recipe that let you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all year round. Put Bailey’s in your coffee, and in your scones even the glaze drizzled on top is spiked. For most scones recipes you’ll need heavy cream, but in this case, we are swapping out the heavy cream for Bailey’s Irish cream! It’s beyond delicious and always a special treat!
16. Irish Cream Chocolate Donuts
Found from Certified Pastry Aficionado
Who doesn’t love donuts? Donuts are a great dessert, and these Bailey’s Irish cream donuts will take your donut love to the next level. It starts with a fudgy cake like donuts that are dipped into a Baileys’s coffee glaze.
17. Irish Cream Coffee Cake
Found from If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen
Imagine waking up on the weekend of St, Patrick’s Day with these perfect little Irish Cream Coffee Cakes. Just like traditional coffee cake, these have a brown sugar coffee crumb crust. The cake is made with Bailey’s and is a sour cream-based cake, so it’s like a sponge cake. Then its drizzled with Bailey’s glaze.
18. Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse
Found from Lemon Tree Dwelling
This light and fluffy dessert make you feel like your eating an Irish cream cloud. You can even see the whipped air in this mousse. This chocolate mousse is of course made with our favorite bailey’s, and it can be served cold or frozen for a refreshing treat!
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These Bailey’s Irish Cream Desserts are full of decadent chocolate, cream, and Irish Whiskey flavor. Serve these Irish Cream desserts on their own or as a treat with a shot of Bailey’s!
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