Perfect timing with St. Patrick’s Day nearly upon us. Here’s a treat using Bailey’s Irish Cream. Note: It does contain a certain amount of alcohol, just a wee drop. Enjoy !
Cathy of Lemon Tree Dwelling writes that “Baileys Chocolate Mousse is a deliciously light, fluffy chocolate mousse, infused with the sweet flavor of Baileys Irish Cream. This easy dessert recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!”
Well Cathy, it does look yummy ! So how do you make it ?
Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse
- 2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
- 2 Tbsp. cold water
- 1/4 c. boiling water
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder for a more intense chocolate flavor, add 1 additional Tbsp.
- 1 1/2 c. heavy cream very cold
- 1/2 c. Baileys Irish Cream very cold
- 1 tsp. vanilla
*Before beginning, prep bowl and beaters by placing in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to chill.*
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl; stir and let stand 1 minute to soften.
Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let stand to cool.
Stir together sugar and cocoa in a large mixing bowl; add heavy cream.
Beat at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form; gradually pour in Baileys, vanilla, and gelatin mixture, beating continuously at high speed until well-blended and soft peaks form.
Let stand 5 minutes to thicken.
Spoon into serving dishes and place in refrigerator to chill. (*For a faster setting mousse, chill bowls before filling.)
Chill 1 hour or until ready to serve.
I hope you love this Baileys chocolate mousse recipe as much as I do!
I think we will, Cathy. Thanks a bunch for this recipe.