Friday, 28 March 2008

Baileys Chocolate Mousse

Baileys Irish cream and chocolate are two of my favourite things. I am definately a bit of a chocoholic and tend to pick the chocolate dessert from the menu when we go out. We don't often have desserts at home but last night I decided to make us a treat. I had some chocolate in the cupboard and some cream in the fridge so settled on making a chocolate mousse. I just so happened to have a bottle of Baileys too so thought that would make a nice addition.

Here are just a few random facts about Baileys. Baileys was the first Irish Cream liqueur and is made in Dublin. The cream used to make Baileys comes from a co-operative dairy called Avonmore Waterford PLC and it is located about 70 miles from Dublin. Each year more than 4 million litres of Irish cream is used in the production of Baileys. This amounts to 4.3% of Irelands total milk production.

This recipe makes enough for 6 but is easy to scale down if required. They set in the fridge after about one hour.
3 eggs
75g caster sugar
350ml double or whipping cream
350g dark chocolate, melted
100ml of Baileys Irish Cream

Place the eggs and sugar into a bowl and whisk them together. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and continue to whisk the mixture until thick and mousse like.
Pour the cream into another bowl and add the Baileys. Whisk together until it forms soft peaks.
Pour the melted chocoloate over the eggs and sugar mix and stir together. Add the whipped cream and carefully fold together.
Pour the mixture into 6 glasses or ramekins ans swirl a little cream over the top.
Place them in the fridge and chill until they have set.
Serve and enjoy.


culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Oh that looks like my idea of chocolate heaven.


Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Baileys and chocolate. What more could a girl want?
Looks delicious!

JIllyB said...

Those look good Teresa. I might try these but use my Drambuie cream instead of the Baileys.

Nickki said...

Wow Teresa, baileys and chocolate - two of my favourite indulgences together?! I've just written the recipe down, I can't wait to try it. xx

Claire said...


I made this for valentines day becuase I love baileys and he's not adverse either.

It was my first time making mousse and although I think i over stirred in the chocolate hence destroying some bubbles it was really nice. We sprinkled flake over the top too!

I'm definitely going to try again and play around with whether using double or whipping makes a difference.

Jordan said...

They look scrummy!!

Rachel Taylor said...

I make this every time my friends come over, everyone loves it.