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Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe – a boozy dessert for chocolate lovers. No bake sweet treat.Made with Baileys Irish Cream. Just in time for St Patrick’s Day!

Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse in cups

Chocolate Mousse is one of my favorite desserts.

Mousse with Baileys Irish Creme?

I like this whiskey and cream based liqueur. I rarely buy it though.

But when I do, I often make a chocolate martini or this Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse.

If you are not a fan of alcohol and Baileys, you might want to just make a regular chocolate mousse.

Baileys is what makes this dessert unique!

Love the flavor it adds.

This Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse is set with gelatin.

No egg yolks or complicated pastry making techniques required.

Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse in clear cups

All you need it – chocolate, Baileys Irish cream, heavy whipping cream, gelatin and water.

Only five ingredients and some patience to wait until it sets.

This is the perfect holiday dessert, if you are a fan of desserts in a cup, just like me.’

How long does it take for chocolate mousse to set?

Most of the time, I use gelatin in my chocolate mousse to have it set and reinforce it.

It usually takes between 40-60 minutes for the mousse to fully set in the refrigerator.

Ingredients to make Baileys Chocolate Mousse? What is chocolate mousse made of?

All you need are just 4 simple ingredients.

  • Baileys
  • Heavy Cream
  • Gelatin
  • Cold Water
  • Semi-sweet or dark chocolate

How to make this easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse:

  1. In a saucepan, heat 1/4 cup Baileys and 1/4 cup heavy cream. When it starts to boil, remove from heat immediately.

  2. Place chocolate in a bowl and pour the hot cream and Baileys liquid on top. Let it sit for 1 minute, then stir to incorporate. Stir constantly, until smooth and glossy. Let it cool completely to room temperature. (This is your chocolate ganache).
  3. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water. This will make it bloom.
  4. When the chocolate ganache has cooled, pour heavy cream into a bowl.
  5. Add chocolate ganache. Beat for 3 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  6. With the mixer running on slow speed, slowly add the remaining 1/2 cup Baileys.
  7. Melt the gelatin in the microwave tor 30-45 seconds, or on a double boiler.
  8. Add gelatin to the mousse, with the mixer running on slow speed.
  9. Divide mixture between 6 (3 oz) cups.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  11. Serve with chocolate shavings or whipped cream on top.

Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This Baileys chocolate mousse makes a delicious cake filling, too.

Can’t wait to use it in a cake.

I topped it with some fine chocolate shavings, but you can also add some whipped cream on top.

Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe

My inspiration for this Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe was a box of Baileys Chocolate Candy I spotted at the store.

They tasted amazing! I almost ate the whole box, then I thought it is time for a Baileys inspired dessert.

Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe

I don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day regularly, but I love the food and green beer served.

I also live in the suburbs of Chicago, which is famous for it’s Downtown Parade and the dyeing of the Chicago River green.

What is your favorite boozy dessert?

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Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe
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Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe - a boozy dessert for chocolate lovers. Made with Baileys Irish Cream. Just in time for St Patrick's Day.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup Baileys, , divided
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, , divided
  • 200 grams / 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate, (or chocolate chips)
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions 

  • In a small saucepan, heat 1/4 cup Baileys and 1/4 cup heavy cream. When it starts to boil, remove from heat immediately.
  • Place chocolate in a bowl and pour the hot liquid on top. Let it sit for 1 minute, then stir to incorporate. Stir constantly, until smooth and glossy. Let it cool completely to room temperature. (This is your chocolate ganache).
  • Sprinkle gelatin over cold water.
  • When the chocolate ganache has cooled, pour heavy cream into a bowl.
  • Add chocolate ganache. Beat for 3 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  • With the mixer running on slow speed, slowly add the remaining 1/2 cup Baileys.
  • Melt the gelatin in the microwave tor 30-45 seconds, or on a double boiler.
  • Add gelatin to the mousse, with the mixer running on slow speed.
  • Divide mixture between 6 (3 oz) cups.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Serve with chocolate shavings or whipped cream on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 572kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 25g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 38mg, Potassium: 248mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 1185IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 2.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Easy Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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19 Comments

  1. My mousse split we don’t get heavy cream in RSA not sure if that is the issue. Will try again tomorrow.

    1. Probably this is the reason. We need the fat from the heavy cream to make the mousse fluffy, but stable.