Bailey’s Whipped Cream makes for a boozy topper for your hot cocoa, coffee or cocktails. Even dessert!
Whipped cream makes everything better, doesn’t it?
Coffee, hot chocolate, cocktails, desserts, pancakes — it’s even better if you can add a dollop of whipped cream on top. Always.
Can you make whipped cream better? YES! You can make it yourself.
And then, what if it were a little boozy? Wouldn’t that be better? Now we’re talking!
How to make Bailey’s whipped cream
To make whipped cream with Bailey’s, you will need to first make whipped cream.
Start with heavy whipping cream. It’s important to use cream, not half-and-half. Look for the pint that says “heavy cream” or “whipping cream” or it will just not come together and hold its shape.
Then mix the cream with sugar. I prefer to use powdered sugar, but you can substitute granulated sugar. I always suggest tasting your whipped cream with a spoon and you can add more sugar if you like.
Next we whip it, whip it good. You will need to get out a mixer to whip it all together. You can use a hand mixer or stand mixer. (If you want to whisk by hand, by all means do it, but know that a mixer will cut the time by a lot!)
As you whip air into the cream, you will be increasing the volume, so make sure you’re using at least a medium-size bowl.
Typically with whipped cream, you would flavor it with a little vanilla extract. But since we’re making this whipped cream a little boozy, we’ll use Irish Cream liqueur.
How much alcohol goes in boozy whipped cream?
To make boozy whipped cream, you can stir in a little bit of any liqueur, like Bailey’s, amaretto, coffee liqueur or hazelnut liqueur.
For every 1 cup of whipping cream, add 1 ounce of liqueur. I suggest adding it 1/2 ounce at a time and tasting as you go to make sure it’s not too strong.
Boozy whipped cream is perfect scooping on top of drinks like a traditional Irish coffee, or even something more non-traditional like Baby Guinness Jell-O shots. You might even serve it on hot cocoa at an outdoor hot chocolate party.
Types of Irish cream
Bailey’s is probably the most ubiquitous brand of Irish cream here in the States, but there lots of other brands out there. Here are some Irish Cream brands to look for
- St. Brendan’s
- Kirkland (Costco brand)
- Five Farms
I like to make my own homemade Irish cream liqueur, because it’s a bit stronger and it makes for a more flavorful punch, whether it’s served atop a hot beverage or on the side of a dessert like these Guinness donuts.
Let me know if you try it in the comments! // susannah
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
- 2 ounces Irish cream liqueur, to taste
- Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or a hand mixer in a medium bowl, whisk together the confectioner's sugar and heavy cream until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.
- Add the Irish cream 1 ounce at a time and slowly mix. Taste between each addition.
- Store covered in the fridge for up to 1 day.
Feel free to substitute other liqueurs, like hazelnut liqueur, coffee liqueur or almond liqueur.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g