Two mugs of coffee topped with whipped cream and popcorn on a wooden tray alongside a bowl of popcorn

Baileys coffee

  • makes 1
  • Easy

Irish whiskey cream liqueur works a treat with coffee, balancing the bitterness of the beans with its silky creaminess. Use Baileys for a classic caffeinated sip that's great for the festive season


Looking for a Baileys coffee recipe? Try expert barista Celeste Wong’s step-by-step guide, then check out her gingerbread latte and pumpkin spiced latte.

Celeste says, “Irish whiskey cream liqueur and coffee is always a good idea. I love how it complements coffee where the sweetness of the Irish whiskey cream offsets the bitterness of the coffee (and vice versa). Baileys has become a quintessential Christmassy drink and the great thing about it is you can mix different flavours and really have fun with the toppings and garnishes to make it extra decadent.”

Make your espresso for this coffee using Celeste’s pick of the best compostable and reusable coffee pods. We’ve also tried-and-tested the best coffee machines, including the best bean-to-cup machines, best coffee pod machines and best espresso machines.



  • caramel sauce 30ml, plus a little extra to garnish
  • double espresso 60ml
  • Baileys or Irish cream liqueur 50ml
  • hot steamed milk 200ml
  • whipped cream a dollop
  • caramel popcorn to serve
  • ground nutmeg or cinnamon a pinch


  • Step 1

    Line your cup or double-walled glass with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Add the double espresso, Baileys, and add the steamed milk to combine.

  • Step 2

    Add whipped cream on top, then place some crunchy caramel popcorn on top. Drizzle with more caramel. Dust lightly with nutmeg or cinnamon.

Check out more of our favourite Baileys recipes

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 563
  • Fat 34.6g
  • Saturates 21.7g
  • Carbs 41.7g
  • Sugars 40.8g
  • Fibre 0.1g
  • Protein 9.3g
  • Salt 1.17g