Wondering what to mix with Baileys? We have some great Baileys Irish cream recipes, including plenty of Baileys desserts, milkshakes, Baileys cake and our ultimate Baileys cheesecake (you really, really need to try that one). This creamy, Irish liqueur is a wonderful ingredient for cooking, whether it be as a glaze on a donut or the main flavouring for homemade fudge. Check out our Irish cream taste test to see which one to use in your desserts. Or, stock up on Baileys before the big day for fun cocktails and decadent bakes.


Want homemade gift ideas? Try our best edible homemade gifts and add a special touch to your presies. Make your own Irish cream or add a splash to our Baileys chocolate tiffin for a thoughtful gift.

Best Baileys Irish cream recipes

Baileys coffee

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

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

Baileys ice cream

This no-churn ice cream is perfect as an accompaniment for your Christmas puds, and requires just four ingredients to make.

A rectangular tub of baileys ice cream next to two bowls

Baileys cocktail

The ultimate tipple for Baileys lovers: turn your bottle of Baileys into a luxurious evening cocktail complete with coffee liqueur, vodka and double cream.

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Baileys hot chocolate

The addition of Baileys makes this hot chocolate extra smooth and decadent – a brilliant tipple for the colder months.

A blue table topped with three mugs of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows

Baileys Christmas yule log

Need a show-stopping dessert to impress everyone over the Christmas period? Check out our indulgent festive yule log with a boozy Baileys cream and crunchy hazelnut brittle.

Festive Yule Log Recipe

Baileys cupcakes

Make our sophisticated cupcakes, infused with a classic festive tipple. Add another splash of Baileys to the buttercream for extra flavour.

Baileys cupcakes with swirled icing

Baileys brownies

An irresistible brownie laced with Baileys and covered in an extra special layer of dark chocolate fudge.

Baileys Brownies on hexagonal platters with baubles on the side

Baileys cake

A real showstopper of a cake, this three-tiered beauty is all dark chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream. It's perfect for an impressive dessert for a special occasion.

An impressive three-layered iced chocolate cake with fairy lights in the background

White chocolate Baileys aux merveilleux

Aux merveilleux are a French treat – a simple affair of meringue discs sandwiched with a boozy flavoured cream and rolled in chocolate shavings.

White chocolate Baileys aux merveilleux

Baileys cheesecake with Oreos

Ready in just 20 minutes, this fridge cake is an easy dessert to make ahead for a quick Baileys dessert idea over the festive season. We used Oreos to make ours extra-indulgent!

Oreo Baileys fridge cake, with a large chunk taken out to reveal the layered filling

Homemade Irish cream

This homemade Baileys makes a great present to take to hosts over the festive season and is great on its own, or when used to pimp-up hot chocolate.

Homemade Irish cream

Baileys tiramisu trifle

Check out our stunning trifle recipe with boozy Baileys, chocolate swiss roll and lightly whipped cream with espresso. Make this indulgent dessert for an impressive centrepiece at your Christmas Day feast.

Multi-layered chocolate and Baileys cream trifle in a glass bowl

Baileys fudge

Need an easy gift to take to a festive dinner party? Homemade fudge is a great little sweet treat. Perfect with coffee to finish off a meal or as a little energy booster, it keeps for up to a month in an airtight container. Learn how to make Baileys fudge by watching the video below:

Baileys brownies

Take your blondies up a notch and top with a white chocolate Baileys ganache to give them a boozy, festive boost.

Pecan Blondies Recipe with Baileys

Baileys chocolate pavlova

If you're feeding a crowd this Christmas you can make the pavlova base the day before, then fill just before serving for a perfect alternative to your Christmas pudding. Store in a large airtight box or wrap the pav, on its tray, in clingfilm or foil to keep the air out.

Pavlova topped with chocolate shavings

Sunken Nutella cake with Baileys cream

Gooey, chocolatey and utterly indulgent... this Baileys dessert also has Nutella in it! What could be better? A glug of Baileys is the key component in the velvety cream that accompanies this easy chocolate Christmas cake idea. Plus it's easy to make and ready in an hour.

Check out more of our Nutella recipes here...

Nutella Cake Recipe with Baileys Cream Recipe

Baileys tiramisu

Got left over Bailey's from the Christmas festivities? Make this tiramisu recipe with creamy Baileys, soft sponge fingers, strong coffee and sweet almond liqueur... an easy boozy Baileys dessert to indulge in over the festive period.

Baileys Tiramisu in a dish with a slice cut out

Baileys chocolate tiffin

Treat loved ones with our easy yet impressive Baileys tiffin - an ideal gift for your foodie friends. These indulgent chocolate tiffins are packed with our favourite Baileys Christmas drink in solid chocolate form. You don’t have to include the edible glitter but it does give added bling.

Baileys Chocolate Tiffin Recipe for Christmas

Chocolate-filled doughnuts with Baileys glaze

These baked chocolate-filled donuts with Baileys glaze are deliciously indulgent and easy to make. Enjoy them as an afternoon treat over the festive season with a cup of tea, or serve as a pudding. Baking them avoids the hassle of deep-frying if you're not confident. Plus, they're a fun sweet treat to make with children, just take out the Baileys!

Chocolate-filled doughnuts on a cooling rack, covered in white and chocolate icing

White chocolate and Baileys cheesecake

Baileys? Check. White chocolate? Check. Two ingredients that make for an utterly irresistible cheesecake, perfect for serving at dinner parties this Christmas (or to keep all to yourself). Plus it calls for less than 10 ingredients, and is ready in under 2 hours!

Plenty more cheesecake recipes here...

Baileys Cheesecake Recipe With White Chocolate

Baileys milkshake (The Dalmation)

An indulgent take on milkshake for grown ups. Ready in just five minutes, this Baileys and vanilla ice cream milkshake is whizzed with Oreo biscuits and toped with squirty cream, an irresistible drink for the ultimate treat over the festive season, the perfect Baileys dessert!

Baileys Milkshake Recipe - The Dalmation

Baileys chocolate truffles

These tempting chocolate truffles look impressive but are deceptively easy to make. Add Baileys to make them even more special. They make for a great homemade gift to give friends or family this Christmas.

Chocolate truffles on a plate, covered in cocoa powder and crushed nuts

White chocolate roulade with Baileys

Treat your loved ones to a great Baileys dessert with this luxurious festive bake made with white chocolate and Baileys. It's easy to make and requires very little effort, prepare it next time you host a dinner party. Discover more roulade recipes here.

White Chocolate Recipe Roulade with Baileys

Chocolate tart with Baileys ice cream

Impress your guests over the festive season with this classic chocolate tart and homemade boozy Baileys ice-cream. Our easy chocolate tart makes a special dinner party dessert or a lovely pudding for a family gathering.

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Chocolate Tart Recipe With Baileys Ice Cream

Baileys yule log

Want an easy chocolate log to serve the family this Christmas or an easy Baileys dessert idea? Try our irresistible chocolate yule log recipe. Everyone will attempt to save room for this dark chocolate roulade with Bailey's cream, dusted with a snow drift of icing sugar, you’re sure to impress guests with this Christmas recipe.

Yule Log Recipe With Baileys Cream

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