This post was originally published here on March 6, 2015. I’ve since updated the photos and text to better showcase how deliciously decadent these little desserts really are!
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. And even though I’m not Irish, I like to celebrate this very special day in the best way that I know how. By using an ungodly amount of Irish cream, Irish whiskey and/or stout beer in my kitchen.
Go big or go home. Right?
I sure do hope that you’re on board with this plan. Because today I want to talk about this supremely decadent Baileys Chocolate Mousse with Whiskey Caramel Sauce and Whipped Cream. I’m feeling all the feels over these babies. And I have an inkling that you’re going to love them, too!
So let me just mention right away that these little triple-layer desserts are no-bake. Yes. It’s true. Absolutely no ovens are required to make these babies. Which is pretty darn awesome. And kind of a safety requirement, too. Because we probably shouldn’t operate our ovens while using (= drinking) all of the above alcohols. It’s just common sense.
The base for these desserts is an adaptation on this blender chocolate mousse recipe from Food52 that I’ve been making for a couple of years now. All you have to do is toss the ingredients into your blender and whiz everything together into creamy, dreamy oblivion. Seriously, it couldn’t be any easier. The addition of the Irish cream just takes it even more over the top.
The mousse takes a couple of hours to set up. But during that time you can get to work preparing the homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream. Both of which contain a little splash of Irish whiskey. A very good idea, if I do say so myself.
So even though I’m not Irish, I certainly feel like it when I’m eating this Baileys Chocolate Mousse with Whiskey Caramel Sauce and Whipped Cream. And I think that’s a pretty good compromise.
Do you want more boozy St. Patrick’s Day themed desserts? Then check out my Guinness Popsicles with Irish Cream Soaked Brownies!
I made us popsicles with beer and brownies.
Can I get a “hallelujah” from the audience, please? Because I think these boozy frozen treats definitely deserve some collective praise. They are just that freaking awesome.
I dreamed these babies up a couple of weeks ago when I was brainstorming recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve eaten almost every single one of them by myself. And sometimes, I even dip them in a pint of cold stout beer before consuming them. I highly recommend you try that out too. You won’t be sorry.
If you wanted to shout out “hallelujah” again at this point, I wouldn’t blame you. Go right ahead. I’ll wait…
These Guinness Popsicles with Irish Cream Soaked Brownies aren’t overly sweet. And they definitely taste like beer. Which is a very good thing, in my humble opinion. There are way too many recipes out there that contain alcohol that you can’t even detect in the final product. I want my beer-sicles to taste like beer, damn it! I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
For the brownies, just make up a batch of whatever your go-to recipe is. Or if you’re not feeling it, you could even buy a couple of brownies from your favorite bakery and use those instead. I won’t tell.
Make sure to stock up your freezer with these Guinness Popsicles with Irish Cream Soaked Brownies before St. Patrick’s Day rolls around! And grab a couple of extra beers while you’re at it. For dipping, of course.