Decadent Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe – A Luxurious Dessert Delight

A Rich and Creamy Dessert with the Perfect Blend of Chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream
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Indulge in the lusciousness of a Baileys Chocolate Mousse recipe, a decadent dessert that marries the richness of chocolate with the smooth, creamy notes of Baileys Irish Cream. Perfect for dinner parties or a special treat, this dessert is sure to impress with its velvety texture and sophisticated flavor.


Baileys Irish Cream, introduced in 1974, was the first Irish cream liqueur on the market. This innovative blend of Irish whiskey and cream quickly became a popular addition to both drinks and desserts, lending a unique and luxurious flavor profile to various culinary creations.

Serving Suggestions for Baileys Chocolate Mousse:

Serve your Baileys Chocolate Mousse in elegant glassware to showcase its beautiful texture. Top each serving with a generous dollop of freshly whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for added elegance. This mousse pairs wonderfully with a cup of strong espresso or a glass of dessert wine, enhancing the dining experience with complementary flavors.

Storing Instructions for Baileys Chocolate Mousse:

Store any leftover mousse in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container, for up to three days. If you prefer to prepare the mousse in advance, it can also be frozen. Simply cover the mousse tightly and freeze for up to two months. When ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight.


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Decadent Baileys Chocolate Mousse Recipe – A Luxurious Dessert Delight

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 10 mins Rest Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 450 kcal per serving


Indulge in the ultimate dessert experience with our Baileys Chocolate Mousse. This luxurious treat combines the rich flavors of dark chocolate and the smooth, creamy notes of Baileys Irish Cream. Each spoonful offers a velvety texture that melts in your mouth, making it the perfect finale for any meal. Topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, this mousse not only tastes divine but also looks stunning in elegant glassware. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or treating yourself to a special delight, our Baileys Chocolate Mousse promises to impress with its sophisticated taste and beautiful presentation.


Chocolate Ganache:




Prepare the Gelatin:

  1. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a small bowl and let it sit for about a minute to soften.
  2. Add the boiling water and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Let it cool to room temperature.

Make the Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Heat 100 ml of heavy cream until it just begins to bubble.
  2. Pour the hot cream over the chopped milk chocolate in a bowl and let it sit for a minute.
  3. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  4. Add 1 tsp of Baileys Irish Cream and mix well. Set aside to cool.

Prepare the Mousse:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and cocoa powder.
  2. Add 200 ml of heavy cream and beat at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gradually add the Baileys Irish Cream, vanilla extract, and the cooled gelatin mixture, beating continuously at high speed until well blended and soft peaks form.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave or double boiler and let it cool slightly.
  5. Fold the melted dark chocolate into the whipped cream mixture until well combined.

Combine and Chill:

  1. Gently fold the chocolate ganache into the mousse mixture until fully incorporated.
  2. Spoon the mousse into serving dishes and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set.


  1. Before serving, top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 450kcal
Calories from Fat 270kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g47%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 70mg24%
Sodium 50mg3%
Potassium 250mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 40g14%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 35g
Protein 5g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Ensure the dark chocolate is completely melted and slightly cooled before folding it into the whipped cream mixture to maintain a smooth consistency.

For a stronger Baileys flavor, you can increase the amount of Baileys Irish Cream slightly, but be cautious as it may affect the mousse's texture.

If you prefer a sweeter mousse, you can use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.

To create a more intense chocolate flavor, consider using high-quality chocolate with a cocoa content of 70% or more.

For an added crunch, you can sprinkle some crushed nuts or chocolate-covered espresso beans on top of the whipped cream garnish.

Make sure to refrigerate the mousse for at least an hour to allow it to set properly before serving

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use a different type of chocolate?

Yes, you can substitute milk chocolate for dark chocolate if you prefer a sweeter mousse. Adjust the sugar accordingly to balance the sweetness.

Can I make this mousse without Baileys?

Absolutely! If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, you can omit the Baileys and replace it with an equal amount of heavy cream or a flavored syrup that complements chocolate.

How do I ensure my mousse has the right texture?

Be sure to beat the cream until stiff peaks form and fold in the chocolate gently to maintain the airy texture. Additionally, ensure the gelatin is fully dissolved and incorporated to help stabilize the mousse.

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