Bailey's Chocolate Mousse (Perfect for St. Patrick's Day)

"St. Patty's Day is right around the corner... Fill a pie shell or serve in a dish. This is sooooooo yummy and you won't believe how easy it is to make. It's going to be hard to wait for it to chill, but it's worth the wait! The prep time includes time to chill."
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Ready In:
4hrs 30mins
1 Pie




  • Pour milk into a medium saucepan.
  • Sprinkle gelatin over the milk and let it sit about 1 minute.
  • Turn on low heat and stir until completely dissolved. About 5 minutes.
  • Add chocolate chips and continue stirring until melted.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Let sit about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add Bailey's.
  • Let cool until peaks form when mixture is dropped from a spoon.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Turn into prepared crust or serving bowls.
  • Chill at least 4 hours. I know it's hard to wait, but it's worth it!
  • Garnish with fruit or additional whipped topping. Enjoy!

Questions & Replies

  1. How long does it take for peaks to form after adding Baileys?
  2. Mine isn’t firming up, why?


  1. Very nice, after reading some of the reviews I did decrease the Bailey's to 1/2 cup and next time may make it even a little less. At first I did not think it was setting up right and was runny but after cooling in the fridge it came out just right. Fairly easy to put together and nice creamy taste that looked and tasted like I'd really worked. Thanks for a lovely desert that was enjoyed by all. Made for the Irish leg of Virtual Culinary Cruise: British Isles & Ireland
  2. I thought this was excellent and soooo easy. I used the Bailey's with a hint of mint chocolate in it, which was a wonderful flavor addition. I cut back on the Bailey's to start with, but then ended up adding the whole amount. It definitely gives it a kick, but in a good way! My whole family loved it.
  3. We enjoyed this for our St. Patrick's Day dinner and agreed that it would be much better if it did not have so much Irish Creme in it. Thanks for sharing. ~Sue



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