Baileys Chocolate Pudding with Baileys Whipped Cream

Creamy homemade Baileys chocolate pudding with Baileys sweetened whipped cream topping and chocolate shavings. A perfect treat for St Patrick’s Day.

Baileys chocolate pudding with Baileys whipped cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I had to get in at least one sweet recipe perfect for St Patrick’s Day festivities. Whether you celebrate or not, this is a must make for fans of Baileys Irish cream!

Bonus, it comes together super quick and you can eat it warm or chilled. I’m more of a chilled pudding girl. But growing up, I remember not having the patience to wait. Plus, I didn’t want to let it sit and get that weird pudding skin that sometimes happens if it’s left uncovered. You know what I mean. Pudding skin is bad. But, chocolate and quick desserts are good. Very good… especially so when Baileys is involved!

Baileys chocolate pudding with Baileys whipped cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

A classic dessert with a fun boozy twist, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Easy and creamy homemade chocolate pudding, spiked with Baileys Irish cream. Individual servings are topped off with Baileys sweetened whipped cream and a dusting of chocolate shavings. A fun dessert for a special occasion or any time of the year!

Be sure to add this fun dessert to your baking plans!

Baileys chocolate pudding with Baileys whipped cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Baileys Chocolate Pudding with Baileys Whipped Cream

Homemade Baileys chocolate pudding with Baileys whipped cream topping. A perfect treat for St Patrick's Day.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate
Servings: 5



  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 C heavy cream
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 C Baileys Irish cream

Whipped cream:

  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp Baileys Irish cream
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar


  • In a medium bowl, sift together cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Whisk together heavy cream and egg yolk, then pour into cocoa mixture, mixing with a wooden spoon until smooth and thick. 
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and sugar. Whisk gently to dissolve sugar. When bubbles form along the edge of the pan, remove from heat and whisk in cocoa mixture until smooth. 
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. When large bubbles form, remove from heat, stir in chocolate, vanilla and Baileys. Whisk until completely smooth. 
  • Divide between serving dishes. Enjoy immediately or cover gently and chill until ready to serve. 
  • In a medium bowl beat together heavy cream, Baileys and powdered sugar until glossy and stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon onto chilled pudding cups. 
  • Serve with optional chocolate shavings. 


Recipe yields 5: 1/2 cup servings.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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16 Responses to “Baileys Chocolate Pudding with Baileys Whipped Cream”

  1. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — March 9, 2015 at 7:57 am

    It’s not even 8 in the morning and I kind of want to have this for breakfast. I love the Bailey’s addition. I bet it makes it so creamy and slightly boozy. The perfect anytime dessert. If I brought this to work, everyone would just think it’s regular pudding ;)

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      Rachel — March 10, 2015 at 7:19 am

      A little boozy pudding for breakfast never hurt anyone ;)

  2. #
    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — March 9, 2015 at 10:57 am

    This would definitely be an indulgent treat, but a delicious one nonetheless. :) Yum!

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      Rachel — March 10, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Thanks Erin!

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — March 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    That looks delicious! Bailey’s and chocolate is such a great combo – this looks like a perfect dessert!

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      Rachel — March 10, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Thanks Stacey!

  4. #
    Tammy — March 9, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Looks delish! I’m definitely pinning this one to make for St. Patty’s day.

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      Rachel — March 10, 2015 at 7:20 am

      Thanks Tammy. Enjoy! :)

  5. #
    Amanda — March 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Oh my word! This pudding looks beyond amazing!!!

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      Rachel — March 11, 2015 at 7:28 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  6. #
    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — March 11, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    WOWZERS. I want this for dinner! Pinned :) !

    • #
      Rachel — March 12, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Thanks so much!

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    Terri Cranfill — February 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Would this work with instant pudding and Cool Whip?

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      Rachel — February 16, 2017 at 7:22 am

      You could certainly try it, but I can’t promise it will turn out using that method.

  8. #
    Rose — March 4, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Will this thicken up a bit after chilled?

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      Rachel — March 13, 2020 at 10:21 am

      Yes, pudding firms up slightly once chilled.

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