Bailey's Coffee Cream Mousse

If you're still searching around for an easy dessert to have on Christmas day or just something to have in the fridge, at the ready for any unexpected visitors, then try this James Martin dessert.

James has teamed up with Baileys this Christmas and has created some really delicious desserts.
As you know, I have a bit of a soft spot for James and I like a glass or two of Baileys at Christmas, so I was easily persuaded!

Bailey's Coffee Cream Mousse



5 egg yolks
80g caster sugar
260ml milk
260ml double cream
5 tsp instant coffee granules
100mls Baileys Original (or Baileys with a hint
of Coffee if you prefer an extra coffee hit)


  1. Pre heat the oven to 150˚c.
  2. Have 6 ramekins (moulds) in a roasting tin ready.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks and half the sugar in a bowl.
  4. Put the milk and cream into a thick based pan with the remaining sugar and coffee. Gently bring to the boil.
  5. As soon as it reaches the boil, remove from the heat, stir in the Baileys and strain straight away, pour over the eggs and sugar. Strain.
  6. Pour into the ramekins fill the tray with hot water so that it comes up to half way up the side of the moulds, and bake for 25-30 minutes. They should just set with a slight wobble.
  7. Then allow to cool for a least 6 hours in the fridge (or pop them in the freezer for a little while)
  8. Remove from the fridge and serve with the shortbread.

Serves 6

I tried out the new Bailey's with a hint of coffee for this recipe, but I decided to add cocoa powder instead of coffee granules to the dessert.

I think this is quite an adaptable recipe. You could use the original Baileys and add chocolate chips or the Baileys with a hint of Mint Chocolate and serve them with After Eights or use the Baileys with a hint of Crème Caramel and add fudge pieces. Yum!

Don't forget to pour yourself a glass too!

I wish James came free with the bottle! *sigh*

Check out my Ultimate Veggie Christmas Guide with all the recipes and tips you could need for a vegetarian or vegan Christmas.


  1. That looks just insanely rich and delicious! Ah, Baileys. . .

    Hope you both enjoy the holidays and a sip or two! :)

  2. Oops--hit the button a bit too fast--that anon person was me! :)

  3. The Christmas mayhem has infected you too, I think Ricki! Have a great Christmas :)

  4. The addition of chocolate is a really good idea. I made the full on coffee version yesterday and I'll be certainly be making it again. I love Baileys!

    Have a fantastic Christmas

  5. Hi Jules, your full coffee creams look really good! I decided on added cocoa, because I am not a great coffee lover, so a hint of it was just lovely for me.

  6. Oooo yum! I love Bailey's so this dessert sound really delicious to me.

  7. Oh this sounds amazing, well anything served with shortbread does really...:)

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Holler!

  8. If only I had seen this sooner, I love baileys, its even better at christmas

  9. That looks awesome. Just perfect. Love Baileys...

    Merry Christmas!

  10. Ahhh, Sweet Baby James made hid debut on TV here and no surprise that he came up with this tipsy treat.

  11. baileys and decadence is just the right way to celebrate a chilly Christmas! Have a great Christmas, holler.

  12. Mmmm, I love Baileys... this sounds yummy! *checks her cupboard to see if she's stocked with the B*

  13. Hi Ashley, i wasn't actually sure if everyone would know what it was and dithered about explaining.

    You have a great Christmas too Pia!

    For me too Flower,
    I don't drink it much during the year.

    Merry Christmas Soma :)

    Hi Peter, I didn't really see much of that programme when it was on here, but I bet it was good. It was about desserts wasn't it and he is real good at those.

    Thanks Johanna, you too :)

    I hope you are Jenny :)

  14. -Quoted from: I wish James came free with the bottle! *sigh* -

    Don't we all! ;-)

    Have been given a bottle of the mint one yesterday but might just have to buy the coffee one, just to test of course ;-)

    Baileys is proving popular this week (and rightly so!) I made panna cottas with it at the weekend which were lush!

    Merry Christmas x

  15. Hi Anne, I do want to try the mint one and the caramel one, but I think one bottle is enough for the moment. Have a great Christmas Anne :)

  16. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas, Holler! Enjoy!

  17. Oooh I must absolutely try this, this sounds divine and just the thing for the holidays! I hope you had a gorgeous Christmas and I'm so glad that I've found your site Holler!



  18. YUM. Happy Holidays Holler!

  19. This sounds like a great dessert! Happy holidays!

  20. I too love James!

    Happy New Year!

  21. Looks everything a dessert should be - sinful!
    Have a happy 2009

  22. Merry Christmas Alexa and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you for that Lorraine, that was such a nice thing to say :)
    Happy New Year when it comes!

    Happy Holidays Shelly>!

    Happy Holidays Kevin!

    Whats not to love Cynthia?
    Happy holidays!

    Happy New Year when it comes CC :)

  23. There is never enough time. Never enough moments in the day to make all the delicious puddings I read about.
    Happy Christmas Holler from everyone at the Great Big Veg challenge!

  24. Ooh, Bailey's and mint chocolate sounds awesome together.

    Merry belated Christmas, and Happy New Year!

  25. Perfection sweet Holler! Such a delightful holiday treat.

  26. OMG - sounds well wicked...

    Hope you had a great Christmas - and have a fabulous New Year!


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