Recipes

Bailey’s Cookies and Cream Parfait

Mother’s Day weekend has come and gone, which means I had an excuse to try out a new Pinterest found dessert! As any indecisive woman, I picked out several options and made my Husband narrow it down which is how I landed on the Bailey’s Cookies and Cream Parfait.

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This dessert is like an adult dirt cup, it is SO yummy and surprisingly filling. The ingredients are as follows:

  • 1/3 cup Bailey’s chilled
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 15 Oreos
  • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Not a lot of ingredients, but the cost adds up; the above list only yields 3 servings of the dessert so I doubled it as I was making them for a group of 6.

If you did not have any of the ingredients on hand, the ingredients to make the minimum of 3 servings would cost about $22.00. It makes more sense to just make the 6 servings anyways as the smallest size portions you can buy of each of the ingredients would yield two batches. (You can’t buy 1/3 cup of baileys, or only 15 oreos etc.)

I will tell you right now, unless you have a handheld mixer or a Mix Master, you won’t be able to make this recipe.

You have to whip together the cream, Baileys, and powdered sugar until it peaks, (think like a meringue), for 5-7 minutes on high. I attempted to do this by hand for the full 7 minutes and got nowhere.

While you have that mixing, you heat your milk to the point of steaming and pour it over the chocolate, stirring it together until it is all liquid. You’ll cut the cream in half and mix the chocolate liquid in with one of those portions to make it a chocolate ‘mousse’, while the other stays vanilla. (Everyone preferred the chocolate flavored layers)

The fluff/cream mixture doesn’t stay firm long, once it gets to room temperature it starts to get more liquidized, so you’ll need to move quickly. I layered it as the recipe stated, chocolate, vanilla, crumbled Oreos, chocolate and vanilla again. I also topped my creations off with an Oreo for esthetic purposes.

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I only had these smaller sized glasses, but they were still extremely filling! I wish I would have layered a bit better but once I put the chocolate in first it took up too much room. So, my suggestion would be, if you want this to be prettier, make sure you have a large enough glass.

The other thing to take into consideration is your audience, I had 6 adults and 2 kids; luckily the two kids aren’t into ‘fancy’ desserts yet and just wanted Oreo cookies, but if you have kids who’d like to try this, you have to decide if you’re ok with them tasting the liquor because it is very prominent in the dessert. An alternative for a kid version would be to layer it with pudding or just make them dirt cups.

In summary, everyone loved the dessert, it was ‘light’ from the fluffy texture but also filling; also, make sure you’re thinking of your intended audience to ensure no one is left out.

Until we pin again,

Olivia Koehler

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits

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