Baileys is the single most decadent liqueur on earth — it’s creamy, caramelly and tastes like coffee, vanilla and chocolate. If you’re not in love with Baileys, it’s because you haven’t tried it yet.
The Irish cream is more versatile than you think; it can give lots of personality to other drinks, including cocktails and coffee drinks. Today we’re using the creamy liqueur to flavor an iced coffee, and the result is a true delight!
Did you know the first Baileys was created using a kitchen blender in 1973? The creators got the name from a popular restaurant in London, the Bailey’s Bistro.
Well, god bless these inventive drink creators because fifty years later, Baileys is as popular as ever. Here’s what you need to know about the drink we’re putting together today.
For this recipe, we’re starting with a nice, intense shot of espresso. This is coffee, after all. Baileys will add sweetness and new layers of flavor and creaminess.
A splash of chocolate syrup helps with the sweetness too, and the milk will be the ingredient that brings it all home.
We only need to blend these ingredients and pour them over ice for a frothy, creamy, boozy and delicious drink that’s perfect for hot summer days.
Let’s start with the obvious substitutions. Today there’s more than one type of Baileys; I’ve even seen Red Velvet Baileys out there, so every kind of Baileys will create an entirely different drink.
You can also customize your drink with caramel sauce if you don’t feel like getting more than one bottle of Baileys.
There’s more good news: if you look hard enough, now you’ll find a vegan Baileys, the Baileys Almande, and it has no dairy. Now substitute the milk in this recipe for almond milk, and you can enjoy this drink guilt-free!
Make sure you drizzle your glass with the chocolate syrup, create a fun design and give your Baileys and coffee drink a restaurant-quality feel. The whipped cream on top helps too!
Brew your espresso and let it cool at room temperature or in an ice bath.
In a blender, add the ice, milk, espresso and chocolate syrup. Blend until icy and smooth.
Drizzle the inner walls of two glasses with chocolate syrup and pour in the blended drink.
Top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder.