Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake Parfaits

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These Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake Parfaits are made with a Baileys infused chocolate, and mixed with cream cheese and whipped cream. The texture is perfectly light and airy for this no-bake cheesecake!

Mini Baileys chocolate cheesecake parfaits infused with baileys irish cream and topped with a strawberry

A whole week of Baileys desserts and we’re saving the best for last. I can’t remember what exactly inspired me to make all my recipes for this week with Baileys Irish Cream, but high fives for coming up with that idea. Am I right?

These Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake Parfaits are made with a Baileys infused chocolate, and mixed with cream cheese and whipped cream. The texture is perfectly light and airy for this no-bake cheesecake!

Mini chocolate cheesecake parfaits infused with baileys irish cream and topped with a strawberry

HELLOOO, cheesecake is my jam especially if it’s a no-bake cheesecake. The idea for these shooters came from my No-Bake Whiskey Spiked Chocolate Parfaits, do you notice a trend here?. I loved it so much that I even made this recipe into a 9-inch No-Bake Baileys Cheesecake, incase you wanted to serve a larger crowd. 

This mousse is made with a Baileys infused chocolate. This is the type of dessert that requires a really good quality chocolate. Some of the options are Ghirardelli Chocolate Bars or Callebaut Callets– which are seriously amazing.

The chocolate is melted with some heavy whipping cream, and then the Baileys Irish Cream is added. It is best to allow this to cool prior to adding it to the cream cheese.

An overhead shot of a chocoalte parfait

You have two options for the filling. You can use Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream. Personally, I prefer homemade whipped cream. It’s an extra step, but it’s worth it. I find this generally helps makes the mousse even more light and airy.

You can use any type of cookie for the “crust” of these parfaits. I choose graham cracker just because it’s my favorite crust with have with a cheesecake, but Oreos would also be really good. The cookie crumbs are mixed with a little bit of butter to help hold it together.

I also topped these parfaits with a little bit of homemade whipped cream and a strawberry. You don’t have to wait for St. Paddy’s Day for these Bailey Irish Cream Cheesecake Parfaits. I give you permission to enjoy them year-round.

Mini chocolate cheesecake parfaits infused with baileys irish cream and topped with a strawberry

 

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Baileys Cheesecake Shooters

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 Parfaits

Description

These Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake Parfaits are made with a Baileys infused chocolate, and mixed with cream cheese and whipped cream. The texture is perfectly light and airy for this no-bake cheesecake!.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (or Oreos)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the whipped cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp Powdered sugar
  • 68 Strawberries

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the dark chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream. Heat in the microwave in seconds increments, stirring occasionally until the chocolate starts to melt. Whisk until smooth. Next, add the Baileys Irish Cream and whisk into melted chocolate. Allow the chocolate to cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Place the mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to chill
  3. Prepare the whipped cream. Pour 1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream on medium-high speed until the cream starts to thicken. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set the whipped cream aside.
  4. Beat the cream cheese until smooth, scraping the bowl occasionally. Next, add the melted chocolate and continue beating until combined.
  5. Slowly fold in the whipped cream in two batches until it’s completely smooth. Pour the filling into a large pipe bag fitted with a large open star tip.
  6. Use a food processor to grind the graham crackers into a fine crumb.
  7. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter for about 30 seconds. Combine the melted butter with graham cracker crumbs and mix thoroughly.
  8. Prepare a second batch of whipped cream to top these parfaits with.
  9. Wash, dry strawberries. Slice down the middle, halfway, and slide on the edge of the glass.
  10. Assemble your parfaits by adding one-two teaspoons of the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of your parfaits. Follow with about 1/4 cup of the chocolate filling and top with whipped cream. Garnish with strawberries.
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34 Responses
  1. Kaitlyn

    Hi there,

    Love this recipe! I’m wondering if you have a suggestion for a Cool Whip substitution. Would whipped cream work equally as well? Or is it the Cool Whip that gives the recipe its “mousse” texture?

    Can’t wait to make these!

    Thanks,
    Kaitlyn

    P.s. Love the font choice on your site!

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Kaityln. I have never tried to make this recipe with a whipped cream instead of a cool whip. I think the cool whip gives it the mousse like consistency. If you try it, I would love to know how it works!

  2. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    I absolutely love trashy reality shows. Life’s stressful enough. Why not have a little fun (plus those shows always make me feel better about my own life!). Girl, these cheesecake shooters are incredible. And your photos are always so beautiful. I could stare at these for hours!

  3. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Julianne, I am loving these cheesecake shooters!! I really like anything with Baileys and you went and made them so pretty!! How do you stop yourself from eating all of them?? By the way, congrats on reaching 10k on your FB page!! I just saw it in the corner here!! That is AWESOME!!!!

  4. Jelli

    These are gorgeous! We don’t usually celebrate St. Patty’s Day but this makes me want to buy a bottle of Bailey’s and let the partying begin. YUM! Pinned.

  5. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    Aren’t these shooters just the cutest things!!? I just want to pull up a chair, grab a spoon, and dig in!

    Love The Real Housewives of Whereever!!! I am a glutton for reality TV. Especially if they have fabulous clothes and shoes! Sign me up.

  6. Tanya Schroeder

    You are the Bailey’s queen my dear! Holy cow this shooter is unbelievable! I’m with you that graham cracker crust is just perfect!

  7. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    I love these! No bake cheesecake rocks and these are SO pretty! And my husband constantly gives me crap about the stuff I watch. Totally with you on the drama. At least we can all agree on Walking Dead. 🙂

  8. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    Yummo! No-bake desserts are awesome and you can never have enough featuring cheesecake. What a sweet end to conclude Baileys Week!

  9. D Dell

    Oh that Brandi and Joyce, not to mention Carlton! These shooters are the bomb and a half! How cute are they; I need one now! Nicely presented!

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