Bailey’s Dark Chocolate Pudding

February 14, 2011 by Ali

Anyone out there love Bailey’s? Love dark chocolate? Love 15-minute recipes? Love being able to make a classy dessert advance that will “wow” your friends and family?

If so, you must give this pudding recipe a try!

I was randomly craving pudding this month. So after a raid through the pantry yielded some dark chocolate and Bailey’s, I decided to give the combination a try. (Since, as many of you know, this Bailey’s chocolate cheesecake is one of my all-time favorites!) So I whipped up this simple pudding recipe, topped it with some homemade whipped cream and chocolate curls, and voila! The result was a classy, decadent, absolutely delicious dessert. And the best part (you know me!) is that it only took about 15 total minutes of prep time.

My kind of dessert. :)

Bailey’s Dark Chocolate Pudding

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 2/3 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (I prefer dark chocolate cocoa, but any works)
  • 3 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 oz. chopped dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • optional toppings: whipped cream and/or dark chocolate shavings


Whisk egg in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine milk, cocoa, sugar and cornstarch. Whisk until blended, then place over medium low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until it begins to thicken, about 5-7 minutes.

Remove from the heat and pour one ladle of the heated mixture into the bowl with the egg and whisk quickly (in order to temper and not cook the egg). Pour the egg mixture into the chocolate and return to medium low heat and cook until it just begins to boil.

Shut off the heat and add the chopped chocolate and butter. Stir to combine until both are melted and mixed in. Then stir in the Bailey's until combined.

Pour into 3-4 wine glasses, or 6 ramekins. Chill for a few hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate.

Ali’s Tip:

I thought this recipe had the perfect balance of Bailey’s flavor. But the nice part about adding it in at the end is that you can control how much (or how little) you would like to add in. A tablespoon more or less won’t make much of a difference in the consistency of the pudding.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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10 thoughts on “Bailey’s Dark Chocolate Pudding

  1. Made this tonight. It’s yummy! It’s extremely rich though, both in chocolate and Baileys flavor. I thought I would make it just for me but I’m going to have to bring it into work and share. Definitely great for a party though!

    - Alex

  2. omg, chocolate and baileys are such an amazing combo… this recipe is genius! Definitely going to have to try this soon!

    - Stefanie

  3. This sounds totally decadent.

    - Michelle

  4. Anything dark chocolate, count me in!!

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    - CaSaundra

  5. We made this tonight. It was heavenly!

    - Andrea

  6. I just made homemade Baileys. This sounds like the perfect recipe to give it a try in. Sounds and looks so good!

    - Nicole

  7. It’s been forever since I’ve had Baily’s but I am partial towards it, and pudding, of course! Who doesn’t love pudding?
    I love this dessert. It’s pretty and elegant and I would certainly feel loved it someone made this for me!
    Happy Valentines day!

    - Rachel

  8. omg YUM. i love bailey’s and pudding. never put the two together. but now i will!!! :)

    - natalie (the sweets life)