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Put Some Irish In Your Dessert!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Irish Cream in Desserts!

Looking for ways to celebrate today’s holiday without wearing green from head to toe? (Did you know that originally, blue was the color associated with St. Patrick?) If you’re up for a blast from the past, here’s an Irish food theme post we put up last time. Spoiler alert: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. That’s all I’m saying.

Today, I thought we’d look at a few ways to put some Irish in your treats. Specifically, Irish cream. (And I mean the kind of cream that comes with whisky.) Oh, how I love Irish cream. It’s like drinking your dessert. And you don’t have to share it with the kids either.

Sorry. A nice glass of Irish cream on ice makes me a wee bit selfish.

That’s why when I saw these cookies from Jessica, I wanted to march into the kitchen immediately and make them.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! Irish Cream in Desserts (Double Fudge Irish Cream Cookies, submitted by TK member Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats)

These Double Fudge Irish Cream Cookies are soft, spiked, and chocolaty. All the things I like in a cookie. Please bake these. Then do like she does in her blog post: pour yourself a cup of coffee, use more Irish cream as your creamer, dunk the cookies and go to town with your decadent adult snack.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! Irish Cream in Desserts (Irish Cream Cupcakes, submitted by TK member Erica of Sweet Tooth)

Or make some of these beautiful Irish Cream Cupcakes from Tasty Kitchen member Erica, who blogs at Sweet Tooth. Bailey’s cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream? Oh yes, please. The cupcakes have a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, which go wonderfully with the Irish cream.

Who am I kidding? Everything goes wonderfully with Irish cream. Especially more cream.

(Can you tell I really like my Irish cream?)

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! Irish Cream in Desserts (Bailey's Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings, submitted by TK member Gwen Pratesi of Bunky Cooks)

And finally, if you already have your dessert menu ready to go, consider adding Bailey’s Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings from the lovely bunkycooks. In her blog post, she hails its big boozy flavor and rich chocolate flavor from the dark chocolate shavings. Lady knows how do ice cream, that’s for sure.

So, you do have any special plans for today? Maybe you already have an Irish menu ready to go, and if so, just tell me where and when to show up.

I’ll even bring my own spoon. And lots of napkins.



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Angeline on 6.13.2011

Seriously yummy objects !!! I want to eat it all eventhough I am having a fever and resting at home, I rather sick once more, since I have all my medicine right here with me, May I …………………..?

km on 3.23.2011

I so wish that these weren’t called Irish Car bombs. too close to home for me. Wow!

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whoop2006 on 3.20.2011

I know it’s past St. Patty’s day, and this is not my recipe, but I stumbled upon it and it seems like one that should have been featured for St. Patty’s day – it uses 3 Irish alcoholic beverages in it – Guiness, Irish cream, & Irish whiskey – I’ve never actually made it, but it looks & sounds delicious.

Tricia in Washington on 3.18.2011

They all look wonderful, Hope you had a nice St. Patrick’s Day!

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Katrina on 3.18.2011

Drooool I love the look of all of these.

TrialandErin on 3.17.2011

Yummy! I think I posted my recipe for an Irish dessert too late today for this blog! But please please do check it out! I’d appreciate it! with Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting.

The cupcakes are made with Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and it brings out such rich flavor, OMG! And the icing….Irish Cream heaven!

These all looks amazing!

Amy C on 3.17.2011

It all looks so yummy!!!! My mom makes a fabulous irish cream chocolate cheese cake every Christmas. I love irish cream!

Jessica on 3.17.2011

And here I always think of an Irish Car Bomb when I think Baileys!! Simply divine! thanks for sharing!….I’m off to make Sheperds Pie for dinner!! :) Happy St.Patty’s day to you and yours!!

Brittany on 3.17.2011


Jessica A on 3.17.2011

@Crystal: Heavy cream and coffee or coffee syrup with give it a similar flavor…maybe add some cocoa

Melissa on 3.17.2011

I totally spaced that today was even St. Patty’s day, or else I would have had a big old corned beef brisket in the crock pot!

Bethany on 3.17.2011

@ Crystal. You could use Irish Cream flavored creamer. I am not sure of the brand, but I’ve seen it mentioned in recipes to make them non-alcoholic.

Bethany on 3.17.2011

Oh my! Anything with Irish Cream is a good thing! I made “Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake” for work. WOW!!! Definately NOT waiting until next St. Paddy’s day to make that again.

Diana K. on 3.17.2011

I must try those cookies and ice cream. You know what would be better? Making an ice cream sandwhich with them! Sounds like a perfectly delicious idea….

Alyson on 3.17.2011

BOY OH BOY OH BOY…..these all look so yummy!!!!!!!! Will have to try all of them very soon…..tonight maybe?????

Gaby on 3.17.2011

I’m making IRISH NACHOS!!!! Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in style!

Lori T. on 3.17.2011

I made the Smitten Kitchen Irish car bomb cupcakes this week as well – insanely delicious!

Lilac In May on 3.17.2011

I am having Colcannon with supper this evening. The Baileys ice cream sounds like a fabulous pudding!

Kari on 3.17.2011

No special plans as the hub is out of town and will be eating corned beef and cabbage where he’s at. I did make Smitten Kitchen’s Irish Car Bomb cupcakes for a St. Patrick’s Day party we went to this weekend and they got rave reviews. I had three myself.

Crystal on 3.17.2011

Anyone know a non-alcoholic sub for Irish Cream?
I’m pregnant but I’ve never been a drinker anyway.

Michelle on 3.17.2011

Cupcake party at our house!

Drunk Chocolate Cupcake party, the best kind!

Heather @ Heather's Dish on 3.17.2011

All of it sounds so amazing!

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Urban Wife on 3.17.2011

Mouthwatering, especially the double fudge cookies! ;)

Jodie ( on 3.17.2011

I’ll share my irish soda bread – so easy and so delicious! It’s all I’ve eaten for the last day! Yikes!
Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on 3.17.2011

Thanks for sharing my cookies! ;)

Lillian on 3.17.2011

I am currently drooling all over my keyboard…. I really didn’t think I needed any desserts today but amend that- I really do need some.

Shelley on 3.17.2011

I am wearing pink and black today, does that tell ya somethin? Except my daughter is having a baby and naming her Gretta, so that’s all the Irish I have for ya today! Yea!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage on 3.17.2011

Baileys in cookies? Yes, please! Those cupcakes are almost too adorable to eat… almost :)

Erica on 3.17.2011

Thanks for featuring me Erika! Glad to see there are other people out there that are just as addicted to Irish Cream as I am!

Jenna Z on 3.17.2011

Oh my! That ice cream looks soooo good! I may have to break out my ice cream machine this weekend!

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meme32 on 3.17.2011

All of these looks soooo good.