Bailey’s Coffee a la Mode

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What’s better than a bit o’Bailey’s in your coffee?

Bailey’s in your coffee topped off with a generous scoop of chocolate ice cream and drizzled with decadent fudge topping – that’s what.

This Bailey’s a la Mode is a fun dessert cocktail that lets you have two of the best things of being an adult (coffee and alcohol) while feeling like a kid!

Bailey’s Coffee a la Mode - a fun take on a coffee affogato, an ice cream coffee cocktail recipe perfect for dessert!

I first shared this Bailey’s Coffee Float on my friend’s blog, Amanda’s Cookin’.

All though high school I worked at an upscale Greek restaurant and I always found the dessert cocktails interesting and confusing. Why were these grown-ups mixing coffee and alcohol? Don’t they have opposite effects? And why did they need seven different varieties of coffee cocktails?

But… I get it now. Dessert cocktails – especially coffee cocktails — are lighter than a plate of dessert and allow you to have a delicious cocktail to finish off your night without giving in to the sleepy stoupor that can sometimes accompany post-supper cocktails. They are a great option for entertaining – instead of worrying if your guests would prefer dessert, coffee or apertifs after their meal, serve them a dessert coffee cocktail that hits all three!

I thought I was pretty creative with this ice cream coffee cocktail, but apparently ice cream coffees are called “affogatos” and they are really popular in Europe! Jaime Oliver even recommends using leftover desserts (like biscotti or mousse) to take your affogatos up a notch!

My friend Stacey also has this delicious

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Ingredients to Make Bailey’s Affogato

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Makes 2.

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I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.

How to Make a Bailey’s Coffee a la Mode

Brew 2 cups of strong coffee in your favorite method.

Measure out 3 oz of Bailey’s into each mug.

Place 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream in each mug and pour 1 cup of coffee overtop.

Garnish as desired and serve immediately.

 

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Bailey’s Coffee a la Mode, for the perfect dessert coffee cocktail your guests will go crazy for!

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Yield: 2 coffee cocktails

Bailey's Coffee a la Mode

Bailey's Coffee a la Mode

Bailey’s Coffee a la Mode - a fun take on a coffee affogato, an ice cream coffee cocktail recipe perfect for dessert!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coffee
  • 6 oz Baiely's Irish Cream
  • 4 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • Chocolate sundae syrup, for garnish
  • Cherries, sprinkles, etc, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Brew 2 cups of strong coffee in your favorite method.
  2. Measure out 3 oz of Bailey's into each mug.
  3. Place 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream in each mug and pour 1 cup of coffee overtop.
  4. Garnish as desired and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 721Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 125gFiber: 3gSugar: 106gProtein: 9g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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This Baileys Coffee Cocktail a la Mode is the best thing to happen to after-dinner coffees since Bailey’s itself! Let me know if you give it a try.

For more delicious dessert cocktails, check out my Root Beer Float Cocktail or my Strawberries & Cream Mudslide Cocktail.

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