This Baileys chocolate mousse pie is rich and creamy with delightful specks of chocolate all throughout. It’s fast and easy to make too, no oven needed! No gelatin or eggs in the ingredients either.
(Do you like Baileys Irish cream recipes? Try these chocolate truffles, they are bursting with Irish cream flavour! Or this Bailey’s creme brûlée – looks super fancy…you’d be the only one who’ll know they’re a breeze to make.)
Two things are happening this week: St. Patrick’s Day and my brother’s birthday. And I have the perfect dessert for both – it’s chocolatey (for my brother), made with Baileys (hooray for St. Paddy’s) and no baking required (this one is for me).
This no-bake Baileys chocolate mousse pie is rich and creamy with delightful pieces of chocolate in every bite. It’s very easy to make too.
Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day if you don’t want to go the green dessert route and for brothers who have the sweet tooth (and appreciate a boozy dessert!).
What is Baileys Irish cream?
Irish cream is a cream liqueur made of Irish whisky, cream and, depending on the recipe or the brand, other flavours like chocolate, coffee, vanilla and even caramel.
There are several brands out there but looks like Baileys is the most well-known. It’s what I use for all my Irish cream dessert recipes here on TUB, though you can most certainly use other brands, or even make your own!
Marisa over at All Our Way has this delicious recipe for homemade Irish cream if you want to give it a try.
Recipe for Baileys chocolate mousse pie
This Baileys Irish cream mousse pie might just be the easiest pie you’d ever make. First it’s no-bake. That’s always a plus!
There’s also no gelatin in it for those of you wary of using gelatin in your recipes; instead, you achieve that creamy texture by whipping the heavy cream stiff (but still glossy).
Unlike traditional chocolate mousse, this recipe has no eggs in it. No eggs, no double boilers, no cooking, just whipping! Easy, right?
How to make Baileys chocolate mousse
So how do you make Baileys Irish cream mousse pie? For the crust, just mix all the ingredients together until evenly moist and crumbly. Then press onto the bottom and sides of your 9-inch pie dish.
Preparing the filing is similarly straightforward – whip the heavy cream to almost medium then slowly drizzle the Baileys until you reach medium-stiff peaks. Mix a little of your cream with your melted chocolate to create a delectable fudgy mixture.
Add back your chocolate, chunks at a time, into your cream and continue mixing. The chocolate will break apart into little specks of deliciousness as you do this.
When everything is incorporated (and your cream is holding its shape), transfer to your pie dish and chill overnight.
Ingredients you need to make chocolate mousse with Baileys
For the crust, you will need:
- Oreo cookie crumbs
- Pinch of salt
And for the filling, you will need:
- Heavy cream
- Baileys Irish cream liqueur (or your Irish cream of choice) – if you’re looking for a non-alcohol alternative I think those Baileys coffee creamers would work really well
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Tools you need to make Bailey’s chocolate mousse pie
You don’t really need special equipment to make this pie – if you have a handheld mixer, you’re golden.
Though a stand mixer would make life that much more easier just because your cream would whip faster.
Tips for making Bailey’s chocolate mousse pie
Here are some tips for perfectly fluffy, creamy and chocolatey Bailey’s chocolate mousse:
For the best whipped cream, make sure everything is chilled.
This means your cream, your bowl, your beater/whisk and even your Irish cream. I usually put them in the fridge at least 30 minutes before I plan to use them.
Can I use ready-made whipped cream?
You most certainly can. Though I encourage you to try and make your own whipped cream. It really is the easiest thing in the world (only takes 15 minutes max!) and taste 1000% better than store-bought.
Can I use ready-made Oreo crust?
Yes, you can use ready made Oreo crust. Just note that the batter generously fills a deep, 9-inch pie dish so you may want to buy two Oreo crusts.
Use Irish cream liqueur that you would drink.
It’s like cooking with wine – only cook/bake with wine/liqueur that you’d actually drink. Especially that the Irish cream is the star of this pie show, it must be something you actually love.
Why is my melted chocolate seizing?
When you mix the cold cream to your warmer melted chocolate, the chocolate will seize and that’s ok. This is because the cream is cold and the chocolate is warmer.
Don’t worry, the chocolate will break apart when you mix it back into the rest of the cream and this is how you get those yummy specks of chocolate.
My pie did not set.
Note that this pie will not set as firmly as, for example, a no-bake cheesecake. But it should hold its shape when you slice into it.
If it does not, it probably needs to chill more or if it has already chilled overnight, the cream may not have been whipped properly.
No need to fret. There’s a super easy fix – just scoop and serve into bowls like in the photos, top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder. It will look pretty and still taste amazing.
Bailey’s chocolate mousse
A scoop of this pie is pure Irish cream and chocolate bliss. The Oreo cookie crust lends a slightly bitter dark chocolate taste that balances off the sweetness of the mousse.
But my favourite parts are the bits of chocolate you get with every spoonful – they add great texture and flavour. Top it with whipped cream and you’re all set!
It’s indulgent, easy to make and (no lies) might make you a little woozy (which is not a bad thing).
Boozy dessert recipes
Love boozy desserts? Here are other recipes you can try. This first one is bread pudding that’s made with Kahlua.
This eggless tiramisu has Kahlua as well.
If bourbon is more your thing, try these scrumptious pecan pie bars:
Or this no-ice-cream-machine-needed peach ice cream:
Baileys Chocolate Mousse Pie
- 1 ¼ cups Oreo cookie crumbs
- ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
- pinch salt
- 2 cups heavy cream chilled
- ½ cup Baileys chilled
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted, slightly cooled
For the Oreo cookie crust:
- Mix 1 ¼ cups cookie crumbs, ¼ cup melted butter and a pinch of salt until evenly moist and crumbly.
- Press onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Then put the dish in the fridge to allow it to set a little while you’re preparing the mousse.
For the Baileys chocolate mousse:
- Using a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip 2 cups heavy cream on high speed until almost medium peaks.
- Gradually drizzle ½ cup Baileys. Mix until incorporated well.
- In a separate bowl, mix your melted chocolate with about ½ cup of your whipped cream mixture to temper it. Stir until well combined. You will notice that, since your cream is cold and your chocolate is warm, your chocolate will be harder and harder to mix and will turn a little fudgy. That’s ok.
- Mix back your chocolate mixture, chunks at a time, into your whipped cream. You’ll notice that as you start whipping, the chocolate will break into little pieces. And your mixture will be coarse and grainy – that’s ok too. Just mix until everything is fully combined and until your cream starts to hold its shape.
- Pour the Baileys mousse into your prepared pie crust and refrigerate overnight.
- Slice or scoop into a bowl, top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder to serve.
Nutritional information are estimates only.
(This recipe adapted from She Wears Many Hats)
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Marisa F. Stewart
You certainly are making me drool!! I can’t believe how easy it is to make and don’t even ask if I like Irish Cream!! We love it! That stuff is sooo good we want to nip on it every night. Now, adding the flavor to a chocolate mousse. That is simply heavenly!!
Love Baileys and this is such a lovely no bake option. Surely delicious and cant wait to try one.
I love chocolate pies and hardly ever make them for myself or my family. Your recipe was really easy to follow with the helpful tips as well. Thanks!
Oh my it’s only 7 am and I want to eat this whole thing! It looks so creamy and delicious and only 6 ingredients!
This sounds like the perfect dessert to celebrate St. Paddy’s day. I would serve it ALL year long. Great to take to a party …. or serve at brunch.
Give me anything chocolate and I am sold, this looks so yummy!
Plus, this is easy, no bake and boozy! Nothing not to like eh? 🙂 Thanks Kusum!
No bake, no oven needed ! You got my attention ! I just love easy recipes. Great post and stunning pictures ! Cheers Jolina
Ikr?? Love the easy stuff. I mean, I’m all about learning but sometimes we need easy recipes to tide us over haha. Thanks Catalina! Happy Sunday!
Okay, im absolutely sold right now, it looks delsh, and is midnight I would die for it haha.
Nothing to not like about it right? Chocolate, booze, no bake 🙂 Thanks Anna-Maria! Hope you get to make this pie soon!
Yes! This looks so amazing! We’re entertaining for the holiday next weekend so I’ll definitely try yo give this a go!
Awesome! Hope you and your guests like it 🙂 Thanks Anna!
Wow this looks delicious, have you considered making videos? I watch tasty on fAcebook all the time and feel your recipe should be trending. I’m going to show my boyfriend and see if he wants to make this tonight.
Hi Kenia. Thanks for the suggestion. I know I should…maybe when I get better at baking. Right now I don’t think it will help posting a video of the chaos that is our kitchen when I’m baking lol.
I can’t even… OMG. I’m big chocholate “addict” this looks so perfect. I wish I knew how to cook 🙂
Hey David! That’s the beauty of this pie eh? No baking or cooking experience needed! 🙂
It looks so tempting and delicious that I feel like putting my hands inside the laptop and grabbing it right now. These are the little guilty pleasures in life…lol Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!
Thanks very much Ana!
Love how you decorated the cake…so neatly. I am not so good at that.What I love about no-bakes-, no-cooks is that you literally have to just toss in the ingredients.
Thanks Anvita! I love that about no-bake desserts too 🙂 And also not having to deal with the oven in the summer 🙂 Happy Sunday!
My list for no-bake stuff is getting longer. I need to put this Chocolate mousse pie on top. Looks heavenly!
Too funny! I have a list of no-bake stuff too! It’s getting a little too hot here to be cooped up in in a small kitchen with the oven on 🙂 This is really easy peasy. Hope you like it. Thanks Jessica!