No really I am. Pretty much exclusively, from my minimal research, I’m about 90% Irish. Yet, most “Irish” foods I can’t stand. Cabbage- blech. Corned beef – no thanks. But put a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream in front of my face, and we can be best friends forever.
I was never a HUGE drinker, despite going to WVU, the #1 party school and attending and throwing my fair share of parties, you’d never find me drinking every single weekend or having to drink at tailgates, etc. But when my sister introduced me to Bailey’s, I knew I’d have a forever friend in the drinking game. It’s just so delicious. It’s also my soon-to-be father-in-law’s favorite drink, so that was a nice way to bring us together.
I recently had an idea to start doing more with Bailey’s besides drink it straight and make martini’s with it. There’s such an amazingly rich taste to it, I knew it could heighten the flavor profile of any dessert too. For starters, frosting.
Buttercream frosting has always been one of my favorite things to make. It was something that I’ve been told my maternal grandmother was amazing at making. I knew it would be easy to add Bailey’s to the buttercream frosting without worrying much about ruining or having to play around with the recipe much. And I was right. It was so insanely easy to make.
I will likely start adding Bailey’s to all my favorite desserts and seeing how it comes out. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I’m definitely going to be embracing my Irish heritage and seeing what deliciousness I can whip up.
As always, we hope you enjoy this recipe! We’ve already added it to our Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecake, but we have plans to add it to way more. Leave us a comment below and let me know where you plan to add it. And don’t worry, I won’t judge if you say you just plan to spoon it out of a bowl into your mouth! Cheers!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup Baileys
- In a bowl, beat together the softened butter and half the powdered sugar.
- Add the remaining powdered sugar and beat together.
- Add in the vanilla and Baileys and beat until combined.
- Lick off a spoon or put it on top of some cupcakes or whatever you desire!