Decadent Bailey’s Irish Fudge Recipe for Indulging

Intricately crafted to satisfy your sweet tooth’s demanding cravings, the Bailey’s Irish coffee cream fudge recipe is a true dessert sensation. This decadent and creamy explosion of Irish whiskey, coffee and vanilla flavors will surely elevate your dessert game and leave your guests thoroughly impressed.

Crafting this fudge is a fine art that requires expert precision and attention to detail. But fear not, even if you are completely new to the world of fudge making, this recipe guarantees success. With the right ingredients and some expert tips, you will be able to whip up a batch of boozy fudge that is sure to delight everyone who tastes it.

Whether you’re planning a dinner party or simply treating yourself to a delectable treat after a long day, rest assured that this recipe is perfect for every occasion. So let’s get started on this whiskey infused journey towards delectable dessert heaven!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Irish Coffee Cream Fudge
Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge

Are you a lover of sweet, creamy and heavenly Irish coffee? If so, then prepare yourself for the newest and most divine treat yet: Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge. This is a recipe that will send your taste buds to heaven and back again.

One reason why you’ll love this recipe is its unique fusion of flavors. The beautiful combination of Irish cream and coffee in creamy, fudgy goodness is something that you won’t be able to resist. Every bite delivers a truly magical taste sensation that combines bold flavors with delicate undertones.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is how simple it is to make. With just a few staple ingredients and minimal preparation, you can create a mouth-watering dessert in no time at all. The recipe only requires one pot, meaning minimal clean-up after preparation. You don’t need to be a professional chef or have exceptional culinary skills to perfect this delightful dish.

Additionally, Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge is perfect for different occasions such as birthdays, Christmas or Thanksgiving periods. It’s also suitable for times when you’re looking for something indulgent to enjoy after dinner, alongside a steaming cup of coffee or by itself as an afternoon snack.

In conclusion, with its distinct taste of creamy Irish coffee and its ease-of-preparation, Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge promises to be a firm favorite in your family recipe collection. Plus, since it’s so simple to make and doesn’t require any fancy equipment, you can whip it up anytime you feel like treating yourself or your loved ones to something special. So take that first bite and savor in the rich flavors that engulf your tongue – trust us; once you take a bite of this fudge concoction, your tastebuds will never want anything else!

Ingredient List

 Sinful sweetness in every bite!
Sinful sweetness in every bite!

Here’s what you’ll need to make Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge:

  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 1/4 cups Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  • 1/3 cup instant coffee crystals
  • 24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 jar of marshmallow cream (14 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Note: You may substitute the Baileys Irish Cream with any other coffee-flavored cream liqueur, but it may affect the taste profile.

For a boozy fudge batter, use a stronger cream liqueur and add a little whiskey or rum. For an extra-rich fudge, replace half of the evaporated milk with heavy cream.

Have all the ingredients measured accurately before starting, as timing is essential in successfully producing creamy fudge.

The Recipe How-To

 I can't face a day without Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge.
I can’t face a day without Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge.

If you are a chocolate fudge lover and looking for a boozy fudge recipe, then this Irish Coffee Cream Fudge recipe is perfect for you. This recipe is incredibly easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (3 sticks)
  • 1 2/3 cups of evaporated milk
  • 24 oz. of dark chocolate chips
  • 14 oz. of white chocolate chips
  • 1 jar of marshmallow cream (7 oz.)
  • 1-2 tbsp instant coffee crystals
  • 3/4 cup baileys Irish cream whiskey

Step One:

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk, instant coffee crystals, and baileys Irish cream.

Step Two:

Microwave the mixture on high for six minutes. Take the bowl out and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon.

Step Three:

Microwave the mixture again on high for another six minutes.

Step Four:

Carefully stir in marshmallow cream and dark chocolate chips until well combined.

Step Five:

Pour half batter into a parchment-lined pan.

Step Six:

Add white chocolate chips to the rest of the batter and stir to combine then pour it in the pan.

Step Seven:

Refrigerate your fudge until it has set completely for about two hours.

Voila! Your boozy Irish Coffee Cream Fudge is now ready to serve! Cut your dessert into bite-size pieces and enjoy its creamy texture with a hint of irish cream flavor.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect indulgence for coffee and chocolate lovers.
The perfect indulgence for coffee and chocolate lovers.

As a barista, I always encourage my customers to have fun and experiment with their coffee orders. The same goes for this Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge recipe! Don’t be afraid to mix it up and create your own unique variations.

If you don’t have Bailey’s Irish Cream on hand, feel free to use any other cream liqueur that you like. Kahlúa, Amaretto, or Frangelico would make delicious substitutes. You could even try using a flavored vodka for an extra kick.

If you’re not a fan of instant coffee crystals, try replacing them with brewed coffee instead. Simply brew 2-3 cups of your favorite coffee and let it cool before adding it to the fudge mixture.

For a fun twist on the classic recipe, consider adding in some nuts or fruits to the fudge mixture. Chopped walnuts or almonds would give the fudge some added crunch, while dried cranberries or cherries would provide a sweet and tangy burst of flavor.

If you’re looking for a healthier version of the recipe, try reducing the amount of sugar or substituting it with maple syrup, honey or agave nectar. You can also experiment with using coconut milk or almond milk instead of evaporated milk for a vegan-friendly option.

Lastly, if you want to go all out with your Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge, try topping it with some melted chocolate or drizzling some caramel sauce on top. This little extra touch will take your fudge from delicious to decadent.

Serving and Pairing

 You can't have just one.
You can’t have just one.

Once you’ve made this decadent Baileys Irish Coffee Cream Fudge, it’s time to enjoy it to the fullest by serving and pairing it perfectly. This luxuriously creamy fudge is a great way to end a meal, and it pairs perfectly with a strong Irish coffee that complements its delightful coffee undertones.

I recommend serving this mouth-watering fudge at room temperature, as it will be easier to cut into bite-sized squares that melt in your mouth. You can serve this fudge on its own or as part of a dessert plate in a cute little dish. Garnish with some chocolate shavings or chopped nuts to add an extra touch of elegance.

If you feel like getting creative, try mixing things up by layering this Irish Coffee Cream Fudge with other flavors such as dark chocolate fudge or vanilla fudge. An assorted dessert platter will be perfect for inviting friends over for a cozy night while enjoying this boozy treat.

As for pairing, I suggest serving Baileys Irish Coffee Cream Fudge alongside a piping hot cup of fresh Irish coffee with a sweet hint of Bailey’s Irish cream or whiskey liqueur. The rich taste of the coffee pairs well with the creamy sweetness of the fudge, making them an irresistible duo.

Finally, replicate the magic and make yourself an Irish Coffee to enjoy alongside this gorgeous cream fudge. Snuggle in and let the lingering warmth of the melted Bailey’s melt away all your worries reminding you exactly why winter is so special!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Sugar and spice and everything nice – that's what Bailey's Irish Coffee Cream Fudge is made of.
Sugar and spice and everything nice – that’s what Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge is made of.

Making fudge is a great way to indulge in the delicious goodness of chocolate and cream liqueur. But, what if you want to make it ahead of time for an upcoming event or keep some leftovers for yourself? Not to worry, this Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge recipe can be easily made ahead of time and reheated for future enjoyment.

To make ahead, simply follow the recipe as directed and allow the fudge to cool completely. Once cooled, place the fudge in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Depending on how long it has been stored, some separation may occur between layers. If this happens, simply give it a quick stir until everything is combined again.

When it’s time to serve, remove the fudge from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature. If the fudge is too hard after being refrigerated, microwave it on low power for a few seconds until softened. It’s important to reheat slowly so that the fudge doesn’t become too hot and lose its creamy texture.

The Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge can also be frozen for up to two months. Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and place it in an airtight container before storing it in the freezer. When ready to serve, move it from the freezer to the refrigerator overnight or until thawed completely.

Whether you’re making this delicious fudge as a dessert for your next dinner party or indulging on your own, this recipe will surely impress your guests or satisfy your sweet tooth.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Decadent fudge with a boozy twist.
Decadent fudge with a boozy twist.

To make the best Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge, it is important to follow the recipe instructions carefully. However, there are a few tips that I have learned as a seasoned baker that can help you achieve that perfect consistency and flavor. So, here are my top tips for making the perfect Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge.

1. Use high-quality ingredients- The quality of your ingredients affects the outcome of your fudge. Choose high-quality chocolate chips, unsalted butter, and freshly brewed coffee for a rich flavor.

2. Measure ingredients accurately- Measuring your ingredients accurately is critical when making fudge. Use measuring cups and spoons to ensure accuracy.

3. Do not rush- Making fudge requires patience, so take your time when stirring and adding ingredients. Rushing could cause the fudge to crystallize or turn out too dry.

4. Test for doneness- To avoid undercooking or overcooking the fudge, use a candy thermometer to test its temperature. The ideal temperature should range between 234°F to 240°F.

5. Properly store your fudge- Store your finished fudge in an airtight container in a cool and dry place such as the fridge. This will make your fudge last longer and maintain its texture.

By using these tips, you can ensure that your Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge turns out perfectly every time. Remember to be patient, use quality ingredients, measure accurately, test for doneness and properly store it for maximum enjoyment.


Now that you know how to make delicious Baileys Irish Coffee Cream Fudge and how to store and reheat it, you might still have a few questions before trying this recipe on your own. In this section, we will answer some frequently asked questions about the fudge-making process and provide some useful tips to ensure that your fudge turns out perfect every time. So don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

What is the difference between Baileys coffee and Irish coffee?

Looking for something different from your regular coffee? How about trying out Baileys coffee? It’s similar to the classic cocktail – Irish coffee, which has coffee with a shot of Irish whiskey and whipped cream. However, Baileys coffee replaces cream and sugar with Baileys Irish Cream. The concept of Irish coffee gained popularity in the 1950s in Ireland.

Is there alcohol in Baileys fudge?

Bailey’s fudge has alcohol in it due to the usage of Irish cream liqueur called Bailey’s.

Why is my condensed milk fudge not setting?

To make sure that your Fudge sets properly, it is crucial to reach the right temperature. If the temperature only reaches around 110 or 112 degrees Celsius, the Fudge will remain soft. A sugar thermometer is highly recommended to reach that perfect temperature. Furthermore, a high ratio of liquid to sugar can also result in unset Fudge.

Is there coffee in Baileys Irish Cream?

Baileys liqueur is free from caffeine as it does not contain any ingredients such as coffee or chocolate extract that may add traces of caffeine during the production process. Therefore, you can drink Baileys without worrying about any caffeine-related effects.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, I must say that this Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge recipe is a must-try for all coffee and fudge lovers out there. With its rich and creamy texture, irresistible flavor, and easy-to-follow instructions, this recipe is simply unbeatable.

The ingredients are readily available at your local grocery store, and you can easily customize the recipe to suit your preferences. Plus, with its long shelf life, it makes a perfect homemade gift for loved ones or a sweet indulgence for yourself.

So why not give this recipe a chance? Whether it’s for a cozy night in or a special occasion with friends and family, this fudge will surely impress. So grab your aprons and get ready to whip up some boozy Irish cream fudge that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Bailey's Irish Coffee Cream Fudge

Bailey’s Irish Coffee Cream Fudge Recipe

Very creamy fudge with the wonderful flavor of Bailey's Irish Cream. A great addition to Christmas cookie and candy trays!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1 8x8 pan
Calories 157 kcal


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup bailey's irish cream
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals
  • 7 ounces marshmallow cream
  • 2 cups vanilla or 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small bowl combine Bailey's and coffee crystals. Microwave on high for 10 seconds. or until melted and dissolved.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter,evaporated milk, sugar and marshmallow cream. Slowly add the Bailey's coffee mixture; stir well. Boil for 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and stir in chips and vanilla extract. Stir for approximately 3-4 minutes until smooth. Pour into a foil lined 8x8" pan. Chill to set.

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Serving: 43gCalories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 23.1gProtein: 0.5gFat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 11.7mgSodium: 45mgSugar: 20.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Candy, Dessert, Easy, For Large Groups, Winter
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