Looking to make a funky desert? Or maybe you just prefer your beverages whipped. Whatever your reason you want to know if you can whip Baileys. Well, I got a bottle and did some whipping, lets see what happened.
So here we have it, some Baileys in a mixing bowl. Don’t worry though, I will be drinking this one way or the other. I guess if it whips I will be eating it rather than drinking it.
Let’s find out if it whips. I am using an electric whisk to really get it going and give it the best possible chance of whipping.
So after a lot of whipping this is what I have, some frothy liquid. This is not really a surprise, Baileys is so liquid I didn’t think it had much chance of whipping.
You can see that the froth soon disappears and the Baileys is going back to normal.
To see if I could get it to whip I started adding double cream. Now, this has gone past being whipped Baileys and is more like cream with Bailey’s flavour. Let’s see if it works at all though.
Yes, it does whip. Like I just said though this is really whipped cream flavoured with Baileys rather than actually whipped baileys.
I will say one thing though, this stuff tastes delicious. It would work really well as a dessert topper, but I just shoved my face full of the stuff.
This stuff also works really well as a nice little topper for your glass of Bailey’s.
I am also going to freeze it and see if I have just stumbled upon Bailey’s ice cream, wish me luck!
Here we have it, Bailey’s ice cream. This worked really well, it’s a little crystalised, like all homemade ice cream seems to be but it is really nice.
Why Does Cream Whip?
Cream whips because of the fat content within it. When you whip up cream you are adding air bubbles into the cream.
The fat content also gets broken up by the whisking, these fat molecules then get stuck within the air bubbles preventing them from reverting to type.
This is what leads to whipped cream being so light and airy. Not the most scientific writing but I think it gets the reasoning behind why cream whips fairly well.
Are you big on whipping? You might find these related posts interesting, I have done my fair share of whipped experimentation.