Can You Whip Baileys?

By Daniel Berry •  Updated: 11/18/21 

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.

The Baileys Before Whipping
The Baileys Before Whipping

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.

Will it whip
Will it whip?

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.

Frothy But Not Whipped
Frothy But Not Whipped

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.

Going back to normal
Going back to normal

You can see that the froth soon disappears and the Baileys is going back to normal.

Adding Cream
Adding Cream

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.

Whipped Baileys With Cream
Whipped Baileys With Cream

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.

A Nice Drinks Topper
A Nice Drinks Topper

This stuff also works really well as a nice little topper for your glass of Bailey’s.

Freezing For Ice Cream
Freezing For Ice Cream

I am also going to freeze it and see if I have just stumbled upon Bailey’s ice cream, wish me luck!

The Baileys Ice Cream
The Baileys Ice Cream

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.

Daniel Berry

Hey, I'm Dan, I studied computer science with artificial intelligence at Loughborough University. I try to bring my tech knowledge to the posts where it is needed while also offering a DIY view to go with Sam's professional view on tools. I am a very keen DIY'er and have experience of doing everything the completely wrong way.