It was almost a year ago that I was woefully behind schedule and struggling to come up with a new recipe for this little food blog. If I remember right, I had been spending most of my time fawning over Spooky Mulder enjoying an X-Files marathon on Netflix in order to get ready for the much-anticipated reboot, to the point where it was already 3PM and I had no idea what recipe I was going to share with everyone the following day.
Because I was clearly super busy with real important stuff instead of doing all of the work I knew should be.
So there I was, frantically searching my kitchen and checking the cabinets, trying to visualize what I could throw together (and still be edible). And, let me tell you, I both buckle and thrive under pressure. It's like I'm like MacGyver with a serious case of the feels. And, oh, the feels. I was in a serious panic. I mean, okay, I “might” have been all up in my emotions from overdosing on eight straight hours of David Duchovny, but let's just roll with it for now.
When I finally made a decision on what would be on the blog the following day, it came to what I just happened to have on hand:
Oreos, Baileys, and some heavy whipping cream.
And, you guys, I could see it all coming together so clearly. I was going to make Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits and they were going to be epic.
But do you know what I never, ever could have foreseen? Was just how much ya'll would love those parfaits. Like, seriously, you guys went nuts over them. In the days after the Baileys parfait was posted, you guys broke my site trying to get to the recipe. Multiple times.
I love you all the more for it.
So in honor of those wildly popular parfaits, I bring you the newest adaptation of my most popular recipe: Baileys Cookies and Cream Dip!
And the best part? I made a video of the recipe this time around, so you can see just how EASY this dip is to make:
A couple of tips for making this dip:
1 – Make sure you are using fresh heavy whipping cream that is very chilled. Whenever I'm going to whip cream, I don't even take the bottle out of the refrigerator until the moment I'm ready to use it. In the past, I've also put the whole bottle of heavy whipping cream in the freezer for 20 minutes just to ensure that it's extra chilly. But no matter which method you choose, know that having chilled heavy cream is crucial to the success of this recipe.
2 – If you're using a stand mixer, there's a good chance that your mixing bowl and/or whisk attachment are made of materials that can hold a temperature (stainless steel, ceramic, etc). To help keep the heavy whipping cream cold, you could also chill the bowl and attachments for 20-30 minutes before use.
3 – Before whipping the mixture, I suggest tasting it first. If you want more Baileys flavor, feel free to add more, up to 1 cup total (this includes the 1/3 cup in the written recipe).
4 – Depending on how well your cream whips, this recipe could make just enough for a big serving bowl or maybe enough for two serving bowls. If you have extra, the dip can be stored in the fridge in a sealed container (up to 2 -3 days) and used for any sort of sweet topping (or just more dip!)
5 – Be careful not to whip the cream too much. Whipped cream does eventually become butter, so be sure to check the video above if you have any questions about consistency!
But, hey, enough outta me!
You're not here for my commentary. You're here for fluffy Baileys dip that you can dip Oreo cookies in, and honestly, I can't blame you.
In fact, I totally understand you. You're my kinda people.
So on that note, the recipe is below. Enjoy!
Baileys Cookies and Cream Dip
Do you love Baileys? How about Oreos? Because if so, this Baileys dessert dip will be perfect for all your parties, events, or a sweet snack craving!
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- 15 oz Oreos (1 pkg)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cup heavy whipping cream chilled *
- 1/3 cup Baileys chilled *
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- Using a food processor (or zip lock bag + rolling pin or meat mallet), crush about 3-4 Oreo cookies into crumbles, then set aside.
- Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), add in powdered sugar, chilled heavy cream, and chilled Baileys and beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes. See video above for any guidance on consistency.
- Scoop baileys whipped cream into a large serving bowl and sprinkle top with crumbled Oreo cookies. Serve dip with remaining Oreo cookies for dipping.
Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist; I am merely a quirky girl who loves food. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.