Layered chocolate and Baileys cream paired with crumbled Oreo cookies. This delicious Baileys parfait is the perfect weekend retreat!

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About Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits

I’m getting ready for the weekend, and I’m starting things off right with this homemade parfait. Because, honestly, what could be better than Baileys whipped cream in a cookies and cream dessert?

I don’t know about you, but this week has left me beyond exhausted. I’m so ready to do absolutely nothing have some fun this weekend doing all the things that don’t qualify as w-o-r-k, and I’m kicking things off in the best way I know how: with a Baileys parfait that’s swirled cookies and cream!

Because, Baileys.

And cookies.

And chocolate.

And because… wait, do I really need to sell you on these? This is an Oreo whipped cream dessert we’re talking about!

Just look at all those layers of cream and cookie crumbles. How could you not want to grab a spoon?

A cookies and cream parfait for Baileys dessert recipes.

I know I couldn’t help but grab a spoon when confronted with these parfaits.

It’s one of those pesky “inconveniences” of my job, that one where I cook delicious food for a living – and, incidentally, my wonderful job is a big part of the reason why I’m running on empty right now.

Not only am I exhausted from keeping up with all the festive foods from recent holidays (if you’re suddenly wondering “what holidays?” that would the Super Bowl, Chinese New Year, and Mardi Gras – yeesh) but I’ve also taken on a new daily routine to help counter the effect that all this delicious food has on my waistline: walking our four dogs.

Every day.

This essentially means that I have to take the same walk twice, because there’s no way to properly wrangle all four of our little mongrels at once (yet). The dogs are loving this new endeavor, but my hips, knees, and ankles are all wondering WTF I’m thinking.

So, no, I didn’t hesitate at all before picking up a spoon.

I’ve earned every last bite of these Baileys cookies and cream parfaits.

Easy oreo parfait for Baileys desserts.

Now my weekend plans are complete: I can recline in my chair, put icy hot on everything that hurts, and let the Baileys whipped cream and in this cookies and cream dessert work it’s magic while I continue my X-Files marathon.

Because an Oreo whipped cream dessert and Spooky Mulder are what my dreams are made of.

I’ll get to the housework after I’ve had a parfait (or six) and I’ve watched an episode (or twenty). The dishes and laundry aren’t going anywhere (sadly).

How to make a cookies and cream dessert with Baileys irish cream.

Tricks for perfectly whipped cream

Since I posted this recipe a few years ago, readers have commented that they’ve had trouble getting the heavy whipping cream to whip properly.

For this recipe, the whipped cream needs should be fairly thick, so getting the consistency right is key. The recipe states that the cream should form stiff peaks, and that’s exactly what it sounds like: when you remove the mixer blades, the cream should pull upward and then keep its shape, looking like mountain peaks.

To help ensure this happens, try these tips:

  • Use high-quality whipping cream that’s extremely fresh (just purchased, just opened).
  • Chill the heavy whipping cream in the freezer 15 minutes before use. Use the cream as soon as it’s removed from the fridge.
  • If you’re using any metal, porcelain, or glass attachments for mixing (bowl, whisk, etc) try freezing or chilling them beforehand.

Can you make the parfaits in advance?

Yes, you can make these parfaits in advance, but there’s a few things to keep in mind:

Since this recipe uses crumbled cookies, you may want to store these ingredients separately and wait to layer the parfait until just before you’re ready to eat. If you assembled the parfaits and then stored them in the fridge, the cookies may become soft or soggy over time.

If the parfaits are stored in the refrigerator for more than four hours, the chocolate cream may firm up a bit. They won’t be inedible in this stage but may require a little counter time to soften up to how they were when freshly made.

And, finally, since this recipe uses whipped cream, you may want to adjust the whipped cream recipe to be stabilized whipped cream. Essentially this just means that you will add a little cornstarch to the recipe so that the cream will keep its volume and shape over a longer period of time. Adding the cornstarch won’t change the taste but the consistency will be a tad firmer. If you’d like to try this, add about 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in step 3 of the recipe.

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How to make baileys parfaits

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a food processor, add the Oreos and pulse until nice and crumbly. Set aside.

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 1 - Add Oreos to a food processor.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 1 - Add Oreos to a food processor.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 1 - Pulse Oreos until crumbled.

Step 2 – In a small bowl, add the chopped semi-sweet chocolate. Pour on some hot milk, then whisk until all of the chocolate is melted. Set bowl aside so that the milk chocolate mixture can cool completely.

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 2 - Add chopped chocolate to a bowl.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 2 - Pour in hot milk.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 2 - Add hot milk to chocolate.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 2 - Mix well.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 2 - Mix until chocolate is melted.

Step 3 – Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the heavy whipping cream, Baileys Irish Cream, and powdered sugar until nice and thick and stiff peaks have formed.

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 3 - Add heavy cream to a bowl.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 3 - Add powdered sugar.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 3 - Add Baileys Irish Cream.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 3 - Mix well.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 3 - Whip until stiff peaks form.

Step 4 – Separate the whipped cream in half. In one half, slowly pour in the milk chocolate mixture and whisk until you have a nice chocolate cream.

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 4 - Separate cream.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 4 - Pour milk chocolate milk into one half of cream.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 4 - Add chocolate to cream.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 4 - Mix until you create chocolate cream.

Step 5 – Layer the parfaits as you see fit. Do this as pictured, start with a chocolate layer, then a white cream layer, then crumbled Oreos. Repeat until you can end with crumbled Oreos.

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 5 - Layer parfaits, starting with chocolate.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 5 - Next, add white whipped cream.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 5 - Add crumbled Oreos.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 5 - Continue to layer.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 5 - Continue to layer.
Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits Step 5 - Finish with crumbled Oreos.

Step 6 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits! Layered chocolate and Baileys cream paired with crumbled Oreo cookies. This delicious Baileys parfait is the perfect weekend retreat! | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.91 from 241 votes

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits

20 mins prep
1320 kcal
Yields: 3 6oz parfaits
Layered chocolate and Baileys cream paired with crumbled Oreo cookies. This delicious Baileys parfait is the perfect weekend retreat!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Using a food processor (or Ziploc bag (gallon sized) + rolling pin or meat tenderizer), crush the Oreo cookies into crumbles, then set aside.
  • Place chopped semi-sweet chocolate in a small bowl. Heat milk until steaming, then pour over chocolate. Let sit for 2-3 minutes, then stir. If any chunks of chocolate remain, heat in the microwave for 30-second intervals until all the chocolate has melted. Mixture will be very liquid, like chocolate milk. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), add in chilled heavy cream, Baileys, and powdered sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Divide cream mixture in half. The first half of the whipped cream will be left alone and is ready to use in the parfait. The second half will be mixed with the chocolate. When ready, slowly add the chocolate mixture over this half of the whipped cream, gently (yet thoroughly) folding them together until completely mixed.
  • To assemble the parfaits: Using a pastry bag (or just a spoon), add layers of the cream and crushed cookies as you see fit. To do this as pictured, I layered chocolate, then cream, then cookies, then cream again, then chocolate again, then cream again, and finally finish with any remaining cookie crumbles on top.
  • Parfaits can be served immediately. If you’d like the chocolate layer to be firmer, chill parfaits for 2-3 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 1320kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 98g | Saturated Fat: 56g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 2350IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 8.4mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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254 comments

    • Karen

    TERRIBLE! The heavy whipping cream and confection sugar didn’t get thick and make whip cream. We tried it TWO times and they both failed. We tried it without alcohol for our kids to enjoy but it didn’t mix together and SMELLED horrible. P.S. this recipe sucks and don’t try it. Be aware the highest mode to mix the recipe will make a mess and the recipe will splatter everywhere. If I could rate this a -100/10 I would definitely. HELL NO.

    • Suzanne

    Hi Mandy. I just wanted to thank you for the chuckle or LOL as you have said several times on this post. You were so busy being critical of Teddy’s questions that you forgot to read the recipe carefully. The recipe clearly states that it makes 3 servings. 3×5 equals 15 servings. Take your own advice and “use your own head,” but remember to read first. Practice being polite and you will be less likely to embarrass yourself.😊

    • Gayle

    This looks like a good recipe to try! But can I just say that the people who make snide remarks and send condescending messages to others should be ashamed of themselves. Sorry, I am just sick to death of people ranking on other people. I hope it makes them feel better about themselves.

    • Jodi

    I apologize, I completely missed the ingredient list. Still curious if you could add more than 1/3 if a cup, or if it would compromise the whipped cream?