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A Taste of Elegance: Baileys and Coffee Symphony

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When you want to indulge in a little adult coffee, nothing tops Bailey’s! Try this deliciously straightforward method for making a perfect combo of Bailey’s and Coffee!

The velvety, smooth, creamy taste of Bailey’s is one of my all-time favorites! That’s why I can’t resist pairing it up with my other favorite, coffee!

This classic yet unforgettable cocktail has everything you need: a little kick and a buzz to boot! Put a pot on and get ready to serve up some delectable Baileys and Coffee!

Ingredients you need

  • Bailey’s: Bailey’s is an awesome way to add a little creamy kick to your coffee. It is the perfect thing to add to your evening pick-me-up or weekend cup! My favorite variety of Baileys is their Salted Caramel flavor; however, you can use any flavor you like, including Baileys Non-Dairy!
  • Strong Coffee: The creaminess of Baileys needs the bold, robust taste of freshly brewed coffee. It’s best to use freshly brewed coffee for this recipe, but you can use your favorite beans, including decaf.
  • Whipped Cream: This cocktail is all about treating yourself, so you just have to finish it with whipped cream! And if you truly love Baileys you can even use Baileys-Flavored whipped cream!
  • Cocoa Powder: Use this chocolatey staple to garnish your finished drink.

Coffee and Baileys Step-by-step

Step One: Pour the coffee into the serving mug.

Step Two: Add the Bailey’s, in our case, salted caramel Bailey’s, and stir well.

Step Three: Serve your drink in style by topping it with fresh whipped cream and a nice dusting of cocoa powder!

Add strong coffee to your serving glass.
Strong coffee
Add Bailey's salted caramel.
Bailey’s (salted caramel)
Give your coffee and Bailey's a good stir.
Give it a good stir
Top with whipped cream.
Top with whipped cream
Gorgeous glass filled with scrumptious Bailey's coffee, topped with whipped cream and dusted with cocoa. Placed on dark ground in front of an Salted Baileys Caramel bottle.

Barista Tips

Don’t forget to clean and maintain your brewing equipment because a clean coffee brewer makes better-tasting coffee!


  • Coffee Brewing Tools: For this easy combination, you can brew the coffee using your favorite method and tools.
  • Measuring Tools and Stirring Spoons: Have a few measuring cups and stirring spoons ready to measure and mix your drink.
  • Coffee Mug: This wonderful coffee comes together right in the mug. I like to use a heatproof glass mug so everyone can see the beautiful tan color of coffee and Baileys together.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bailey’s and Coffee

How To Serve Bailey’s and Coffee?

This classic coffee cocktail is the perfect little indulgence for cool weather and long evenings! Whip up this delicious drink as a nightcap on date night or for a friend on the weekend.
This smooth and creamy coffee flavor is great when served with cookies, cakes, or even ice cream!

Is There A Non-Alcoholic Bailey’s?

Bailey’s brand does not yet craft a non-alcoholic cream, but there are some options. Bailey’s makes a great coffee creamer sans alcohol and there are a few popular producers of non-alcoholic spirits that make tasty versions of zero-alcohol Irish cream.

Does Baileys Go Bad?

Yes! Baileys can go bad, so if you don’t use this cream often remember to check the expiration date. Fortunately, Baileys liqueur is good for about two years when stored in the fridge.

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Gorgeous glass filled with scrumptious Bailey's coffee, topped with whipped cream and dusted with cocoa. Placed on dark ground in front of an Salted Baileys Caramel bottle.

Scrumptious Bailey’s Coffee with Whipped Cream

Whip up pure bliss in just five minutes with our delectable Baileys and coffee treat! This scrumptious concoction combines the bold kick of coffee with the smooth indulgence of Baileys Irish Cream, topped off with a cloud of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for any time of day—irresistibly delicious and guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
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Course: alcoholic beverage, Coffee, coffee with alcohol
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: baileys, coffee with baileys
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 152kcal



  • ½ – 1 cup Strong coffee of your choice
  • 1 ½ oz Bailey's I used Baileys salted caramel since I am a huge fan of salted caramel
  • 1 tbsp Whipped cream for garnish or Baileys flavored whipped cream if you can’t get enough of Baileys.
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


  • Pour ½ – 1 cup Strong coffee into your serving glass.
    ½ – 1 cup Strong coffee
  • Add 1 ½ oz Bailey's and stir well.
    1 ½ oz Bailey's
  • Garnish your drink with 1 tbsp Whipped cream and dust with Cocoa powder.
    1 tbsp Whipped cream
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 65mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.01mg
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Food Safety

  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

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By on March 19th, 2024
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