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Bailey’s Chocolate Pudding

4.8 from 10 votes
Enjoy my Bailey's Chocolate Pudding recipe, a rich chocolatey dessert with a touch of Irish for Saint Patrick's Day or any time of year.
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Hi Bold Bakers!

Chocolate pudding is one of my all time favorite desserts. It definitely comes down to the richness and soft, creamy texture. I’m all about consistency when it comes to desserts so this one ticks all the boxes.

I thought I would Irish it up this Saint Patrick’s Day and put a big splash of Bailey’s Irish Cream into my chocolate pudding. If you have had Bailey’s before you will know it is more creamy then anything. It has the smoothness of a liquor without a very boozy flavor. It makes a great addition to desserts and drinks, especially when they are chocolate based.

The chocolate I use to make my pudding has 72% cocoa solids. You want a dark, rich chocolate because it will make your chocolate pudding even more decadent. Quality ingredients will always make your desserts stand out from the rest.

Back to texture, I serve my pudding with whipped cream on top. The reason I do this is to get even more soft, smooth texture but also the cream will balance out the sweet chocolate.

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I made this recipe with Skyy from Tipsy Bartender. They have new recipes inspired by spirits everyday so make sure you check them out on Facebook.

Want even more Irish recipes for Saint Patrick’s day? Check out my Top 5 Traditional Irish Desserts.

Bailey's Chocolate Pudding

4.8 from 10 votes
Enjoy my Bailey's Chocolate Pudding recipe, a rich chocolatey dessert with a touch of Irish for Saint Patrick's Day or any time of year.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Enjoy my Bailey's Chocolate Pudding recipe, a rich chocolatey dessert with a touch of Irish for Saint Patrick's Day or any time of year.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup (4oz/120g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1oz/30g) Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 cups (16floz/480ml) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/30g) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • whipped cream , for garnish
  • chocolate shavings , for garnish


  • Add the sugar, cocoa powder and cornstarch to a medium saucepan. Pour in the milk and whisk to combine.
  • Heat over medium low heat until the pudding thickens and comes to a low boil, whisking almost constantly. When thickened, stir in the butter and continue to stir for another minute or two.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract, chopped chocolate, Baileys and salt. Stir really well until the chocolate is completely melted and the Irish Cream and vanilla are incorporated. Set aside to cool. Place in the fridge for 4 hours minimum to thicken.
  • Pour into 4 individual dishes. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


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1 year ago

Hi…could you please tell me how much corn flour in grams. I used 2 tbsp leveled of corn flour but it didnt set well
Thanls a lot.

1 year ago

Can you use 2% lactose free milk or oat milk?

1 year ago

Hi Gemma!

Really fantastic recipe! Absolutely beautiful results. My partner and I decided to soak some lady fingers in coffee and baileys and poured the pudding over them. It turned out as probably one of the best desserts we have ever made!
Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe!


Kaloyana 🙂

Colder by the Lake
Colder by the Lake
1 year ago

Gemma, love all your recipes!
Can you substitute Almond Milk for the whole milk?

Suma Mathew
3 years ago

Hi Gemma
I am a really big fan. I just recently saw your Facebook page and got really interested cos your way of explaining and the recipes are really simple and easy. I have tried your banana bread, chocochip cookies, 3 ingredients cookies (peanut butter cookie) all these came out really well. Thank you so much. Now I have to try the chocolate pudding . Hope it turns out good.

4 years ago

Do you have any recipes that don’t require much work and have common ingredients any house would have? Thanks.

4 years ago

Hi Gemma—I just found your site and am already looking forward to trying your recipes! I want to try the chocolate pudding but cocoa powder always confounds me, never sure about sweetened or unsweetened. You use 1/2 cup sugar in the recipe which doesn’t sound like a lot. Is the Dutch processed cocoa powder sweetened or unsweetened?
Thanks so much, can’t wait to try this.

Khansa Zaina
Khansa Zaina
4 years ago

Hi gemma!
Oh I love chocolate pudding so much..what can I use instead irish cream? In indonesia it’s really hard to find it

4 years ago

Gemma, can I just skip the Baileys or should I replace it with heavy cream at same amount? Thanks

4 years ago

Hey Gemma,
Can’t wait to try your new and delicious recipe..
I do love chocolate puddings..???

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