Bailey’s Chocolate Pudding

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

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This Bailey’s Chocolate Pudding is a nice, boozy little number that came in particularly handy when the pudding I made didn’t work out (you don’t want to know why!), and I needed a fairly speedy substitute.

I’ve had this pudding recipe filed away for just this sort of occasion – it’s quick and easy to make but, with the addition of Bailey’s (I’ve said it before.. I’ll say it again.. there is nothing that doesn’t benefit from the addition of Bailey’s!), it elevates plain old chocolate pudding into something immediately more sophisticated.  Use a good quality dark chocolate and you’ll be onto a winner. Thanks to CountryLady at Dessert for this recipe. You’re a life-saver!



Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cream (light or whipping)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 3 ounces 85g dark chocolate (chopped)


  • Combine sugar and cornstarch in a heavy, medium saucepan. Add milk and whisk until dry ingredients are dissolved.
  • In a separate small bowl combine egg yolk and cream and whisk lightly. Add to the milk mixture in the saucepan and whisk.
  • Cook, over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil and thickens. Remove from heat immediately and whisk in Bailey’s. Add chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth.
  • Pour pudding into ramekins or serving dishes. Let cool slightly and cover the tops with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until chilled – a minimum of 2 hours.
  • To serve, I like to add a good dollop of whipped cream, a dusting of cocoa powder and a sprinkling of grated chocolate.
Keyword Bailey’s Chocolate Pudding, Pudding
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Susan, AKA Kiwicook
About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


  1. I LOVE choco pudding!! Gotta try this.

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    this sounds amazing. i love bailey’s and chocolate!

  3. Seems this image/recipe has gotten posted to somewhere on Facebook – big surge in visits. If anyone reads this, I’d love to know which Facebook site it’s on!

    • It was on the Confessions of Crafty Witches Facebook page—just made some and look forward to trying it in a few hours!

  4. I found your recipe on Tasteologie today. I plan to make the pudding for Christmas Eve as it looks like perfect comfort food for a Canadian winter night.

    Merry Christmas!

    • Merry Christmas to you too Meg! Oh, wish I could teleport over there – sounds divine. LOVE Canada! Did a quick tour over there once – drove from Vancouver to Calgary, then a flight over to Toronto and Montreal. One of my all-time favourite countries in the world. Unlike you, we do Christmas in the heat of summer… not quite the same is it!

  5. This was delicious! Perfect way to use up some leftover Irish cream.


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