Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Baileys Irish Cream

I’m a big fan of pudding, but rarely make it myself, so I’m definitely guilty of spooning down Jell-o snack packs from time to time – even adding a little squirt of whipped cream too!I was craving chocolate something fierce this weekend and decided to make homemade pudding with a little bit of Baileys Irish Cream just to make it extra special.

Although I have made homemade pudding in past, I forgot how easy it is to make. Not only is making homemade pudding incredibly simple, it also tastes amazing and is a great framework for all types of flavor combinations. Plus, you’ll get a mini workout from all the whisking, so you can feel a little less guilty about this decadent treat.

As soon as I indulged in one spoonful of this rich, smooth homemade pudding, my brain went into high gear and immediately started jotting down other flavor ideas. You know how much I love those miniature bottles of liqueur – so be prepared for more ideas in coming weeks!

I served up my homemade chocolate pudding in small martini glasses, topped it with homemade whipped cream and chocolate curls to give it just a bit of elegance. Fancied up Baileys pudding – what more could you ask for?

Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Baileys

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/3 cups milk
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch whisking to thoroughly incorporate. Add milk and whisk until dry ingredients are dissolved. Next, whisk in the egg yolk and cream.

2. Place the pan over medium heat, whisking constantly until the mixture comes to a full boil and thickens.

3. As soon as the mixture thickens, remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the Baileys Irish Cream and vanilla.

4. Add chocolate and whisk until it is completed melted and smooth.

5. Pour pudding into individual serving dishes. Let the pudding cool slightly then cover the tops with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

6. If desired, garnish with fresh whipped cream and chocolate curls.


- Just in case you are curious, the mini martini glasses were purchased from Pier 1, the spoons are from Ikea.

My Baking Addiction adapted from food.com.

75 Responses to “Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Baileys Irish Cream”

  1. Marissa Kubinski — January 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! Maybe I should have sifted the cornstarch because I did notice small clumps? Regardless, it was easy to make and really yummy.


  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Baileys in anything is my kind of dessert!


  3. KJ — January 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I love that you post where your dishes are from!!! I LOVE dishes, it’s actually a problem. Don’t stop posting where they are from!!


  4. Marissa Kubinski — February 22, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Hi Jaime

    I’m making this dessert again over the weekend and want to know how you make the chocolate curl on top. What kind of chocolate and tool do you use for it? I’m sure I’ve got something in my patry to use for the curl.

    Thanks so much,
    Marissa K. :)


    • Lauren — March 16, 2014 at 9:40 am

      I use cold chocolate and a vegetable peeler

  5. Christy — March 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    The skin is my favorite part. Why would you not want the skin? Just curious.


  6. Ticklish Moose — July 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I gotta stop coming here…..I’ll be as big as a house! Thanks for another great recipe idea that sounds light and easy for my summer menu! :D


  7. Charlotte — January 26, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I absolutely love this recipe and my boyfriend keeps requesting it. Works really well with flavoured Baileys too.


  8. Sonam Bindra — November 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Really love ur recipes.
    I dont comment much but i am a regular follower of yours.
    Can u plz suggest wat can i replace egg with in the pudding..


    • Jamie — November 16, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      You could try 2 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water for each egg. I hope this helps.


  9. Diane — December 10, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Oh my! Was this pudding delicious!! It was so easy to make too! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! :)


    • Jamie — December 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Yay! So happy to hear you loved it. Thanks so much for reporting back! Happy Holidays!

  10. Ayesha — December 3, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Hey I love your recipes! You’re in my bookmarked websites!
    Is there a substitute to Baileys Irish Cream? Please say yes.


    • Jamie — January 12, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Hi, Ayesha! Thank you for your kind words! You can add a coffee liqueur if you like, and if you’re looking for something non alcoholic, I think an Irish cream flavored coffee creamer would work. I hope you enjoyed it!

  11. Michele — January 5, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Have family that would not like Bailey’s
    Can I skip Bailey’s and just make it regular pudding?


    • Jamie — January 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Hi,, Michele! You can totally skip the Bailey’s if you like. Some people use coffee syrups in place of it. Or maybe you could just add a little extra heavy cream. I hope you enjoy it!

  12. Anuradha — August 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Looks yum! By 1/4 the cup corn starch do you mean the powder itself or powder mixed with water?


    • Jamie — August 23, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Hi, Anuradha! You can use just the powder itself. I hope you enjoy the pudding!

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