Baileys Pumpkin Spice Liqueur Dessert Coffee is a special treat that is sure to warm you to your toes!
I agreed to sample a bottle of Baileys seasonal Irish Cream Liqueur and have to admit we loved this Baileys Pumpkin Spice Liqueur Dessert Coffee although I went into it with a bit of trepidation.
Not only did I wonder what it would taste like but also because I’m not much for jumping on a bandwagon and I want to be careful about the products and brands I promote that are taking advantage of a trend.
I honestly wish we could move beyond this whole ‘Pumpkin Spice’ thing that I’m blaming Starbucks for. I have several fall type recipes that use a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves but those four together do not compose ‘pumpkin spice’ and I don’t just associate them with pumpkin.
The popularity of their Pumpkin Spice Latte has seen a proliferation of grocery items carrying the ‘Pumpkin Spice’ label and this year it seems to have gone over the top. A friend saw Pumpkin Spice Gouda Cheese at her grocery store. Yes…I think that fits ‘over the top’ pretty perfectly…don’t you?
So the first thing I did was to check ingredients, even before I tasted the contents of the bottle. And guess what…as I guessed, not a drop of pumpkin!
This rich liqueur blends the flavors of sweet cinnamon and baking spices with maple, brown sugar, vanilla and coffee; all delicious in their own right.
Although I wanted to make a coffee based cocktail; when I tried it straight, I loved those warm spices with the sweet notes and could easily imagine this as a nightcap all by itself, either straight up or my preference, on the rocks.
I wanted to make an indulgent after dinner dessert coffee and this fit the bill. Shh…don’t tell but I might have had an after breakfast dessert coffee this morning…you know, all for the sake of science and making sure it turned out as good as the ingredients I had put in it.
I did it for you. 🙂
I had just enough whipping cream in the fridge to top a couple of cocktails so I whipped it up with a bit of the Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Irish Cream Liqueur to flavor it and added a dollop to the top of each coffee. Some warm caramel sauce, a cinnamon stick and some fresh grated cinnamon were the perfect final touch.
I made two cocktails. It was all I could do to just drink one; my lucky neighbors; they get all my leftovers. 🙂
This is one specialty liqueur I really do recommend…there’s nothing pumpkin about it; it’s all warm and spicy!
PIN ‘Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Dessert Coffee’
- 4 oz Brewed Coffee (hot)
- 4 oz Baileys® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
- 2 oz Half and Half
For the Garnish:
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon Baileys® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
- Caramel sauce, warmed
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Fresh Grated Cinnamon or Nutmeg
- Combine the coffee, Baileys® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur and half and half in a container and stir. Pour into 2 coffee mugs.
- Combine the whipping cream and Baileys® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur and whip until firm. Top the coffee with the whipping cream, drizzle with warmed caramel sauce and garnish with a cinnamon stick and freshly grated cinnamon.
I would recommend using decaf coffee if serving this as an evening nightcap.
Amount Per Serving Calories 671Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 78mgSodium 114mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 2gSugar 50gProtein 3g
I was provided with a bottle of Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
for this post however all commentary is my own.