These Springtime Desserts Have 1 Thing in Common — And It’s Not What You Think
As the weather changes, your sweet tooth changes along with it. After indulging in gingerbread, fudge, and caramel apples all Winter long, your taste buds are more than ready for a Spring full of sweet strawberries, light meringues, and ice cold milkshakes.
In keeping with Spring's light, fresh feel, Baileys challenged two food Instagrammers to come up with special sweet treats for four holidays using Baileys Strawberries & Cream Liqueur, Baileys Original Irish Cream, and Baileys Almande. For the Treat Up Showdown, Alia and Radwa Elkaffas of Food Dolls and Asha Shiv of Food Fashion Party each came up with an indulgent dessert for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and Mother's Day. Their eight decadent creations look so good, we couldn't pick just one winner. Flip through the gallery to find your favorite treat, but we're warning you now — it will make you hungry.
Valentine's Day Baileys Panna Cotta
A strawberry-vanilla custard sits on top of a coconut-cashew base for this panna cotta. For extra romance, Asha Shiv of Food Fashion Party likes to set the custard in rose-shaped molds.
Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Lava Bundt Cake
There's a sweet surprise hiding inside Alia and Radwa Elkaffas of Food Dolls' miniature red velvet bundt cake: a molten white chocolate center spiked with Baileys Strawberries & Cream Liqueur. Share this dessert with someone special — or don't. No judgment.
St Patrick’s Day Baileys Mint Milkshake with Spirulina
Turns out that it is pretty easy being green when you have spirulina in your pantry! This powdered superfood adds a punch of emerald color — and B vitamins — to Asha of Food Fashion Party's mint milkshake.
St Patrick’s Day Chocolate Mint Cookies & Cream Baileys Milkshake
Alia and Radwa of Food Dolls' milkshake is extra in the best way. As if the combination of chocolate, mint, and cookies and cream weren't enough, it's topped off with a chocolate cake doughnut, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and bright green sprinkles.
Classic Easter Carrot Cupcakes With Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
What could be more appropriate for Easter than a cake made from the bunny's favorite food? Sweet cream cheese frosting made with Baileys sits atop Asha's subtly spiced carrot cupcakes.
Grown-Up Baileys Easter Cookies With Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate eggs and other pastel-hued Easter candies stand in for chocolate chips in these delightful cookies. Alia and Radwa of Food Dolls top them with a pale yellow cream cheese frosting spiked with Baileys and even more Easter candy for a festive look.
Mother’s Day Dairy-Free Iced Mocha
Calling all coffee-lovers! Asha of Food Fashion Party created a delectable iced mocha that would make an ideal Mother's Day treat. Since it's made Baileys Almande, it's perfect for the mom who avoids dairy.
Mother’s Day Baileys Almande Vegan Iced Mocha Latte
Vegan chocolate syrup, Baileys Almande, and brewed espresso create Alia and Radwa of Food Dolls' super simple — but super delicious — iced mocha latte. Any mom would be happy to sip on this treat for Mother's Day!