Get ready to elevate your coffee game with a decadent twist that’s sure to make your taste buds dance – introducing our Bailey’s Irish Cream and Peanut Butter Cup Latte. This luxurious concoction combines the rich, velvety notes of Bailey’s Irish Cream with the nutty allure of peanut butter cups, creating a caffeinated masterpiece that’s as indulgent as it is irresistible. Whether you’re looking to kickstart your morning with a dash of sophistication or craving a delightful evening pick-me-up, this latte is here to turn your ordinary coffee routine into a moment of pure bliss. Grab your favorite mug and let’s brew up a little magic!
WHAT IS BAILEYS IRISH CREAM?
Baileys Irish Cream is a popular liqueur that originates from Ireland. It’s known for its creamy and smooth texture, along with its distinct flavor profile that combines rich Irish whiskey with dairy cream and various flavorings. Some of the key characteristics of Bailey’s Irish Cream include:
Bailey’s is made with Irish whiskey, which gives it a mild alcoholic kick and contributes to its overall flavor. The whiskey used in Baileys is typically sourced from various distilleries in Ireland.
Dairy cream is a fundamental ingredient in Baileys, giving it a luxurious and velvety texture. The cream is carefully blended with the whiskey to create a harmonious balance.
Baileys also contains additional flavorings, which may include cocoa, vanilla, and other ingredients to enhance its taste and aroma. These flavorings complement the whiskey and cream, resulting in a delightful and complex flavor profile.
Baileys has a sweet and dessert-like quality due to the addition of sugar. This sweetness, combined with the creaminess and whiskey, makes it a popular choice for cocktails and desserts.
Bailey’s Irish Cream is often enjoyed on its own, over ice, or in a variety of cocktails and mixed drinks. It’s a versatile liqueur that can be used to add a creamy and indulgent touch to coffee, hot chocolate, and dessert recipes. Additionally, it has inspired numerous creative cocktails and recipes, including this Baileys Irish Cream and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate.
ESPRESSO OR COFFEE
I prefer to make this with my regular coffee made in my coffee pot at home. But you get the choice here. Shots of espresso or drip coffee will be equally delicious.
MILK OF CHOICE
Select your favorite dairy milk or choose your favorite plant-based milk. In addition to Almond milk, you could try oat milk, soy milk or coconut milk.
CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
You can add any additional toppings you may like – chocolate sauce, chocolate shavings or sprinkles, etc.
See recipe card for quantities.
Step 1: Brew your coffee or espresso.
Step 2: Steam your milk. If you don’t have a steamer, you can put it in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, or heat it on the stove. Easy!
Step 3: Melt peanut butter cups in the microwave.
Step 4: Combine milk, creamy peanut butter, coffee or espresso and melted peanut butter cups in a blender until fully mixed. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and any additional toppings.
TRY DIFFERENT LIQUEURS
Sick of Bailey’s or just want to try something new? While Bailey’s Irish Cream is the traditional choice for this recipe, you can experiment with other coffee liqueurs, such as Kahlua or an Irish whiskey of your choice. You could also try peppermint schnapps. Keep in mind that using a different liqueur may change the flavor a bit.
USE CHOCOLATE MILK
Make this extra chocolatey by substituting chocolate milk for the regular milk. Yum!
MAKE IT A DECAF
Because you’re making this at home, you can substitute the coffee or espresso for strong decaf coffee.
We don’t recommend making the rest of this drink in advance. Make it fresh with every cup for maximum satisfaction!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, you can use your preferred coffee or espresso. Whether it’s brewed at home or from your favorite coffee shop, the latte pairs well with various coffee types. You can even use decaf coffee.
Absolutely! If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, consider using a coffee creamer with Irish cream flavor or a combination of milk and Irish cream-flavored syrup.
Certainly! Experiment with almond butter, hazelnut butter, or any other nut butter of your choice to personalize the flavor profile.
Substitute dairy-free alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk for the dairy components. Ensure that the Bailey’s Irish Cream alternative is also dairy-free.
Adjust the coffee-to-milk ratio to control the strength of the latte. For a stronger kick, use a stronger coffee blend or add an extra shot of espresso.
Yes, this drink contains espresso or coffee, so it does have caffeine. The caffeine content will vary based on the number of espresso shots used in the drink.
Yes, you can use instant coffee if you don’t have access to an espresso machine. Just make sure to prepare a strong cup of coffee using instant coffee granules.
You can steam milk on the stovetop by heating it gently over medium heat and whisking it continuously to create froth. Alternatively, you can use a microwave-safe container and heat the milk in the microwave.
- 3/4 ounces Bailey’s Original Irish Cream
- 1/2 cup hot coffee or espresso
- 1/2 cup steamed milk
- 4 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped and melted
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- Whipped cream and any other desired toppings
- Brew your coffee or espresso.
- Steam your milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat once it simmers (don’t let it boil). You can also put it in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until desired temperature is reached. Easy!
- Melt peanut butter cups in a microwave safe dish in 30-second increments. Stir will every 30 seconds until fully melted.
- Combine coffee, steamed milk, melted peanut butter cups and creamy peanut butter in a blender and blend well.
- Pour into a glass or mug and top with whipped cream and any additional toppings.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 2 min