Baileys Marshmallows

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We’re that kind of guys who are rather indifferent to alcohol. I mean we love to have a glass of wine, but we’re totally fine not having it for a long time as well.

I don’t like any strong drinks. I use whiskey or brandy only in cooking and rum in alcoholic cocktails. As for vodka, I can’t even stand the way it smells and tastes (As the family story says, being 3-year-old or so boy, I by a mistake drank a small glass of vodka and after that in no time felt asleep for a number of hours. I guess that was the time I already figured out that wasn’t the drink of my dreams at all). Once, being an adult, I tried some vodka produced in Finland, with different flavors from strawberry to peppermint, and that was even worse (no offense, Finland! You produce awesome chocolate and ice cream!)

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I prefer the light versions – wine, vermouth, or sparkling wine. Oh, I do adore sparkling wine! I could easily drink on my own a whole bottle (I mean 5-6 liter bottle). It’s been said many times that being drunk I’m hilarious. I don’t know. Maybe. I know for sure any alcohol affects me in a weird way.

After the very first glass of wine, I’m merry. After the second glass of wine, I start to be giggling and stupidly smiling (such a contrast to the real life when I usually a grumpy guy). After the next glass of fine, I stop talking but only giggling and stupidly smiling. But I’m not embarrassed about this ridiculous behavior because I feel good that time. After the next glass of wine (if it happens to be), I drastically start wanting to sleep. I really mean that. I’m still smiling and giggling plus vigorously yawning trying to keep my eyes open at least for a few second every minute. If I have enough strength, I’m nodding, to prove I’m still on the same page with the other folks. Importantly, that all depends on the type of alcohol. For instance, if I’m having  some sparkling wine, the last stage may or may not start after the second glass.

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Are you interested what happens after the fourth glass of wine? Usually, once a bottle is empty, I’m ready to go bed. Funny reaction, isn’t it? But at least I’m a very nice person that time – not starting to argue or so on like some people can do. There’s one drawback though. That’s not that behavior you would anticipate on a romantic occasion:)

You may suggest sipping all my glasses, to slow down appearing all these inevitable stages. I’ve tried. Didn’t work either. It’s just kind of get adjusted to a schedule and after 43 minutes and 16 seconds I’m about to fell asleep, even if I’ve had only one glass of wine so far.

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The second kind of alcohol we both love is liquor. For instance, Finland (oh, here we go, Finland!) produces the incredible line of berry (North grown berries) liquors – with lingonberries, cranberries, blueberries, and cloudberry (you may even haven’t heard this name – cloudberry, but as far as I know they’re cultivated in North America as well). So if you’ve got a chance to find some of this flavors – grab them. And then send to me. However, the most favorite flavors are more classic, such as hazelnut, chocolate, caramel and some others.

That’s why we do love Baileys! We can easily sip a bottle for a few weeks. Let’s be honest – my husband usually drinks all the bottle – you already know how do I end up after having a bit of alcohol.

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But if I have a chance, I love using some Baileys in cooking. That doesn’t happen that often I would love to. So far, I’ve made some Baileys truffles and soft bars. So I thought why not? Since I’ve been having a kick on marshmallows, I thought about this way. I checked the Internet since I didn’t know how alcohol would interact with gelatin, and I found a recipe. If someone has been so generous to have shared with a recipe, why would I have experimented?

I only a bit adjusted the proportion – increased the amount of the Baileys and decreased the water. Yes, I wanted this dessert turned so Baileys.

The marshmallows turned out to be outstanding – scrumptious, fluffy, with a distinctive Bailey’s flavor. They are now the most sophisticated and delicate marshmallows we’ve had so far. Oh…did I say the say about all my previous marshmallows? That’s life.

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The good news is you can grab any Baileys product you love, and make fantastic marshmallows. Hazelnut? Coffee? Mint Chocolate (I’m already trembling)? Or maybe caramel?

Go for it! And top you hot chocolate or coffee. Or even better – submerge a few in a glass of Baileys!

I’m done.

P.S. Don’t get this recipe twisted. I made these marshmallows at the beginning of May, and I haven’t made any since that.

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18 thoughts on “Baileys Marshmallows

  1. Marian says:

    My unflavored gelatin didn’t bloom in the achol and when I mixed everything to tether they didn’t double like the other kinds of marshmallows I made help

    • Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:

      Hi Marian,

      I am sorry to hear that. Gelatin could be a tricky thing. Unfortunately, this recipe was posted quite a few years back, so I cannot remember if I had any issues (Most likely not as I wouldn’t have posted anything that didn’t work.) I also don’t have much knowledge about gelatin. I know it works well with most liquids including alcohol except for some juices. Maybe it’s gelatin itself. I honestly have no idea if this could be fixed. My best guess would be trying to add 1-2 tablespoons of cold water to see if it works.

      The second one would be dividing the mixture you’ve got in half (just to save at least some Irish cream). Then separately bloom 1/2 part of liquid (water only) and new gelatin each (~ 1/3 cup or bit more of water and 1.5 tbsp. gelatin) then mixed with the baileys mixture. But again, that’s just a guessing game. Once again, I am sorry to hear the recipe didn’t work. Perhaps the second one would be the best option – at least you can see if your gelatin combined with water blooms.

  2. Mycou says:

    Can’t wait to make and try these out . . . . love Baily’s. Oh, and wanted to tell you that Baily’s is misspelled in the title of the recipe. It’s spelled “Baylis” instead of Baily’s :)

  3. cheyholzworth says:

    Oh, Ben… i want to hug you for making these. I normally have some witty banter or smart alec comment. I’m at a loss for words. These marshmallows look exquisite! Now I’m probably coming across as a lush.. because I have indeed blogged about my love of incorporating adult beverages into food, and I do enjoy a good mimosa, great Margarita, a nice smooth white russian. In moderation. But im not a “drinker”. I’m like you, one cocktail amd I’m a giddy little kid who is past their bed time. However, alcohol in food? Different story. I’m all about that! These pillows of goodness have my name allllll over them! Yum X 10000! ♡ L-O-V-E these!!!!!! Stellar recipe, buddy! Excited to make these! Cheers!
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    • Ben Maclain|Havocinthekitchen says:

      Thanks a lot, Chey! I guess you might have been impressed that mush that you comment first time ever got in the spam folder. I’m afraid to ask what you’ve done to be punished this way:) The major reason I love adding alcohol in food is it doesn’t affect me at all. I could easily eat all these marshmallows, and still be perfectly fine:)
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  4. spicedblog says:

    There you go again with delicious homemade marshmallows! These look awesome, Ben. I’m pretty sure I could just skip the glass or two of Bailey’s and snack on these bad boys instead. Then I’ll be passed out asleep in 45 minutes…haha! I love the flavor combination!
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    • havocinthekitchen says:

      Don’t you worry, Gaila – we don’t have any marshmallows right now anyways, so I won’t be able to help. We’ve got some lavender cookies, though – what about them?:) Thanks a lot for stopping by!

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