Bittersweet cookie crumb crust, silky smooth cheesecake filling, and a healthy pour of Bailey’s Irish Cream make up these no bake mini cheesecakes. Yah, you’re going to dig these!
Today we’re going to talk about these Bailey’s Irish Cream Mini Cheesecakes. Um-hum – That’s right. We’re going Irish. Irish Cream, that is.
I hope you guys aren’t tired of these no bake cheesecakes. I would loooove to one day slip into my big girl pants and bake you a real cheesecake; a cheesecake placed in an oven and baked slowly over a bain marie.
But not today. Today is about laziness and this no bake cheesecake situation, plus my usual over-saturation of images.
Flow with me. Let’s talk about this situation right here. First, the crust. It’s Oreo cookies and melted butter. Simple enough, right?
You don’t have to use Oreo cookies. Use a knock off, or your favorite chocolate cookie situation. Hate chocolate? Roll with graham crackers! Not a fan of graham crackers? Nilla wafers! Don’t like Nillas? I can’t help you here, homie.
Whatever you choose, make sure there’s a crust situation at the bottom.
Now comes the good part. It’s about to get real. The Irish Cream Cheesecake filling. I went with about 1/3 cup of Baileys Irish Cream here. You do you. This is your thing.
Keep in mind, though – If you add more Bailey’s you’ll need to compensate with a bit more cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar. Balance and whatnot.
I’d like to share something with you. We’re friends, right?
No one in my family likes cheesecake. They hate it. Real talk. Except these no bake situations.
Come closer. I’m about to drop some knowledge on ya’.
What makes my cheesecakes so mouthwatering, so luscious, so addictive is the addition of heavy cream. Heavy cream takes the “heavy” out of cheesecakes and gives it a mousse-like consistency. People dig that shit. And you’re going to dig it. It’s boozy, and slightly chocalicious. The crust gives it a nice crunch. And the cheesecake mouth feel is like, whoa.