Spike Your (Irish) Sweets With This Guinness and Baileys Jello Shots Recipe
Guinness and Baileys. These two totally belong together, and not only when we’re getting pumped up for March 17th. For our first spiked St. Patrick’s Day sweet, may we present something delicious, devilish, and a little bit gelatinous courtesy of our resident jello shot expert, Jaymee Sire. Guinness and Baileys Jello Shots!
– 2 cups Guinness beer, divided
– 2.5 to 3 packages unflavored gelatin (depending on how firm you want your shot to be)
– 2 teaspoons brown sugar
– 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
– 1/2 cup Jameson
– 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream
You may be looking at this ingredients list and thinking it looks an awful lot like a certain cocktail you tend to enjoy around this time of year. Well you’re right, and this jelled version is pretty awesome.
Put 1 cup of Guinness, sugar and cocoa powder in a small saucepan and sprinkle with 2 packets of gelatin and allow to soak in for a minute. Heat and stir until everything is dissolved.
Remove from heat and add the remaining cup of cold Guinness. Pour into a pan or molds and allow to set for about 30 minutes.
Place Jameson in a saucepan and sprinkle with one packet of gelatin. Allow to soak in for a minute. Heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
Stir in Bailey’s and allow mixture to cool. Pour on the slightly set Guinness mixture. Allow to set several hours or overnight. This part is the “foam.” Use a melon baller to scoop out your little delights and serve on tasting spoons. Yum!
What sweets are you cooking up this St. Patrick’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!