Take a break from the craziness of the day and whip up this creamy, dreamy Bailey’s Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake!
I’m all about having something quick to make and satisfyingly delicious to nosh on when life seems to get a bit stressful. This is definitely one of those times and luckily, this Bailey’s Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake is also one of those desserts!
Let’s just say that being a mom of a teenage boy can be challenging. Being a teen is challenging. And for that matter, being parents of a teenager is challenging.
What goes on in high school these days is much different from when I was a teen. Heightened bullying and cyber bullying, fights, new technology and social media can be overwhelming for kids to deal with. As a young adult, navigating your way through high school with all of these extra distractions is more challenging than ever. When you toss in the important stuff like the classes, homework and grades — it’s a lot for any teen to cope with.
And my 15-year old son has had to deal with a lot of these challenging situations lately. Some have been more difficult to get through than others. Being a supportive and caring parent takes a whole lot of time, patience, commitment, perseverance, resilience, and love.
But that’s what we do as parents. We help navigate our child through this crazy thing called “life” with unending love and support. In the process, we learn how to be better parents, he learns what it takes to be mature young adult, and we grow together as a family.
Sometimes it’s draining. At times it’s complicated. But in the end, it’s all worth it.
One thing that is not challenging is this easy, no-bake Bailey’s Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake.
It’s simply made by layering Chips Ahoy cookies dipped in Bailey’s Irish Coffee Creamer, vanilla and Irish creamer scented whipped cream and dusted with cocoa powder. Since it’s made with non-alcoholic creamer, your whole family will be able to enjoy this delicious treat.
The outcome has a uniquely good flavor combination with a light and creamy texture — it will melt in your mouth, and melt your heart!
It’s uncomplicated. No challenge here.
Bailey’s Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake
by: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life
3/4 cup Bailey’s non-alcoholic coffee creamer
1 package (13 oz.) Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons Bailey’s
Unsweetened Cocoa powder
In a large bowl of an eclectic mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of Bailey’s creamer until soft peaks form.
Add the Bailey’s creamer to a small bowl. Then, one-by-one dip the cookies into the Bailey’s and layer the bottom of a 8×8-inch pan. Add 1/3 of the whipped cream and smooth to an even layer. Repeat the layering, ending with the whipped cream on the top. Dust with unsweetened cocoa powder and refrigerate over night.
So, take a big helping of this Bailey’s Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake, and maybe, just maybe it will help you get through a challenging time!