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Mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream

Spiked Hot Chocolate

This sweet and creamy Spiked Hot Chocolate is the adult version of a childhood favorite!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 422kcal


  • 2 cups milk preferably whole milk or 2%
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • to ½ cup Baileys Irish cream* more or less to taste


  • Place milk, cocoa powder, and sugar in a saucepan set over medium heat. Whisk frequently until the cocoa powder and sugar have dissolved, and the mixture is hot (but not boiling).
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir frequently until melted. Add vanilla and Baileys. Stir to combine. Serve immediately.


*You can use any of the following in place of Baileys Irish Cream:
  • Kahlua
  • Vanilla vodka
  • Chocolate liqueur
  • White chocolate liqueur
  • Coffee liqueur
Depending on how strong you like your drinks (or which alcohol you choose) I would recommend starting with a smaller amount, tasting it, and increasing the alcohol as desired. 


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 32g | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 2mg