There's really nothing better than a big mug of hot cocoa during the chilly months. If you're starting to feel the stress of the holidays and need a cocktail to cope, try one of these luscious and decadent boozy hot chocolate recipes!
These creamy hot chocolate recipes are spiked to make handling the holidays just a little bit easier and a whole lot more fun. Triple these recipes if you plan on making them for holiday parties!
Bourbon coconut hot chocolate recipe
Serves about 4
1 cup whole-fat coconut milk
2 cups regular milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 ounces milk chocolate
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons bourbon
1 cup whipped cream
Melted white chocolate (for the rim)
Coconut (both toasted and not)
In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the coconut milk, regular milk, cocoa powder, milk chocolate, bourbon and heavy cream. Whisk repetitively for about 4-5 minutes or until thick and creamy. Remove from heat.
Dip mugs into the melted chocolate. Sprinkle with regular coconut flakes.
Pour the hot chocolate into the mug and garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes.
Cookie and cocoa butter hot chocolate recipe
Serves about 2
2 cups milk
3-1/2 ounces dark chocolate
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2-3 tablespoons spiced rum
Whipped cream for garnish
4 tablespoons melted chocolate
About 2-1/2 tablespoons chopped almonds
In a saucepan over medium heat, add the milk, dark chocolate, cinnamon stick and vanilla. Whisking constantly, mixing the hot chocolate until chocolate is fully melted, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in rum.
Dip two mugs in melted chocolate (about 1 tablespoon on each) and pour the hot chocolate evenly between two mugs. Garnish each with whipped cream and a drizzle of melted chocolate and 1-1/4 tablespoons chopped almonds.
White chocolate and almond butter hot chocolate recipe
Yields about 2-1/2 cups
1-3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces white chocolate
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 tablespoons white chocolate liqueur
In a saucepan over medium heat, add the milk, vanilla, white chocolate and almond butter. Whisking constantly, heat the mixture for about 5 minutes, or until combined and creamy. Whisk in white chocolate liqueur.