Kahlua Hot Chocolate — Damn Delicious

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Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Skip the store-bought hot cocoa mix – homemade hot chocolate is easier to make than you think with just a handful of ingredients that’s already sitting in your pantry. And it’s even better with a hint of Kahlúa!

I remember sipping on my first hot chocolate back in the Poconos Mountains when my dad was teaching me how to ski. They had the boxed cocoa mix and it was the coziest, most comforting drink I could ever have on the mountaintop covered in snow.

This was actually the only time I could have hot chocolate. My mother was very strict on having “no sweets” in the house. But little did I know that you could actually make hot chocolate from scratch so easily with just a handful of ingredients that’s already sitting in your pantry!

With homemade hot chocolate, you can control the sweetness and indulgent chocolate levels to taste – the boxed mix is always a little too strong for me. But the best part about the homemade version is the Kahlúa! Yes, this is strictly an “adults only” drink. Just add a splash of Kahlúa to your piping hot chocolate and you’ll have a cozy, grown-up hot chocolate. And you can’t forget about those marshmallows slathered in salted caramel and a drizzle of melted chocolate. I mean, that’s the only way to have hot chocolate, right?

And with the holidays right around the corner, you could even gift this to friends and family. Simply combine the dry ingredients and throw them into a cute jar with a ribbon and you’re set. It doesn’t get easier, or cheaper, than that!

To get inspiration for more great recipes and entertaining ideas with Kahlúa and for a chance to win the ultimate holiday party, please visit www.kahluaholiday.com.

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

So cozy, so boozy, and so perfect for these chilly nights!


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 ounce Kahlúa coffee liqueur
  • Mini marshmallows, for serving
  • Salted caramel, for serving
  • Chocolate syrup, for serving


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and nutmeg over medium heat until heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Kahlúa.
  2. Serve immediately, garnished with mini marshmallows, salted caramel and chocolate syrup, if desired.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kahlúa. All opinions expressed are my own.

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