Kahlúa Hot Chocolate – warm up with this easy homemade hot chocolate that is spiked with Kahlúa! Perfect after a day on the slopes or just because you want a special treat!
I am pretty sure that Kahlúa might be the most under used liquor out there. I hardly ever see it in recipes, but man is it delicious when you add it to drinks! You can pair it with so many things, even the unexpected and it is tasty! I am now on a mission to change that and add it to everything!
Last week I had the chance to visit Breckenridge Ski Resort and spend a few hours at a Kahlúa event. The morning was spent on the slopes enjoying the fresh powder that had been falling. And later in the day, Kahlúa was hosting a Bench Buddy party at the TBar, one of the bars on the mountain.
I have to say, if anyone knows how to throw a party, it is Kahlúa. They had a photobooth set up so everyone could take fun pictures with all sorts of great props. And tons of swag for everyone! Hats, shirts, sweaters and more – the whole place was decked out in Kahlúa wear.
Plus drinks! They were walking around with samples for everyone of different cocktails you could use Kahlúa in (check out some examples here)! And let me tell you, it was more than just your typical White Russian. There was one called the Mind Eraser, that was layered with Kahlúa, vodka, and club soda. Kahlúa was on the bottom, then vodka, then the club soda – so you could see the layers going from darker to light.
So today, I am making my own recipe with Kahlúa. A super easy homemade hot chocolate recipe that is spiked for the grown ups. It is the perfect thing after a day of skiing and you want to warm up, or just because you want a boozy drink, no judgement here!
This hot chocolate recipe is super easy to make for one, or make for a crowd. I am doing just one for this, but you can just double, triple, quadruple, or more if you are making it for a crowd. You could even just have the Kahlúa on the side so the kids can have the hot chocolate too.
Spiked hot chocolate is like the ultimate grown up treat. You can feel like you are a kid again with the marshmallows or whipped cream, but with a boozy twist! So maybe after you are done shoveling snow next time, you can warm up with this Kahlúa hot chocolate as your reward for being a grown up!
We all know that coffee and chocolate go well together, so adding to your hot chocolate recipe is a no brainer! You can use whatever kind of milk you want. If you want less guilt, go for skim milk. Want thick and creamy, use whole milk. Totally up to you!
But if you are going for spiked hot chocolate, you are not going to want to pick anything but Kahlúa!
- 2 cups milk
- 3 Tbls sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbls cocoa powder
- 1 oz Kahlúa
- In a sauce pan heat milk until scalding, but not boiling. Whisk in sugar, cocoa powder and Kahlúa until smooth.
- Pour into a large glass. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.
Notes - Nutrition calculated using skim milk. For a thicker and creamier hot chocolate, you can use 2% or whole milk.
Amount Per ServingCalories 485 Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 9mg Sodium 213mg Carbohydrates 94g Fiber 7g Sugar 82g Protein 20g