Easy Spiked Hot Chocolate

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Sip on a mug of this 5-ingredient Easy Spiked Hot Chocolate topped with mini marshmallows. It truly is the perfect winter drink!

easy spiked hot chocolate in a mug

Festive Spiked Hot Chocolate

This spiked hot chocolate is easy to make and delicious to enjoy. Make one batch to serve you and a loved one, or easily double or triple the recipe. We’ll walk you through it all!

spiked hot chocolate ingredients ready to be mixed together

Spiked Hot Chocolate Ingredients

This spiked hot chocolate comes together in 5 simple ingredients + mini marshmallows if you’d like to top it off (and really, why wouldn’t you?!):

  • 2% milk — any kind of milk will work!
  • Dark chocolate — we prefer a less sweet chocolate for hot chocolate, but if you prefer milk chocolate, that will work, too.
  • Cocoa powder
  • Maple syrup — to sweeten this hocho just a touch!
  • Bourbon — or any of the following boozy options below.
  • Marshmallows for topping — these are optional, and a dollop of whipped cream would also work.

Best Booze for Spiked Hot Chocolate

We used bourbon for this spiked hot chocolate, but feel free to get jazzy and spike your hot chocolate with any of the following booze options:

  • Any whisky
  • Amaretto
  • Irish creme
  • Fireball
  • Red wine
  • Peppermint schnapps

How to Make Spiked Hot Chocolate

This festive spiked hot chocolate is made in 4 simple steps, which means you’ll be sipping spiked hocho before you know it:

Heat Milk + Melt Chocolate

Place milk and dark chocolate into a medium saucepan and turn heat to medium. Then, whisk continuously until the dark chocolate melts into the milk.

Add Cocoa Powder + Maple Syrup

Now add cocoa powder and maple syrup and continue to whisk until the mixture begins to bubble.

Spike That Hot Chocolate!

Add 1.5 oz. of bourbon into each mug and then fill the mug with hot chocolate, and stir together with a spoon.

Top with Mini Mallows + Enjoy!

Top your hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. Enjoy immediately or microwave for 10-15 seconds on high to melt the marshmallows (like in these photos!). 

spiked hot chocolate in a pot being whisked together

More Boozy Beverages

In the mood for other festive boozie bevvies? Check out some of our favorite cocktails we’ll be whipping up during the winter months:

Can You Make Spiked Hot Chocolate in the Slow Cooker?

You sure can! This spiked hocho can easily be made in the slow cooker instead of on the stove top. Simply place all ingredients in your slow cooker, and heat on low until the spiked hot chocolate is warm and the chocolate is melted (it will take about an hour), stirring occasionally.

Once the hot chocolate is heated, turn your slow cooker down to warm, and enjoy!

Can You Make a Large Batch of Spiked Hot Chocolate?

Absolutely! Feel free to double or triple this recipe if you have a large enough pot or slow cooker to accommodate.

spiked hot chocolate in a mug topped with mini marshmallows

easy spiked hot chocolate

Easy Spiked Hot Chocolate

Sip on a mug of this 5-ingredient Easy Spiked Hot Chocolate topped with mini marshmallows. It truly is the perfect winter drink!

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Fat 13 Carbs 50 Protein 13

Yield 2 1x

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 2% milk (any kind of milk works)
  • 1 oz. dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3-oz. bourbon (or whisky)
  • optional: marshmallows for topping

Instructions

  1. Place milk and dark chocolate into a medium saucepan and turn heat to medium.
  2. Whisk continually until the dark chocolate melts into the milk.
  3. Then, add cocoa powder and maple syrup and continue to whisk until it begins to bubble.
  4. Add 1.5 oz. of bourbon into each mug and then fill the mug with hot chocolate. Stir with a spoon.
  5. Top hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. Enjoy immediately or microwave for 10-15 seconds on high to melt the marshmallows. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Calories: 466 Sugar: 48 Sodium: 179 Fat: 13 Carbohydrates: 50 Fiber: 1 Protein: 13 Cholesterol: 31

Author: Lee FunkeCategory: DrinkMethod: StovetopCuisine: American

Keywords: spiked hot chocolate

About Emily Richter

Emily spent the first 10 years of her career in marketing and advertising roles and started side-hustling with Fit Foodie Finds in Fall of 2015. She joined Team Fit Foodie full-time in the Spring of 2018. Em lives in Minneapolis with her husband and dog, and manages FFF business operations as well as all things sponsorships and brand collaborations.

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