This Baileys hot chocolate recipe is easy and quick. A steaming cup of this boozy deliciousness is ready in 5 minutes and it’s made with real chocolate.
A mug of hot chocolate is the best way to warm up your body on a cold winter day. And I don’t know about you, but I feel that it also helps me relax after a tiring day.
I make hot chocolate on a stove as for me it’s the easiest way to do it. It literally takes minutes to make and tastes divine, especially when you make it to your liking.
If Baileys hot chocolate is not exactly what you are looking for, don’t worry! I have more easy hot chocolate recipes for you on the blog. Spiked with alcohol, alcohol-free, festive or healthy … I am sure you will find something you like.
Here are a few of them:
- Limoncello Hot Chocolate
- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
- Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
- Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate
- Hot Cocoa with Almond Milk
- Turmeric Hot Chocolate
- Spiked Hot Chocolate
What do I need to make Baileys hot chocolate at home?
- Small saucepan.
- Whisk or wooden spoon.
- Mug or heat-proof glass.
- Milk, cocoa powder, Baileys Irish cream (you can use homemade Irish cream), dark chocolate & sugar.
- Optional – toppings of your choice.
How to make hot chocolate with Baileys
In the saucepan, combine milk, cocoa and dark chocolate. Stir with a whisk until the chocolate has melted.
This only takes a few minutes and I highly recommend stirring the milk constantly.
When ready, turn off the heat and stir in Baileys.
Taste it and add sugar to your taste. I used only a little because I knew I would be topping it with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. If you like your hot chocolate on the sweet side, definitely add more sugar.
Tips for making Baileys hot chocolate
- I used dark chocolate with 70% cocoa content. If you don’t like it or don’t have it on hand, you can omit it or use semisweet chocolate instead.
- Instead of sugar, honey can be added to sweeten this hot chocolate.
- Whipped cream, chocolate sauce and chocolate shavings are completely optional. They add an extra richness to this Baileys hot chocolate, but it will still taste good without them. You can also top it with some marshmallows, if you like.
Note: The nutrition information does not include the optional toppings.
Baileys Hot Chocolate
- whipped cream
- chocolate sauce
- chocolate shavings
- In a small saucepan, heat up the milk. Add cocoa and chocolate and stir with a whisk until the chocolate has melted.
- Turn off the heat and add Baileys. Taste it and add sugar to your taste.
- Optional: Top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, chocolate shavings, …
- This recipe yields 1 cup of hot chocolate (250 milliliters). Now, if your mug/cup is small it may yield 2 portions.
- Sugar – can be substituted with honey. I only used a little but you feel free to add as much as you like.
- Toppings are completely optional. You can also use marshmallows.
- The nutritional information does not include the toppings as it depends on every person how much they add.