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Spiked Irish Cream Hot Cocoa

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 8
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If you'd savor a mug of cocoa with a yummy grown-up twist, try this toe-warming recipe that includes Irish cream liqueur and vodka.
By Stephanie Wise
Updated Nov 11, 2013
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  • 8 cups milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • 1/2 cup vodka, if desired
  • Whipped cream, chocolate chips, chocolate cookie straws for serving, if desired


  • 1
    In 3-quart saucepan, heat milk, cocoa, sugar and salt over medium heat, beating with whisk often until cocoa is fully incorporated and mixture is warm and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, liqueur and vodka.
  • 2
    Carefully pour mixture into heatproof punch bowl. Serve immediately with whipped cream, chocolate chips and chocolate cookie straws.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve with candy canes instead of chocolate cookie straws to add a minty flavor.
  • tip 2
    If you’re not concerned with presentation and want to keep the punch warm longer, keep it in a slow cooker on the “warm” setting.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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