Irish Hot Chocolate

December 17, 2014
2 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

This recipe is adapted from Serious Eats. It's also boozy and awesome and makes you feel warm and Irish! —Marian Bull

What You'll Need
  • 1 12-ounce bottle Guinness or other stout
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 8 ounces chopped dark chocolate
  • 4 ounces Irish cream liqueur
  • 4 ounces Irish whiskey
  1. Cook Guinness over medium-high heat in a saucepan until it’s syrupy and has reduced down to about 1/2 cup, about 10 minutes. Set the syrup aside.
  2. In a separate medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Whisk in the milk and the chocolate, and heat over medium, whisking constantly, until chocolate is fully incorporated.
  3. Add the Irish cream, the reserved stout syrup, and the whiskey. Stir. When you’re ready to serve, froth the mixture with a hand blender, a milk frother, or a whisk and a strong arm. Serve hot.

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3 Reviews

Analida B. March 10, 2018
This is my kind of hot chocolate! I am going to make the for Saint Patrick's Day! Here is another hot toddy style drink with Jameson :
No1DJinNJ January 28, 2016
GRRRREAT! Cut back on the Dark Chocolate by 3 ounces.
Eleana January 5, 2015
We really enjoyed this drink on a cold evening!