Irish Hot Chocolate

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This Boozy Irish Hot Chocolate recipe is really going to make your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. It’s a from scratch recipe that includes Baileys Irish Cream liqueur, and Jameson Irish Whiskey for a fun adult homemade hot chocolate. This recipe serves two and is perfect for sharing.

Irish Hot Chocolate

Why we love this Baileys & Jameson Hot Chocolate-

  • Our Irish Coffee has been one of the most popular recipes on this site, so we knew we had to make a hot chocolate version to make the best Irish Hot Chocolate.
  • If you love Baileys and Jameson like we do, cozy up with this warm treat any time of year, we won’t tell!
  • This recipe uses simple ingredients to make a truly delicious boozy hot chocolate for St. Patrick’s Day, or any time. We love a good hot drink on a cold evening.
Irish Hot Chocolate

Can you put Jameson in hot cocoa?

Yes! Whiskey and chocolate go well together. We love adding a shot of liquor for an adult hot chocolate. Jameson is a great option, since whiskey adds to the warming effect. We also added Baileys Irish Cream!

Irish Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 oz. dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream (or, homemade Irish cream)
  • 2 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Whipped cream and sprinkles for topping
Irish Hot Chocolate


Step 1: In a medium saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until warmed and steamy.

Step 2: Add cocoa, sugar, salt, and chopped chocolate.

Step 3: Whisk together and stir until ingredients are combined and chocolate is melted and incorporated.

Step 4: Remove from the heat and add Baileys and Jameson.

Step 5: Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Irish Hot Chocolate


Irish Hot Cocoa Substitutions & Tips:

  • Take this hot cocoa up a notch by topping it with yummy chocolate shavings. You can top it with marshmallows, or any hot chocolate toppings you prefer!
  • Don’t want to make it from scratch? Just combine your favorite hot chocolate mix (prepared according to the directions) with 1 oz. of Baileys and 1 oz. Jameson!

There’s not much better than cozying up with a good book on chilly nights with a warm hot chocolate drink. This one makes one of our most favorite warm cocktail options for cool weather. If you like warmer cocktails, you might like these delicious drinks & boozy treats-

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