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Homemade Chocolate Liqueur

Homemade Chocolate Liqueur, a creamy easy and so delicious Chocolate Liqueur Recipe. A perfect after dinner dessert Drink.

chocolate liqueur in a bottle in a glass with ice and in a liqueur glass


With the holidays just around the corner, so this year, why not treat yourself and your family and friends to a Chocolate Liqueur? This is a super easy and delicious drink recipe.

It can be served either straight up or over ice. Be sure to serve the liqueur very cold from the fridge and shake well before serving.

In Italy lots of people like to make their own liqueur, from Limoncello to a Creamy Coffee Liqueur  and there is even one for Nutella fans or if strawberries are your fave, how about a tasty Strawberry / Fragolino.

I’ve made a few during my stay in Italy, but it seems that this Chocolate Liqueur went over really well, maybe too well.

Italians take their drinks as seriously as they take their food. So I guess that’s why here it’s so easy to find 95 proof alcohol. I’ve been told that it’s hard to find it elsewhere. So no need to worry, substitute with vodka and you’ll be good to go.

a liqueur glass of chocolate liqueur

How to  make Chocolate Liqueur

  • In a medium pot whisk together the sugar and cocoa,
  • Add the milk and cream stir together until well combined.
mixing the ingredients except for the liquor for chocolate liqueur
  • Place the pot over medium heat, stirring continuously
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and slow boil for 5 minutes, whisking often.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
let the chocolate liqueur mixture cool before adding the vodka in the pot
  • Once it is cool add the vodka and combine well.
  • Pour the Chocolate Liqueur into a clean bottle with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate until really cold.
bottling the chocolate liqueur
  • Delicious served over ice too.

How to store Homemade Cream Liqueur

The Chocolate Liqueur should be stored in a clean glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid, and should be stored in the fridge. It will last up to 30 days in the fridge.

This wonderful, creamy and chocolatey liqueur recipe, was given to me by a good friend who is an amazing cook along with her daughter and every now and then we share cooking tips (how many great ideas have they given me)?

We also love to share an espresso on occasion. I have to tell you,  she makes the best espresso I have ever had in my life. We both use bottled water, we both use the same brand of coffee and the same espresso machine.

chocolate liqueur in a bottle in a glass with ice and in a liqueur glass

Could it be something in the blood? A coffee gene?

I can cook, but I keep asking myself ‘will that amazing espresso always be out of my reach?’ Still, I refuse to give up!

More Delicious Chocolate recipes for the Holidays

Make sure you prepare this Liqueur in advance because you want to get it as cold as possible. So when it is ready just put up your feet, have a glass and together we can make a toast to a Happy Holidays, Salute! Enjoy.

chocolate liqueur in a bottle in a glass with ice and in a liqueur glass
chocolate liqueur in a bottle in a glass with ice and in a liqueur glass

Homemade Chocolate Liqueur

Rosemary Molloy
Chocolate Liqueur, deliciously easy homemade creamy chocolate liqueur. A perfect Christmas/fall drink recipe. The Ultimate Chocolate treat.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 cups
Calories 789.51 kcal


  • 1 large pot
  • Clean glass bottle with tight fitting lids.


  • 2 cups milk 2% or whole
  • cup unsweetened cocoa dutch processed (good quality brand)
  • cup vodka (good quality)
  • cups granulated sugar
  • cups cream heavy, whipping or whole


  • In a large pot whisk together the sugar and cocoa, then add the milk and cream combine well.
  • When the mixture it is well combined place the pot over medium heat, stirring continuously, bring to a boil and slow boil for 5 minutes, whisking often.
  • Remove from heat and let cool. Once it is cool add the vodka and mix to combine completely. Pour into a bottle and refrigerate until really cold, about three hours, shake well before serving. Delicious served over ice too. Enjoy!


Will last up to a month in the fridge, shake well before serving.

The recipe can be halved.


Calories: 789.51kcal | Carbohydrates: 106.12g | Protein: 9.11g | Fat: 32.44g | Saturated Fat: 20.13g | Cholesterol: 111.33mg | Sodium: 88.95mg | Potassium: 507.68mg | Fiber: 6.25g | Sugar: 93.71g | Vitamin A: 1213.67IU | Vitamin C: 0.68mg | Calcium: 214.03mg | Iron: 2.61mg
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Updated from April 12, 2014.


  1. Hi, I am wanting to make espresso martinis Saturday night for a free friends. Can you share with me your espresso martini recipe with this chocolate liquor recipe!?

    1. Hi Randi, my daughter is the espresso martini expert this is her recipe on her site https://breadsandsweets.com/espresso-martini/, I think you could just substitute the chocolate liqueur with the coffee liqueur or even do half and half. I must say that sounds amazing! Your lucky friends! Take care and have a great weekend. And let me know how it is.

  2. Not sure what I did wrong nor how to fix it? My recipe came out kinda chalky taste? And it leaves a residue on the glass? I know it’s too late to heat it back up. It’s just a muddy mess lol! I actually have to stir it before I take a drink because it settles in the bottom of my glass?

    1. Hi Ethel, I can’t really say what you did wrong without seeing how you did it, maybe the quality of the ingredients? Shaking it before serving is normal. Take care!

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