Bourbon Hot Cocoa


Chocolate and bourbon? Say no more. Make this delicious hot chocolate recipe from scratch on a cold winter day.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate pieces

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 4 cups fat-free milk

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • ½ cup (4 oz.) bourbon

  • 1 pinch Ground cinnamon


  1. In a medium saucepan stir together chocolate pieces and cocoa powder. Whisk in 3 1/2 cups of the milk and the honey. Cook over medium just until boiling and chocolate pieces are melted, whisking constantly. Stir in bourbon.

  2. For frothy topper, pour the remaining 1/2 cup milk into a medium bowl. Microwave 20 to 30 seconds or just until warm. Beat with whisk until frothy. Serve cocoa with frothy topper and, if desired, sprinkle with cinnamon or additional cocoa powder.

    Bourbon Hot Cocoa

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
6g Fat
24g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2/3 cup cocoa and 1 1/2 tablespoons topper
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Vitamin A 333IU 7%
Folate 10mcg 2%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 36mg 9%
Potassium 313mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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