Scrumptious Irish Chocolate Recipe for Chocoholics

Looking for a rich and decadent dessert that will satisfy all your chocolatey cravings? Look no further than this Irish chocolate recipe! Made with a blend of creamy milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and Irish cream liqueur, this recipe is the perfect balance of sweetness and richness.

But why settle for a basic hot chocolate when you can indulge in a luxurious cup of homemade Irish hot chocolate? The addition of Irish cream adds depth and complexity to the flavor profile, making each sip a true delight.

But don’t let the complexity of the flavor fool you into thinking this recipe is difficult to make. With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of this Irish chocolate in no time at all. And with the customizable variations we’ll share with you later on, you can find your perfect iteration of this classic dessert.

So go ahead and treat yourself to a little taste of Ireland with this incredible recipe. Whether enjoyed as an after-dinner indulgence or served alongside your favorite desserts from our selection of Irish desserts recipes, this irish chocolate recipe is sure to please even the most discerning sweet tooth.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Chocolate
Irish Chocolate

My dear readers, let me tell you why you are going to love this Irish chocolate recipe. This recipe is not just any ordinary chocolate recipe, it is the best of the best – an indulgent, heavenly concoction that combines the rich flavors of Irish cream and hot chocolate.

If you’re a fan of Baileys Irish cream or just need your occasional sweet fix, then this recipe is perfect for you! Imagine curling up on a cold winter night with a warm cup of Irish hot chocolate in your hands, taking in the velvety sweetness of melted milk chocolate and smooth Baileys Irish cream liqueur. It’s like having a cozy cocktail without leaving your home.

But why stop at just sipping on this delightful drink? You can also use this recipe to add some extra oomph to your desserts. It is an excellent ingredient that can transform an ordinary chocolate pudding into an exquisite dessert. Mix it into your favorite brownie batter or spread it over a bundt cake to enjoy fabulous, moist textures.

So whether you’re entertaining guests or indulging in a late-night treat, trust me; this recipe will satisfy even the most demanding of sweet cravings. The irresistible combination will have you hooked after the very first sip, and don’t say I didn’t warn you – it’s impossible to have just one cup.

So go ahead and give it a try; I assure you; it will certainly become one of your go-to Irish desserts recipes in no time!

Ingredient List

 You can almost taste the Emerald Isle with each bite.
You can almost taste the Emerald Isle with each bite.

Get ready to grab your pantry essentials for this Irish Chocolate Recipe!
For the Irish Hot Chocolate mix, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 2 oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 oz milk chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Baileys Irish Cream

For the Best Irish Chocolate drink, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • Irish whiskey
  • Baileys hot chocolate mix
  • Whipped cream

For the Olde Irish Stout recipe, you’ll need:

  • 12 ounce bottle Guinness stout
  • 1 1/2 cups instant cocoa mix
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Chocolate shavings or flakes to garnish.

Feel free to combine these ingredients and add some tweaks to suit your taste!

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this decadent dessert.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this decadent dessert.

Step 1: Gather ingredients

Before starting the recipe, make sure to have all the necessary ingredients. Irish hot chocolate requires a few ingredients that you may not have in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 ounces of dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2/3 cup of Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys)

Make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature before starting.

Step 2: Prepare the cocoa mix

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt until blended. Add in the milk and continue whisking to combine everything. Continue cooking for around 5 minutes or until the mixture is steaming hot.

Step 3: Add chocolates and Irish cream

Once the mixture is heated through, add in the chopped dark chocolate, and continue whisking until melted into the mix. Then pour in Baileys Irish Cream and stir quickly to fully incorporate.

Step 4: Whip some cream

Whip some cream in a mixer with an electric beater. Beat it until soft peaks form. The whipped cream balances out the bitterness of cocoa and adds to a luxurious texture to your drink

Step 5: Serve

When everything is well combined, portion it into mugs and then top with whipped cream.

Enjoy your homemade Irish hot cocoa while it’s still hot!

Substitutions and Variations

 This chocolatey goodness is enough to make your taste buds dance a jig.
This chocolatey goodness is enough to make your taste buds dance a jig.

Well, folks, if you’re looking to experiment with this recipe, I’ve got some good news for you. The flexibility of chocolate recipes is almost as legendary as the craic of the Irish, so don’t be afraid to get creative. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try.

– Instead of Irish cream liqueur, you can use other types of cream liqueurs such as Baileys or Amarula.

– If you want to elevate the chocolate flavour even further, use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Trust me; it’s worth it.

– For a grown-up twist, add an ounce of your favourite Irish whiskey to your hot chocolate. That’s what I call a hot cocoa cocktail!

– If you don’t have whole milk on hand, feel free to use 2% or skim milk instead. Just make sure not to scorch the milk during the process.

– Want a boozy dessert? Pour a little Irish cream over ice cream or cake for a delightful treat.

– Looking for something more substantial? Why not bake a bundt cake with Guinness stout in place of water? It produces a deliciously tangy and rich flavour.

– If you’re throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party or simply want an Irish-themed dessert, add some green food colouring or mint extract for chocolate mint cookies or truffles.

That’s all for now, lads and lasses! Remember, cooking is about experimentation and having fun. So get playful and make this recipe your own.

Serving and Pairing

 Take a bite and say
Take a bite and say “sláinte!” to good food and good friends.

Well, my friends, it’s time to serve up that delicious Irish hot chocolate you’ve just whipped up! You’re going to want to enjoy this one in large mugs, cozied up on your couch or by the fireplace with your loved ones.

Irish hot chocolate is the perfect dessert for any Irish-themed dinner party or St. Patrick’s Day celebration. You could also accompany it with some Irish desserts recipes that complement the cocoa flavor. I recommend serving up some warm and buttery homemade bundt cake or a creamy chocolate pudding to finish off the meal perfectly.

You can also play around with garnishes to add some extra flair to your hot chocolate; some whipped cream and finely grated dark chocolate would go particularly well on top of this sweet treat. Don’t forget to add a dash of Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur or Irish Whiskey for an extra kick!

This Irish hot chocolate recipe is versatile enough to pair with different types of food, so you can get creative and try pairing it with other desserts recipes like chocolate truffles, fruity pies or even ice cream!


Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A dessert recipe that will make your Guinness extra enjoyable.
A dessert recipe that will make your Guinness extra enjoyable.

You can make Irish Chocolate recipe ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just reheat it in a saucepan over medium heat until it’s warm enough to drink. Use a whisk or an immersion blender to froth the mixture back up, just like you did when you first made it.

To store leftover hot chocolate, pour it into an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to three days. If anything has settled while it’s been sitting in the fridge, simply stir or froth it back up before reheating.

If you’ve made this recipe with whipped cream on top, you can either remove the whipped cream before storing the hot chocolate or choose to enjoy it without toppings after reheating.

Remember that Irish Chocolate recipe has alcohol (Irish cream liqueur and Irish whiskey) so if you’re going to store and reheat it, make sure to do so in appropriate containers that are safe for alcohol.

And if you’re feeling creative, try adding this delicious Irish hot chocolate recipe into other Irish desserts recipes like cake, pudding, mousse, truffles or as part of your next chocolate cocktail!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Irish Cream gives this chocolate creation a creamy and smooth texture.
Irish Cream gives this chocolate creation a creamy and smooth texture.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have prepared dozens of different chocolate recipes throughout my career. While making the Irish Chocolate Recipe, I picked up some tips and tricks that I want to share with you to achieve perfect results.

Firstly, when adding the ingredients to the pot, make sure to add them gradually while constantly stirring with a whisk. This method will prevent any clumps from forming in the mixture.

Secondly, it’s best to use a medium heat when cooking the Irish Chocolate Recipe. This will ensure that the cocoa powder is completely dissolved and that the sugar is fully incorporated into the mixture, creating a smooth consistency without burning any of the ingredients.

Thirdly, don’t stir too vigorously once the Irish Cream Liqueur is added. Stirring too much could cause the alcohol to evaporate quickly, leaving you with less flavor and a less potent drink.

Fourthly, be careful not to overheat or boil the mixture as this can change its texture and affect its taste. Keeping a close eye on the pot while cooking is important for preventing this from happening.

Finally, adding toppings can really enhance your Irish Chocolate Recipe experience. Whipped cream and cocoa powder are great options, but feel free to get creative! Consider trying shredded chocolate or even some toasted marshmallows.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to enjoy a perfectly smooth and delicious Irish Chocolate Recipe every time.


Before wrapping up this recipe article, let’s dive into some FAQs that may arise while preparing this mouth-watering Irish Chocolate Recipe. These FAQ will come in handy for you and will surely help you to make the perfect batch of Irish hot chocolate. So, without further ado, let’s answer some questions!

What is Irish chocolate drink?

Looking for a cozy drink to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Try spicing up your usual hot chocolate recipe by adding some Irish whiskey and Irish cream. This elevated version of the classic hot chocolate is both comforting and warming, making it the ideal treat to enjoy on a chilly evening.

Is Irish cream same as Baileys?

The basic ingredients of Irish cream are Irish whiskey and cream, but numerous brands, with Baileys being one of them, incorporate additional flavors like vanilla and chocolate into their recipe.

What kind of alcohol is in Baileys?

A popular liqueur hailing from Ireland is the Baileys Irish Cream. This beverage, which consists of Irish whiskey, cream, and cocoa, was created in 1973 and has garnered global popularity, making it one of the best-selling liqueurs around.

How to make tiggle hot chocolate at home?

Let’s start by making a delicious cup of Tiggle’s Hot Chocolate! You’ll need to pour 150ml of milk in a pot and add 2-3 teaspoons of the hot chocolate mix. Stir it well until the powder mixes with the milk. Once you’ve got that lovely mix, let it come to a boil over medium heat. It’s important to give it a good stir for a continuous 60 seconds to make sure it’s nice and smooth. Finally, take a moment to savor the moment and indulge in your well-deserved cup of Tiggle’s Hot Chocolate!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Irish Chocolate Recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves rich and decadent desserts. It is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a larger family gathering. The creamy and indulgent flavors of Irish cream and milk chocolate blend seamlessly together to create a taste that is truly unforgettable. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different variations and substitutions, as the recipe is highly adaptable and versatile. As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I highly recommend this recipe to anyone looking to impress their guests with a delicious dessert inspired by Irish culture. So go ahead and try out this recipe today, and enjoy the heavenly flavors of Irish chocolate in the comfort of your own home!

Irish Chocolate

Irish Chocolate Recipe

Irish Chocolate
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, European
Cook Time 10 minutes
Calories 361kcal


  • 800 ml milk
  • 120 ml cream
  • 50 g cocoa
  • 100 g sugar
  • 120 ml irish cream


  • Heat and mix the ingredients.
  • Froth and serve the chocolate in 4 individual cups. Enjoy!


Serving: 263g | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.5g | Protein: 9.6g | Fat: 17.9g | Saturated Fat: 10.4g | Cholesterol: 61.3mg | Sodium: 106.3mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 25g

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