Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate
Serves: 4
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • a dash of salt
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 3½ cups reduced fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons half and half (optional)
  • 8 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  1. In a medium saucepan stir together the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. Stir in the boiling water until the sugar has dissolved and the cocoa isn't lumpy. Turn the burner to medium heat.
  3. Stir in the milk. Let the milk heat up, stirring occasionally. Watch it carefully so it doesn't scorch!! Remember you aren't cooking the milk. Just warming it.
  4. When the hot chocolate has reached your desired drinking temperature, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla, half and half, and bourbon.
  5. Divide the hot chocolate between 4 mugs, top each with marshmallows, and serve immediately.
If you leave out the bourbon this makes EXCELLENT regular homemade hot chocolate. The half & half makes it extra creamy.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at