The Perfect Winter Drink: Boozy Hot Chocolate

The Perfect Winter Drink: Boozy Hot Chocolate

It’s officially cold outside. Like, officially can’t-feel-your-hands cold. After a full day of skiing, snowboarding, or just watching snow fall outside, there’s nothing better than a warm mug of hot chocolate. But not just any hot chocolate — BOOZY hot chocolate. Here’s one of our favorite recipes that’s made in a crockpot, so you’ll have plenty to share (or not, we’re not judging).


2 (4-oz.) pkgs. Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
6 cups whole milk
1 cup Baileys® Irish Cream


1. Break up the chocolate squares and add the slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients (except the Baileys).
2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1.5 hours stirring every 30 minutes.
3. After the cocoa is hot, stir in the Baileys Irish Cream. Set the slow cooker to warm for serving.
4. Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.