Honey-Bourbon Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My husband and I like to enjoy this grown-up version of hot chocolate on a cold winter evening. It's even better made with honey-flavored bourbon if you can find that in your local store. —Andrea Harvath, Duncannon, Pennsylvania
Honey-Bourbon Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and baking cocoa, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. Remove from heat; whisk in chocolate and honey until chocolate is completely melted. Return to heat; cook and stir until heated through.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon and vanilla. If desired, top with whipped cream; sprinkle with cocoa.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (calculated without toppings): 376 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.