Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
When we want a cup of hot chocolate, we prefer homemade over store mixes. A splash of Kahlúa adds a touch of fabulous. —Chung-Ah Rhee, Hollywood, California
Kahlua Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • Optional toppings: marshmallows and miniature marshmallows, salted caramel sauce and chocolate syrup


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gradually whisk in milk; cook and stir until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in Kahlua. Ladle into mugs; serve with toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional toppings): 280 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 6g fiber), 11g protein.