How to make Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe

Give your adult hot chocolate an extra jolt of holiday cheer with these easy peppermint liqueur-spiked shots. With just 4 ingredients, you can make this festive cocktail that’s as fun to drink as it is to serve.

Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe
Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe

How To Prepare Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe

  • Preparation & Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Makes: 8 shots


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
  • 1⁄4 cup peppermint schnapps
  • 1⁄4 cup vodka


  1. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until completely smooth and melted.
  2. Pour the heavy cream into the melted chocolate and whisk vigorously until fully blended and thickened.
  3. Add the peppermint schnapps and vodka and stir to combine.
  4. Pour mixture evenly into 8 small shot glasses.
  5. Top each shot with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a candy cane if desired.
  6. Serve shots immediately and enjoy! Caution – these go down very easily!

Nutrition Facts of Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe

Calories 240
Fat22 gm
Protein3.8 gm
Carbohydrates17 gm
Cholesterol10 mg
Sodium14 gm
Potassium115 mg
Magnesium16 mg
Chloride98 mg
Sugar18 gm
Fiber0.5 gm
Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe

8 Amazing Serving Ideas for Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe

A Shortcut To Perfect Snacks:

They will indeed look delicious in those mini-shot glasses.  You can also make small bowls out of the same chocolate. And with a spoon, you will make the perfect mini snacks for your kids.

Recipe For Secret Weapon In Parties :

It will look yummy and taste like hot chocolate.  You can also use different-shaped shot glasses to get a different look.

An Impressive Cocktail:

Serve this in a martini or champagne glass, and add some whipped cream to make it look even better. It will be the perfect addition to any celebration.

The Perfect Warm Drink :

How about a hot chocolate that doesn’t need a microwave? The chocolate shavings will melt in your mouth and taste amazing.

A Pot Of Yummyness :

This recipe can also be served in 2 mugs. You can garnish these with marshmallows and whipped cream. This will make the best hot cocoa ever.

It’s A Snack In A Glass :

Who says you can’t have chocolate at breakfast? It will be so much fun if you serve it in a cute glass. Your kids will love this recipe.

Elegant Dessert To Add To Your Party:

You will have an elegant way to serve your party. You can also use different glasses for different flavors. This will make it easy for your guests to choose which ones they want.

Easy Chocolate Pudding:

A chocolate lover can never say no to this recipe. You can top it with whipped cream, marshmallows, and chocolate syrup and make the best pudding.

Is a shot of espresso good in hot chocolate?

Well, the answer depends entirely on your preference. Some people like having a shot or two of espresso in their hot chocolate to give it a nice kick. Others say that coffee provides a bitter taste and should be avoided at all costs.

Is Kahlua good in hot chocolate?

I use Kahlua in sweet hot chocolate to taste like natural Hot Cocoa from Swiss Miss or Nestle and mix the alcohol with some non-alcoholic liquid to drink. It is not good in hot chocolate made with milk, though.

Is a mocha just hot chocolate with espresso?

Mocha is a combination of coffee and chocolate. In theory, a mocha is just a hot chocolate with espresso added, but most of the time, people will use an actual drink like a latte or cappuccino instead of hot chocolate.

Do you have to boil the cocoa mix?

No, you don’t “have to,” even though the package instructions may tell you to do so. Some recipes call for boiling the hot cocoa mix because it adds more flavoring. For example, if you use one cup of water and two cocoa mixes, you might add a teaspoon of vanilla and then boil it. That step makes the hot chocolate more flavorful and tastes better.

What is the difference between a hot chocolate mix and cocoa powder?

Cocoa powder is not as strongly flavored as the hot chocolate mix. The hot chocolate mix usually has more sugar and fat and almost always has more additives and preservatives.

Does hot chocolate have caffeine?

Yes, hot chocolate can have a small amount of caffeine. Most people don’t notice it or don’t care if they do. The amount of caffeine will vary depending on the cocoa powder you use, but it’s usually less than if you had a cup of coffee or tea.

Does Starbucks put mocha in their hot chocolate?

No, Starbucks does not put mocha in their hot chocolate. If you ask for a mocha in Starbucks just for a double mocha latte, it will be the same.

Why is Starbucks hot chocolate bitter?

The flavoring used to make hot chocolate is much more concentrated than the flavoring used in many other types of chocolate. The dressing used to make hot chocolate is made from natural ingredients, while most other types of chocolate are made with artificial flavorings.


Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe is a fantastic treat to serve at any event. They are simple to make and are one of my favorite treats. You can also use chocolate shavings or chopped nuts instead of mini marshmallows to serve them in small mugs. These shots can also be done as desserts on your dessert table. Also, you can make these shots with any flavor, like vanilla, strawberry, or even mint chocolate.