Spiked hot chocolate?! YES PLEASE! You’re going to love this dairy-free hot chocolate recipe because it’s spiked with a little bit of amaretto and made with almond milk and maple syrup!
Other holiday favorites of ours are these Festive Hot Toddies as well as this Raspberry Mulled Wine…YUM!
EVERYONE. This spiked hot chocolate recipe is the mecca of all hot chocolates. Why? One word–
Amaretto has such a yummy, almondy flavor and it pairs perfectly with hot chocolate! Amaretto is a sweet Italian liquor and it tastes and smells like the most perfect almond extract on this planet! I love it in this dairy free hot chocolate recipe not only for the flavor but because it’s easy drinking!
For this dairy free hot chocolate, you only need 4 total ingredients. 4! Check it out:
Dairy Free Hot Chocolate with Amaretto Ingredients
- unsweetened almond milk
- maple syrup
- cocoa powder
If you’re not an almond milk kind of person, be my guest and swap it out for any kind of milk including cow’s, soy, or oat! I’ve made this recipe with both normal cocoa powder and dark cocoa powder, both are equally as delicious! If you’re making this recipe for a crowd, feel free to double or triple! And, if you want to opt-out of the alcohol, you can skip the 1 oz. of amaretto and add about 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract into the cups of cocoa that do not want the booze!
More Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Recipes
Dairy Free Spiked Hot Chocolate
Spiked hot chocolate?! YES PLEASE! You’re going to love this dairy free hot chocolate recipe because it’s spiked with a little bit of amaretto and made with almond milk and maple syrup!
- 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2-oz. amaretto
- Place almond milk, cocoa powder, and maple syrup in a small sauce pan. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Place 1 oz. amaretto at the bottom of two mugs, then pour in hot chocolate.
- Enjoy with some frothed almond milk on top.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 2 Calories: 232 Sugar: 15 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 38 Fiber: 5 Protein: 4
Keywords: hot chocolate
New for me, I loved it. Next I’m going to have it at the weekend!
You are actually right on describing this recipe. The typical hot chocolate comes with a twist in its taste with the amaretto. It is a great idea for me to make the most of everything in this recipe to make certain that a good recipe will be served at the table.
i was wondering whether you prefer coconut milk in your bailey’s over other nut milks? i heard cashew milk was a good alternative too!
They are both great!!
Amaretto sounds really sweet. I’ve tried it though. Within chilly days in winter, a cup of hot chocolate would be perfect during working hours 😉
It is a sweet liquor, but we only used 1 oz. per serving!
I love it! Great!
Thanks. This looks great! I usually put the alcohol into my coffee and cocoa drinks AFTER everything else. Cooking alcohol causes some of the alcohol to evaporate. You will still get the taste though. Cheers!
LOVE this idea! I’ll have to be recreating soon! My favorite holiday booze is a white chocolate liquor. Like a version of Bailey’s. So good!! I’ll have to try adding some of that into hot chocolate too!
A hot chocolatey-baileys, that’s amazing!
You had me at booze… 😉
Hopefully my hot cocoa cravings will kick in soon – I’m still in love with my cold/iced chai tea lattes; I’m not ready to give them up! I’m sure once the freezing temps kick in in Duluth, it will be all the rage. Hello to another MN blogger! =)
YUM! This looks amazing. And it seems like the perfect treat for a cold winter girls night! 🙂
Not only does this look delicious – but WOW, the photos are stunning!
Yum! This looks like it could be the go to drink to survive my first winter in Alaska. For holiday cookies, traditional sugar cookies with frosting or Russian tea cakes are two of my favorites 🙂
They may not be healthy, but they’re great! …. Amaretto Apricot Chews. It’s our “gotta-have” Christmas cookie.
I’ve never heard of that! Looking it up now!
This looks so luxurious and comforting! Lovely photo as well!
Thank you Cara!
perfect fall treat!
Gah I LOVE amaretto! It’s dangerous though because it’s so tasty! Genius to put it in hot chocolate..yum!!
You should make the days of healthy cookies longer and have guest posters…like moi! 🙂
That is a good idea! Hillary from Nutrition Nut on the Run had an idea of doing a blogger cookie swap. Yes. Love.
So I was checking this post out to share and realized…I don’t think I get notified when you reply to me! Just wanted to let you know!
Also seriously we should do a cookie swap IRL with twin cities bloggers! How fun would that be??
WEIRD. Looking into it. THANKS lover butt.
This looks amazing!! I love the flavor of amaretto and bravo for the Penzey’s cocoa! Definitely the best kind!
I am such a Penzey’s girl! Such great quality cocoa. I have like 3 giant bags of it 🙂
I love a recipe I found last year for Chai Spiced sugar cookies.
Dang that sounds delish.
LEE! Your recipes make me so happy 🙂 Have a great day chica!
Oh my! I need to make this! 🙂 I always crave chocolate after dinner… I feel like this would be perfecttttttt
For Holiday cookies I am not sure! I have always enjoyed those cookies with the Hersey Kiss in the middle.