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Eggnog hot chocolate

Eggnog hot chocolate sounds as amazing as it is. And while this isn’t technically a baking dish, it is a holiday sweet treat so it counts…the fifth day of holiday baking I give you eggnog hot chocolate.

I adapted this recipe from my foodie friend and fantastic fellow Chicago blogger Dani, and her blog Danilicious Dishes. She created a vegan and dairy free version. I took it and dairy-ed it right up and de-healthed it by adding liquor, because I have five kids and I need the liquor – I just do. It was just as delicious as I imagined. And I could not believe I had never thought of this before, the cinnamon added a warm spice and the chocolate makes it so very rich. It is thick and the liquor adds just the right amount of relaxation. When making for kids or on Christmas morning, of course, take out the liquor. One kid begged for this and I made minus the liquor, and it was just as awesome.

This is the perfect after dinner drink for a holiday party, Christmas morning or while wrapping 550 presents in the few hours you are kid-free 🙂


Eggnog hot chocolate

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • cups  eggnog I use Oberweiss because it is just the greatest
  • eight ounces of bittersweet chocolate
  • one tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  nutmeg
  • Pinch  of sea salt
  • teaspoons  sugar
  • one tablespoon of brandy
  • one teaspoon vanilla


  1. Whisk the eggnog, cocoa powder, spices, salt and sugar together in a saucepan and turn on medium heat on the stove top.
  2. Bring to a simmer and keep whisking until all of the ingredients are well incorporated, about 2 minutes. Turn the heat to low and add the chopped chocolate and the brandy, and whisk until blended. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour the hot cocoa mix between mugs, and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

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  1. Its a perfect & quick recepie for festive seasons .. i am goin to try this Christmas.

  2. This eggnog hot chocolate is definitely a treat for the cold winter days. I don’t blame you for adding liquor, I would as well. It sounds delicious and so festive!

  3. Eggnog hot chocolate? Two of my favorite Christmas hot drinks combined together to make one delicious beverage? This is something that I need to have in my life.

  4. I just love hot chocolate. I will have to try this version for sure. It sounds so incredible.

  5. I’ve heard of eggnog hot chocolate, but I’ve never had a chance to prepare it at home. It’s a perfect sweet treat for Christmas, so I can’t wait to prepare it for my family and friends soon! 🙂

  6. What an interesting pairing. I never tried eggnog with hot chocolate before. I have to try this when I get back to the States.

  7. This looks delicious and makes me feel cosy just by looking at it. I would probably make it sometime but without the Brandy.

  8. oOoOoOo!!! This would be so great for one of my game nights. We rarely drink, but we have stuff at the ready for when our friends come to play.

  9. O.M.G. This looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to serve it at my next party!

  10. I love them separate so I would imagine that I’d love them together. I will have to try this out!

  11. Scheduled a pin of this one! This looks delicious. I wonder if swapping the brandy with rum would ruin it.

  12. Becca Wilson

    My husband would probably really love this. He is a huge fan of both of these things. Egg nog and hot chocolate together would be awesome.

  13. OMG I want this right now in a bad bad way! I am on the keto diet right now but am thinking about making this for my family on Christmas morning.

  14. Two of my favorite things during the holiday, combined into a delicious beverage. I like this!

  15. That sounds delightful. My kids would love it 🙂

  16. Hannah Marie

    The pictures just looks so yummy. No wonder kids loved this recipe so quickly. It is definitely perfect for the cold holiday season.

  17. Princess Quinn

    It looks like a pretty easy recipe to follow. I like it as it’s not so complicated to make. I am sure your holiday visitors would love this.

  18. Oh wow! This is my first time to learn about this recipe. Sounds interesting and made me curious. Let’s see if I can do this correctly when I make it on my own.

  19. This is amazing. I will definitely try this for Christmas.

Let me know whatcha think!