11 Reviews

I made this around Christmas time as we brew our own vodka and I'm always looking for new ideas and flavours. It was very successful. I have bought commercial chocolate flavouring before but will never have to again. This was excellent. I have since made it with vanilla essence instead of the bean (ran out) and it really was equally as good - and easier. I am a bit too impatient to strain properly although I'm sure it gives a superior liqueur and I would take the trouble if giving it as a gift. In fact it is always my intention to give this as a gift but we keep drinking it all! I have read other recipes with various ingredients but this one uses ingredients nearly everyone would have in their kitchen (except the vodka I suppose - but I always do) and it still beats the commercial flavouring - this is why I have to give 5 stars. Worst part is waiting, but for those wondering, you can also drink it straight away!

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Aussie Veg February 17, 2008

This is a preliminary report--the ingredients have been combined as directed; the jars are sitting on a shelf in a cool dark place and being shaken every two days. We are eagerly awaiting the results. Update: Five months later--I have FINALLY strained the liqueur. It took AGES. End result: an absolutely GORGEOUS, nearly clear dark liqueur. It tastes very chocolate-y and is sweet without being saccharine. It is very strong--tastes like a brandy. While I'm sure it would have been lovely if I had strained it within a couple of weeks, it seems this accidental 'aging' has made it even better. At a friend's suggestion, I'm starting a second batch and adding mint. Great stuff!

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Chef Kate July 05, 2007

This was incredible! I realy enjoyed making this - even though the wait was unbearable! I love it in milk - tastes like an adult chocolate milk. So good - this will be used again & again.

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Feej October 12, 2007

Real easy. Took me just under 30 minutes to get the stuff into the bottle. However, I converted cup measurements to grams and cubic centimeters & used an accurate weighing scale. Tastes great and I am sure the final product will be super class.

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rajatsaxenaa May 07, 2015

I guess I'm in the minority, but I could not get this to strain. I kept changing filters and literally let it sit for hours, and it just wouldn't go through. Great idea, but not worth the hassle.

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Jeri Roth Lande February 03, 2013

Yum. I used high quality cocoa powder. It took forever to filter but the dregs were delicious, like a mousse with a kick. It was hard to let it sit. I plan to try it again with "shine" as a base

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swiz58 March 01, 2012

It's all I can do to let it age! I'm thinking it would be good in coffee! Not sure if I'm going to strain it or not, does the cocoa settle?

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Doughy June 03, 2010

Spectacular results with very little effort - except the effort to not drink before it's ready, of course. I tried a little last night, after 5 days & it was just wonderful. I'm sure it will be even better once it's had the full 14 days & has been strained. Thanks Elmotoo for sharing this keeper.

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Heydarl September 04, 2008

This was so smooth and chocolately. Absolutely wonderful. Very easy to do. The hardest part is waiting until it is done.

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mary winecoff May 11, 2008

This could not be better! Or at least, I can't imagine it. So rich and so chocolately good- decadent! I only made one change and that was to substitute half brown sugar and half white sugar. This does not strain well at all, so it was a good thing I had an entire package of coffee filters on hand. I will be making more soon, for sure!

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sarikat March 16, 2008
Chocolate Liqueur