Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins

Home made hot chocolate is comfort food at its best, especially in the winter time. Although, I have been known to serve this up around a campfire on the 4th of July and it tasted just fine. This is an old Gourmet recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy saucepan combine the cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, water and a dash of salt.
  2. Heat mixture over low heat, whisking, until the cocoa powder is dissolved and the mixture is a smooth paste.
  3. Gradually add the milk and half&half and simmer whisking for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in Baileys.
  5. Divide hot chocolate into warmed mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is an Ohmigod! 10 stars, at least. The cocoa itself if rich and delicious, and I have had several cups of it in the last couple of days. But the addition of the Bailey's puts it over the top. I haven't even gotten to the Baileys AND whipped cream AND shaved chocolate. This is just wonderful.