Frangelico Hot Chocolate Recipe

Susan Palmer | Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Frangelico Hot Chocolate is a thick, rich, chocolate dream. What a way to spend a Winter evening!

The only thing you need on a cold day is a big mug of piping hot extra thick hot chocolate spiked with hazelnut flavored Frangelico.

Frangelico Hot Chocolate Photo

Now that we’ve gone ahead and put in the effort for some homemade chocolate whiskey marshmallows, the next logical step in this equation is to make hot chocolate. Not any hot chocolate of course - extra thick, chocolaty and boozy hot chocolate to warm up with on the coldest of days.

I like to think of myself as a hot chocolate purist, I’m very particular about the drink I’m about to be served if I’m not making it myself. In my mind there are three types of chocolate drinks; hot cocoa, steamed milk with chocolate and then real hot, thick hot chocolate.

Frangelico Hot Chocolate Picture

If you try and serve me the first two I might laugh in your face and try to figure out if you really know me or not. If it’s the third, then I know we were meant to be.

I wish I could say where this obsession with extra thick hot chocolate came from, but the likely source is that I don’t like the taste of milk. I don’t mind milk in things, but if it’s milky tasting, forget about it!

And so I always wanted my hot chocolate to taste like the name suggests - a hot drinking chocolate.

Plus, once you sip or rather slurp up a mug from the chocolate café at the Lindt factory in Germany, you don’t go back. This drink was so thick, you could eat it with a spoon – it was basically pudding, and that friends is what I have here today.

Frangelico Hot Chocolate Image

I always think of the best words to describe the thickness of this drink… and it’s chewy. It’s weird; I know, but work with me here.

Milk, cocoa powder, chocolate and cornstarch all get tossed together in a pot and brought to a boil. As the chocolate melts and thickens it’s ready to go.

That’s it. No added sugar, just what’s found already in your favorite chocolate. And from there you can add your favorite flavoring, toppings and marshmallows!

A healthy spike of Frangelico gives it that hazelnut aroma and taste with an adult kick. 

Frangelico Hot Chocolate Pic

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Frangelico Hot Chocolate Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 4 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Good quality
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 ounces Frangelico, Or hazelnut liquor, divided
For Topping:


In a medium saucepan combine the milk, chocolate, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.

Whisk until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture has thickened.

Divide between two mugs and add 1 1/2 ounces of liquor to each mug.

Top with whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate sauce before serving. 


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Author: Susan Palmer
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 248
Calories 602

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 390mg
Total Carbohydrate 58g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 27g
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Susan Palmer

About Susan

Susan bakes up delicious treats as the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen at home in Brooklyn. She's joined Food Fanatic as a Cocktails and Boozy Desserts Fanatic, and we could not be more excited!

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