Irish Hot Chocolate

Creamy hot chocolate and Irish whiskey -- a perfect treat for St. Patrick's day, or any day! Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Welcome to March… when we can all start thinking about things that are green and Irish-ish.

Okay, this isn’t green. But it is a delightful, creamy hot chocolate, full of good milk, cream, raw cacao powder… and, of course whiskey! So I’d say we’re good to go.


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Irish Hot Chocolate

3 cups of the best milk you can find (we use whole, cream top, vat pasteurized milk from grassfed cows

2 eggs from pastured hens

2 Tablespoons of maple syrup (my brother makes mine, but this kind is good, too)

1 teaspoon vanilla (like this)

1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder (like this)

1/8 teaspoon sea salt (like this)

3 Tablespoons of the best cream you can find–not ultrapasteurized

1/4 cup Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey in Hot Chocolate | Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers



Break the eggs into a heavy bottomed pan, and give them a quick whisk to break the yolks. Add the milk, and stir well.

Add the rest of the ingredients except the whiskey.

Heat gently on medium-low heat, stirring constantly. If you do not stir constantly, the egg will cook separately and you will have little bits of scrambled egg floating in your hot chocolate. (Just trust me on this one, okay? Besides, it takes a few minutes to incorporate the cacao powder.)

When it’s nice and warm, but not boiling, add the whiskey; you do not want to flash off all that lovely alcohol, do you?

This recipe makes enough for you and a friend.

Irish Hot Chocolate | Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers


This Hot Chocolate has a nice, light chocolaty flavor (unlike my Divine Hot Chocolate with Red Wine, which is much richer) and is actually delicious even without the whiskey!

This is my kids’ favorite hot chocolate recipe and it goes without saying (I hope!) that I do not add any alcohol to theirs!!!



Did you try it? What did you think? Please be sure to leave me a comment; I love to hear from you! 🙂

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Creamy real food hot chocolate with Irish whiskey via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

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19 Responses to Irish Hot Chocolate

  1. Raia says:

    I love the addition of eggs to this recipe! Extra nutritious. 😉 Thank you for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays! I hope you’ll link up again this weekend. 🙂

  2. My boyfriend is going to love me when I make this for him 😀
    He loves Irish Cream drinks and I don’t think he’s ever had a hot chocolate with it included! Thanks for sharing this at the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party, this is a fantastic, nourishing treat 🙂

  3. heidi says:

    Girl, this looks so good. I know what I’m drinking this St. Pat’s Day now. Hope you have a great day!

  4. Sarah says:

    This looks heavenly! I could use one now but I’m going to have to wait a bit. I’m bookmarking this for later 🙂

    Thank you for linking up with the MaMade Blog Hop!

  5. I’m really gonna need to try this one night. Sounds really yummy! Hope you have a great weekend. Thank you for linking up at the MaMade Blog Hop

  6. What a wholesome hot chocolate recipe, Christine, and I love the addition of the whiskey – yum! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  7. Diane says:

    This sounds heavenly with or without the whiskey. We are big on hot chocolate and a lot of our goat milk is reserved for this purpose. I can’t wait to try this! I found your post on Simple Saturdays Blog Hop.

  8. onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers says:

    I’m so glad you stopped by! You’ll have to let me know how you like it — I’ve never tried making hot chocolate with goat’s milk before! 🙂

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  10. So, instead of Irish coffee, it’s Irish hot chocolate, I might enjoy this next winter, I don’t like coffee. Thanks for sharing again on Real Food Fridays, we have a giveaway this week.

    • onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers says:

      You’re welcome! 🙂
      Exactly! Except that I like coffee just fine… I just don’t like to drink my alcohol in the morning, or my coffee in the evening. 😉

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