Make your own delicious chocolate vodka

Make your own DIY chocolate vodka

What better way to kick off A Handmade Christmas than to introduce you to a new favourite of mine – chocolate vodka. Smooth chocolate and cream with a vodka kick. It’s Baileys less sophisticated, but more chocolatey cousin. Enjoy over ice, mixed into a chocolate martini, or stirred into hot chocolate.

The best thing about it – it takes less than 15 minutes to whip up, and uses only 3 ingredients. What’s not to love, right? You could literally be in the mood for it when you walk in the door tonight, and have it in your hand by the time dinner’s ready. A little bit of chocolatey love, just in time for the holidays.

Make your own DIY chocolate vodka

Make your own DIY chocolate vodka

And because I think this would make a great little gift for almost anyone on your list, I’ve created a free pair of downloadable gift tags. Just my way of saying thank you. All you need to do is download them, print them onto printable sticker paper (the kind you can peel the back off of),  stick on a sweet little bottle, and you have yourself one very easy, very-giftable gift.

Hooray for handmade! Keen to get stuck into more Christmas goodness? Try these gingerbread pancakes. A winner for those December mornings.

A Handmade Christmas: chocolate vodka
Make your own DIY chocolate vodka
Free PDF Christmas label download

Make your own delicious chocolate vodka 

You will need (enough for a small, gift-able bottle)

2/3 cup (200ml) cream

1 cup (150g) chocolate – I used 100g milk, 50g dark chocolate

300ml vodka


1. Melt the chocolate together with the cream in a pan over a medium heat. Stir constantly.

2. Once the chocolate has melted, turn off the hear and stir in the vodka.

3. Bottle your delicious liquor in a bottle, using a funnel to make sure you don’t get chocolate vodka all over your counters. Store in the fridge.

  1. Reply
    Chloe Moon

    I'm sold…two of my favorite things…vodka and chocolate! Sounds yummy!!!! =)

    Ergo – Blog

  2. Reply

    You just solved my problems Elena! Thanks so much! I think this would make a perfect gift for the men on our gift list. Their always the hardest to get gifts for, and this fits the bill perfectly.

    xo Hanna from Pearls & Scissors

  3. Reply
    Valerie Price

    What a lovely idea! Sounds delicious!

  4. Reply

    This looks delicious and is a great idea. Perfect for taking round to friends houses during the festive period. xx

  5. Reply
    Michelle @ Rosy Blu

    Oooooh! This looks AMAZING, and I will be making it next week. I love everything about it (espeically your "drink me I'm yummy" label!)

  6. Reply

    This is perfect! I was trying to talk my husband into getting some chocolate wine at the grocery store the other day. I love how you can create your own chocolate vodka. Mmmmmm…. sounds good to me 🙂

  7. Reply

    This looks so good! Last year my sister-in-law made kahlua from scratch as gifts. I think it's pretty much coffee and vodka. It was soooo yummy.

  8. Reply

    How long can we store this for and should it be in the fridge? Sorry for the anon post – I don't have an acount.


    1. Reply

      You can leave this in the fridge for a week. It could possibly go for more (since the alcohol acts as a natural preservative), but I wouldn't go beyond a week myself x

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    Studio Kaufmann

    OMG this sounds so delicious!! Am making it tonight. Love the label too!

  10. Reply
    Viviane Basile

    it´s so nice and beautiful!!! A wonderful gift!!!!

    But I didn´t understand what you mean with 2/3 cup (200ml) cream. Is it butter?? Or what??? Sorry for my poor english.

    Love your blog!
    Viviane Basile

    1. Reply

      Hi Viviane!

      By cream I mean double cream or heavy cream. The kind you can get in the same supermarket aisle as milk. You could try milk, but I don't think it will come out very well.

  11. Reply
    Karen Orihuela

    This is an awesome gift!! Thanks for the idea!!

  12. Reply

    Hi, do you think this would work the same with single cream? I'm using cadburys chocolate not cooking chocolate. Thank you for the inspiration. It seems so simple to make. Plan to do today!

    1. Reply

      I think it would work. Let me know how it goes!

  13. Reply

    I made it and it solidified like panna cotta!!

    1. Reply

      Oh no! Did you use low heat? I've used this recipe several times and it's always worked. Hope it doesn't put you off. This really is delicious!

  14. Reply
    christina Salziger

    How big is the bottle you are using?

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