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Dirty Snowmen

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These ‘dirty’ snowmen drinks are creamy, chocolatey drinks that combine the flavors of ice cream, hot chocolate, and coffee-flavored liqueur to make one amazing hot cocktail!
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  1. DIRTY SNOWMEN INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS DIRTY SNOWMEN RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
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Tired of the cold and the snow? Me too… But trust me, these dirty snowmen will make up for it. What makes them dirty? Let’s just say, we’ve combined some warm childhood memories with a grown-up boozy twist to get this hot cocktail that’s just as comforting as it is delicious.

If you’re looking for another boozy winter drunk check out our Spiked Hot Chocolate. It’s super delicious! For a classically-yummy warm drink without the alcohol, try our Hot Chocolate Bomb recipe here!

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Frozen Hot Chocolate | Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate


DIRTY SNOWMEN INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream, ½ cup
  • ¼ cup Kahlua
  • 1 tablespoon dark creme de cacao liqueur 
  • 1 cup hot chocolate
  • Whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, coarse sanding sugar, and/or additional chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles for garnish

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Kahlua: You can use any coffee-flavored liqueur for this drink – rum, coconut rum, chocolate vodka, Bailey’s, etc. For a non-alcoholic alternative, you can mix 1 teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso powder with 2 tablespoons of syrup in place of the alcohol.

Chocolate Syrup: You can make your own if you don’t have any on hand. Mix 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 cup of cold water, ½ teaspoon of kosher salt, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Just stir it all together.

Chocolate Ice Cream: If you don’t have vanilla ice cream, you can use chocolate or a combination of both chocolate and vanilla.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS DIRTY SNOWMEN RECIPE

STEP ONE: Place your chocolate syrup on a small plate. Then, turn a glass/mug upside and dip the rim in the chocolate.

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STEP TWO: Dip your chocolate coated rim into a shallow tray of chocolate sprinkles until it’s completely coated.

STEP THREE: Place one scoop of ice cream into your glass or mug.

STEP FOUR: Add in your Kahlua and creme de cacao to your glass or mug.

PRO TIP: This is a rich drink – the liquor taste is present, but not overpowering. You could add more alcohol if you’d like. The hot chocolate and ice cream are heavy enough to support a stronger drink.

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STEP FIVE: Pour your hot chocolate over the ice cream and liquor.

PRO TIP: Use a quality hot chocolate. I use the hot cocoa recipe on the Hershey’s cocoa powder container.

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STEP SIX: Top off your drink with whipped cream and any toppings you like.

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STEP SEVEN: Serve immediately.

STORAGE

Prepare drinks just before serving. Hot chocolate and liquor amounts can be doubled, tripled, etc., and combined in advance, but pour over the scoop of ice cream just before serving. You won’t be able to store these for later, but you won’t have any trouble finishing them up, so don’t worry!

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You’re going to love this hot cocktail recipe! It’s creamy, sweet, and an impressive after-dinner treat for your guests. These dirty snowmen are a winter must for a cold night, or just when you want a comforting drink.

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Dirty Snowmen

5 from 1 vote
These ‘dirty’ snowmen drinks are creamy, chocolatey drinks that combine the flavors of ice cream, hot chocolate, and coffee-flavored liqueur to make one amazing hot cocktail!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 1 tbsp chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream ½ cup
  • 1/4 cup kahlua
  • 1 tbsp dark creme de cacao liqueur
  • 1 cup hot chocolate
  • Whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, coarse sanding sugar, and/or additional chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place chocolate syrup on a small plate. Turn glass upside down and dip the rim in the chocolate syrup.
  • Dip the syrup-coated rim into a shallow tray of chocolate sprinkles until it is coated.
  • Place one scoop of ice cream into the glass/mug.
  • Add Kahlua and creme de cacao to the glass.
    TIP: The liquor taste is present, but not too overpowering. You could add more alcohol if you’d like. The hot chocolate and ice cream are heavy enough to support a stronger drink. You could also really mix things up and use your favorite liquors in this drink. Rum, coconut rum, chocolate vodka, or Bailey’s would all be yummy.
  • Pour hot chocolate over the ice cream and liquor.
    TIP: Use a nice quality hot chocolate. I use the hot cocoa recipe on the Hershey’s cocoa powder container.
  • Top with whipped cream and any garnish/toppings.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 969kcal | Carbohydrates: 163g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 1093mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 140g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 3mg
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