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Dirty Snowmen

close up shot of dirty snowmen in a glass jar
These dirty snowmen drinks are creamy, chocolatey drinks that combine the flavors of ice cream, hot chocolate, and coffee-flavored liqueur to make a favorite new holiday drink.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 969 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Pour hot chocolate over the ice cream and liquor.
  • Top with whipped cream and any garnish/toppings.
  • Serve immediately.


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


Sodium: 1093mgCalcium: 204mgVitamin A: 278IUSugar: 140gFiber: 6gPotassium: 176mgCholesterol: 29mgCalories: 969kcalSaturated Fat: 17gFat: 26gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 163gIron: 3mg