Homemade Chocolate Liqueur

December 23, 2012 12 Comments

Is it possible to make homemade chocolate liqueur? Really? And it only takes 15 minutes! Chocolate liqueur can be consumed straight, as an after dinner drink rather than as aperitif. It can be used in mixed drinks and in desserts, especially in dessert sauces, cakes and truffles.

I love making edible gifts for Christmas and for birthdays. I put myself into the effort so the gift has my heart and my love. I gave homemade edible gifts for Christmas or any special occasions in the last two-three years for my loved ones. The success was always guaranteed. This liqueur is perfect for anyone for any occasion.

Chocolate Liqueur

Ingredients (makes 500 ml ~ 2 cups)

– 100 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa content)
– 150 g powder sugar
– 200 ml cream
– 250 ml rum
– 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
– 1 bottle


In a pan mix together cream, powder sugar and cocoa powder. Start heating over low heat. Slowly add the dark chocolate. Stirring continuosly melt the chocolate. Remove pan from the heat and let it cool until lukewarm. Mix rum with this melted chocolate sauce, stirring until smooth.

With the help of a strainer pour the liqueur into the bottle and store it in a cold place. If it gets a bit too thick, dilute it with a splash of rum.

Comments (12)

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  1. Trine says:

    This looks wonderful! I will definitely try it out soon. One question though; how long does it keep fresh?

    • Zizi says:


      If you keep it in the fridge it will stay fresh for a long time. It it gets thicker a little bit, put the whole bottle into a bowl with warm water before you serve it!

  2. Ronnie Ledford says:

    This looks great!

  3. jamie says:

    I wonder if you could leave out the dairy (or substitute it with something dairy-free)?

  4. Harriet says:

    I’m absolutely going to make this for Christmas. I usually make foodie gifts for my in-laws, parents and dearest friends, it’s just too much to buy for everyone and you know that this will loved all the more! H 🙂

  5. manju says:

    seems too tempting ,i would love to try it.

  6. Kathi says:

    I wonder time wise, what a real long time is? 2 weeks? 2 months? A year? 🙁

  7. Is the rum dark rum, or white rum that is used in the recipe? Thanks you in advance

  8. Mariee says:

    What type of cream is used please ?

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