Kahlua liqueur goes beautifully with chocolate in cocktail recipes. This adult chocolate milk cocktail combines the coffee taste with cream, chocolate milk and vodka for a great taste sensation. It is rich and delicious!
There is something slightly decadent about drinking an alcoholic chocolate milk from a special cocktail glass. Today, we are going for a grown up version of the kid’s favorite drink – chocolate milk. It’s also called a chocolate amnesia cocktail.
We’ll be using kahlua, vodka and chocolate milk for a creamy and delightful coffee based drink.
What is Kahlua?
Kahlua is a coffee-flavored liqueur that originates Mexico. The mixture is made from rum, sugar, vanilla bean, and arabica coffee.
Since the drink is primarily made from coffee beans, Kahlua contains a high amount of caffeine.
The shelf life of a bottle is about 4 years, according to the producer. After that time, the liqueur won’t go bad, but the quality and flavor will start to degrade.
Who wants an adult chocolate milk?
Be sure to keep the kids away from this alcoholic chocolate milk drink and give them their own version.
This chocolate amnesia cocktail makes a perfect drink for those times when you want a creamy, and rich drink that takes you back to your childhood. But remember kids…this one is for mommy and daddy!
This drink can be served warm or cold and makes a nice dessert cocktail. For an optional topping you can add a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping with grated chocolate to it to make it rich and flavorful.
What can be substituted for Kahlua?
A question that I often get for this recipe, is “what can I substitute for Kahlua if I don’t have it on hand?”
You might want to try the drink but Kahlua is pretty pricey and you want to make sure you’ll love the taste before splurging on a whole bottle.
These substitutes will work for making the adult chocolate milk cocktail to give you an idea of the taste:
- 1 teaspoon of coffee extract for each 2 tablespoons of Kahlua
- 1 teaspoon of instant espresso powder for each 2 tablespoons of Kahlua.
- Tia Maria in equal amounts to Kahlua will also work but it will make a sweeter drink.
- You can also make your own Kahlua with this recipe.
More Kahlua recipes
If you love the taste of Kahlua, try these recipes as well:
- 2 ozs cream
- 2 ozs kahlua
- 4 ozs chocolate milk
- 1 oz vodka
- scoop of chocolate ice cream or whipped topping and grated chocolate (optional)
- Add ice to a glass.
- Combine the cream, Kahlua, vodka and chocolate milk and shake.
- Pour over the ice.
- For a great extra touch, balance a small scoop of chocolate ice cream on the top. Yummy!
For a change, serve the drink warm for a toasty cocktail experience.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 585 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 97mg Carbohydrates: 37g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 36g Protein: 6g