Hot Amaretto Mochas


I’ve gone through stages of coffee drinking. First was the “decaf black coffee is the way to go.” Then came the “I don’t drink coffee, just tea,”  followed by “I only drink coffee when my coworkers do.”

Now comes the “I’ll drink coffee when you put Bailey’s in it” time of year.

This drink is so easy it’s a little scary(scary that you can make it whenever you want, that is). Be sure to keep all the ingredients on hand for a dessert aperitif on Christmas day or for any holiday party and watch the pot of coffee disappear.


You can use any flavored liqueur instead of the amaretto, or even make a non-alcoholic version with coffee creamer and a splash of almond extract for the kiddos.

Hot Amaretto Mochas

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 1 serving):

  • 6oz fresh brewed coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon hot cocoa mix
  • 1 1/2oz Irish cream
  • 1/2oz amaretto


  1. Make sure the coffee you’re using is steaming hot. If not, heat it up gently.
  2. Stir in the hot cocoa mix until it’s completely dissolved.
  3. Pour in the Irish cream and almond liqueur and stir well until blended.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate if desired. Serve hot.


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7 Responses to Hot Amaretto Mochas
  1. christina
    December 17, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    booze and chocolate? yeah, i’m down.

  2. Jordan Lynn // Life Between Lattes
    December 17, 2013 | 9:54 pm

    I don’t know why it took me so long to learn that amaretto is delicious, but now that I’m in the know, I’m going through an embarrassing amount of Disaronno trying to make-up for lost time. Some version of this recipe will definitely be happening over Christmas break.

  3. Dina
    December 18, 2013 | 8:00 pm

    i love irish cream drinks. yum!

  4. Ruby
    December 30, 2013 | 1:29 pm

    How is this the first time I’ve discovered your site? Seriously, I think we already have a coffee kinship goin on already. I need to make this now.

    • Wannabe Chef
      December 30, 2013 | 1:59 pm

      Haha make a double batch for me!

      • Ruby
        December 30, 2013 | 2:09 pm

        Oops, ignore my use of already twice. It’s one of those days. Sorry, might make a double batch for myself 🙂

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