Chocolate Almond Cocktail

Chocolate Almond Cocktail in a glass

The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

Prep: 7 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 7 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
498 Calories
15g Fat
46g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 498
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 271mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Did you know that February, apart from containing Valentine's Day, is also National Chocolate Lovers Month? Personally, we celebrate chocolate lovers month every month so it's not like we'd notice the difference. But these are still two very good reasons to celebrate and celebrations call for a cocktail. Yes, of course, it's a chocolate cocktail.

Almonds are native to the Middle East and are a classic staple ingredient in the cuisine. We use them often in both sweet and savory dishes. And since they go so well with chocolate, why not in a cocktail as well? Recipe testing cocktails is not exactly difficult work, but we do try to plan out what flavors we think will work together. The rest is usually just figuring out proportions to get a good balance. We gave my drink three layers of chocolate and 2 layers of almond flavor with a little bit of dairy for smoothness and a bit of ​vodka to knock back the sweetness and give it a little more kick. Cocktails should have a kick, don't you think?

We used creme de cacao which is a common mixer and then added some richness with the chocolate ice cream. The glass got a rim of melted chocolate and we went with semi-sweet to keep the sugar level down. We love almond liqueur but we mostly use it as an after-dinner drink or nightcap as opposed to a mixer. But it's a great addition to any chocolate cocktail. Good salty roasted almonds got chopped up and added to the rim so that each sip gets a bit of sweet, a bit of salt, a good amount of chocolate and almond flavors and a nice kick. Definitely, the right cocktail to celebrate love, chocolate or otherwise, this month. Cheers!


  • 1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips, for rimming

  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds, for rimming

  • 1 ounce vodka

  • 1 ounce crème de cacao liqueur

  • 1 ounce almond liqueur

  • 1 ounce chocolate ice cream

  • 1 ounce milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chocolate Almond Cocktail ingredients in bowls

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  2. Melt the tablespoon of chocolate chips in the microwave for about 30 seconds and stir.

    half melted chocolate chips in a bowl

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  3. Microwave again for another few seconds if still not melted.

    Melted chocolate in a bowl

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  4. Run the rim of a cocktail glass in the melted chocolate.

    Cocktail glass rip covered in chocolate next to a bowl of melted chocolate

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  5. Add the chopped almonds to a shallow bowl and run the chocolate dipped rim of the glass through it.

    Cocktail glass rip covered with chopped almonds and chocolate

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  6. Place the glass, upside down, in the freezer or refrigerator for about 5 minutes to set.

  7. Add the vodka, creme de cacao, almond liqueur, chocolate ice cream and milk to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well to dissolve the ice cream.

    Shake the cocktail shaker

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  8. Pour through the strainer into the prepared glass.

    Chocolate Almond Cocktail strained into a chocolate and almond rimmed glass

    The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

Recipe Variation

  • For a slightly thicker, richer cocktail, switch from milk to cream.