Death by Chocolate Cocktail

Easy Death by Chocolate - Spiked Chocolate Milkshake
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1093 Calories
63g Fat
90g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 1093
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63g 81%
Saturated Fat 37g 187%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 18g 63%
Protein 14g
Calcium 117mg 9%
*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.)

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This cocktail is appropriately named "death by chocolate" because it is heavy on the chocolate and is guaranteed to kill your sweet tooth craving. One blender makes a pretty tall drink for one person, so you might want to grab a fellow chocoholic to share it with.

For a frozen vodka cocktail, it does not get much more indulgent than this recipe. The layers of chocolate begin with ice cream which is backed up by a chocolate syrup and liqueur. It's not one-dimensional, though, because a coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlua) adds a nice complementary flavor that you're sure to appreciate.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour all of the ingredients into a blender.

  3. Blend until smooth.

  4. Pour into a stemmed glass such as a hurricane glass.

  5. Top with whipped cream and a cherry.

  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • After blending, if you find the mix is too thin for your taste, add more ice and blend again. On the flip side, if it's too thick, add a liquid ingredient.
  • While the recipe recommends dark crème de cacao, the white version of the liqueur will work just fine. It will not affect the color or taste of the drink.
  • If you prefer, pick up another chocolate liqueur. There are many delicious options on the market though most are actually creamy (crème liqueurs are not creamy but are so sweet that the texture is similar). Godiva and Dorda are two fantastic options created by famous chocolatiers, so you know they do this flavor justice!

Recipe Variations

  • You can skip the ice and blend this up as a spiked milkshake. It would be best to add about 3/4 cup of milk to get the creamiest mix. Dairy alternatives, especially almond milk, will work as well.
  • If you want to add yet another yummy layer, switch the plain vodka out for a dessert-flavored vodka. Whipped cream, any of the cake vodkas, and even a chocolate vodka would be fantastic. For a fruity twist, pour strawberry or raspberry vodka.
  • Why stick with vodka? Pour a coconut rum or unflavored white rum instead.
  • Add one ounce of Irish cream (e.g., Baileys) to give the drink a creamy boost.

How Strong Is a Death by Chocolate?

This may be a boozy milkshake, but it's not strong. Though the alcohol content will vary depending on which liquors you pour (and if you add a little extra), the recipe should blend up to a mild 7 percent ABV (14 proof) or so. It's like drinking a beer, but far more delicious!