Amaretto Sugar Cookie White Cocoa Cocktail

Try this decadent twist on white hot cocoa during chilly months. The smooth almond flavor of Amaretto liqueur adds warmth, while the whipped cream and cookies are fun garnishes for this grown-up version of hot chocolate.

February 27, 2020

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird


1 oz. light corn syrup
2 oz. coarse crystal sugar
4 cups milk
3 oz. heavy cream
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
2/3 cup whipped cream
ground cinnamon
amaretto cookies

Yield: 4 cocktails


Pour corn syrup and cocktail sugar into separate small saucers that are big enough to fit the rims of the glasses you'll serve in. Holding each glass upside down, dip the rim into the corn syrup so it is evenly covered. Dip the rims into the sugar. Set the glasses upright and allow to dry 5 minutes before pouring liquids into them.

Heat milk and cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce to low heat and add white chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Stir until the chips are completely melted and the mixture is hot but not boiling. Remove pan from heat and whisk in amaretto. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes before pouring into glasses. Garnish each cocktail with whipped cream, ground cinnamon and a cookie before serving.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Heather Baird

Next Up

Warm Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Perfect for relaxing on a cold winter night, this drink will warm up the evening with a hot version of the classic cocktail.

Blood Orange Hot Toddy

Swap out the lemon in your standard hot toddy with the sweet raspberry citrus flavor of seasonal blood orange for a delicious variation on the classic cocktail.

Hot Buttered Bourbon Cocktail

For a comforting and yummy twist on classic hot buttered rum, try this bourbon cocktail to keep you warm all winter. It’s a cozy drink that's perfect for chilly winter nights.

Authentic German Mulled Wine Recipe

Traditional glühwein, which translates to 'glow wine' will make cheeks rosy and keep Oktoberfest and fall fun in full swing. Be sure to keep the recipe handy for winter months, too. This soul-warming sip will put a fire in your belly (and a glow in your cheeks) when temperatures plummet.

How to Make Traditional Wassail in a Slow Cooker

The flavor of this aromatic holiday drink deepens as the ingredients steep in your slow cooker. Place all the ingredients in the pot to warm as you make preparations for your party. When guests arrive, they can help themselves to a cup of Christmas cheer.

5 Delicious and Healthy Meals You Can Make in Just One Pot

Dinner without a sink full of dishes? Sign us up, please!

5 Healthy Soups and Stews to Keep You Warm

Stay warm during chilly months (or all year long!) with these healthy and hearty soup and stew recipes.

Warm Apple Pie Cocktail

Like your apple pie warm? This great holiday cocktail uses Tuaca, a delicious Italian liqueur made with citrus peels, spice and vanilla.

Hot Buttered Rum

Gather your friends around the fireplace for this truly traditional winter favorite cocktail.

Hot Peppermint Rod

This peppermint-infused cocktail will warm you up, thanks to hot water and a healthy helping of vodka.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.