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Black Forest Chocolate Liqueur in a bottle with a gifttag. Tealight, fark cherries and grated chocolate surrounding the bottle
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4.86 from 7 votes

Black Forest Chocolate Liqueur

Homemade Black Forest Chocolate Liqueur is the ultimate winter tipple. It is very easy to make and tastes decadent, rich, creamy & chocolatey, with a hint of cherries to boot. It makes a great edible gift for the holidays!
Makes approx 450ml
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Worldwide
Servings: 6
Calories: 246kcal


  • 50 g/ ⅓ cup Dark chocolate (finely chopped)
  • 3 tbsp Condensed Milk (sweetened)
  • 175 ml/ ¾ cup Single cream (US equivalent: light cream)
  • 75 ml/ ⅓ cup Cherry Brandy
  • 100 ml/ ⅓ cup + 5 tsp Brandy
  • 1 tbsp Whole (full fat) milk optional


  • Warm half of the cream in a saucepan until hot but not boiling
  • Meanwhile, place the finely chopped chocolate into a heatproof jug
  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate, let sit for 30 seconds to allow it to melt, then beat with a mini balloon whisk until smooth
  • Mix in the condensed milk, followed by the remaining cream
  • Add the cherry brandy and brandy, stir well
  • Optional step: to thin the drink stir in the milk
  • Strain through a piece of muslin or a nut bag to ensure the final drink is smooth 
  • Decant into a sealable bottle and store in the fridge for up to 1 month
  • Shake the bottle vigorously before pouring to re-blend any chocolate that has settled back into the drink


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg