Black Forest Hot Cocoa

Black Forest Hot Cocoa Recipe@The Seven Year Cottage

Perfect for Valentine’s Day…

This hot cocoa recipe combines rich, dark chocolate and a kiss of cherry flavoring, in a sweet ‘n steamy, deliciously dreamy treat!

Black Forest Hot Cocoa Recipe

  • 3 c. half ‘n half
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 c. dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Maraschino cherry-flavored syrup
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)

Combine first five ingredients in a sauce pan.  Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until chocolate is melted and desired temperature is reached.  Do not boil.

Pour 1-2 tablespoons (depending on your personal taste) of cherry-flavored syrup into each mug.  Add hot cocoa and stir.  Top with whipped cream and a cherry.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

*Yields four servings.


42 responses to Black Forest Hot Cocoa

  1. I have been craving the flavors of black forest desserts! Oh my, this looks delicious! Would for you to share this at Saturday Share with Us!

  2. andi winslow says:

    Looks delicious Holly Happy Valentines Day Andi

  3. This looks and sounds delish!!

    We would like to invite you to link up with us at our party. It goes live tonight:

    The Busy Bee’s,
    Myrna and Joye.

  4. Debbie says:

    This looks delicious! It also doesn’t look too sweet, which I love! I’m totally going to pin this. :)

    Debbie @

  5. This is amazing. Seriously amazing! Pinning!

  6. Vanessa says:

    That looks delicious! I love black forest cake, so I’m sure I would love this. Yum!

  7. Deirde says:

    That looks divine- what a treat. Thank you for sharing on Photo Friday Blog Hop!

  8. Kathie says:

    I’d like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!


  9. Looks delicious!!! :) Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this at Saturday Share With Us! I’m so grateful and hope you come back to share more tomorrow!

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie,
    What a awesome Hot Cocoa, we will just love this special treat. Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Sounds like a great flavor combination for cocoa!

  13. Thank you for submitting yet another tasty recipe to the Crafty Showcase! xoxo susie @bowdabra

    Ps- here is the newest linky! We have a new Button!

  14. Taelia88 says:

    Awesome recipe! Your hot cocoa seems so delicious!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #22 :)
    Have a great week!!

  15. Robin says:

    What a perfect time for this recipe, I have been so cold lately. Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

  16. Ali says:

    Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  17. Heidi says:

    Wow! That looks amazing! (Pinned.) Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your week.

  18. I am Bavarian and guess what – no one there has ever thought of turning one of our signature dishes into a hot cocoa! I am so in love with this recipe! Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – see you there again tonight with more of your deliciousness :)

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  20. Karly says:

    Oh my gosh, this looks divine! I adore homemade hot chocolate!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  21. chelle says:

    MMmmm looks quite tasty!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  22. jasmine says:

    ummm! I can already imagine how chocolaty delicious these will taste!

  23. Yum! My sister loves black forrest pie- I will have to share this with her!! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday! :)

  24. This look amazingly decadent! Pinned and featuring tonight! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  26. angela says:

    Yummy! This looks so delicious. I would never think of adding cherry syrup to hot cocoa but I bed it tastes great :)

  27. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend. I’ll be featuring you tomorrow! Please come grab a featured button and link up anything new you’d like to share at

  28. Congratulations, you’ve been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Your cocoa looks SO good! Please stop by the website to grab your “I’ve been Featured” button.

  29. Looks delicious, Hollie. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. The next party is live!!
    Thanks, Nichi

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  31. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  32. woah, this looks amazing!!! YUM! Thanks so much for visiting the Humble Brag last week!!!

  33. Mackenzie says:

    This looks too good! Such a great idea Hollie! You are a Featured Favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks for sharing with us last week, we can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

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    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later tonight for Make the Scene Monday #63!

  36. Crystal says:

    YUMMMMM! Will be trying this!

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