After Dinner Drink Recipes

Dessert Drinks

On special occasions such as; Christmas, Valentine's Day, anniversaries or when having guests over my husband loves to come up with different after dinner drink combinations. A few of my favorites that he makes include a hot chocolate base along with various liquors and or liqueurs.

For the first of the following dessert drink recipes you will need Baileys, Carolan, or O'Darby's Irish cream liqueur. If you prefer to, you can use any of the various Irish cream liqueurs, as they will go quite well for these drinks too. You will also need Kahlua, Rum, hot chocolate, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry or two.


Yes fattening but OH so worth it! This mug is this years Baileys Irish Cream  complimentary mug.
Yes fattening but OH so worth it! This mug is this years Baileys Irish Cream complimentary mug. | Source

Cook Time (Boiling the water)

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 8 min
Yields: 1 Irish Cream Hot Chocolate
I never said that I could draw very well.
I never said that I could draw very well. | Source

You can either use homemade whipped cream, Reddi-wip or Cool Whip. Either one is quite tasty. I usually use whipped cream in a can for convenience sake.

Irish Cream Hot Chocolate

  • Start by boiling water in a kettle or pot.
  • Fill the cup about a quarter of the way up from the bottom and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix. Stir really well.
  • Next add 1 - 1 1/2 ounces of rum and stir.
  • Next add 1 ounce of Kahlua and stir.
  • Then for the top add 1 1/2 ounces of Irish cream and give your drink one last stir.
  • For the topping add the whipped cream. Use as much as you like and top with a cherry or two.

Making Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream Recipe

To make your own whipped cream you will need to chill a large bowl and electric beater or a whisk. In the chilled bowl whip 1 cup of heavy cream until stiff and peaks form. Add and beat in 1 tablespoon of confectioner's sugar along with a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat until peaks form.

Four of our favorite bottles to have on hand.; Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, Vodka and Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum.
Four of our favorite bottles to have on hand.; Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, Vodka and Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum. | Source

Hot Buttered Rum

A drink that will cure all that ails you and make you sleep like a baby. Hot Buttered Rum using Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum.



Blender-less Mudslide

One year when my sister in law was over visiting my husband asked her if he could make her a drink. She wanted to know what kind of drink it was and his reply was, just let me make it, you try it, and I know you'll love it.

I call this the Blender-less Mudslide as it is quite similar to the Mudslide drink.

By the way..... she loved it.

Ingredients

  • Irish Cream (We use Baileys, Carolan or O'Darby's)
  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Cream, or 1/2 & 1/2 or light cream
  • Milk
  • (At Christmastime eggnog is quite good to use in this recipe rather than the cream & milk)
  • Ice cubes

Mixing Instructions

  1. In a sixteen ounce glass add 2-4 ice cubes.
  2. Add into the glass 1 1/2 ounces each of Vodka, Kahlua and Irish cream.
  3. Add 4 ounces of cream and four ounces of milk. Stir and serve with a straw.
  4. If you prefer you can use all milk rather than cream and milk.


Whenever Serving Alcohol

Wherever serving alcohol to guests please remember to be a responsible host or hostess. Never allow guests to drive home if they have had too much to drink. Offer to put them up for the night, call a cab, or have someone that has not been drinking drive them home.

The basic rule of thumb is for each ounce of liquor consumed one should wait at least 45 minutes to an hour after finishing the drink before operating a motor vehicle. However the best rule is if you plan to drink, plan to not drive.

If you happen to have too many of any of these dessert drinks please visit the following hub by drjb, "Avoiding a Hangover", for some great advice.


Dessert Coffee

There are so many variations of dessert coffees that you can make. A couple that we like are made by starting with a pot of fresh brewed coffee.

Pour the coffee into individual cups leaving enough room to add 1 to 1 1/2 ounces of rum, 1 ounce of Kahlua, and 1 ounce of Bailey's or your choice of an Irish cream.

Top this off with whipped cream.

If you prefer a coffee with less alcohol omit the rum.

Of course coffee with Bailey's or coffee with Kahlua is good as well.


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What is your favorite dessert or after dinner drink? 48 comments

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Just Ask Susan 11 months ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Rebecca, I'll soon be stocking up my liquor cabinet to make these myself soon. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family.


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rebeccamealey 11 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

They sound delicious. I LOVE that diagram. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try one. Happy Holidays!


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Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

I love your after dinner drink. I will love it while I'm watching TV in the evening. Thanks for the recipe.

Happy New Year.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I know you'll love it Mary :)


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mbgphoto 2 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

I love Bailey's and hot chocolate so I am sure I'll love your husband's recipe. I'll have to give it a try!


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

No but I'll have to try that.


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ThreeQuarters2Day 2 years ago from Nebraska

Have you tried hot chocolate with Rumchata? It's delish!


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

MB Me too!


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mbgphoto 2 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

This sounds delicious! I love anything with Irish Creme.


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missolive 2 years ago from Texas

Hi Susan! I came by to pin this on my 'Beverages and Cocktails' board. I LOVE Baileys, Kahlua is great too. It's fun to make variations with hot chocolate and coffee. YUM!

voted up 5 stars


SilverGenes 2 years ago

These recipes really are dessert in a cup! Just reading this makes me feel warm down to my toes :)


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

This looks good. I know my family would like this. Voted up.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kathryn, Thank you and I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I'm sold!!! It's nice to have a drink every once in a while. We almost always have either Irish Cream, Kahlua, or both on hand. Usually we just add it to coffee, but these are some awesome drinks! I'm keeping the link to this in my holiday file! Thanks for sharing this with us.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Paddy :) Thanks for stopping by.


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PADDYBOY60 3 years ago from Centreville Michigan

Yum, yum !


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Lizam, Why wait have one now :) Enjoy!


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Lizam1 3 years ago from Victoria BC

I love special after dinner coffees - thanks for sharing your recipes and suggestions with us. Now, I may have to try them out before the next dinner party:-)


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

tobusiness, Hug in Mug .... What a great name. :)


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Now you're speaking my language!..:) This looks like a hug in a mug for those cold winter nights.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Eddy, Thanks so much!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ruchira, Thank you :)

drbj, You're welcome and thank you too!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Wonderful Susan and another straight for that recipe book. Have a great weekend.

Eddy.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Prasetio, Thanks so much!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Thank you, Susan, for the link. Have returned the favor, m'luv.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Carol, I hope you'll stay for dinner too :)


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kathy, I'm sure that you'll enjoy these :)

RH, Practice does make perfect :)

Ruby, There is one word for homemade whipped cream .... YUMMY! :)


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

drbj, Not sure if they're original or not as I'm sure many people mix up concoctions such as these but we don't really follow any recipes ourselves when coming up with them.

I would be honored for you to link your hub with this one. Can't wait to see the caption :)


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

It looks yummy, Susan.

THanks for a great receipe.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

I chocolate addict. I really love how you put the chocolate into your recipe. I can't wait to make it soon. Thanks for writing and share with us. Susan....you still the best! Voted up (useful, awesome. interesting)

Best wishes, Prasetio


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I will be over in an hour for a drink with you. Great recipes and ideas..Pinning.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Of course the chocolate looks yummy my favorite food, CHOCOLATE..Ha..I have never made whipped cream, thank's for the share...


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RealHousewife 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I had better practice these recipes before I actually have to try to serve them:) lol. I think ill start tonight!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Gypsy, The mint Chocolate Irish Cream is yummy as well as the caramel one too :) Hope you enjoy the recipes and thank you for voting up.

Thanks Frank I think my drawing could use a lot of improvement but I do try :)

Lipnancy, Thank you for reading and for your comments.

GoodLady, Thank you so much for everything.


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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy

I can't believe it! I wrote such a fan comment here a few hours ago because this hub is just so wonderful - and it's not here now! I even pinned it and voted and shared.

I'll say it again. Yea, it's a great,fun, lovely looking hub.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

shin_rocka, Appleton rum is one of our favorite rums. Thanks for pinning and voting.


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savingkathy 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Mmm - these all sound good. Baileys and Kahlua are definitely my favourite liqueurs, so I may have to try all these recipes! :)


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

What great and original liquor recipes, Susan. Thank you for sharing them. They are so intriguing I would like to link your hub to mine - "Avoiding a Hangover."

Just say the word.


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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy

Five stars Susan! What a happy great hub and I love everything about it, the warming drinks, the sweet and the hot. Just lovely. I'm pinning and sharing and voting.


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Lipnancy 3 years ago from Hamburg, New York

I am on the wagon like Billybuc, but when I used to drink Irish Creme was my favorite. My secretary used to slip in in my coffee sometimes, unfortunately I loved it but I had to sneak away and dump it out. Great recipe.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

I can certainly touch the stuff!!!!! LOL oh I like the sketch of the drink you drew LOL voted up and do-able!!!!


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Gypsy48 3 years ago

I will be trying these recipes, the Mudslide sounds so good! I am a big fan of Baileys, especially the Mint Chocolate Irish Cream. I pour it over ice and it is like a dessert in a glass.Voted up.


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland

The Mudslide looks great. You definitely get Kudos for having Appleton there =). Voted up and Pinned. Great hub.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Bill, Thanks for stopping by to read this. I appreciate your support.

Stephanie, LOL True why wait :) Thanks so much!


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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

Oh, my! I'm convinced I would love these drinks especially the combination of Kahlua and hot chocolate...whipped cream, cherries...mmmmmm..... That would make a perfect Valentine's day drink, but why wait? Better try it out tonight! Voted up and pinned!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Sorry; I can't touch the stuff, but great recipes anyway!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Vicki, Yes the homemade whipped cream is better. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Yummy! These look great, especially that mudslide. I love Bailey's. I'll bet the homemade whipped topping is much better than pre-made, too. Great hub!

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