The magical experience of biting into a freshly made chocolate-covered cherry can now also be sipped! Cherry-On-Top Hot Chocolate enchants your taste buds with the richness and creaminess of hot chocolate, with the addition of the bold, tart notes of cherry, adding a welcome contrast and great depth of flavor! Add in a little vodka for an extra warming experience and you have the perfect way to enjoy an evening watching the snow fall outside from your favorite cozy chair! Cherry-On-Top Hot Chocolate really does put a cherry on top of your day!


For the hot chocolate:

  • 1 ounce vodka, optional
  • 1 cup prepared hot chocolate, homemade or store-bought, cooled
  • 5 maraschino cherries
  • 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice

Optional, for serving:

  • whipped cream, to taste
  • maraschino cherries, to taste
  • chocolate sauce, to taste


Step 1 –In a blender, add the vodka, the cooled hot chocolate, 5 of the cherries, and the cherry juice and blend the mixture until smooth.

Step 2 –Reheat the hot chocolate mixture to your preferred temperature.

Step 3 –Transfer the hot chocolate to a serving glass.

Step 4 –Serve garnished with the whipped cream, the remaining cherries, and the chocolate sauce.