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Dark Chocolate Coffee

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A slightly sweetened after-dinner dark chocolate coffee that’s decadent and rich. It’s the perfect way to end a Fall dinner party.

Not everyone likes to end their meals with an overly sweet dessert.

Especially, when they’ve just eaten a heavy Fall meal. Why eat more when you’re already feeling full?

So, on night’s like that, Kim and I will choose an after-dinner drink; like this dark chocolate coffee.

A close-up, aerial view of the dark chocolate coffee drink.

It’s a simple drink that combines creamy dark chocolate and freshly brewed coffee.

Feel free to use any coffee brand or flavor you enjoy. Just keep in mind it needs to mix with dark chocolate.

Beyond that, simply combine the 2 flavors for a slightly sweet beverage that keeps you warm and cozy.

So, shall we get started?

Two glass mugs filled with after-dinner coffee.

How to make dark chocolate coffee?

First, brew 16-ounces of your favorite coffee.

Next, break apart 4-ounces of high-quality dark chocolate. Place them into a medium saucepan.

Hot coffee being poured over chocolate squares.

Once the coffee is done, carefully, pour it over the chocolate in the pan.

Place the saucepan over low heat and use a whisk to combine the ingredients.

Coffee and dark chocolate mixed in a saucepan.

Then, when the chocolate has completely melted, turn off the heat.

Afterward, grab 2 (10-12 ounce) coffee mugs. Pour 1-ounce of heavy cream into each mug.

Heavy cream being poured into a glass mug.

Last, pour the chocolate coffee into the mugs. Stir and serve as-is of with any garnishes to desire.

That’s it, your dark chocolate coffee drink is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

The hot coffee being added to the heavy cream.

Optional Garnishes:

  • Whipped cream
  • Dark chocolate shavings
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • White chocolate syrup
  • Dark chocolate syrup
  • Toasted almond slivers
  • Toasted, chopped walnuts
Two after-dinner drinks served in glass mugs.

Recipe Tips and FAQ’s:

  • We do NOT recommend using 100% dark chocolate. It will not melt well and tastes more bitter than lower percentage varieties.
  • Since you will be drinking coffee, which has a bitter flavor, we recommend a 70% dark chocolate. It has a pleasant taste and it’s sweet enough to enjoy on its own. Therefore, it will add plenty of flavor and sweetness to the coffee.
  • The sugar or sweetener in the recipe card is optional. Again, taste test the coffee before serving and add sugar (or sweetener) if needed.

Can I add dark chocolate to coffee?

Some people think all you need to do is add dark chocolate powder to ground coffee. Then, brew them together. Which, you can, but I don’t recommend it. Because, you can’t taste test it beforehand. Our method allows you to taste the mixture as it’s being made and adjust the flavors accordingly.

Is dark chocolate the same as milk chocolate?

No, dark chocolate has a lower fat and sugar content. As a result, it tends to be more bitter.

However, dark chocolate bars and squares are sold with percentage values. The higher the value, the purer the dark chocolate (and more bitter).

So, if you want a sweeter dark chocolate, then go for a lower percentage. For example, 70% dark chocolate will be sweeter than 85% dark chocolate.

An up-close view of chocolate coffee in a mug.

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A mug filled with rich, dark chocolate coffee.

Dark Chocolate Coffee

Yield: 18-Ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A slightly sweetened after-dinner dark chocolate coffee that's decadent and rich. It's the perfect way to end a Fall dinner party.


  • 16 Ounces Freshly Brewed Coffee
  • 4 Ounces Dark Chocolate
  • 2 Ounces Heavy Cream, or adjust to taste
  • Sugar or Sweetener of choice


  1. Place freshly brewed coffee and chocolate in a medium saucepan. Heat over low heat, and whisk until the chocolate melts and the coffee is smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Divide the heavy cream between 2 coffee mugs. Pour the chocolate coffee into the mugs, and add sugar or sweetener to taste. Stir to combine.
  3. Enjoy hot! Leftovers can be stored in your fridge, in a sealed container, for up to 2-days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 9-ounces of the dark chocolate coffee.

Actual calories will vary. For more information and tips, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 9-Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 423Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 31gProtein: 4g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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