Dessert Cocktail & Drink Recipes

Sometimes, a meal is best ended with buttered rum or a peanut butter hot chocolate! We have alcoholic, kid-friendly drinks, a huge selection of old-school mixology cocktail recipes, chai teas, lemonades, and homemade sodas that the whole family can enjoy.

Staff Picks

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Rating: 3.5 stars 1743
Our homemade hot chocolate is a winter treat. This recipe makes a big batch of hot chocolate mix so it's economical and you'll have plenty on hand for cold days, after school or sledging snacks, bedtime drinks, and more. And this version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Whip up a crowd-friendly batch cocktail for summer with this recipe, which calls for just four ingredients—fresh limes, sugar, fresh strawberry, and white rum.

Coffee Frappe

Rating: 3.5 stars 110
Sweet iced coffee is blended with vanilla ice cream for a homemade version of a coffeehouse treat.

Orange-Vanilla Shake

Rating: 3 stars 10
Replenish your zest for life with this sunny citrus smoothie that blends two peeled oranges with milk and vanilla to recreate a more fiber-rich version of an Orange Julius. 

Malted Milk Shakes

Rating: 4 stars 26
Shake up your typical milk shake with a touch of malted milk -- it'll add an irresistible flavor that will make you feel transported to an old soda shop.

Hot Cocoa with Almond Milk

Rating: 3.5 stars 284
This dairy-free take on a classic compromises nothing in taste and can be made with any soy, rice, or nut milk.

Honeydew Cocktail

A cocktail worthy of Fred Astaire -- honeydew, lime juice, mint, and vodka, whirred in a blender and poured over crushed ice.

Bananas Foster Milkshake

The signature flavors from the dessert of the same name inspired this sweet-and-salty milkshake.

Pumpkin Shake

A can of filling often yields more than what's required for a pie. That extra puree, however, is just enough to blend into a a delicious milk shake.

Brandy Alexander

Rating: 4 stars 25
This great brandy alexander drink recipe is courtesy of Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, and it can be found in their recipe book, "In the Land of Cocktails."

The Perfect Margarita

Rating: 3.5 stars 34
A good margarita depends on the qualityof its ingredients; always use the best tequilayou can find. You'll get excellent results usinga citrus reamer, a small, fluted cylindricalwooden tool, to extract every last drop of juicefrom the limes.

Hot Chocolate Mix

This mix will keep all winter if stored in an airtight container. A dollop of fresh whipped cream is a perfect complement to a mug of cocoa, but you can also add a pinch of cinnamon for Mexican hot chocolate or a candy cane for a taste of mint.

Inspiration and Ideas

Shake It Up: Our Very Favorite Milkshake and Float Recipes
As the temperature climbs higher, we love to find comfort and refreshment in a classic soda-fountain treat. So grab a straw (or two) and indulge in a cool, creamy milk shake or float.
30 Cocktail Ideas for a Winter Wedding
These tipples combine timely flavors to warm up the festivities.
Strawberry-Banana Tofu Shake

Soft silken tofu provides the best results for this drink. If you only have firm or extra-firm silken tofu on hand, however, you can add as much as a quarter cup of extra soy milk to achieve the desired consistency. To reduce the fat, use the lite variety.