Drunken Snowman Cocktail

filed under: Food + Drink on December 27, 2019

A Drunken Snowman is an adult beverage that combines two types of chocolate, ice cream, hot chocolate, Baileys, and whipped cream. With ingredients like that, I am not sure how this recipe could fail! (Don’t worry–it won’t fail.) It’s perfect for these cold winter months and delightful to sip while sitting next to a warm fire. Try my Blender EggNog for another cold-weather cocktail.


Drunken Snowman Drink Recipe next to Shaved Chocolate

Drunken Snowman

I can’t remember the last time I built a snowman, but I can sure remember making this Drunken Snowman! It is like the adult version of this fun activity, but without the cold, wet snow and getting bundled up to go outside just to watch it melt a few days later! I will warn you, the snowman made of ice cream in this drink will melt a lot faster than the one you built outside, but I don’t think you will be upset by that at all, especially after you taste it!

Pouring Hot Chocolate Over Ice Cream to make a Drunken Snowman Drink

Drunken Snowman Recipe

Hot chocolate is one of those drinks that just warms me up on a cold day. In fact, I have a hot cocoa recipe that would go great in this Drunken Snowman. This recipe has ice cream in it, so it’s not a drink that will warm you up, but the Baileys that is added will help with that!

Adding Whipped Topping to a Hot Chocolate Drink


  • White chocolate
  • Milk chocolate shavings
  • Vanilla ice cream – 3 scoops just like a snowman! (depending on the size of your glass)
  • Hot chocolate
  • Baileys
  • Whipped cream – you can add a bit to the top or pipe it on with a 1M tip as I have 🙂

Overhead of Two Glasses of the Drunken Snowman Drink

How to Make a Chocolate Rim on Your Glass

The first thing I would do to make a Drunken Snowman is picking out a few of your most festive or wintery mugs. Then, get your milk chocolate shavings. If you didn’t buy chocolate shavings, just take out a vegetable peeler and peel away! Set the shavings aside in a shallow dish. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in a separate shallow dish. You will be dipping the rims of the mugs in the melted white chocolate, followed by dipping into the shavings.

How to Make a Drunken Snowman Cocktail

Once you have your rims of the mugs coated in both chocolates, add a few scoops of ice cream to each mug. If you really want to be creative, now is your chance to build that snowman inside the mug! Then, add the hot chocolate and Baileys, topping the drink with some whipped cream. As the ice cream slowly melts, you may understand why this is called a Drunken Snowman😉. For a minty twist, try topping the drink with my Peppermint Whipped Cream.

PRO TIP: Making these for the whole family? Feel free to skip on the Baileys!

Mug of the Drunken Snowman Cocktail

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4.88 from 8 votes
Drunken Snowman
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Vanilla ice cream is topped with hot chocolate and Baileys in a chocolate rimmed mug to make this Drunken Snowman.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Drunken Snowman
Servings: 8
Calories: 144 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net
  • 1/4 cup (42g) white chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup (42g) milk chocolate shavings
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups hot chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Baileys
  • 1 cup (120g) whipped cream, for topping
  1. In two separate dishes, pour the melted white chocolate and milk chocolate shavings.

  2. Dip the rims of two mugs into the melted white chocolate, followed immediately by dipping the rims into the milk chocolate shavings.

  3. Add two scoops of ice cream to each mug.

  4. Pour the hot chocolate and Baileys on top of the ice cream.

  5. Top with whipped cream and any extra milk chocolate shavings.

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  • Renee Murray says:

    Looks very tasteful!

  • Princess says:

    Look delicious

  • nassera mouaci says:

    Hi Amanda
    I love this drink but can I put something else instead of Baileys please and what can I put. Because I dont drink. And Happy New Year.

  • Carla White says:

    I love your recipes but now everyone try to look at them you want me email an subscribe again.. I have already subscribed.. been getting your recipes for a long time.. now I can’t get them..

  • Elfredia Hash says:

    I would love to have all of them .Elfredia

  • Tamara says:

    I love your recipes!!

  • Tamara says:

    All your recipes look marvelous!!

  • Marisa voltera says:

    Gostaria de ter as receitas em português. Não sei uma vírgula em inglês. Tenho vontade de fazer mas não consigo. Tudo tão lindo!

  • Candy says:

    I follow you from guatemala and i want to say you how admireyou!!!!

  • Melissa says:

    I love the idea of this drink but I’m gonna “try” to make a keto version of it! Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?!!

  • Patricia Olsen says:

    Everything looks so good….I would like each one!

  • nassera mouaci says:

    hi what is the subtitute to Baileys because I dont drink alcohol thank
    Kind regards

  • Joan F PEES says:


  • William says:

    Nassera you could use an Irish cream Syrup like Torani’s or even International Delight Irish Creme Coffee Creamer. You would just have to play with how much to add.

  • Fran says:

    Non-alcoholic version please. Love your recipes!

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Fran! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. You can simply leave out the Baileys for a non-alcoholic drink. Have a great day!

  • Louise Tervo says:


  • Veronica Saballa says:

    Looks good I’m going to try it. God bless and thank you.

  • Margaret Frerking says:

    They all sound and look terrific. I would like to make them all!!!!

  • Pat says:

    Absolutely yummy

  • Andreina says:

    Hello it looks great, I am not familiar with 1 pint of ice cream? what do you meant about it? 1 cup or something?