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Homemade Gluten Free Chocolate Liqueur

In preparation for my newly developed gluten free tiramisu recipe, I thought you’d appreciate an inexpensive way to make your own gluten free chocolate liqueur. You may use this recipe in baking immediately, though I suggest for use in cocktails to wait about 1 week for it to ferment. Now you’ll not only be able to make a delicious tiramisu, but your favorite chocolate martinis, or by adding cream, your own creme de coco, and many more cocktail favorites. I hope you enjoy this recipe, and look for my tiramisu recipe soon.

Homemade Chocolate Liqueur

Rating: 41

Yield: Approximately 1 cup

Homemade Chocolate Liqueur

A chocolate liqueur recipe almost as good as the real thing, without the high cost.


  • 1 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate (Kraft Baker's brand)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 + 1/4 (9 1/2 Tbsp.) cup sugar (or unrefined sugar)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vodka*


  1. Add chocolate to a heat-proof bowl; add on top of a small sauce pan filled with 2 inches of water; bring to a slow boil.
  2. Add sugar, water; stir until chocolate is melted.
  3. With a mesh strainer, strain into a glass container; allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Add vodka and stir.
  5. Line a clean mesh strainer with a double layer of cheesecloth. Strain mixture again into a glass jar with lid. Using a spoon, push chocolate granules to the side, allowing the liquid to easily drain into the container.
  6. Allow to cool completely at room temperature. Add vanilla and shake.
  7. Store at room temperature for at least 2 days for cooking, and about 1 week or longer for drinking. Shake before using. You may have to strain again.
  8. Serve straight up; over ice; with cream (layered or blended); in recipes such as tiramisu; in coffee; or in chocolate martinis, and more. Multiple recipe as needed.


*Use a vodka that fits your dietary needs. The following brands are derived from the fruit/vegetable listed.

Corn: Smirnoff, SF Vodka “Baker Beach”

Potato: Chopin, Teton Glacier, Monopolowa, Vikingfjord, Luksosowa, Blue Ice

Grape: Cîroc, Bombora, DiVine, SF Vodka “China Beach”

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