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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


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 melts.
  3. Using a mesh strainer, strain into a glass container; and 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. Set aside 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 it 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 vodka that fits your dietary needs. Visit my Gluten Free Vodka List to learn the multiple vodka brands worldwide that are made from non-gluten-free grains.

4 comments on “Homemade Gluten Free Chocolate LiqueurAdd yours →

    1. Ashley,

      Alcohol is a natural preservative. I don’t believe there is an expiration date on them, even liqueur. However, when I make banana liqueur, I store it in the refrigerator, just in case. Chocolate liqueur doesn’t last long in my house, therefore, I haven’t tried it leaving it out at room temperature. Why don’t you store in the refrigerator if you plan on keeping it for months.


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