Spiked hot cocoa recipe

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a thank me for my participation.

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Finally, after years of waiting, I have my very own single-serve coffee machine. I was given a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio to try out and I’m thrilled to be able to keep it. The first thing I made was a spiked hot cocoa recipe.

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto is the only machine that truly delivers delicious, coffee house quality creations every time with patented smart capsule technology delivering up to 15 bars of professional pressure and espresso technology. Which means every time I brew a cup of coffee it will be a great cup.

I not ashamed to admit that I drink a lot of coffee. I’ll make a pot of coffee in the morning and drink it throughout the day. Of course, this means I usually reheat it in the microwave. It’s not a perfect system, but has worked up to this point. However, now that I have the Nescafe Dolce Gusto I no longer have to drink coffee that has been sitting in the pot half the day. I get to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee every.single.time.

Of course, there are lots of options beyond coffee. Nescafe offers a wide variety of coffee capsules including:

o Cappuccino Ice
o Cappuccino
o Carmel Latte Macchiato
o Americano
o Skinny Cappuccino
o Nestea Peach Iced Tea
o Skinny Latte
o Latte Macchiato
o Chococino
o Mocha
o Chai Tea Latte
o Espresso
o Caffe Lungo
o Caffe Lungo Decaf
o A Dark Roast
o Morning Blend
o Espresso Intenso

The drinks can be brewed hot or cold and are ready in under a minute. That is some serious technology that can provide me with a hot cup of coffee in less than 60 seconds. Plus, the Dolce Gusto allows me to decide how strong I want my coffee using the dial at the top of the machine.

This is a must for having friends over for coffee. Everyone can have exactly what they like without a bunch of fuss. I plan on setting up a little coffee bar and letting everyone create their own personalized drink. Because the machine is so quick in under 5 minutes we can all be siting down enjoying our coffee and chatting.

Of course, why stop at just having a beverage when you can use the Nescafe Dolce Gusto to create an indulgent treat. Spiked Hot Cocoa is my favorite. Easy to make and everyone loves it.

spiked hot cocoa


1 1/2 ounces of Bailey’s Irish Cream
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Chococino
Whipped Cream


Pour Bailey Irish Cream into your coffee cup.


Make chococino in cup starting with dark capsule.


Then make white capsule in cup.


When it is done brewing use a small whisk to blend Baileys Irish Cream and Chococino together.

Spiked Hot Cocoa

Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


Save 20% off on your purchase of the Nescafe Dolce Gusto by using coupon code: GustoGift! (with an exclamation point)


You can win your very own Nescafe Dolce Gusto by entering using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to U.S. only, end December 29th.

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  1. A photo from Thanksgiving party.

  2. rod jackson says:

    An old family photo of Grandma.

  3. A caramel latte!!!

  4. tammy shelton says:

    Caramel Macchiato is my favorite

  5. kim burnett says:

    I like hot apple cider!

  6. hoy chocolate is a favorite

  7. I love a good flavored coffee and I’m not afraid to try new flavors. My hubby and I once tried a peanut butter coffee and it was sooo good

  8. molli vandehey says:

    a hazelnut macchiato!

  9. I like white mocha and mocha coffee

  10. Denise Konkel says:

    Peppermint mochas!

  11. Terry Cover says:


  12. Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite hot beverage is cappuccino

  13. My favorite hot drink is vanilla latte.

  14. christina moore says:

    I like apple cider and hot chocolate

  15. Pam Gurganus says:

    My favorite hot beverage drink is coffee!

  16. I love hot coco, but the Spiked hot cocoa sounds delicious 🙂

  17. My favorite hot beverage is coffee!

  18. christine burd says:

    My favorite hot beverage is tea

  19. My favorite is simply coffee.

  20. Kathy Luman says:

    Hot Chocolate

  21. Tom Bellamy says:

    Hot chocolate.

  22. My favorite is coffee

  23. Hot coffee

  24. Ronald Clark says:

    love coffee and cocoa

  25. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Hot chocolate.

  26. charlene canfield says:

    hot chocolate

  27. Cynthia Cover says:

    A hot Earl Grey Tea and then of course Hot Cocoa.

  28. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I’m a coffee drinker. I like a bit of real cream and sugar.

  29. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    I like French Vanilla cappuccino.

  30. Linda Lansford says:

    fave is coffee

  31. Maple flavored coffee with a little bit of hazelnut creamer!

  32. I like French Vanilla coffee.

  33. My favorite hot drink is caramel apple cider! Sooooo yummy!

  34. I love good hot coffee with a little hazelnut flavor in it! Yummy!

  35. Caramel latte!

  36. Jonathan Barton says:

    Hot Chocolate all the way!

  37. I love peppermint coffees

  38. Sallee Crummel Glickler says:

    Spiced Chai Latte

  39. Stephanie L. says:

    peppermint mocha

  40. I love vanilla lattes, iced and hot.

  41. Michelle Hamilton says:

    My favorite hot beverage drink is french vanilla coffee.

  42. Caramel Machiatto

  43. Christina Swenson says:

    I love hot chocolate!

  44. I like no LOVE lattes !

  45. MH SCHMIDT says:

    I love a good old fashioned hot cocoa….no whip cream please!

  46. richelle bowers says:

    I love white chocolate mochas

  47. My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate.

  48. Michele Animali says:

    Hot chocolate with a touch of cinnamon.

  49. I love hot chocolate! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!


  50. Tara Woods says:

    I love hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.

  51. Ivana Jankovic says:

    Cappuccino is my favorite 🙂

  52. jennay green says:

    i love german coffees! they are sooooo gooodddd!

  53. Tracie Trump says:

    Love hot chocolate

  54. Jennifer Rogers says:

    My favorite Hot drink is any kind or type of coffee!

  55. Hot chocolate is my favorite.

  56. I love Chai Tea with cream and sugar

  57. My favorite is a cup of hot chocolate with whip cream on top!

  58. Love coffee always have and this machine looks awesome. I could really get into some serious drinks! 😉

  59. Peppermint coffee is the best!!!

  60. Coffee!!

  61. Hot Cocoa is my favorite hot beverage.

  62. I love french vanilla cappuccino!

  63. Hot mocha with whipped cream is my fav.

  64. Allison Downes says:

    I like Caramel Lattes

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  65. rickel bart says:

    mulled wine

  66. Lorayne Gothard says:

    My favorite hot beverage drink is hot chocolate!!

  67. Vanilla cappuccino is my favorite!

  68. hot cocoa

  69. Sarah Cool says:

    Hot chocolate

  70. I like cocoa with a peppermint stick in it.

  71. Caramel Latte’s!!

  72. hot chocolate

  73. Bertha Wilson says:

    I love cappuccino’s… any flavor!

  74. Sky Sparkle says:

    I love hot coco

  75. Peppermint Mocha

  76. Marty Harris says:

    Hot Coco

  77. My favorite is rich hot chocolate made with dark cocoa and milk.

  78. I like apple cider

  79. Mary Gardner says:

    I love hot chocolate!

  80. I love a good mocha!

  81. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate with whipped cream.


  82. Kortney Nelson says:

    My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate!

  83. kathy pease says:

    I love my coffee the most 🙂

  84. Hot Chocolate!

  85. Diana Stanhope says:

    Mine is coffee. I really do love my coffee.

  86. I love chai tea…and regular herbal tea, and coffee and hot cocoa too!! 🙂

  87. My favorite is hot chocolate

  88. Cheryl Abdelnour says:


  89. Alicia Thibadeau says:

    Hot dark chocolate

  90. amy deeter says:

    caramel latte!

  91. I absolutely love hot cider!

  92. Michelle S says:

    Hot cocoa.

  93. My favorite hot beverage drink is green tea with lemon.

  94. susan smoaks says:

    i like hot black espresso

  95. Tanya White says:

    Flavored hot coffee is my favorite.

  96. Hot cocoa or hot apple cider. YUM

  97. Tara Liebing says:

    I love Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream!!

  98. Any decaf coffee

  99. Patricia Edwards says:

    I love to drink lattes!

  100. I add a package of Hot Cocoa Mix to my mug, then pour hot coffee over it for a very chocolate-y coffee!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  101. Hot chocolate with baby marshmallows!

  102. Hot cocoa.

  103. Good ol’ cuppa joe…I luv coffee!

  104. Hot coffee!

  105. Earl Gray Tea

  106. Alexandra Roach says:

    I love coffee!

  107. Carla Macias says:

    I drink nescafe and i’d love to have this! Thanks for the sweepstake!

  108. Hot cocoa is my favorite!

  109. Chris Reid says:

    In winter its hot chocolate 🙂

  110. Barb Stenby says:

    I like all sorts of coffee drinks both hot & cold

  111. Renee Richardson says:

    I love hot cocoa. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

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  112. Michael Peacock says:

    I can’t wait to try it out!!!!

  113. Teresa Thompson says:

    I love caramel flavored coffee.

  114. Ashley Fryer says:

    My favorite is French Vanilla Coffee.

  115. Kat Emerick says:

    I love Cappuccino.

  116. Buddy Garrett says:

    Hot cocoa is my favorite.

  117. I love French Vanilla Capiccino. Thank you

  118. Barbara Butler says:

    I also like the hot chocolate with a tad bit of pepperment

  119. jessica schueler says:

    hot cocoa

  120. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate.

  121. Hot chocolate is my favorite hot beverage.

  122. SKPM: Skinny Peppermint Mocha!

  123. Richard Hicks says:

    Fav drink is hot chocolate with marshmallows

  124. mine would be hot chocolate with a splash of peppermint

  125. Melissa Malland-Erwin says:

    Chai-Tea Latte

  126. Tonya Trummer says:

    Who doesn’t love a good cup of cocoa?

  127. kelly mcgrew says:

    my favorite hot beverage drink is hot apple cider!

  128. vanilla latte

  129. natasha tucker says:

    white hot chocolate from starbucks yum!

  130. rebecca day says:

    hot chocolate

  131. Tabathia B says:

    hot chocolate

  132. I like hot chocolate with extra marshmallows.

  133. Coffee is my favorite hot drink