Dirty Hot Chocolate Recipe

Our indulgent Dirty Hot Chocolate is perfect for coffee drinkers and chocolate lovers alike. If you don’t drink caffeine, but love the chocolate-coffee combo, make this recipe with our No Caf cold brew concentrate!

Serving Size 

1 Serving 

Prep Time 

2 minutes


  • 1 ounce Explorer Cold Brew Concentrate (any caffeine level)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 3 ounces regular or plant-based milk 
  • Optional: whipped cream 
  • Optional: chocolate syrup
  • Optional: marshmallows 


  • To make your hot chocolate, first melt your chopped chocolate in the microwave 20 seconds at a time (stirring in-between the 20 second intervals) for 1 minute or until melted
  • Heat your milk on the stovetop over low-heat for 5 minutes
  • Add your melted chocolate to the heated milk and stir until combined 
  • Pour your hot chocolate into a mug 
  • Stir in your Explorer Cold Brew Concentrate 
  • Optional: add your marshmallows, douse in whipped cream, and drizzle chocolate syrup to garnish
  • Sip and enjoy!

Keep Exploring, 

The Explorer Team

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