Grown up Hot Chocolate

So for the 3rd or 4th time I have made us some rather adult hot chocolate.  I have to warn you this is not for the occasional chocolate lover, it’s rich, it’s thick and it contains booze.  I believe that after KLT enjoyed a cup the other night he proclaimed that he needed a glass of milk to follow that. 

So I have tweaked this to get it to make 2 full coffee cups.

Fill 2 coffee mugs with hot water to preheat the cups. Get out your chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream or marshmallows.

In a small ramekin place the following and save for later.

2 1/2-3 teaspoons of Vanilla
2-3 Tablespoons of liqueur (Van Gough Double Espresso Vodka, Amaretto, Peppermint Schnapps – you pick your favorite)

6 oz of 60% cocoa chocolate (I used Ghirardelli )
1 cup of heavy cream
1 cup + of 2% Milk

Over medium heat melt the chocolate in the milk. STIR constantly until melted. Once melted keep stirring and simmer until a nice steam rolls off. Remove from heat and plunge your boat motor in if you’d like your hot chocolate to be frothy other wise just stir and add the contents of your ramekin.

Pour hot water out of mugs and fill with the chocolate goodness, top with your favorite things and serve.


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