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Amaretto Hot Chocolate in a Glass Mug with Whipped Cream and Toasted Almonds for Garnish

Totally Decadent Hot Chocolate with Amaretto

A rich and delicious hot chocolate is mixed with Amaretto liqueur and topped with whipped cream and toasted, chopped almonds.
Course Liqueurs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 981kcal
Author Barb


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 10 ounces good-quality milk chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp dried espresso
  • ¼ cup Amaretto

For the Whipping Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup of hot chocolate mixture cooled

For Garnish

  • Toasted chopped almonds


  • Combine the milk, cream and chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until simmering; whisking until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the vanilla and espresso and whisk until incorporated. Just bring to a boil and turn off heat.
  • Add the Amaretto and whisk in. Remove 1/4 cup of mixture and allow to cool. Keep hot chocolate covered on low heat.
  • Whip cream on high until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and chocolate mixture and mix thoroughly. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Fill mugs just above halfway with hot chocolate and top with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with toasted almonds.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 981kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 270mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 55g