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.
Servings 4 Servings
- 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
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