It’s difficult to resist the temptation of the sweetly satisfying taste of rich and luscious hot chocolate when Jack Frost comes knocking at the door. This childhood favorite winter treat gets an adult splash of spirited goodness for a toasty winter warm up.

White Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate at Chaz photo property of Cheri Loughlin3 pints Milk

6 ounces White Chocolate – broken

2 teaspoons Instant Coffee

6 tablespoons Premium Orange Liqueur

Whipped Cream & Ground Cinnamon Garnish

Heat milk in heavy saucepan to low simmer. Remove from heat. Add white chocolate, coffee powder and liqueur. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into heat proof mugs. Top with dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serves four. Notation: Instant coffees such as Maxwell House International Café flavored coffee powders make an excellent choice for the instant coffee use in this recipe. This allows a bit more play in flavoring the drink.

The spirited cocktail calendar mentions January 31 as National Hot Chocolate Day.

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White Hot Chocolate Warmth