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.
January 31 is National Hot Chocolate Day.
White Hot Chocolate
3 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.
Check out the Drinking Holidays 2016 calendar for more delicious sipping holidays.
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Cheri Loughlin is the Omaha writer and photographer behind www.intoxicologist.net and author of Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction. You can email Cheri with comments and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.