The cold, blustery days of winter call for a comforting cup of hot chocolate. Flavored with Amaretto Liquor for a subtle almond flavor and rich chocolate, this Amaretto Hot Chocolate is the most decadently delicious drink perfect on a cold night!
Now that its January, and the dead of winter has finally setting in, I always crave a delicious hot cup of cocoa, especially in the evening. This Amaretto Hot Chocolate is my new favorite way to indulge in a decadent, delicious hot beverage!
The recipe for this hot cocoa is very simple, and WAY better than any store-bought, powdered mix. It’s made with whole milk, along with semi-sweet chocolate making a very rich, creamy texture. You can also use a lower fat milk, however, I’ve discovered that whole milk is the best option if you want a creamier cup of cocoa. Additionally, you can also use dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips, if you prefer the flavor to those instead of the semi-sweet.
I often enjoy adding a shot of liquor into my hot chocolate. I recently tried Amaretto, and had to ask myself, “Why have I not done this sooner?!” I absolutely love the combination of chocolate and almonds, and this hot chocolate recipe is no exception. The Amaretto liquor provides a wonderfully, sweet complimentary flavor to the chocolate, and when topped with whipped cream and slivered almonds, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to hot cocoa heaven! 😉
I’ve topped my hot chocolate with whipped cream, slivered almonds (wonderful!!!), and some chocolate shavings. However, if you’re more of a marshmallow person, add those on top instead of the whipped cream. They’ll be just as fantastic!
Here’s the easy, delicious recipe for Amaretto Hot Chocolate:
This hot chocolate is wonderful after a long day, or after coming in from the cold. Enjoy with your favorite biscotti, or cookies.
Stay warm, everyone! Cheers! ~Erin