Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Irish Hot Chocolate

  • Winter to me means hot chocolate, for breakfast, lunch, snack and sometimes even dinner and dessert. It is the perfect beverage for taking along skating, sipping on a snow day or a weekend morning. 

  • A cup of hot chocolate brings back so many happy memories of my mom waiting for my siblings and I to trudge home after a day of sledding or even just 20 minutes out frolicking in the snow. She would be stirring a pot of her special cocoa on the stove ready to ladle it out. This scrumptious Irish hot chocolate is the perfect nightcap after a long winter day. 

  • Irish Hot Chocolate
Recipe from Bourbon and Honey

  • Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1teaspoonVanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons Irish whiskey or Bourbon

In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and whisk in brown sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate, salt and vanilla, just until brown sugar is dissolved and chocolate is melted. Do not let the mixture simmer. 

Whisk in milk. Continue cooking until mixture is steamy and just beginning to simmer, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in whiskey. Serve in your Chocolate PotTop with marshmallows or whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!

If you have never made homemade marshmallows I highly recommend it, they are easy to make and delicious! I used this RECIPE,

Linking to:
Between Naps on The Porch

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