Ghirardelli® Grown-up Hot Chocolate

Ghirardelli® Grown-up Hot Chocolate

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"A nice cup of hot chocolate, made extra special with a splash of amaretto liqueur, is the perfect warm up on a blustery day. "
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15 m servings
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a small saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and half-and-half over low heat and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Simmer for 1 minute or until the mixture thickens slightly.
  2. Remove from the heat; whisk in the liqueur and vanilla. Pour into four 1/2-cup demitasse or coffee cups. Top each serving with whipped cream and dust with cocoa. Serve immediately.
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  • Instead of flavoring your hot chocolate with amaretto as this recipe calls for, use 1 tablespoon hazelnut, coffee, or orange liqueur, or peppermint schnapps, or 1.2 teaspoon almond or peppermint extract.



very good I used Grand Marnier

This was lovely. I used fat free evaporated milk and I doubled the amaretto for a bigger kick. I did not make the whipped cream for the top. Excellent grownup winter cocktail.

I made this the lazy way, with instant hot chocolate. Just added a TBSP or so of amaretto. Yum-O!!!