When the weather turns cold there is nothing like a nice cup of hot chocolate to keep you warm. These days I like mine with a shot of Amaretto, just to warm my bones a little more. Adding Amaretto is of course completely optional, but chocolate and Amaretto is a pair made in heaven.
Homemade hot chocolate is not overly sweet, as the store-bought kind, and I love a dollop of whipped cream on top for extra creaminess. Or if you are serving it for children, marshmallows would be a lot more fun. 🙂 Stay warm out there.
Hot Chocolate With Amaretto (Makes 2 large servings)
5 deciliter (or 16.9 fluid oz) milk
75 gram (or 2.6 oz) dark chocolate 60 %
2 shots Amaretto
whipping cream, optional, for topping
If you want a dollop of whipped cream on top of your hot chocolate, whip then cream and set aside.
Chop chocolate finely. Heat milk to 85 degrees C (185 degrees F) which is hot, but not simmering. Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate. Stir until chocolate is dissolved. Add Amaretto and stir. Pour into serving glass and top with a dollop of whipped cream if desired, serve immediately or store hot chocolate in a thermos for later. Enjoy
Source: My Danish Kitchen