Friday, April 13, 2007

Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

Last night I had a chocolate craving but a) there was no ‘eating’ chocolate in the house & b) I didn’t feel like going all out & whipping up a cake or anything that elaborate. It was then that I remembered seeing a very wicked looking recipe for Hot Chocolate in Nigella Lawson’s Feast so I made a batch right away. I’m not much of a hot chocolate drinker, preferring tea or coffee when I want a hot drink, but this was so rich & full of good flavours & not too sickly sweet it was irresistible. The recipe makes two & I urge you try it, you wont regret it. Also I would be tempted to try it out with all sorts of different alcohol, Kahlua will be next I think.

Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

500ml milk
100g dark chocolate
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
2 tablespoons dark rum or to taste

Put the milk into a saucepan. Break the chocolate into pieces & add to the milk along with the cinnamon, honey & sugar. Heat gently until the chocolates melted. Add the vanilla & mix with a small hand whisk and, still whisking, add a spoonful of rum first & taste to see if you want more & add more sugar if you want this sweeter, too. Take out the cinnamon stick & pour into two cappuccino cups or caffe latte mugs. Heaven!


Brilynn said...

I think I've started adding baileys to my hot chocolate every time. I think frangelico would be nice too but I always reach for the baileys first.

KikiMiss said...

Mmmmm something a breastfeeding Mother like me needs. I am longing for a night (or day for that matter!!) where I can drink the entire contents of a bottle of Baileys. Yum.

Ange said...

I know how you feel, I want a whole bottle of champagne myself!

noskos said...

Cointreau is also very nice, you'll get the nice chocolat and orange combination with a little kick :-)

Ange said...

Mmmm, Cointreau sounds fab, love the choc orange combo