Brandied Hot Chocolate

Annabelle Breakey
On a chilly day, our grown-up version of hot chocolate -- rich with bittersweet chocolate and punched up with French brandy -- will warm you to your toes.

Yield:

Makes 4 mugs

Recipe from


Ingredients

1 1/2 cups grated bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup dry milk powder
4 cups whole milk
4 tablespoons Armagnac
Whipped cream or marshmallows, for garnish

Preparation

1. In a medium bowl, mix grated chocolate and dry milk powder.

2. In a medium saucepan, heat whole milk over medium heat. Once heated, stir in the chocolate mixture and whisk until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth and hot.

3. Pour 1 Tbsp. Armagnac into each mug (four mugs total), then fill each mug with the smooth, hot chocolate mixture. Serve hot, garnished with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Note:

January 2007