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Hot Chocolate With Almond Liqueur

Photo: Charles Walton IV; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield Makes about 5 cups
Serve hot chocolate with sugar cubes, chocolate chunks, candy-coated chocolate pieces, and biscotti.


  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup almond liqueur
  • Garnishes: whipped cream, ground cinnamon, cream-filled cookies

How to Make It

  1. Stir together boiling water and chocolate syrup in a medium saucepan; add milk, stirring until blended. Cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in liqueur. Garnish, if desired.

  2. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Amaretto for almond liqueur.

  3. Hot Chocolate With Hazelnut Liqueur: Substitute hazelnut liqueur for almond liqueur. Proceed with recipe as directed.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Frangelico for hazelnut liqueur.