Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hot Chocolate: The Adult Way

So I have been on the hot chocolate kick for the last couple weeks. Unfortunately I enjoyed my last cup a few days ago before our weather decided to jump into the 70's. Mother nature does know that it is December...and Christmas time right?!

There are those few moments, once the kids are quiet and sleeping in their beds, when most moms like to enjoy a little alone time. Sometimes those quiet mommy moments are accompanied with a nice glass of wine to finish the day. But on those cold nights when you are all snug on the couch, catching up on your favorite shows, you can find SOA filling my DVR, wine just doesn't cut it.

Out comes one of my favorite warm adult drinks, that goes perfect with those chilly late nights, Nutella hot chocolate with Baileys. Yes, Irish Cream....the quintessentially additive to that warm cup of coffee, blends wonderfully with the Nutella hot chocolate.

Not only is it simple but it will warm you up from the inside out.

You will need

1 cup on whole milk
2 tbsp of Nutella
a few splashes of Baileys

1.Pour the milk into a saucepan and begin heating the milk until its starts to slightly bubble around the edges.
2.Pour the milk into a glass
3.Stir, stir, stir in the Nutella until it has dissolved into the milk
4.Add as much or as little Baileys as you would like
5.Now float some yummy marshmallows on top and enjoy your yummy hot chocolate.

Remember not to add the Baileys to the pan. The heat will make the alcohol evaporate!

Now if you want to get a little fancy you can make some Baileys chocolate drizzle. Again, super easy!

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
a dash of half and half
2 tsp of Baileys

1. Using a double boiler, put the chocolate into the top pan and let the chocolate start to melt.
2. Add in a dash of half and half to the chocolate.
3. Once half of the chocolate is melted, pull the chocolate off the heat and keep stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.
4. Stir in the Baileys and VOILA! Your sauce is done. Now drizzle as much as you want over the hot chocolate.

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