Need something that will warm your belly and make you feel good all over. I've got it for you. This hot chocolate is not for wimps. It's rich and chocolately with a touch of coffee liquor to take it over the top.
I think it's because of all the rain lately but this morning after lunch, a cup of hot chocolate sounded so good to me. I'm trying not to eat cow dairy except small amounts of butter or cream. Sounds strange but it works. As such, I had to get creative. My mom and I bought some Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk over the holidays as she had seen a really good recipe for Hot Chocolate that she wanted to try. I bought some knowing I'd find something to do with it. The key is "unsweetened". There is also the Sweetened Chocolate Almond Milk. Don't go there. My version has a lot less sugar in it.
I was going to do my taxes today but instead I'm watching the Oscars and enjoying a cup myself right now. I find it amazing that it's on the entire afternoon and into the evening this year. It's definitely Oscarmania! Take a breather and enjoy a cup yourself!
Kahlua Hot Chocolate
1 cup Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk
1/4 cream (can use Half & Half or milk)
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tablespoons Kahlua (can do 1T if don't want to taste the alcohol)
2 squares bittersweet chocolate bar, chopped (like Ghirardelli) and a little extra for garnish
1 tablespoon sugar
Whipped cream (homemade or from the can)
In a small saucepan, add all of the ingredients except the whipped cream. Bring the mixture to the brink of boiling, stirring often. Then turn off the heat. Pour into cups. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enjoy. Makes two small cups or 1 large cup.