Week 4 – Kahlua Hot Chocolate

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Today has been 100% snow. It was snowing when I went to bed last night, it was snowing when I woke up, it snowed throughout the day, and even though it tapered off for a bit, I just got an alert on my phone that “a brief snow shower is about to begin”. That’s a lot of snow!

In case you haven’t heard, we’re in the middle of Snowmaggedon 2016 aka Winter Storm Jonas. My area has gotten record-breaking accumulation, over 28 inches.  With drifts, our little Honda Fit is no longer visible. Heck, the minivan is hardly visible!

My husband just went out to start the shoveling effort, so I decided a hot beverage was in order to reward his hard work. Since the kids are in bed and it’s the weekend (and it’s time for my weekly post) why not make it an adult beverage while I’m at it?

I have a couple of little bottles of Kahlua on hand, and any other cocktail ingredients that I don’t have on hand just aren’t an option right now since NO ONE is able to get to the store this weekend. So I searched online for something I could make with what I had, and I came across the perfect drink for this wintery day.

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Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Ingredients (makes 2 drinks)

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 ounce Kahlua coffee liqueur
Garnish – whipped cream, mini marshmallows, chocolate syrup

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. Heat through (2-3 minutes), then remove from heat and stir in Kahlua. Serve immediately and top with garnish of your choice. Obviously, I went with whipped cream 🙂

Mmmm this was quite tasty! I don’t typically make hot chocolate from anything but a mix, so that was kinda fun. And I absolutely love cinnamon in hot chocolate, so I thought this was a great recipe. Kahlua, with its coffee flavor, is a wonderful compliment for hot chocolate as well.

Since the snow should be done after tonight, I’m planning to bundle up the kids and send them out into the snow with Daddy tomorrow. I’ll stay inside, nice and warm, and maybe I’ll enjoy another batch of this delicious treat! After all, I do have another little bottle of Kahlua to use up…

Cheers!

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