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Boozy Baileys Hot Chocolate

Boozy Baileys Hot Chocolate
Boozy Baileys Hot Chocolate
Boozy Hot Chocolate - The Ultimate Indulgence
Boozy Hot Chocolate – The Ultimate Indulgence

One of my favourite treats is hot chocolate, and in cold, wet, windy weather (which we Ā unfortunately frequently have in Ireland), hot chocolate is just the thing to perk me up. I usually have my hot chocolate plain, but over Christmas I decided to spike mine with a shot of baileys and add a spoon of brandy cream on top.

The perfect hot chocolate is made with real chocolate, so don’t bother making this with the instant hot chocolate powder. I get hot chocolate kits from O’Conaill’s chocolatiers in Cork that has a bag of cocoa and a bag of chocolate drops. But if you have a tub of cocoa powder, just buy a bar of good chocolate and chop it into little chunks. The flavour, thickness and quality is a thousand times better than hot chocolate powder or granules.

I know it’s January and most people are on juice diets etc, but for those people who are still enjoying a comforting treat in this wet, windy weather, give this a go. It’s delicious.

Beautiful Creamy Baileys Hot Chocolate
Beautiful Creamy Baileys Hot Chocolate

Ingredients (serves four):

1 litre full fat milk

100ml Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur (or more according to tasteā€¦ I usually add a good dash per mug)

4 tbsp cocoa

100g chocolate drops/ chopped chocolate

1/3 cup cream

2 tbsp Hennessy Brandy (or more to taste- you could also use whisky)

1 tbsp icing sugar/confectioners sugar

  1. Whip the cream and stir in the brandy and icing sugar. Add a little more brandy if it needs a little kick.
  2. Pour the milk into a heavy bottomed pot and add in the cocoa, whisk it continuously on a medium heat for a few minutes and then add the chocolate pieces, keep stirring until melted. When the hot chocolate is hot enough (don’t let it reach boiling point), add the Baileys, just a minute before serving (you don’t want the alcohol to burn off).
  3. Serve the hot chocolate into the mugs and top with a spoon of the brandy cream. You could sprinkle a little more cocoa on top for effect.
Thick, Creamy Hot Chocolate
Thick, Creamy Hot Chocolate
Top With Whisky Cream
Top With Whisky Cream