I interrupt my regularly scheduled blog post due to … this massive blizzard taking over the Northeast! While I live in North Carolina and we’ve seen nary a drop of precipitation, news of the blizzard is everywhere and I am totes jealous of the snow. Although believe me, if North Carolina got two feet of snow the entire state would shut down for days, and that’s a fact. In the meantime, this post is for all my Northern friends and readers – here’s hoping the liquor store is still open!
Hot chocolate evokes the warm and fuzzies and is the perfect match for a cold, blustery day. But if you’re going to be cooped up all day watching the snow fall (especially if you’ve got kids going stir crazy), a spiked hot chocolate is the way to go! I used Frangelico, a Hazelnut flavored liquor to give this hot chocolate an extra kick!
The best part about this hot chocolate is that you can adjust the sweetness or hazelnut flavor per your taste. Just keep tasting until you’re satisfied with the sweetness level. You can drink it without any topping but where’s the fun in that? Top with giant or mini marshmallows:
Or with whipped cream:
And top with pieces of chocolate hazelnut.
A rolled chocolate wafer is the perfect finishing touch!
To whip up this hot chocolate, you’ll need:
3/4 cup boiling water or warmed milk
1 tablespoon cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Cocoa)
1 oz. Frangelico
Sugar to taste
Your choice of Marshmallows or Whipped Cream
Hazelnut Dark Chocolate pieces (I used Ghiardelli)
Serve with rolled chocolate creme wafers
Pour hot water or milk in mug and stir in cocoa powder and sugar. Add in hazelnut liquor. Add more sugar if needed. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream and top with pieces of hazelnut chocolate.
Enjoy while watching the snow fall!
If it’s snowing in your neck of the woods (to quote my pal Al Roker) how do you plan to spend your snow days? Be sure to spend some time checking back on my blog this week as I have two delicious Superbowl food posts that you won’t want to miss!