Sunday, October 24, 2010

Irish Hot Chocolate

The Irish Hot Chocolate is my absolute favorite drink on cold, rainy or snowy days. This hot chocolate cocktail isn't too sweet and it'll warm you up in a heartbeat!

Ingredients for the Irish Hot Chocolate:

-    Milk (I prefer non-fat or skim)
-    Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: 1 Tbs. per 8oz.
-    Bailey’s Irish Cream
-    Optional: 1/2 a shot of dark rum to give it an extra kick

In a small pot, heat the milk slowly on the stove (medium low), stirring frequently. Do not bring to a boil or even a simmer. As soon as you see steam, turn the stove off. Slowly sift cocoa powder into the milk, stirring regularly (to prevent clumping). Once all of the cocoa powder has been added and has been thoroughly mixed in with the milk, return the pot to the heat and stir regularly until very hot. Turn the stove off (do not remove the pot from the stove) and add the Bailey’s Irish Cream.

Pour the mixture into your favorite mug, sprinkle a little cocoa powder on top and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. You may also add some whipped cream on top of the Irish Hot Chocolate after making it the way explained nicely above. Thanks.