Cozy mugs of rich, amaretto-spiked hot chocolate lend a festive touch to a cold winter’s night.
• 5 cups whole milk
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 4 ounces (8 tablespoons) amaretto liqueur
• Fresh whipped cream
• 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Warm milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it reaches a low simmer. Turn off heat, then add sugar, chocolate, and vanilla to pan, whisking until completely smooth. Whisk in amaretto and divide between four mugs. Top each with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of almonds.