How to Make Spiked Cherry Hot Chocolate

Take your hot cocoa to the next level with this recipe from HGTV Magazine.

Happy Holiday Hot Chocolate

Happy Holiday Hot Chocolate

Photo by: Emily Kate Roemer

Emily Kate Roemer

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Time: 10 minutes | Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup maraschino liqueur; grenadine; or cherry sundae syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate-covered cherries, chopped
  • Red sanding sugar
  • Sundae cherries

1. Combine the milk, sugar (omit sugar if using grenadine), cocoa powder, chocolate chips, vanilla extract and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking often, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth, about 4 minutes. Stir in the maraschino liqueur, grenadine, or syrup. Divide among 4 mugs. 

2. Top each mug with whipped cream, chocolate-covered cherries, a pinch of red sanding sugar and a sundae cherry.

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