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

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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