Brandied Hot Chocolate (1109)
Photography by Annabelle Breakey

On a chilly day, our grown-up version of hot chocolate — rich with bittersweet chocolate and punched up with French brandy — will warm you to your toes.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a medium bowl, mix grated chocolate and dry milk powder.

Step 2
2

In a medium saucepan, heat whole milk over medium heat. Once heated, stir in the chocolate mixture and whisk until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth and hot.

Step 3
3

Pour 1 Tbsp. Armagnac into each mug (four mugs total), then fill each mug with the smooth, hot chocolate mixture. Serve hot, garnished with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Ingredients

 1 1/2 cups grated bittersweet chocolate
 1/2 cup dry milk powder
 4 cups whole milk
 4 tablespoons Armagnac
  Whipped cream or marshmallows, for garnish

Directions

Step 1
1

In a medium bowl, mix grated chocolate and dry milk powder.

Step 2
2

In a medium saucepan, heat whole milk over medium heat. Once heated, stir in the chocolate mixture and whisk until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth and hot.

Step 3
3

Pour 1 Tbsp. Armagnac into each mug (four mugs total), then fill each mug with the smooth, hot chocolate mixture. Serve hot, garnished with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Brandied Hot Chocolate