Overhead shot of an mug full to the brim of hot chocolate spiked with Christmas spices and amaretto. The hot chocolate is finished off with a whole stick of cinnamon.

Cinnamon and Amaretto Hot Chocolate

Cosy up on the sofa with a mug of cinnamon and amaretto hot chocolate. Find out how to make it below.

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that over the last few months I haven’t been in the UK. In fact, I’ve been on the other side of the world in New Zealand! The holiday was fantastic and I will, no doubt, find sometime to write up a post or two about our trip. I’ve got so much to share with you!

It’s not even been a whole week since I’ve been back but memories of mild mornings and clear skies seem far behind me. It’s rather chilly in the UK right now and I am making the most of wrapping up warm and getting into the festive spirit.

I’m sure many of you have been running around, buying gifts, putting up decorations and prepping food for the big day. I was gutted to be missing all that “fun” while I was away but I’m certainly making up for it now.

An earthenware mug of spiced hot chocolate spiked with cinnamon and amaretto.

Boozy hot chocolate

The second the cold nights draw in, I start longing for a mug of hot chocolate. I was bought up on cheap powdered mixes but over the years have come to appreciate a hot chocolate made with real pieces of chocolate rather than the dehydrated dust!

Sure, it’s totally decadent and most definitely fattening but it tastes divine.

There’s no greater feeling that the warm velvety smooth hot chocolate touching your lips on a frosty day. The amaretto and cinnamon in this particular recipe definitely help send warming vibes throughout your body.

For those of you who aren’t familliar with it, Amaretto is a sweet, yet a little bitter, Italian liquer made from almonds. Depending on the brand you buy, I often think a hint of apricot can be found too. Either way, it’s a thoroughly festive tipple and works well with cinnamon in a proper hot chocolate.

A mug of cinnamon and amaretto hot chocolate, the perfect hot drink for warming up at Christmas.

The recipe

Take a step away from the present wrapping and Christmas card writing. You deserve to put your feet up, watch a Christmas film or two and to enjoy a nice, warm Spiced Amaretto Hot Chocoalte. It might making putting the decorations up that little less stressful!

Cinnamon and Amaretto Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 200ml whole milk
  • 70g dark chocolate (finely chopped or grated)
  • 30g milk chocolate (finely chopped or grated)
  • 75ml single cream
  • 25ml amaretto
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Warm about the milk in a pan over a meadium heat.
  2. Before it comes to a simmer take off the heat and add in the chocolate.
  3. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  4. Whisk in the cream followed by the amaretto.
  5. Continue to heat until the mixture is hot (but not boiling) then add the cinnamon.
  6. Whisk again before pouring to make velvety.
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This spiced Cinnamon and Amaretto Hot Chocolate served in a pretty earthenware mug is the ultimate indulgent drink for the winter. Get this and other Christmas recipes at Supper in the Suburbs!

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