Amaretto Hot Chocolate – Take your hot chocolate to the next level by adding amaretto! Made with just 4 simple ingredients in 10 minutes.
Amaretto Hot Chocolate
This drink all came about back when I was making my slow cooker hot chocolate a few weeks back. I was looking in our alcohol cabinet to see what I could add to it to make it even more exciting when I saw a bottle without a label in the back corner. When I pulled it out, I remembered that it was a bottle of homemade amaretto and I got so excited. Amaretto is a favorite liqueur of mine and I just knew that it would taste AMAZING in a hot chocolate! What’s not to love about combining the flavors of a hot chocolate and almonds?! I’ve tried it in both a normal hot chocolate and a white hot chocolate and it was amazing in both!
Common Questions About Making Amaretto Hot Chocolate
What is amaretto?
Amaretto is an alcohol traditionally made from almonds. It is a great addition to a wide range of drinks from hot chocolate to eggnog.
Can I use white chocolate instead?
Of course! Directly substitute in white chocolate for the regular chocolate.
What can I top this drink with?
How can I make hot chocolate even better?
Some easy ways to make your hot chocolate to the next level include substituting in heavy whipping cream or half-and-half for some of the milk to make it even creamier or upgrading your chocolate chips to nicer ones like ghirardelli.
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- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ounce amaretto
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract. Cook until chocolate has fully melted.
- Remove from heat and mix in amaretto. Pour into mug and serve topped with whipped cream (optional).