Kahlua Hot Chocolate



Having ignored the shops' Christmas cheer from October (!!!), plus working long hours that prohibited me from seeing any shops in the first place (!!!), suddenly, in the last couple of days Christmas looks like it's on it's way!
Some years I am super organised, but most years I find myself shopping last minute on the eve before Christmas eve. This year, I am just going to go with the flow. I am not going to stress about presents or trees or anything. If I like something and can afford it, I will get it- if not, I won't. My aim is just 'to be' - to be present, to listen, to relax, to not put stress on myself or my family and just 'chill' (ok, I guess this ideal wishful thinking does mean I'll be making that mad dash before Christmas eve then!) . Part of my build up to Christmas' regime will of course include my old time favourite mince pies, mulled wine on tap and spiked hot chocolate for the more cosy nights to come. So, without any further ado, I give you Kahlua Hot Chocolate!!!

Ingredients:
(Serves two mugs)
1/2 pint of semi skimmed milk
4 heaped tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (Green & Blacks cocoa looks good as it is 'Dutched' which means it has been alkalized so milder but you can use any kind of cocoa depending on your taste
I also recommend trying M&S's 'Christmas Hot Chocolate Flakes - if you use this though remember to not add any sugar)
2 tablespoons sugar (if not using M&S choc flakes)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 large shot glass of Kahlua coffee liqueur

What to do:
In a medium saucepan heat all the ingredients together over medium heat. Get it to almost boil and simmer for about 3 - 4 minutes
Take off heat- add your large shot of Kahlua, stir and  pour in your mug.

Don't forget to decorate!! I've just finished drinking this one here, and can tell you a mixture of marshmallows and salted caramel make it taste out of this world!!!

*Please note I like my hot chocolate quite thick - some of you might be happy with only 2 tablespoons of cocoa. Again, I like my drinks boozy so you may want to lessen the amount of Kahlua you add too - it's all really down to personal preference.






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