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Sweetheart Sipping Hot Chocolate (for Grownups)


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 60 percent cacao), chopped
  • 4 ounces brandy (optional)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

3 minutes



This simple recipe for two is similar in its richness to a great espresso drink. It's a dark and decadent sipping chocolate served hot, and a little goes a long way toward creating a perfect romantic moment. Pair with a chaser of brandy, Kahlua or other liqueur.

Why Try? Just a few ingredients create one fabulous taste!

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  1. In a small heavy saucepan, bring cream and milk to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  2. Remove from heat and quickly add chocolate, stirring until melted and very smooth.
  3. Return to medium-low heat and warm for 3 minutes or until a bubble or two form on the surface.
  4. Pour the hot chocolate into espresso cups.
  5. Serve immediately with a side of brandy or Kahlua--or the liqueur can be added to the hot chocolate.

Nutritional Information

Calories 528, Carbohydrates 41g, Cholesterol 88mg, Fat 40g, Fat Calories 363, Protein 3g, Saturated Fat 29g, Sodium 110mg. Daily Values: Calcium 107.93mg 11%, Phos 88.44mg 9%, Copper 0.02mg 1%, Zinc 0.36mg 2%, Panto 0.38mg 4%, Biotin 2.0mcg 667%, Iodine 23.03mcg 15%, Magnesium 10.3mg 3%, Iron 0.04mg 0%, Vitamin B6 2%, Vitamin C 1%, Vitamin B12 6%, Vitamin D 12%, Vit E-a-Toco 2%, Vitamin A 20%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.