Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mommy's Cure For A Headache Hot Chocolate

After a long day of dealing with a three-year old, a mommy like me just needs to enjoy a drink.  In the cooler months of the year, I like having hot chocolate after dinner.  Throw in a little bit (or a lot) of alcohol and you've got yourself a cure for the headaches from the day.

Here is what I threw together the other night.  I'm calling it "Mommy's Cure for a Headache Hot Chocolate."  Note: This is not for the kids and probably not suitable for those under 21 years of age either!

hotchocolateandbaileys.jpg picture by vivrosemom

Mommy's Cure For A Headache Hot Chocolate
(Serves 1)

1 envelope of hot chocolate (I prefer the dark chocolate flavor)
1 cup (8 oz) of water or milk
2 tbsp of Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur (Note: This is = to 1 shot glass)
1/8 tsp of Almond extract
Marshmallows for topping

Pour 1 cup of milk or water into drinking mug.  Microwave on high for about one and a half minutes.  Pour your hot chocolate mix inside.  Stir quickly until all of the mixture has dissolved.  (I have to do mine over the sink because I'm messy!)  Add in the 2 tbsp of Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur and 1/8 tsp of almond extract.  Stir drink again several times.  Top with marshmallows.  Enjoy on the sofa or perhaps in a hot bath where no kids can find you!


Mmmm, nothing like a warm drink on a cold day to make you feel cozy, eh?  Let's have a toast!

Oh and do you say hot chocolate or hot cocoa?  I hear it both ways and was curious what you and your family call it.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like the absolute perfect Christmas Eve drink! Jay and I always wake the kids up just after midnight, so we relax and enjoy couple time in the evening. Thanks a ton for the recipe!