Saturday, January 14, 2017

Hot Toddy Day: Make it a Chocolate Hot Toddy

I've been laid low with a massive cold this week, and I can attest that a Hot Toddy does the trick in curing what ails you--a traditional Hot Toddy, that is. See the Retro Ad on this page. But I missed the Hot Toddy Holiday on January 11. But it's never too late to have a hot toddy.

Hot Toddy might be an old fashioned name, but the Hot Toddy has served for centuries as a therapeutic drink. If you add chocolate, you get all those chocolate benefits, too. Alcohol and chocolate: a great combination.

Sunset had a recipe for Brandied Hot Chocolate a few years ago. I've adapted it just a bit.

Chocolate Hot Toddy!

Ingredients
1- 1/2 cups grated dark chocolate (65-75% organic, your favorite)
1/2 cup dry milk powder (not something I have on hand except for this)
4 cups whole milk
4 Tbsp Armagnac
Whipped cream or marshmallows, for garnish

Directions
In medium bowl, mix grated chocolate and dry milk powder.
In medium saucepan, heat whole milk over medium heat. Once heated, stir in chocolate mixture and whisk until chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth and hot.
Pour 1 Tbsp Armagnac into each mug (four mugs total), then fill each mug with smooth, hot chocolate mixture.
Serve hot, garnished with fresh whipped cream or fresh marshmallows.

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