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Naughty Hot Chocolate Mocha Gelato


Who says hot cocoa is just for the kids? Try this adult hot chocolate for your next hot chocolate social.


  • ¾ Cup whipping cream
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ Cup water
  • 4 Cups milk (whole milk preferred)
  • 8 Tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 8 Tablespoons Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
  • Grated semisweet chocolate, for garnish


Over low heat in a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder, and ⅛ teaspoon salt in saucepan. Add ½ cup water slowly while whisking, to ensure smooth mixture.

Gently simmer over medium-low heat, whisking constantly. Simmer 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and return to simmer. Divide hot chocolate among 4 warmed mugs. Divide 2 tablespoons of each liqueur into each mug. Top each with whipped cream, and garnish with grated chocolate. This is an ideal winter holiday cocktail.