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Maple Whiskey Hot Chocolate

I’ve been a pretty big baby about the deep freeze going on outside.  However, I’m super glad that the winter weather has provided me with plenty of chances to indulge in homemade hot chocolate.  I recently crafted a batch of Maple Whiskey Cocoa that made my insides warm and my cheeks rosy.

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You’ll Need:

1/2 c sugar
1/3 c cocoa powder
1/3 c hot water
4 c milk
1/3 c maple syrup
dash salt
whiskey (preferably maple)

Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan.  Add the water and mix well.  Heat on medium, constantly stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil.  Let it boil for 2 minutes, continuing to stir constantly.  Turn the heat to low and stir in the maple syrup, then the milk.  Heat to your desired temperature, add as much whiskey as you want, and enjoy!  Beware:  this cocoa is extra sweet because of the maple syrup, so you can cut the amount of sugar you add.  Me?  I like my cocoa extra sweet, mapley, and boozy.

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Recipe adapted from this one.