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Adult Hot Chocolate

Posted by terrepruitt on May 17, 2017

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFitOn chilly nights sometimes I like to have a hot adult beverage.  We had been lucky to receive a lot of rain not too long ago.  Some of the storms were warm and some of them were cold.  On one night that was cold and stormy I wanted to have my regular hot chocolate that is hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps but we didn’t have any schnapps.  But we did have Frangelico Hazlenut Liqueur and caramel vodka.  The Frangelico was almost gone.  I don’t remember what I purchased it for, but I do remember it was for a specific recipe and I was surprised how expensive Frangelico was.  I don’t normally drink it, I had just wanted it for a recipe and now I don’t even remember what that was.  The caramel vodka was unopened.  A few years ago my hubby had bought some because I love caramel and vodka and we had company one night and – glug, glug – the bottle was gone.  So he had replaced it with two, not just one bottle.  But that was a long time ago, so I thought, “Hmmm.  Might as well open that.”  So I decided to make a new hot chocolate drink.  It turned out pretty good.  Here is the Caramel Hazelnut Hot Chocolate.


Caramel Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

8 to 10 ounces of water
3 teaspoons of hot water chocolate
1/2 shot of Frangelico Hazlenut Liqueur
1 shot caramel vodka
boiling water
splash of milk or cream
whipped cream

Heat the water in a teapot or pan.  While the water is coming to a boil put the powdered chocolate in the mug.  Then add the liqueur, vodka, and milk.  Stir it until it is all mixed and there are no lumps of chocolate powder.  When the water has boiled add it to the mug.  Stir until it is well mixed.  Add whipped cream if you want.

Ahhh, time to sit down and enjoy the tasty warmth!


I didn’t have it with whipped cream, but that sound like a good addition to me.  It makes it sound more fancy and fun.  You could even sprinkle some chocolate on top of the whipped cream or maybe drizzle some caramel sauce.  Ya know, make it like a drink you would get in a restaurant.

Well, I think we might have a few more cool days left.  Perhaps you will have a chance to enjoy this before we move onto iced drinks.

Do you have a favorite hot adult beverage?  What is it?

2 Responses to “Adult Hot Chocolate”

  1. Cheryl McGovern said

    Hey Terre, glad to see you are getting your hot adult beverage – sounds and looks good. Did you know Patrick is getting married? I was trying to remember where you and John got married. They are beginning the search and I remember you had a great wedding…. Enjoying our great SJ weather, Cheryl McGovern

    Sent from my iPhone



    • Hello, YES, I did know that Patrick is getting married. We got married at Freedom Hall. I was going to mention that to his financée, but I didn’t. I keep thinking about it. I think I will let her know. 🙂


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