Nadia Duriavig: Foodie Unplugged


Not-Your-Kids Spectacular Hot Chocolate

Boozy Chocolate, Cocoa and Burnt Marshmallow

Hot chocolate

This recipe is a real crowd pleaser! We are known at our house for always supplying some interesting libations to kick off our dinner parties or weekend gatherings. Now that the weather is getting cooler, this recipe makes a regular appearance. I actually have to make double, as almost everyone goes back for seconds.


4 cups chocolate milk
6 tbsp cocoa powder
8 heaping tsp marshmallow topping
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup Kahlua
1/4 cup cinnamon whiskey

Adult hot chocolate


Heat milk until hot but not boiling.

Combine all ingredients except alcohol and marshmallow in a blender.

Take extra care when blending hot liquids in a blender.  Depending on your blender, you may want to blend this in two parts to avoid any issues with steam build up.

Blend on low speed, working your way up to high speed for 2-3 minutes total until mixture has been aereated and has thickened.

Add alcohol and continue to blend.

Divide mixture between 8 mugs.

Top each mug with 1 heaping tsp marshmallow topping.

Take a mini butane torch (like one used for Creme Brûlée) and toast the marshmallow topping until well scorched.

Serve immediately.

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