January 12, 2011

Shelby's Boozy Hot Chocolate Warm-up

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What do you do when you have a snow day?  This morning I was watching The Ellen Show.  Grumpy and I both LOVE her show.  I've never seen him laugh harder than he did when she did her halloween episode and was scaring Amy to death in the haunted house!  Anyhow, she was talking about people with Mega Memory and how she was watching 60 Minutes where they talked to people with this Mega Memory.  Boy, do I ever wish I had mega memory (sometimes!).  I try to remember snow days when I was a kid and it is near impossible.  I remember playing in the snow though!  I also remember hot chocolate and marshallows when coming in from playing in the snow.  I remember better my kids playing in the snow and coming in for hot chocolate afterwards!

This morning, while waiting to find out if our office was opening late or closing, I was browsing Facebook.  I happen to be a "fan" of Dove Chocolate (no surprise, right?) and they posted this drink on their page with the comment "when the snow falls you'll be happy to have this recipe on hand".  I immediately "liked" that post and shared it with all my FB friends.  I also vowed, that since I was snowed in I was going to treat myself to this lucious looking beverage this afternoon. 

This boozy drink has 3 of my very favorite ingredients.  Coffee, chocolate, and booze (and yes, in that order!)  Now, I am by no means a big boozer, but you might think so with the different beverages I made to help kill some of the heat last summer.  Now, in the snowy weather, I'm warming myself up with some....lol.  Seriously, I don't do it everyday!

Dove recipe called for cognac, which I don't have on hand and never do.  I also didn't have the Dove chocolate I just bought at home - it is setting in my desk drawer at work.  So, I am here to let you know that while I am certain Dove chocolate is awesome in this drink - so are Hershey Bliss Chocolates.  :o)

Shelby's Boozy Hot Chocolate Warm-up
adapted from Dove Chocolate - Cafe Milano

1 hot cup of your favorite coffee blend
1 shot glass Baileys Irish Cream
5 Hershey's Bliss Chocolates
Whipped Cream

Brew coffee, pour 1 cup hot coffee in glass measuring cup.  Place 4 hershey bliss chocolates in hot beverage and stir to melt.  Pour in 1 shot glass (1 oz) Baileys Irish Cream liquor.  Pour into pretty mug (mine is Princess House and I LOVE it!).  Cover with whipped cream and chocolate shavings from 5th chocolate piece.  Enjoy!

**Jernabi Coffee has since changed owners and I the information with the link is no longer relevant.
I am including a link to Jernabi Coffee above because I believe it is the absolute best coffee I have ever had!  It is a company in my home area that roasts their own beans right in their shop - and believe me, it is worth trying!  I have had people pick this coffee up for me that were coming to visit us since our move to Albany so that I don't run out!  I'll be taking a trip north soon myself and I will be going to get more!


Shelby said...

Oh yeah, if case you didn't figure it out - our office did close...therefore I am home ;o) he he.

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Wow...there is no part of that drink that doesn't call out to me. Perfect for a snowed-in day!

Kim - Liv Life said...

MMM!! Nicely done! I can seem me enjoying this after a nice 1/2 day of skiing (that's about all I'm good for!). Your pics make me feel like I can reach out and grab the cup. Just beautiful.
We love Ellen too! I don't watch her show all that often, however we LOVED her appearance on So You Think YOu Can Dance during the last show of the season. She was phenomenal!

Shelby said...

Kim, funny you mention So you think you can dance with Ellen - she actually showed that segment on her show yesterday too!

megan said...

Wish I had one now! I make a similar drink...the only difference is I add kahlua to the mix :)

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

I am keeping this one for the next time we have snow, which I am sure will be soon. We have had five snow and/or ice events already this year!

Bon appetit!

Fallon said...

haha if I had a snow day I'd being drinking this with you Shelby!

Pegasuslegend said...

A girl after my own heart! This is sensational!

Donna-FFW said...

SOOOOOO my kind of drink., I will be trying it this way with the baileys!

I will email u later.. off to work.

CookiePie said...

What a perfect treat for a snowy day!!!

Michele O said...

This looks so good! Will have to try that brand of coffee.

teresa said...

oh heavenly! if this isn't the perfect way to enjoy a snow day, i don't know what is!

Lori said...

Boozy hot chocolate. Can I have a sip of that?

spicediary.com said...

This looks DIVINE! It's still cold here in rainy Manchester, UK so will definitely be trying this recipe to warm me up.

Linda said...

Shelby this is really appealing to me! Nice photos.

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