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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate / Recipes From Our Dinner Table

When winter shows its nasty head, and drops by with crazy wind, and freezing temperatures, hot chocolate often makes an appearance at our house. This Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate is the perfect remedy for the weather. It is full of chocolate and cherry flavor and it is best served with a dollop of whipped cream on top! Mmmmm!

This recipe uses chocolate syrup for the chocolate flavoring. I used a recipe I have made in the past to make homemade chocolate syrup. It makes a tasty base for the hot chocolate. Of course, store bought syrup will work just as well.  



Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate
(makes 8 1/2 cup size,  hot chocolate drinks)
(printable recipe at end of page)

5 1/2 cups Milk
1 1/2 cup Half and Half
1 1/2 cups Chocolate Syrup
1/2 cup Maraschino Cherry Juice, divided
1 3/4 cups Whipping Cream
1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar 

Chocolate Syrup
1 1/2 cups Water
1 1/2 cups White Sugar
1 cup Cocoa Powder
1 dash Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


 It is easier if you make the Chocolate Syrup first. That way you can put the hot chocolate recipe together quickly. Mix together the water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk until the mix begins to thicken and begins to simmer. Take the chocolate syrup off heat. Add the vanilla and stir. Let cool. You will have extra chocolate sauce. Refrigerate for other uses!

Start the hot chocolate by mixing together the milk, half and half, chocolate syrup and seven tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice in a large pot. Use medium high heat. 

 
Beat the whipping cream using medium speed with mixer. Add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add powdered sugar and the remainder of the cherry juice, until soft peaks start to form.

Place the hot chocolate in a mug, add a dollop of whipped cream, serve and enjoy!

Thank you for joining me today!

Scroll down to see more tasty hot chocolate ideas. They are a tasty way to keep warm in the upcoming months!








Creamy Cocoa Recipes
cocoa, chocolate milk, hot chocolate, whipped cream, maraschino cherries
beverage, chocolate, cold weather beverage, family beverage, party beverage
American
Yield: 8 cups
Author: The Freshman Cook
Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate

Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate

With the cold weather here, a mug of Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate will warm you and make your taste buds happy too!

Ingredients

  • CHOCOLATE SYRUP
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 1/2 cups White Sugar
  • 1 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 dash Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Hot Chocolate
  • 5 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Half and Half
  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Maraschino Cherry Juice, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups Whipping Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar

Instructions

CHOCOLATE SYRUP
  1. It is easier if you make the Chocolate Syrup first. That way you can put the hot chocolate recipe together quickly. Mix together the water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk until the mix begins to thicken and begins to simmer. Take the chocolate syrup off heat. Add the vanilla and stir. Let cool.
HOT CHOCOLATE
  1. Start the hot chocolate by mixing together the milk, half and half, chocolate syrup and seven tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice in a large pot. Use medium low heat.
  2. Beat the whipping cream using medium speed with mixer. Add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add powdered sugar and the remainder of the cherry juice, until soft peaks start to form.
  3. Place the hot chocolate in a mug, add a dollop of whipped cream, serve and enjoy!
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7 comments:

  1. I love cherries and chocolate. I will have to try this!

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  2. Yum! You can't go wrong with chocolate and cherries.

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  3. Cherry cordial is one of my FAVS. I am totally putting this on my list for snowy weather!

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  4. Chocolate and cherry juice are both anti-inflammatory... Guess I need to do this for my health :) !

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  5. Chocolate and cherry is an amazing combo and this sounds heavenly!

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  6. Cherry and Chocolate together is just a perfect pair and in a hot drink form....delicious!

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  7. Cherry cordials are one of my fave candies! I can't wait to try this.

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