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A blue table topped with three mugs of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows

Baileys hot chocolate

Published: October 20, 2021 at 10:03 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6-8

If you thought hot chocolate couldn't get any better, think again – add creamy Baileys and aromatic cinnamon to create the most decadent festive drink

  • Gluten free
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal253
fat14.3g
saturates8.7g
carbs20.9g
sugars19.1g
fibre2.2g
protein7.3g
salt0.17g
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Make this comforting Baileys hot chocolate, then check out our mulled hot chocolate, luxury hot chocolate, spiked hot chocolate and more hot chocolate recipes. We've also got plenty more Baileys recipes for the perfect Christmas bakes and gifts.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 litre whole milk
  • a large pinch ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 100ml single cream
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4-6 tbsp Baileys

TO SERVE

  • squirty cream
  • chocolate flakes, fingers or wafers
  • chocolate chips, mini marshmallows or fudge chunks
  • cinnamon sticks

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the cocoa powder in a heatproof jug and mix in just enough milk to make a paste. Pour the rest of the milk into a pan and heat over a low heat until just simmering. Stir in the cinnamon.

  • STEP 2

    Whisk the hot milk mixture into the cocoa paste until smooth, then pour back into the pan. Add the brown sugar, cream and chocolate, and heat gently over a low heat, stirring until everything is combined. Stir in the Baileys and serve in mugs topped with squirty cream and any other toppings of your choice.

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