Here are some of my favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic Winter Recipes. (ok I love them all the time).
Two Minute Decadent Nutella Hot Chocolate:
My love for Nutella is of legend and this is a great treat during a crisp fall evening or a rainy or snowy winters night. Make naughty editions for the adults, or add tasty treats for kids of all ages. Make big batches or treat yourself!
1 cup milk (Any type of milk; from nonfat to whole)
1 ½ tablespoons Nutella
Optional: shaved chocolate or caramel sauce and/or whip cream to top it. Candy canes and peppermint sticks, cognac and brandy.
Heat milk to steaming in a microwave or a stove top pan. Mix the Nutella immediately into the milk until it melts. Top with whip cream, shaved chocolate and drizzle with caramel or chocolate sauce. Warms up ANY cold night.
Put candy canes or peppermint sticks in the mugs for stirrers. For adults add a splash of cognac or brandy for a warm kick that will heat up the coldest of nights.
1 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Kahlua
2 oz. Cream
Mix ingredients and pour over ice. For a naughty touch top with whip cream, drizzle chocolate sauce over it with sliced Almonds. Wow!
A total old school favorite that will warm up any winter night.
½ oz. Kahlua liqueur
½ oz. Brandy (I like E & J)
4 oz. Hot Coffee
Shaved chocolate or chocolate sauce
½ oz. crème de cacao
Put hot water into a cup. Pour out water. Add all ingredients but the coffee. Add the coffee last. Top with whip cream and shaved chocolate or drizzle chocolate sauce over the whip cream. Awesome!!
I saw this recipe on PBS and I was shocked. I liked it. This is in honor of my sister and nieces cat, the great Snowball.
½ oz. of your favorite rum
½ oz. peppermint schnapps
½ oz of hazelnut or kahlua or amaretto liqueur
½ oz. half and half cream
Shake ingredients into a large cold shaker or glass and mix. Put it into shooter/shot glasses or in a glass with ice and enjoy!