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    "Grown Up" Hot Chocolate

      Servings:   4 servings
      Time:  1 Hour 25 Minutes


      4 ounces Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
      1 cup half-and-half
      1 tablespoon amaretto (almond liqueur)
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      1/2 cup whipped cream


    1. In saucepan over low heat, bring chocolate and half-and-half to simmer, whisking constantly.

    2. Simmer 1 minute or until mixture thickens slightly.

    3. Remove from heat; whisk in liqueur and vanilla.

    4. Pour into four 1/2-cup demitasse or coffee cups.

    5. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons whipped cream; dust with Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa (if desired).

    6. Serve immediately.

    Tip: Instead of amaretto, use 1 tablespoon hazelnut, coffee, or orange liqueur or peppermint schnapps, or 1/2 teaspoon almond or peppermint extract.

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