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Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate



  • 5 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)
  • Maraschino cherries with stems (optional)


  1. Heat first 3 ingredients and 7 tablespoons cherry juice in a Dutch oven over medium low heat, stirring often.
  2. Beat whipping cream at medium speed with a mixer until foamy.
  3. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and reserved cherry juice. Beat until soft peaks form.
  4. Serve atop hot chocolate.
  5. Top each serving with chocolate shavings and a cherry, if desired.

Makes 8 1/2 cups.

For adults only, add a splash of cherry brandy to each mug.

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