Emerging from the fug of Christmas, the best way to blow those cobwebs away is with a bracing winter walk. Once you are chilled right down to your fingers and toes, warm up with this super rich hot chocolate recipe.
Nutella hot chocolate (4 small mugs or 2 big ones)
237ml whole milk
135g Nutella (or chocolate spread of your choice)
120ml double cream
60ml hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico
30ml of brandy
Whipped cream, mini marshmallows, flake etc to decorate
Place milk, Nutella, and 30ml of the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until the Nutella has melted and been incorporated. Reduce the heat to low, add 45ml of the hazelnut liqueur and the brandy, and stir to combine. Heat until hot (do not boil), then turn off the heat.Place the remaining cream in a medium bowl and whisk until nearly stiff peaks form. It should take about 2 minutes. Add the remaining liqueur and whisk until just incorporated. Transfer the hot chocolate to heatproof serving glasses, top with a dollop of whipped cream and any other decorations of your choice, before serving.