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Hazelnut Mocha Coffee

For special occasions, this chocolaty brew will be the talk of the town. You can make the chocolate mixture a couple of days in advance. When you're ready to serve it, simple brew the coffee and whip the chocolate. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur
  • 4-1/2 cups hot brewed coffee
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • Place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Add sugar and cinnamon; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Stir in liqueur.
  • Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate, covered, until cold. Beat just until soft peaks form, about 15 seconds (do not overbeat). For each serving, spoon 1/4 cup into mugs. Top with 3/4 cup coffee; stir to dissolve. Top with whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup chocolate mixture with 3/4 cup coffee (calculated without whipped cream): 295 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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