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Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats

These Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats are perfect for any night. Made with real Amaretto ice cream and real Hot Chocolate, it’s a decadent dessert.

These Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats are perfect for any night. Made with real Amaretto ice cream and real Hot Chocolate, it's a decadent dessert.

It's a great night when you sit down and enjoy these Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats!

Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats

Oh lordy! I totally blew my diet and my entire weeks worth of yoga with these Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats! They were just amazing and I couldn’t just toss it.  All that yummy amaretto ice cream covered in real hot chocolate, fresh whipped cream and amaretto pecans. It was so decadent and wonderful! I loved every bite, sip and lick!

I mean, just look at all of that amazing chocolate!

Oh my!! You and your hubby are going to love sipping on this Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats. Snuggle up and enjoy!

Who can possible pass on that?? I sure couldn’t.

My husband however, asked for a different flavor of ice cream, but that was totally doable. Swap out your favorite ice cream and enjoy this wonderful hot chocolate float!

These Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats are perfect for any night. Made with real Amaretto ice cream and real Hot Chocolate, it's a decadent dessert.

This was a first for me. I’ve seen hot chocolate floats online before, but honestly thought it was kinda silly. Who pours HOT chocolate over FROZEN ice cream? Doesn’t that just defeat the purpose of either treat?

The simple answer is no. The ice cream didn’t immediately melt and the hot chocolate stayed warm. It’s crazy, but it’s true.

For this hot chocolate recipe, I wanted to use REAL chocolate and REAL milk. No sweetened condensed milk, no cocoa powder, no added stuff – just milk and chocolate. And that’s just what I did.

Real Hot Chocolate is the only to go in the winter. Warm up with this easy hot chocolate recipe.

Heavy cream and whole milk make a wonderful rich texture and the straight dark chocolate gave it a strong chocolate flavor. The flavor was intense to drink straight,  but that was kinda the point. Pouring it over the sweet ice cream and adding sweetened whip cream cuts the slightly bitter flavor and tastes like real sipping chocolate. The kids may not like it, and that’s a good thing!

This hot chocolate and amaretto ice cream really isn’t for the kids. It’s for the chocolate loving kid inside of us! It’s for the excited kid who see’s the over-sized hot fudge sundae and wants to eat it all. It’s for the inner fat kid that just wants to indulge and not worry about the next work out. There will be another work out and it will be tough!

These Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats are perfect for any night. Made with real Amaretto ice cream and real Hot Chocolate, it's a decadent dessert.

These Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats are perfect for any night. Made with real Amaretto ice cream and real Hot Chocolate, it's a decadent dessert.

Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats

Amaretto Ice Cream Hot Chocolate Floats with fresh whipped cream and amaretto pecans - for the fat kid inside us wanting to get out!

Preparation 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 0:20
Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 oz dark chocolate (60% or greater)
  • 1 C fresh whipped cream, sweetened
  • Amaretto Ice Cream
  • Amaretto Pecans
  • Chocolate shavings, optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare your mugs by adding chocolate syrup around the edge of the mug. Place the mug into the freezer to set.
  2. Place the heavy cream, whole milk and dash of salt into a medium sized pot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, not boil, and add in the chopped chocolate. Turn the heat to low and stir the mixture until all the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Make your whipped cream and sweeten to taste. I used 1 cup of heavy cream and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Whip to soft peaks.
  4. Fill the mug with the ice cream and pour the hot chocolate over. Top with the whipped cream and Amaretto pecans. Add any chocolate sprinkles or shavings if desired.
  5. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your dessert. You deserve it!

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Chris @ Shared Appetite

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015

Ermagherd these look amazing Karyn!!! I'm sitting here eating my apple, wishing... hoping... that it will magically turn into one of these! Sadly, it's still an apple hahaha! These are stunning! Need them ASAP!

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Tuesday 24th of February 2015

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Krysta @ KrystaSteen.com

Sunday 22nd of February 2015

That would be perfect on this cold day in MN! Thanks for linking up to Tips & Tricks! Hope to see you again this week! :)

Christine

Friday 20th of February 2015

That GIF just made me want to grab a spoon and dig in. Or not, the pictures were too pretty. I'm kind of in love - my inner fat kid won't forgive me if I don't do it... We'd be delighted to have you over at #FoodieFriDIY if you're feeling up for it this week! Yuuuum...

Brenda Young

Thursday 19th of February 2015

wowzers, now THAT'S what I call a chocolate recipe, looks so scrumptiously sinful.... You can invite me over for dessert anytime!

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 19th of February 2015

It was pretty amazing! Wish I had some more tonight. Thanks for stopping by!