Well, it's not hot chocolate...but it takes a dash of whiskey better, tastes deeper, and has uniqueness in spades. It's also fast to make and nice side step from the usual mug of cocoa. Amber-hued, creamy...warming, just truly delectable.
"A mini cloud of fresh whipped cream and flick-over of nutmeg finishes it perfectly."
Notes: Milk is unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
Ingredients: 3 cups milk of choice, 1 cup butterscotch chips, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, pinch of salt, whipped cream (optional), 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg (optional).
Makes two 12 oz. servings.
1. Heat milk, salt and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbles start to form around the edges and steam begins to rise. Add butterscotch chips, turn heat to very low.
2. Whisk chips into the milk until completely melted and combined. Continue stirring, bringing the heat back up to medium-low, about 2 minutes. Stir and heat until desired temp- but be careful! Do not scald.
3. Pour into mugs. Add whipped cream and ground nutmeg, if desired.