Yes, you read that right. Homemade Chocolate Liqueur. To pour over your ice cream, cheesecake, crepes, pancakes. To drizzle into your coffee, smoothie or shot glass. Can I get an Amen?
This recipe is straight from Italy, my friends. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream, turning plain anything into a special treat with a little somethin’ somethin’ to warm you up.We enjoy this every time we go to Connecticut to visit my in-laws. All of us, even the kids (the big ones), giddily pour it on our dessert every night. It’s a great way to cap off a delicious meal. Who cares if it takes us a little longer to get up and do the dishes?
This homemade chocolate liqueur would make a great host/hostess gift or present for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years…oooh, and Valentine’s Day is not far away. Store it in the refrigerator for up to six months (or freezer for longer) and break it out anytime you need a little chocolate comfort.
P.S. This is easy to make, but the chocolate mixture requires 12 hours to chill before adding in the vanilla. Then you wait another hour to mix in the alcohol before the liqueur is ready for bottling (or drinking)! It’s a great project to start in the evening, let it chill overnight, and then finish the next day.
(Recipe Source: My sister-in-law Flora, who got it from her sister Maria in Italy)