Hot Chocolate and Ice Cream Floats

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups whole milk

1/3 cup amaretto or other almond-flavored liqueur 
2 tablespoons sugar
4 ounces dark chocolate (bittersweet or semisweet), chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream

1 pint vanilla Swiss almond ice cream

1 1/3 cups milk
1/3 cup amaretto or other almond-flavored liqueur 
2 tablespoons sugar
125g dark chocolate (bittersweet or semisweet), chopped
3/4 cup thickened cream

500g good quality vanilla ice cream

Directions

PREP TIME
15
MINS
COOKING TIME
15
MINS
Serves
4
Make-Ahead:

The hot chocolate mixture can be made 1 day ahead, cooled, covered, and refrigerated. Cover and rewarm over medium-low heat before serving. The whipped cream can be made 2 hours ahead, covered and refrigerated.

Make-Ahead:

The hot chocolate mixture can be made 1 day ahead, cooled, covered, and refrigerated. Cover and rewarm over medium-low heat before serving. The whipped cream can be made 2 hours ahead, covered and refrigerated.

In a medium heavy saucepan, combine the milk, amaretto and sugar and bring to a near simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves

While the milk is heating, place the chopped chocolate in a metal bowl and set the bowl over the saucepan of milk, stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Check every now and then to make sure the milk is not simmering

Whisk the melted chocolate into the hot milk mixture and keep warm.

In a large bowl, whisk the heavy cream until soft peaks form. 
Place one scoop of ice cream in each of four bowls. 

 

Pour the hot chocolate mixture over the ice cream and top with the whipped cream. 

 

 

Serve immediately with spoons.

In a medium heavy saucepan, combine the milk, amaretto and sugar and bring to a near simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

While the milk is heating, place the chopped chocolate in a metal bowl and set the bowl over the saucepan of milk, stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Check every now and then to make sure the milk is not simmering. 

Whisk the melted chocolate into the hot milk mixture and keep warm.
In a large bowl, whisk the heavy cream until soft peaks form.

Place one scoop of ice cream in each of four bowls.

 

Pour the hot chocolate mixture over the ice cream and top with the whipped cream.

Serve immediately with spoons.