Hot Irish Creme Mocha

Simply irresistible: offer steaming cups of decadent mocha with hint of Irish cream, surprisingly easy when you start with instant cocoa mix.

Yield

8 servings (1 cup each)

Ingredients

6 cups hot strong brewed coffee
4 (1.25 ounce) envelopes Irish creme instant cocoa mix
1/4 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar
2 cups half-and-half
1/4 cup Irish creme-flavored syrup, if desired
sweetened whipped cream, if desired
chocolate shavings, if desired

Directions

In 3-quart saucepan, mix hot coffee, cocoa mix and powdered sugar until blended. Stir in half-and-half and syrup. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.

Serve in mugs; top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 10 minutes

Additional Information

Avoid last-minute preparation-prepare this coffee drink a day or two ahead and store it in the refrigerator. Reheat on top of the stove or in the microwave oven.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (1 cup): Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 8 g (Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 90 mg; Total Carbohydrate 22 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 20 g), Protein 2 g; Exchanges: 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2

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