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Mom's Cherrymocha Warmer

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Servings: 14
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Brandy / Chocolate / Coffee / Creme De Cacao / Holidays

2  cups  Very hot strongly brewed coffee
4  ounces  Semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
2/3  cup  Granulated sugar
1/8  teaspoon  Salt
4  cups  Half-and-half
2  cups  Milk
3/4  cup  Creme de cacao
3/4  cup  Cherry brandy
1  cup  Whipping cream
4  tablespoons  Confectioners sugar, sifted
    Maraschino cherries w/stems, for garnish

1. Chill a small bowl and beaters from an electric mixer in the freezer. In a double boiler over hot water, combine the coffee, chocolate, granulated sugar and salt. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and smooth. In a medium saucepan, scald the half-and-half and the milk; whisk into the chocolate mixture. Add the creme de cacao and the cherry brandy. Keep the chocolate mixture warm.

2. In the chilled bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add the confectioners sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Serve warm beverage with a dollop of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

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