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Is it really spring here in the Twin Cities? It sure seems like it. Just last weekend it reached a glorious 70 degrees, inspiring scores of Minnesotans to swap wool sweaters for more revealing garments. 

Still, this is Minnesota, and we will likely have more snowstorms to deal with, as well as some chilly days. And what's better than a delicious Irish hot chocolate on those days when you need a little luxury to help you relax. Here's our favorite chocolate recipe for this delectable drink. 

Our Irish hot chocolate includes salted hot milk chocolate is enhanced with just a touch of Irish liqueur and a generous dollop of whipped cream.

1 cup milk
Pinch of salt
2 oz. milk chocolate, finely chopped
2 tbsp. Irish cream liqueur, such as Bailey's
Whipped cream and shaved chocolate, for serving
Makes 1 Drink


Heat milk in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat until just beginning to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add chocolate and liqueur, let sit for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Then enjoy. This chocolate drink is one to be savored during the last gasps of winter and the first warm breaths of spring. Would you like to try some? Come visit our shop in downtown St Paul, where we offer the finest handcrafted chocolates in Minnesota in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere in the historic Pioneer-Endicott building. We look forward to seeing you there! 
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