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Mississippi Mud Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients

1½ cups whole milk

½ cup heavy cream

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

4 ounces dark chocolate

2 ounces milk chocolate

1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon

2 ounces bourbon (more or less)

Mini marshmallows for garnish   

Directions

  1. In heavy-bottomed pot, combine milk and cream. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into pot and add pod. Set over medium heat until hot.
  2. Add chocolate, stirring to incorporate until completely melted. Turn heat to low. Add cinnamon and stir.
  3. Remove vanilla bean. Mixture will thicken as it simmers; take care not to scorch.
  4. Stir in bourbon, and remove from heat. Serve in mugs and garnish with marshmallows.