Recipe of the Month-HOPPY HOT CHOCOLATE

Serves 4

Celebrity chef David Burke developed this hot chocolate with something extra for Samuel Adams Brewing Co. Recipe courtesy Samuel Adams Brewing Co.


1 cup milk

3 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup Tettnang Tettnanger hop flowers (can substitute U.S. Tettnanger hops)

1 cinnamon stick

1 vanilla bean

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

11/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Bring milk, heavy cream, water, sugar, hops, cinnamon, vanilla bean, nutmeg to boil.

Strain hot milk mixture over chocolate using a sieve. Blend well and serve in mugs.