White Hot Chocolate

A cup of this creamy, spicy hot cocoa drink makes coming in out of the cold even more of a treat.

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  • Makes: 5 servings
  • Serving Size: 6 ounce
  • Start to Finish: 15 mins
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White Hot Chocolate
Ingredients
3
cups half-and-half or light cream*
3/4
cup vanilla-flavor baking pieces or vanilla-flavor candy coating, chopped
 
stick cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
 
Slivers of vanilla-flavor candy coating (optional)
 
Ground cinnamon (optional)
Directions
  1. Combine 1/4 cup of the half-and-half or light cream, vanilla baking pieces or chopped candy coating, stick cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan; whisk over low heat until vanilla baking pieces or candy is melted. Remove stick cinnamon.
  2. Add remaining half-and-half or light cream. Whisk until heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and almond extract. Serve warm in cups or mugs; top with slivers of vanilla-flavor candy coating and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Makes 5 (6-ounce) servings.
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*Note:

To reduce fat, you may substitute low-fat milk or evaporated fat-free milk for the half-and-half.

To create the foamy layer on top, blend some of the hot chocolate mixture in a blender container until frothy, and add to each serving.

Nutrition Facts (White Hot Chocolate)
    Per serving:
  • 335 kcal cal.,
  • 25 g fat
  • (16 g sat. fat,
  • 62 mg chol.,
  • 86 mg sodium,
  • 21 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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