Tuesday

White Christmas Hot Chocolate

Extra special and perfect for a cold wintery day warm up ~

It's hot, delicious and creamy and not too sweet. By no means low in calories, but it's very good and an top-notch alternative to eggnog.


White Christmas Hot Chocolate
4 to 6 servings

6 ounce white chocolate, chopped (or 1 cup white chocolate chips)
1 cup heavy cream
4 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla whipped cream (or topping) for garnish
Optional garnishes; see below

Directions~

Combine white chocolate and heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously until chocolate melts.

Stir in half-and-half and vanilla extract. Heat gently until hot, stirring occasionally.

Pour into mugs or cafe latte bowls, then top generously with vanilla whipped cream (or whipped topping).

Garnish with decorative colored sprinkles or a dusting of cinnamon, cocoa powder, or grated white chocolate.



Optional for the adults:

To each serving~

Before topping with whipped cream, stir in the following:
1/2 ounce white chocolate liqueur (Godiva or Mozart)
1 ounce Southern Comfort, or Brandy
Then dollop on the whipped cream and garnish.



Cheers!











22 comments:

  1. I like white hot chocolate! Hold the sprinkles and add mini chocolate chips, and you've got one happy person.

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  2. Oh Mary, that will be my drink tomorrow night in front of the fireplace..can't wait!!

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  3. This looks so good! I would love a cup before bed to relax me and I would love a cup with a couple of shots of expresso added in the morning to wake me up! Copying this recipe immediately :-)

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  4. It's snowing hard right now and I could go for a cup of this right now.

    I've been adding sprinkles to my kids cocoa and they love it!

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  5. This is lovely! It has a nice festive feel and would be a great alternative holiday beverage. I like the sound of your adult version provided I can still have some sprinkles.

    Happy Christmas!

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  6. Delicious! I love the sprinkles on top! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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  7. Gorgeous. I could handle someone handing me a cup of that tomorrow evening. Maybe I'll have to hand one to Grumpy though! It looks like we will be able to be home together for Christmas eve and I am SO looking forward to that!

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  8. I love the white with the spinkles, it looks so festive, but is still a change from all of the red and green of the season.

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  9. I love white hot chocolate! Yours looks great topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. Mmm!

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  10. Nevr had white hot chocolate, but after seeing your post, Mary, you can bet I will be trying it out! Looks absolutely decadent, but sweet fun with the sprinkles. Great pictures!

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  11. Will have to make instead of a visit to Starbucks! Looks terrifically tasty.

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  12. Wow, that looks like heaven in a bowl! YUMMMMY

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  13. This is a big favorite with my girls. Clarice

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  14. Tonight is the night Mary! We will enjoy this after church :-)

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  15. White hot chocolate is a fantastic idea but I think the cream would be too much for me - it's like drinking a white chocolate mousse! I might try a milky version, cause yours looks so good!

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  16. seems divine! going to try it when I have company that might enjoy it. How many cups does your recipe make?

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  17. Being a straight chocolate fan I have only tried regular hot chocolate. But I am interested in trying some white hot chocolate... will have to try. Thanks!

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