Rich, creamy and decadent, this Spiced White Hot Chocolate is the perfect treat to sip on when it's cold outside!
As the weather starts to cool down I find myself craving warm drinks. Coffee is always my number one, but I love hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and even hot tea. During the fall and winter especially, I find myself drinking a lot of these hot, comforting treats.
I love good ole' fashioned hot chocolate, but I also love to change things up a bit and try something new. I've made many different versions before, but this Spiced White Hot Chocolate is definitely my new favorite. It's rich and creamy and has the perfect amount of spice to it. In fact, the first time I made it, I drank two full mugs in the blink of an eye! What can I say, it was super delicious.
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Spiced White Hot Chocolate
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Makes 4 - 6 ounce servings
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3 cups half-and-half
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Ground cinnamon and whipped cream, for topping, if desired
Combine the half-and-half, chocolate chips, nutmeg and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan. Whisk over medium-low heat until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is hot but not boiling.
Remove from the heat and pull out the cinnamon stick. Stir in the vanilla and whisk well. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.
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