Sunday, October 7, 2012

White Hot Chocolate - MMMM!

OH.MY.GOODNESS! 

Even though this is rich, I could hardly SIP this tasty drink...I wanted to drink it straight down...without stopping...cause it's oh so delicious! 

I found this at Inspirations by D through a blog hop. She has some great recipes and craft ideas there, so stop by and tell her I said hello. 

The tad bit of almond extract puts it over the top for me.  I also loved the touch of nutmeg and cinnamon....MMMMM De-Licious!

You could substitute pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon/nutmeg combo, to make it more fall-ish....=)
(click here for my homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe=) 

I lightened it some by using fat free half and half.  I also added fewer white chocolate chips and it was still awesome.

This makes 2 servings.  BEWARE: You may not want to share!

Enjoy it on a cool fall morning or evening.  It will warm you inside and out and make you feel very pampered. 


WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE 

3 c. (fat free) 1/2 & 1/2 or light cream
2/3 c. white baking pieces or chopped white chocolate baking squares
1 - 3 inch. cinnamon stick
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
ground cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish
whipped cream, optional 

In a medium saucepan combine 1/4 cup of the 1/2 & 1/2 , the baking pieces of chocolate, cinnamon stick and nutmeg.  Stir over low heat until baking pieces are melted.  Add remaining 1/2 & 1/2.  Cook and stir until heated through.  Remove from heat.  Remove and discard cinnamon stick.  Stir in vanilla and almond extract.  If desired add whipped cream and cinnamon or nutmeg to top it off.  

Enjoy every fabulous sip!


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