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White Hot Chocolate with Gingerbread Spice

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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  15 Minutes
  Makes 4 servings
This white hot chocolate is creamy and full-bodied, thanks to the addition of egg yolks. It's topped with a dollop of whipped cream, grated white chocolate and a sprinkling of spice sugar. The kids will love it, and if there's any leftover for the adults it tastes great with a shot of brandy.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup plus 5 tablespoons sugar
3 large egg yolks
3 1/2 cups whole milk
Pinch of salt
5 ounces white chocolate baking bars (such as Nestle Premier White);  4 ounces finely chopped, 1 ounce finely grated
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon each: ground ginger, cinnamon and ground cloves
2 teaspoons sugar
White Hot Chocolate with Gingerbread Spice Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
Combine cream and 3 tablespoons sugar and whip in cream whipper. Cover and refrigerate.


Meanwhile, place remaining 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar in heavy large saucepan. Whisk in egg yolks and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring almost constantly, until mixture thickens slightly (do not boil), about 10 minutes. Add pinch of salt. Reduce heat to very low and add 4 ounces chopped white chocolate a small handful at a time, stirring constantly. When chocolate has melted, remove pan from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix spices and 2 teaspoons sugar; reserve.


TO SERVE:
Divide hot chocolate between smallish mugs or heatproof glasses. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle some spice-sugar and grated white chocolate over and serve.


Recipe created exclusively for Cooking.com by Ken Haedrich.


Recipe reprinted by permission of . All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 4 servings
Calories: 711
Fat. Total: 41g
Protein: 13g
Carbohydrates, Total: 76g
Sodium: 198mg
% Cal. from Fat: 52%
Cholesterol: 262mg
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Rating: 5
by: debbie, IA Reviewed: 09/30/2008
The best hot chocolate
I love this hot chocolate. If you love white chocolate you need to try this recipe. It is very rich but good.
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