Recipe: White Hot Chocolate


White Hot Chocolate
White Hot Chocolate, Courtesy: foodnetwork.com

Paula Deen’s (Food Network) white hot chocolate is perfect for a cold winter day on the east coast. While the white snow is falling, this very sweet white hot chocolate will keep you warm and toasty!

Did you know that white chocolate is not actually chocolate in the strict sense that is does not contain cocoa solids? Yes, it’s true. During manufacturing of white chocolate, the cocoa solids of the cocoa bean are separated from its fatty content, resulting in the white or pale yellow coloring. Therefore, white chocolate does not contain the antioxidant properties of chocolate. But, it’s still a nice, sweet treat!

Ingredients:
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
4 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla whipped topping, for garnish
Mint leaf, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine white chocolate chips and heavy cream.
  2. Stir continuously until white chocolate chips have completely melted.
  3. Stir in the half-and-half, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir occasionally until heated through.
  5. Pour into mugs and top with a dollop of vanilla whipped topping and garnish with mint leaf.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • For a holiday treat, substitute peppermint extract for the vanilla extract and garnish which a candy cane instead of a mint leaf.
  • Keep warm until serving to avoid thickening.

Yield: 4 servings

Adapted From: foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen

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