November 23, 2008

White Hot Spiced Chocolate


Sometimes there is nothing more comforting and warming on a bitter cold evening than hot chocolate. Last evening, after being pampered all morning, then at the movies with the kids, I wanted to warm up and be cozy on my couch for a little while. Yes, to answer Cathy's question on my last post, I was alone for dinner because Grumpy is off hunting this weekend. So, he didn't get any of the steak, but he had the steak burgers earlier in the week. ;)


I have the recent Cooking Light issue and in this issue they have a LOT of great sounding recipes. I'll be making more than a few of them over the next few weeks.

White Hot Spiced Chocolate
Cooking Light, November 200

3 cups 1% low-fat milk
1/8 teaspoon grated whole nutmeg
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1/2 cup premium white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
Grated whole nutmeg (optional)

Combine milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Add white chocolate chips, stirring until chips melt. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Discard cinnamon stick. Serve with whipped topping. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg, if desired.

Makes 8 servings, Calories: 117 (38% from fat), Fat: 5g (sat 4.1g,mono 0.3g,poly 0.0g), Protein: 3g, Fiber: 0.0g

39 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS! I'll be right over. :)
    Susie

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  2. I'm with Susie... I'll be right over! Looks delicious!

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  3. This sounds wonderful: now I want to make it tonight..... One tiny problem: I don't have any cinnamon sticks lying about in the house and shops are closed here on sundays. Do you think I could use ordinary powdered cinnamon? And if so, what would be the right ammount??

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  4. Just what I need on a cold day! Looks great!

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  5. I saw this recipe in Cooking Light too HoneyB and was drawn to it as well.I just love the magazine!!

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  6. Ooh, that looks delicious. I'm not usually a big white chocolate fan, but the spices sound really good in this.

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  7. I'm glad it makes 8 cups because with Suzie, Cristine, you and me, we can each have 2. :)

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  8. OMG this looks amazing!

    +Jessie
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

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  9. Never mind my question: I just visited my mom and she still had some cinnamon sticks laying around!! :)

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  10. looks so good... decadent, yet not so bad for you! yummy!

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  11. Yum - that looks so yummy and inviting!

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  12. Yummie, it's almost cold enough here to have something hot!

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  13. Looks so good I wanna try it now even though it is pretty hot over here...

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  14. Well that looks pretty yummy and perfect for this bitter northeast weather! I just got back from walking the dog and a cup of that warm sweetness would suit me just fine.

    I love it that you cooked a steak just for you. Years ago when all four kids were living at home, I went to my parents empty house in Vermont for a week long writing retreat all by myself. It was the first time I ever cooked a steak and I enjoyed every bite!

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  15. This is beautiful and the perfect kind of warming food for cold temperatures. Makes me wish it got cold here.

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  16. Okay, now I know! Poor grumpy.

    He missed the white chocolate too..isn't that his favorite as well? Don't let him read this blog when he gets back!

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  17. Yay a lighter version of such a wonderful drink. When I was first married, Himself and I enjoyed this White hot chocolate on Christmas mornings. But we got so full and sleepy! So I am happy to see the lite version. Thanks, I can make this again, and drink it too!

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  18. I need one right now! I can smell the aromas just by reading the recipe!

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  19. Hi HoneyB!

    Wow a big delight...nutmeg, white chocolate, cinnamon a perfect and delicious combination!!
    I can eat this even in summer :)

    Gera .:. sweetsfoods

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  20. Yum! This looks delicious! Even better than my white hot chocolate :)

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  21. Oh, delicious. It's supposed to rain here in a couple of days and the kiddo is off from school this week. This looks like a fun one to make together! Thanks...

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  22. You are going to have your house full tonight with this picture posted on the internet. Looks good!

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  23. I left you an award on my blogsite. . come on over and pick it up when you can!

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  24. I would so love a big mug of this. It looks fantastic Shelby - great photos too.

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  25. I've printed this out and am going to make this for my children. All three love white chocolate. I know it will be great after a cold night of baseball practice! Plus I won't have to make dessert, just this!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    ~ingrid

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  26. I wish I lived right next door to you Honey!

    Your photos are sublime, great job!

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, it's a MUST make at my house, SOON. xo ~m.

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  27. My goodness, that looks delicious! Perfect for a winters day!

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  28. Good Lord - that whipped cream makes me excited!

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  29. Looks so good! Great for cold days, although they are still far away here in California:)

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  30. I imagine myself at a ski resort after a day of boarding, body all sore, but relaxing and cozying up with this wonderful cup of spiced white chocolate.. Now I want a whip creamed mustache!

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  31. Gawd this looks good. Maybe I ahve been to quick to nix white hot chocolate?....

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  32. Wow, white chocolate is a fabulous idea for some cocoa! Love it, enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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  33. That looks so decadent and good!

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  34. Oh yum, I'm making this tonight!

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