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:

recipes2share said...

wow, fabulous!!

Susie said...

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

Cristine said...

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

Marthe said...

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??

Lynnylu said...

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

Bellini Valli said...

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

Reeni said...

Yum! I love white chocolate!

Di said...

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

Megan said...

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

Jessie said...

OMG this looks amazing!

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Marthe said...

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

Jo said...

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

gail said...

yum yum!

CookiePie said...

Yum - that looks so yummy and inviting!

Fit Chick said...

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

Foong said...

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

Laurie said...

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!

Esi said...

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

noble pig said...

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!

Adonis said...

Yummy recipe… I will try it today.

Robin Sue said...

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!

Medena said...

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

Gera said...

Hi HoneyB!

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

Gera .:. sweetsfoods

Hillary said...

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

RecipeGirl said...

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...

nicole said...

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

Marthe said...

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

Pam said...

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

Ingrid said...

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

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

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.

Freya said...

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

Darius T. Williams said...

Good Lord - that whipped cream makes me excited!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

farida said...

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

cakewardrobe said...

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!

Laura said...

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

Jenny said...

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

Kevin said...

That looks so decadent and good!

creative one said...

Sounds delicious!

Diana said...

Oh yum, I'm making this tonight!

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