White-Hot Hot Chocolate

American

I am sharing with you today my favorite recipe for white-hot hot chocolate. This drink is so rich and creamy, it will make you feel like you’re drinking a winter wonderland in your kitchen! The best part about this recipe is that it’s naturally sweetened with honey, maple syrup or agave nectar. You’ll never have to worry again about the sugar content of your beverage because this one takes care of all those pesky sugar cravings. I hope you enjoy!

prep: 10 mins, cook: 25 mins, total: 35 mins, Servings: 4, Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

6 ounces white chocolate, chopped

3 ¼ cups 2% milk

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 egg, beaten

Instructions:

Place the white chocolate in a medium metal bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, or in the top half of a double boiler. Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Whisk in the egg until smooth.

Gradually whisk in one cup of the milk until completely incorporated, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in remaining milk, and heat until hot, but not simmering. You do not want a skin to form on top of the milk. It will be ready to drink when either the taste of the cayenne is masked by the temperature of the milk (the spiciness of the pepper will remain), or when the hot chocolate is at your desired temperature. Ladle the hot chocolate into mugs and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 344 calories; protein 10.6g; carbohydrates 34.6g; fat 18.6g; cholesterol 71.2mg; sodium 136.6mg.

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