Wednesday, December 21, 2011

CINNAMON FLAVORED HOT CHOCOLATE

One of the things we have always enjoyed is hot chocolate.  And I, personally, love it flavored.  Try this recipe favorite of ours.

2-oz (2 1-oz squares) unsweetened baking chocolate
2 tbsp very hot water
1 cup whole milk
2/3 cup sugar (now that I am a diabetic I use Splenda)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups brewed coffee
2 cups hot whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Whipped cream for topping, if desired
Chocolate shavings for garnish, if desired

Melt the chocolate with the hot water and 1 cup of whole milk in the top of a double-boiler over hot water.  Add the sugar, cinnamon, and salt, mixing well.  Stir in the coffee.  Heat the mixture for 5 minutes.  Add the vanilla extract to the hot whole milk and add to the chocolate mixture; beat until frothy.  Pour into cups and garnish with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.

Serves 6.

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