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Spiced White Hot Chocolate

Spice White Hot Chocolate

Spiced White Hot Chocolate

When I lived abroad one of my friends made a very simple drink on cold days before bed, it was treacle and hot milk. I grew to really love it, dark treacle has a similar flavor to molasses, I took this drink and changed it a bit, I used white chocolate, molasses, ginger and nutmeg. It is delicious, a little spicy, sweet and creamy. I topped it with some unsweetened whipped cream with a sprinkle of nutmeg. You can add a nip of brandy or cognac to make it a bit more joyful!

Serves 2 cups

  • 16 ounces whole milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate cut into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • unsweetened whipped cream
  • sprinkles of nutmeg

Add milk, molasses, ginger and nutmeg to small saucepan. Heat to scalding but don’t bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the white chocolate, whisk until chocolate is melted. Whip your cream. Pour into mugs, top each with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg

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  1. I love white hot chocolate and this version sounds so much better with the warmth of all those spices. I can’t wait to make this! Lovely!

    December 27, 2012
    • Thanks so much Kate, I do too, I usually add candy cane or something peppermint but the spices in this are really nice and the molasses is really good too! Happy New Year.

      December 27, 2012
  2. Oh this sounds so good on these chilly nights here. This and a good movie or book and I’m good to go!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! My internet has been down but, I hope to be back blogging next week 🙂

    December 27, 2012
    • I was just thinking about you, Christmas was really nice, thank you. Did you visit your son and family?? How is the baby? Missed seeing your posts, glad internet is back. Thank you so much and Happy New Year.

      December 27, 2012
      • No, I didn’t get to go I was looking at pictures and realized they had a cat…I’m deathly allergic to cats, so my trip was cancelled 😦 So, I still have to meet my grandson…someday, somehow it will happen 🙂 I hope you have a great New Year too!! xoxo

        December 27, 2012
      • I’m sorry, I know how that is, my daughter is deathly allergic to cats also. You will meet him one day soon I am certain, Thanks so much I hope you have a wonderful and healthy 2013!

        December 27, 2012
  3. Ooh, these spices sound intriguing in white hot chocolate. Yum!

    December 27, 2012
  4. Omg that sounds so delicious!! I totally need to make this with coconut milk..yum. I’m pretty much obsessed with ginger and molasses, so I know I’d love this!!

    December 28, 2012
    • It would be great with coconut milk let me know how it is if you try it!

      December 28, 2012
  5. petit4chocolatier #

    This sounds perfect! I love all the ingredients 🙂
    You created a wonderfully delicious drink!!

    December 28, 2012
    • Thanks Judy, I submitted this recipe in Whole Foods Molasses contest, I it is pretty tasty!

      December 28, 2012
  6. What a wonderful winter drink, Suzanne! I love the idea of molasses in a warm drink. Can’t wait to make it!

    December 28, 2012
    • Thank you, it really is a great drink, I really love molasses and it’s also has some nutritional benefits that I love. Would be so happy if you gave it a try.

      December 28, 2012
  7. Oh man, this looks so wonderful! The kind of drink that would warm me completely up. Love!

    December 28, 2012
    • Thank you Susan, it is a really nice hot drink. I plan on making it tomorrow, I think it will go nicely with the snow we are supposed to get, our first significant snow!!

      December 28, 2012
  8. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    December 30, 2012
    • Thank you so much, your blog is really great, can’t wait to see more posts.

      December 30, 2012
      • Thank you!! I can’t wait to make this white hot chocolate! 🙂

        December 30, 2012

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