Ghostly Great Hot Chocolate
Serve this hot creamy chocolate beverage on a cool, crisp Halloween night.
10 min.prep time
10 min.total time
1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Sweetened whipped cream
Grated chocolate, if desired
Freshly grated lemon zest, if desired
Freshly grated orange zest, if desired
Ground cinnamon, if desired
Ground nutmeg, if desired
Melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly, in 3 quart saucepan. Stir in sugar, water and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk, until mixture comes to a full boil (4 to 5 minutes). Boil, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in milk and half & half.
Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through (12 to 15 minutes). (Do not boil.) Add vanilla. Beat with wire whisk until frothy.
To serve, pour into mugs; top each serving with dollop of sweetened whipped cream. If desired, garnish with the following toppings: grated chocolate, grated lemon zest, grated orange zest, cinnamon or nutmeg.
Combine chocolate chips, sugar, water and salt in microwave-safe -quart bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power), stirring every minute, until chocolate chips are melted and mixture comes to a full boil (3 to 4 minutes). Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 2 minutes. Stir in milk and 2 cups half & half. Microwave on HIGH (100% power), stirring after half the time, until heated through (8 to 10 minutes). (DO NOT BOIL.) Add vanilla. Beat with wire whisk until frothy. Serve as directed above.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Recipe #12870©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.