Vermont Hot Chocolate

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My recipe for Vermont Hot Chocolate is a combination of two things… the classic holiday movie; White Christmas, and the charming and iconic song; Snow!
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When I learned that the theme for this week’s #SundaySupper was a favorite holiday movie, song, or TV-inspired recipe I knew in a moment I HAD to participate.

My White Christmas Inspired Vermont White Chocolate is from the iconic train scene where Bing, Danny, Vera, and Rosemary are on their way to Pine Tree Inn, in Vermont.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Vermont Hot Chocolate is available near the end of this post. 

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The ingredient list;

  • water 
  • granulated sugar
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • milk
  • half and half
  • chocolate hazelnut spread
  • pure maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • maple extract, optional
  • whipped cream

What’s that? You say you don’t remember the song? Here, let me give you a little reminder so you’ll see where I got the inspiration for the backdrop for my photos.  🙂

I think I can watch this scene 1,000 times over and never get tired of it. Wait…I think I have already watched it (and the movie), at least 1,000 times over the course of my life, and somehow it never loses its hold on me!

For me, Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without it!

What makes this hot chocolate “Vermont” hot chocolate?

  • Why the addition of maple syrup, of course!

Can I make Vermont Hot Chocolate without the maple syrup and maple extract?

  • Sure, but why would you? LOL
Postcard like image of two mugs of Vermont hot chocolate on a snow covered hill. -
Better grab your ticket, this train’s about to leave the station! We’re headed to Vermont!!!

For other delicious recipes including maple syrup in the list of ingredients, please click on the following titles for;

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Vermont Hot Chocolate. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!
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Two cups of hot chocolate on a snow covered mountain.
Vermont Hot Chocolate Inspired by White Christmas
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This recipe for Vermont Hot Chocolate is a combination of two things... the classic holiday movie; White Christmas, and the charming and iconic song; Snow! 

Course: beverages, hot chocolate
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: Vermont Hot Chocolate
Servings: 6
Calories: 372 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg plus additional for garnish
  • pinch salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract optional
  • whipped cream optional
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk the water, sugar and cocoa powder until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is thoroughly blended.

  2. Whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, milk, half-and-half, maple syrup, and the chocolate hazelnut spread.

  3. Continue cooking and whisking until the mixture is completely hot and the chocolate hazelnut spread has completely dissolved.

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and maple extracts.
  5. Pour into mugs and garnish with whipped cream and a light dusting of nutmeg.

  6. Serve and enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts
Vermont Hot Chocolate Inspired by White Christmas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 432mg12%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 237mg24%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Vermont Hot Chocolate as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!
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Should you have any questions regarding today’s recipe or anything else you’ve seen on my site, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly or leave me a comment in the comment section below. It is always my distinct pleasure to get back to you with a reply just as soon as I possibly can!

I can hardly wait to find out what all the other #SundaySupper cooks and bakers were inspired by this holiday season…If you’re interested too, check out their links below and be ready to have your mind blown by their creativity and their recipes.

Oh, before you do that, you might want to make yourself a nice hot cup of Vermont Hot Chocolate and turn on some Christmas music in the background. If you’re lucky, Bing will be on singing White Christmas the only way Bing can, and we’ll have come full circle 🙂

Party Appetizers & Snacks:
Oven-Roasted Applesauce Scented with Rosemary & Vanilla-Inspired by the song
“Christmas in the Trenches”– Shockingly Delicious
Roasted Chestnuts Inspired by the movie “The Christmas Song” – Food Lust People Love
A Popcorn Trio
 Inspired by the song “Let it Snow” – Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
Chai Tea Abominable Snow Buddies
 Inspired by the movie “Rudolph” – Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Raisin Bran Muffins for a Crowd
 Inspired by the movie

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”  In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
Icicle Candy and Reindeer Snacks Inspired by the movie “Snow” – Treats & Trinkets
A Christmas Carol Plum Pudding
 Inspired by the movie “A Christmas Carol” – No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Yukon Mashed Potato Cakes
 Inspired by the movie “Rudolph” – Cookin’ Mimi
Christmas Pudding
 Inspired by the song “Over the River and Through the Woods” – A Kitchen HoorPumpkin Pudding Inspired by the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” – Basic N Delicious
Elf-Inspired Christmas “Grams”
 Inspired by the movie “Elf” – MarocMama
 Inspired by the movie “The Nutcracker” – Happy Baking Days
Chai Spiced Roasted Nuts
 Inspired by the song “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” – Take A Bite Out of Boca
Festive Main Dishes
Maple Syrup Spaghetti– Inspired by the movie “Elf”- Momma’s Meals
Who Hash Inspired by the movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” –girlichef
Ginger Orange Glazed Cornish Hens Inspired by the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” –Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
NY Hot Dog with Sabrett-style Onion Sauce Inspired by the movie “Die Hard” – Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Classic Caesar Salad Inspired by the movie “The Santa Clause” – The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Individuals Meatloaves & Horseradish Mashed Potatoes for Mommy’s Little Piggies – Inspired by the movie
“A Christmas Story” – The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Christmas Waffles Inspired by the TV special “A Claymation Christmas Celebration” – Curious Cuisiniere
Filthy Animal Pizza
 Inspired by the movie “Home Alone” – Foxes Love Lemons
Chicken Orzo Soup
 Inspired by the song “12 Days of Christmas” – Family Foodie
Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes
 Inspired by the song “Christmas Is The Time To Say ‘I Love You’ ” –

Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet Holiday Treats:
Gin and Tonic Cupcakes Inspired by Adam Sandler’s ” The Chanukah Song” – The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars Inspired by the movie “Love Actually” – Magnolia Days
Gingerbread Marshmallows Inspired by the song “Marshmallow World” – Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Inspired by the movie “The Gremlins” – Killer Bunnies, Inc
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Inspired by the song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” –Alida’s Kitchen
Snowball Cookies – Inspired by the movie “White Christmas” –The Foodie Army Wife
Penuche Fudge
 Inspired by the movie “Elf” – Pies and Plots
Hot Chocolate Cookies
 Inspired by the movie “Santa Clause” – Mess Makes Food
South Pacific Coconut Tres Leche Cake
 Inspired by the movie “South Pacific” –The Ninja Baker
Cookies & Cream Fudge
 Inspired by the movie “Elf” – The Messy Baker
Cozy Drinks:
Toasted Coconut Hot Cocoa Inspired by the song “Let It Snow”– Chocolate Moosey
The Christmas Gram Inspired by the movie “Elf” – An Appealing Plan
Eggnog Hot Chocolate Inspired by the movie “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” – Peanut Butter and Peppers
Vermont Hot Cocoa
 Inspired by the movie “White Christmas” – Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Spiked Hot Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Floats
 Inspired by the song “Holly Jolly Christmas “ –NeighborFood
A GIANT thank you goes out to Tammi of Mama’s Meals for hosting this wonderful holiday party! It was such a fun theme and I had a blast participating!!!!
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  1. Back when I was a kid, I got my very own TV for Christmas. The movie "White Christmas" is the first thing I watched on it that morning. I'll always remember it and it brings back such great memories. I could watch the movie 1,000 times too.

  2. Jennifer Drummond

    Nutella in Hot Chocolate! Oh my gosh I am drooling! What a fab recipe!!! Great movie too!

  3. Renee, your hot chocolate looks fantastic!!! Merry Christmas!
    PS…we're watching White Christmas tonight 🙂

  4. Happy holidays! Everything tastes amazing with Nutella!

  5. Cindys Recipes

    This would definitely warm me up on any given winter's night, Renee!

  6. I haven't had a good cup of hot chocolate in a while, Florida winter just doesn't really get cold enough! I wish it did though, because this sounds fabulous!

  7. How absolutely delicious!

  8. The Ninja Baker

    White Christmas truly was part of a golden age of movie-making, What a wonderful maple cocoa to sip whilst watching all the dancing and singing in Vermont! Love the addition of Nutella, too =)

  9. Happy Baking Days

    Wow, I love the addition of maple syrup – so decadent! And great choice of film – I'm feeling so Christmassy now!

  10. Maple syrup in hot chocolate? I've never heard of such a thing, but I LOVE the idea. I even have some authentic Vermont maple syrup around here somewhere…

  11. Yum, this hot chocolate sounds delicious!

  12. 01VanillaBean01

    Delicious recipe Renee. Love the idea of maple syrup being added. Merry Christmas to you and your family. May 2014 bless you with much happiness and good health always.

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  15. 5 stars
    We just watched White Christmas this morning! A cup of your incredible hot chocolate would have made the viewing even better!

  16. 5 stars
    I am in love with everything about this Vermont hot chocolate recipe – especially the inspiration! White Christmas is one of my very favorite movies OF ALL TIME, and I can’t wait to curl up with a cup of this while I watch it (and sing along!)

  17. 5 stars
    A very Merry Christmasand a Happy New Year to you and your family from my mine Renee. Thank you for so many wonderful recipes, we love ❤ them! I do have a question regarding the Vermont Hot Chocolate. I am allergic to nuts. Can you recommend an alternative or can I omit the hazelnut spread? Thank you!!!

    • Hello, Karin!
      While I can’t think of any good substitutions for the chocolate hazelnut spread, what I can tell you is, by all means, leave it out!!
      The key ingredient that makes this a “Vermont” hot chocolate is the maple syrup, so I’m glad you’re not allergic to maple syrup. 😉
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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