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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*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Potassium 432mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 47g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 23.7%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.