Vermont Hot Chocolate
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!
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg plus additional for garnish
- pinch salt
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup half-and-half
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon maple extract optional
- whipped cream optional
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.
Whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, milk, half-and-half, maple syrup, and the chocolate hazelnut spread.
Continue cooking and whisking until the mixture is completely hot and the chocolate hazelnut spread has completely dissolved.
Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and maple extracts.
Pour into mugs and garnish with whipped cream and a light dusting of nutmeg.
Serve and enjoy!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 86mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g