Cinnamon White Hot Chocolate

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Brrrrrr.  It’s been said before (every 5 minutes on every single social media outlet) but good lord, it’s freezing outside.  This winter even has it’s own PR team that has branded it as a “Polar Vortex.”  Does it really need a special name?  I can think of enough descriptors my dad has historically used that already accurately describe weather this cold (though how he knows the temperature of a witch’s body parts is beyond me).  Regardless, it’s times like these that I’m glad I have a chauffeur (Jake) taking me from our garage to the front door of my office.  I literally go an entire day without going outside.  Jake drops Lily off at the front door of her school, too, so his existence currently revolves around keeping the rest of us warm.  (Fear not, we haven’t kept Lily off the slopes.  We aren’t complete shut-ins.)  This hot chocolate made my frozen toes so happy last weekend.  Our kitchen floor is over the cold garage, so as I was standing at the stove stirring the milk, I was eagerly anticipating the warmth while the smell of cinnamon filled the room.  It didn’t disappoint.  Jake said that it almost reminded him of vanilla chai, which I can see because of the cinnamon and creamy milk, but is definitely good enough to stand on it’s own.  Plus, everyone deserves to drink white chocolate.

I found this recipe at Tara’s Multicultural Table as a part of the monthly SRC swap.  She has some really awesome ideas  and dishes!  I spent a couple of hours flipping through her blog.  Of course, it’s a little funny that she has a whole website full of foods from all over the world and I end up with hot chocolate.  Sorry, I had a craving for warmth and comfort.  But you won’t regret going to take a look at her recipe index to find some other mouth-watering recipes.

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Cinnamon White Hot Chocolate

2 cups milk
2 cinnamon sticks
4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Bring milk and cinnamon sticks to a simmer over medium heat.  Once simmering, remove from heat, and set aside for about 30 minutes.

Remove the cinnamon sticks and reheat the milk over medium heat. Whisk in the white chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Continue to whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.

Serve immediately in two glasses.  Garnish with cinnamon, whipped cream, or both!

Source: adapted slightly Tara’s Multicultural Table

 

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Comments

  1. This looks so tasty! A perfect pick me up for cold days!
    I had your blog for this round of the SRC and I made your banana oatmeal bread and then made some grilled peanut butter apple sandwiches with it. So good! I’m really looking forward to eating the piece I brought with me today!

  2. I had Tara’s blog a few months ago and I almost picked this recipe because it just looks sooooo good. And it still does. I really need to make it asap!

  3. So glad you enjoyed it! My husband doesn’t usually like hot chocolate, but he made an exception for this one. It has been a while since I have made it. I may have to try it again this week (especially since they are predicting snow for our area in Florida!).

  4. What a beautiful recipe. I love your photography. the recipe though? Even better! Great SRC pick, can’t wait to make this for my husband!

  5. Andddd now I’m drooling on my desk. Seriously, this sounds amazing. Awesome pick!

  6. I never thought of making my own coca! Gotta try it (*sips hot cocoa*)

  7. It is freezing here today, but we had to get out to do some errands and baby storytime – wish I had had a mug of this to warm me up when I got home!

  8. Absolutely delicious! I love white chocolate, but never had a white chocolate drink, what a great idea!

    and with the cinnamon….. wow, perfect!

  9. I love hot chocolate, and this cinnamon white chocolate version sounds amazing. Must try this soon!

  10. This sounds like the perfect way to warm up after shoveling!! Awesome pick this month :)

  11. Would love a nice hot cup of cinnamon white chocolate right about now! It’s around -40 here in Northern WI Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  12. I love white hot chocolate but haven’t had it with cinnamon before. Sounds yummy!

  13. What a perfect drink on a cold winter day! After skiing with the kids, I love to come back and make hot cocoa for everyone and will keep this one in mind! Great SRC pick!

  14. This looks amazing. I love the fact you used white chocolate. I got tickled as I was reading your write-up, as I too have heard many of the “famous” descriptions of how cold it is, the witch one is a classic. Great job this month! :)

  15. This sounds delicious and comforting. I love cinnamon and chocolate (and your photos are gorgeous).

  16. Wonderful photos and sounds so good. Love chocolate and cinnamon.

  17. Wow, this sounds perfect for the chilly Polar Vortex days we’ve been having. I may have to whip up a batch of this for post-ice skating this weekend. Cheers! Great pick for SRC.

  18. Just pinned this…it sounds so yummy! Your pics are awesome. Visiting from group D

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