Tested till perfect  Canadian Hot Chocolate
Canadian Hot Chocolate
Photography by Jeff Coulson

Canadian Hot Chocolate

Add a cute, sparkly maple leaf garnish, and a simple mug of white hot chocolate becomes the perfect beverage for an Olympic cheering session. This recipe doubles easily, so it's perfect for a crowd—just be careful not to overfill your blender.

By The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2014

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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 40 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 3 cups 3cupsmilk
  • 85 g 85ggood-quality white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • Pinch Pinchgrated nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupmini marshmallows

Chocolate Maple Leaves:

  • 55 g 55ggood-quality white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspred decorating sugar
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Chocolate Maple Leaves: In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; spread chocolate  to 1/8 inch (3 mm) thickness on paper. Sprinkle with decorating sugar; refrigerate just until firm, 6 minutes.

Using 1-3/4-inch (4.5 cm) wide maple leaf–shaped cookie cutter, press shapes into chocolate. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes. Using cookie cutter and gentle twisting motion, cut maple leaves through to paper. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Meanwhile, in saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until steaming and bubbles form around edge; pour into blender. Add chocolate, vanilla and nutmeg. Place folded tea towel over lid and steam vent; hold down and blend until frothy and chocolate is dissolved, about 30 seconds. Pour into mugs; top with marshmallows. Using small offset spatula, lift chocolate maple leaves off paper; garnish drinks.

Change it up - Boozy White Chocolate: Add 1/4  cup white rum to blender
with chocolate. Continue with recipe.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 270 pro 8g total fat 12g sat. fat 7g
carb 33g dietary fibre 0g sugar 32g chol 16mg
sodium 114mg potassium 334mg


calcium 25 iron 1 vit A 12 folate 5
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