Canadian Hot Chocolate

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

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk
  • 85 g good-quality white chocolate chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 cups mini marshmallows
Chocolate Maple Leaves:
  • 55 g good-quality white chocolate chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red decorating sugar

Method

Chocolate Maple Leaves: In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; spread chocolate 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 facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 114 mg
  • Sugars 32 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 270.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 334 mg
  • Cholesterol 16 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 33 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 25.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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