12/8/08

Hot Chocolate Vanilla!

My regular readers know that I would probably serve myself an extra helping of potatoes before I'd reach for a slice of chocolate pie, or I'd have a tall glass of ice water while everyone else was grabbing handfuls of Oreos. I can't help it. I just don't 'crave' chocolate like some. Another thing I don't care for... hot chocolate. Not even on a freezing cold day in the Midwest. But here is a recipe that someone just like me can truly enjoy. Not hot chocolate... but hot vanilla!

Hot Vanilla


In a medium bowl, whip 1/2 cup of whipping cream until it's frothy. Add a dash of powdered sugar and a dash of cinnamon, then continue to whip the mixture until peaks form. This will be used to top your hot drink.

For each hot vanilla, microwave 1 cup of milk and 2 tsp of sugar in a mug for 90 seconds. Stir in 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, a *optional* drizzle of chocolate syrup or even a candy cane!
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