Truffle Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Truffle Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Greet holiday guests at the door with steaming mugs of rich hot chocolate. As the crowning touch, offer a selection of flavored whipped creams.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 6 ounces 70% cacao dark baking chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR DULCE DE LECHE WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • FOR CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • FOR PEPPERMINT WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon crushed peppermint candies
  • FOR COFFEE WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional
  • FOR IRISH WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon Irish cream liqueur

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 267 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; whisk in the chocolate, brown sugar, espresso powder, vanilla and salt until smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. Pour into mugs; top with desired flavor of whipped cream.
  2. To prepare dulce de leche whipped cream: In a heavy skillet, melt sugar until golden. Gradually stir in cream; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  3. Chocolate whipped cream: In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add chocolate syrup; beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Peppermint whipped cream: In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and extract; beat until stiff peaks form. Garnish with candies.
  5. Coffee whipped cream: In a small bowl, beat cream and espresso powder until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Garnish with coffee beans if desired.
  6. Irish whipped cream: In a small bowl, beat cream and liqueur until stiff peaks form.
  7. To prepare in a slow cooker: Stir together first six ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Truffle Hot Chocolate in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p87


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mariegel User ID: 4855702 221748
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"If you love chocolate, this recipe is for you. Very, very chocolatey!"

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Rellierae User ID: 1272249 183151
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"A dash of coffee liqueur adds sweetness and interest. I used cocoa powder instead of the chocolate and cut down the ingredients to make myself a cup of chocolate goodness."

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MelissaJacob User ID: 7114701 101825
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"A wonderful rich dark chocolate taste. If you like dark chocolate this recipe is for you. Definitely an adult hot chocolate, my 4 children did not find it sweet enough. Made 3 of the toppings, the coffee one was my fav."

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snker0521 User ID: 1340981 106703
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Another perfectly good chocolate recipe ruined by coffee"

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cooking4morethan2 User ID: 7324052 172025
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"This take's hot cocoa to a whole new level! I recommend this to everyone young and older."

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