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Saturday
Jan072012

White truffle hot chocolate

I'm a bit behind with my posting, as you can see from the candy canes. However, candy canes are not necessary to make this hot chocolate fantastic. It is a really creamy and tasty hot drink for a cold day. I slurped it down quite quickly. Or, slurged it down, as my 4-year-old says. 

I have to give 95% of the credit for this post to my husband. The only things I did were help to roll the chocolate truffles into balls and edit the photos. He did everything else, including the food styling and photography! Impressive, huh?

In a small, heavy saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of heavy cream over medium heat. Stir in 7 ounces of chopped white chocolate until melted.

Add:

2 tablespoons of Bailey's liqueur

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir until combined. Transfer the pan to the refrigerator and let chill for 1 hour.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Scoop large spoons full of the chilled chocolate mixture out of the pan and place onto the wax paper. The mixture will be somewhat goopy at this point. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes, or until truffles are firm but not completely frozen. Roll the balls between your palms until they take on a rounder shape.

Place truffles on a baking sheet with a clean sheet of wax paper. Place in the refrigerator until you are ready to make some creamy hot chocolate!

Heat milk (1 cup for each serving) in a saucepan over low heat until hot but not boiling. Pour 1 cup of milk into each mug. Add 1 white chocolate truffle to each mug of hot milk and stir until melted. Top with whipped cream and chopped candy canes, if desired.

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (7)

This sounds divine. Two of my fave things are white choc and Baileys. And make that into a hot beverage...to die for!

Adorable photo and a recipe one of my family members would probably go crazy for.

Oh, this is everything I love about winter! :D

01.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Oh yeah, I could drink a few cups of this. This sounds fantastic!

01.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanet@FCTC

Go hubby! I like to see husbands enlisted for blog work. I mean, for more than just eating :)

This look fabulous and totally slurgable. Great word!

01.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

GORGEOUS! SO much tastier than traditional hot chocolate...love these! And that hubby of yours is a keeper!

01.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

wow this looks decadent. I love white chocolate so it sounds yummy to me!

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