Hot Chocolate

Spiced Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

This is a great drink to warm up and relax with on a cold winter night and even better if you add some Kahlua to it.  

Cinnamon Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 tbl sugar
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp good vanilla extract

Spiced Hot Chocolate
1 cup chocolate Ovaltine
cup sugar
tsp ground cinnamon
⅛ tsp ground ginger
⅛ tsp salt
⅛ tsp ground allspice
cup water
1 qt half & half
1 tsp good vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Whipped Cream:
Chill the whipping bowl and beaters in the freezer for 20 minutes. Add the whipping cream, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and beat with a mixer until it's thick. Cover and keep cold in your fridge until ready to use.

For the Hot Chocolate: In a medium saucepan add the Ovaltine, spices, salt and water. Bring to a boil, stirring well to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and stir in the half & half and vanilla. Return the pan to your stove and heat to 150 over medium heat while stirring. DO NOT re-boil. Once hot, pour into mugs and serve topped with the cinnamon whipped cream dusted with ground cinnamon. To make this even better, add a shot of Kahlua to each mug before you pour in the hot chocolate.

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