This hot chocolate recipe is unlike any other. It is haunted. But do not be afraid. The little ghost in your cup only wants to share in the chocolately goodness, and he can be eaten too..hehe. This is a great recipe for Halloween. One of my favorites, just because it is so cute!
- Remove peel of orange with vegetable peeler; set aside.
- In a medium saucepan combine 1/4 cup of the milk, the vanilla-flavored baking pieces, orange peel, and nutmeg; whisk over low heat until baking pieces are melted.
- Remove orange peel.
- Whisk in remaining milk and heat through. Remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Serve warm in mugs. Add a marshmallow ghost, dollop with whipped cream, and sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.
This is surprisingly delicious! A subtly sophisticated flavor in a kid-friendly presentation. We served this at my daughter's Spooky Sleepover Bday Party, and it was the perfect thing to warm them up after ghost stories around the firepit! I didn't find ghost marshmallows, but I did find Halloween shaped marshmallows which included pumpkins, bats, crescent moons, and ghosts. I preferred the pumpkins, bats, and moons, because they were colorful against the white hot chocolate and the white whipped cream (in a black mug for Halloween!) I will definitely make this again - just for me! ETA: This is now our "Trim the Tree" Beverage of Choice! Just using "Holiday" Mallows instead - Happy Holidays!