Hot White Chocolate With Cardamom

Total Time
5mins
Prep 1 min
Cook 4 mins

What could be a better beverage for this polar vortex-cursed winter than hot chocolate? This recipe fancies up traditional hot chocolate, and it's just awesome. From Saveur.

Directions

  1. Place chocolate in a mug; set aside.
  2. Heat milk, cream and cardamom in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat until just beginning to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, strain, discarding cardamom, and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour over chocolate and let sit for 1 minute.
  5. Whisk until smooth. Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg to serve.
Most Helpful

I adore hot chocolate and I also love cardamom. This recipe was tailor made for me. So delicious, rich, thick, decadent and velvety. Made exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. I did add some cardamom whipped cream as garnish. (it had the same spices, so I knew that it would compliment the hot chocolate). Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe, which I have placed in Best of 2014 Cookbook. kudos to you!

Baby Kato February 16, 2014

If you enjoy white chocolate you will surely enjoy this. I used fat free liquid coffee creamer for the cream (saved some calories and fat there). Loved the cardamom and vanilla, I added 1/2 a tsp of vanilla. Great comfort drink for sitting with a good book on a snowy afternoon and just enjoying life for awhile.

Annacia January 23, 2014