Holiday Hot Chocolate

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 14 min
  • Prep: 7 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 9 cups
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4 cups whole milk

4 cups half-and-half

1 pound white chocolate, chopped

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Seeds scraped from 2 vanilla beans

1/4 to 1/3 cup orange flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)


  1. In a saucepan on medium heat, heat the milk and half-and-half to just below the simmering point. Remove the pan from the heat and add the white chocolate. When the chocolate is melted, add the vanilla, vanilla bean seeds, and 1/4 to 1/3 cup orange liqueur, according to taste, and whisk vigorously. Reheat very gently and serve.