Sometimes there is nothing more comforting and warming on a bitter cold evening than hot chocolate. Last evening, after being pampered all morning, then at the movies with the kids, I wanted to warm up and be cozy on my couch for a little while. Yes, to answer Cathy’s question on my last post, I was alone for dinner because Grumpy is off hunting this weekend. So, he didn’t get any of the steak, but he had the steak burgers earlier in the week. 😉

I have the recent Cooking Light issue and in this issue they have a LOT of great sounding recipes. I’ll be making more than a few of them over the next few weeks.

White Hot Spiced Chocolate
Cooking Light, November 200

3 cups 1% low-fat milk
1/8 teaspoon grated whole nutmeg
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1/2 cup premium white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
Grated whole nutmeg (optional)

Combine milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Add white chocolate chips, stirring until chips melt. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Discard cinnamon stick. Serve with whipped topping. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg, if desired.

Makes 8 servings, Calories: 117 (38% from fat), Fat: 5g (sat 4.1g,mono 0.3g,poly 0.0g), Protein: 3g, Fiber: 0.0g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. recipes2share November 23, 2008 at 9:12 am - Reply

    wow, fabulous!!

  2. Susie November 23, 2008 at 10:02 am - Reply

    OH MY GOODNESS! I’ll be right over. 🙂

  3. Cristine November 23, 2008 at 11:24 am - Reply

    I’m with Susie… I’ll be right over! Looks delicious!

  4. Marthe November 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    This sounds wonderful: now I want to make it tonight….. One tiny problem: I don’t have any cinnamon sticks lying about in the house and shops are closed here on sundays. Do you think I could use ordinary powdered cinnamon? And if so, what would be the right ammount??

  5. Lynnylu November 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Just what I need on a cold day! Looks great!

  6. Bellini Valli November 23, 2008 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    I saw this recipe in Cooking Light too HoneyB and was drawn to it as well.I just love the magazine!!

  7. Reeni November 23, 2008 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Yum! I love white chocolate!

  8. Di November 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Ooh, that looks delicious. I’m not usually a big white chocolate fan, but the spices sound really good in this.

  9. Megan November 23, 2008 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    I’m glad it makes 8 cups because with Suzie, Cristine, you and me, we can each have 2. 🙂

  10. Jessie November 23, 2008 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    OMG this looks amazing!

    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  11. Marthe November 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Never mind my question: I just visited my mom and she still had some cinnamon sticks laying around!! 🙂

  12. Jo November 23, 2008 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    looks so good… decadent, yet not so bad for you! yummy!

  13. gail November 23, 2008 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    yum yum!

  14. CookiePie November 23, 2008 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Yum – that looks so yummy and inviting!

  15. Fit Chick November 24, 2008 at 2:46 am - Reply

    Yummie, it’s almost cold enough here to have something hot!

  16. Foong November 24, 2008 at 3:01 am - Reply

    Looks so good I wanna try it now even though it is pretty hot over here…

  17. Laurie November 24, 2008 at 4:31 am - Reply

    Well that looks pretty yummy and perfect for this bitter northeast weather! I just got back from walking the dog and a cup of that warm sweetness would suit me just fine.

    I love it that you cooked a steak just for you. Years ago when all four kids were living at home, I went to my parents empty house in Vermont for a week long writing retreat all by myself. It was the first time I ever cooked a steak and I enjoyed every bite!

  18. Esi November 24, 2008 at 5:27 am - Reply

    This is beautiful and the perfect kind of warming food for cold temperatures. Makes me wish it got cold here.

  19. noble pig November 24, 2008 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Okay, now I know! Poor grumpy.

    He missed the white chocolate too..isn’t that his favorite as well? Don’t let him read this blog when he gets back!

  20. Adonis November 24, 2008 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Yummy recipe… I will try it today.

  21. Robin Sue November 24, 2008 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Yay a lighter version of such a wonderful drink. When I was first married, Himself and I enjoyed this White hot chocolate on Christmas mornings. But we got so full and sleepy! So I am happy to see the lite version. Thanks, I can make this again, and drink it too!

  22. Medena November 24, 2008 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I need one right now! I can smell the aromas just by reading the recipe!

  23. Gera November 24, 2008 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Hi HoneyB!

    Wow a big delight…nutmeg, white chocolate, cinnamon a perfect and delicious combination!!
    I can eat this even in summer 🙂

    Gera .:. sweetsfoods

  24. Hillary November 24, 2008 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Yum! This looks delicious! Even better than my white hot chocolate 🙂

  25. RecipeGirl November 24, 2008 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Oh, delicious. It’s supposed to rain here in a couple of days and the kiddo is off from school this week. This looks like a fun one to make together! Thanks…

  26. nicole November 24, 2008 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    You are going to have your house full tonight with this picture posted on the internet. Looks good!

  27. Marthe November 24, 2008 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    I left you an award on my blogsite. . come on over and pick it up when you can!

  28. Pam November 24, 2008 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    I would so love a big mug of this. It looks fantastic Shelby – great photos too.

  29. Ingrid November 25, 2008 at 4:52 am - Reply

    I’ve printed this out and am going to make this for my children. All three love white chocolate. I know it will be great after a cold night of baseball practice! Plus I won’t have to make dessert, just this!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  30. Mari at Once Upon a Plate November 25, 2008 at 4:59 am - Reply

    I wish I lived right next door to you Honey!

    Your photos are sublime, great job!

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, it’s a MUST make at my house, SOON. xo ~m.

  31. Freya November 25, 2008 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    My goodness, that looks delicious! Perfect for a winters day!

  32. Darius T. Williams November 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Good Lord – that whipped cream makes me excited!


  33. farida November 25, 2008 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Looks so good! Great for cold days, although they are still far away here in California:)

  34. cakewardrobe November 25, 2008 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    I imagine myself at a ski resort after a day of boarding, body all sore, but relaxing and cozying up with this wonderful cup of spiced white chocolate.. Now I want a whip creamed mustache!

  35. Laura November 26, 2008 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Gawd this looks good. Maybe I ahve been to quick to nix white hot chocolate?….

  36. Jenny November 26, 2008 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Wow, white chocolate is a fabulous idea for some cocoa! Love it, enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  37. Kevin November 29, 2008 at 2:02 am - Reply

    That looks so decadent and good!

  38. creative one December 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Sounds delicious!

  39. Diana December 11, 2008 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Oh yum, I’m making this tonight!

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