We are in for a wonderful Christmas season treat! My dear friend, Michelle Cox, has graciously agreed to share some special recipes over the next few weeks. Michelle is a delightful author and a magnificent chef. She and her husband, Paul, live near Asheville, North Carolina.
Be sure to visit her website — Michelle Cox Inspirations. She has lots of amazing stories, recipes and “encouragement with a Southern drawl!”
My daughters-in-law were at the house one night and we were looking through some food magazines together. One of them said, “Wow, this white chocolate coffee sounds good! Let’s make some.”
She read off the ingredients but I was missing about half of them. I improvised using the items I had in the pantry and refrigerator, and the result is this white chocolate coffee that’s a must-have on Christmas Eve and cold winter days.
I hope you and your family will enjoy it as well!
½ cup whipping cream
2 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
4 oz. white baking chocolate, finely chopped
2 ½ cups freshly brewed coffee
White chocolate curls or chocolate shavings
Place whipping cream, milk, sugar, and white chocolate in a saucepan. Bring to steaming over medium heat, but do not boil. Add the coffee; stir. Top each cup with whipped cream and garnish with white chocolate curls or chocolate shavings.
*This is best made fresh. You can stir the ingredients together ahead of time but wait until serving time to steam it. We’ve enjoyed experimenting by adding Hershey Kisses or peppermint chips to the coffee.
Use your imagination and see what flavors you can come up with.