Vermont Hot Chocolate for #SundaySupper

Vermont Hot Chocolate Recipe

When I learned that the theme for this week's #SundaySupper was favorite holiday movie, song or TV inspired recipes I knew in a moment I HAD to participate.

Mine is a combination of two of those things... holiday movie and song. The movie: WHITE CHRISTMAS with Bing Crosby, Danny Kay, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. The song: SNOW.

What's that? You say you don't remember the song? Here, let me give you a little reminder and you'll also see where I got the inspiration for the backdrop of my photo... :)

I think I can watch that 1,000 times over and never get tired of it. Wait...I think I have already watched it, and the movie, at least 1,000 times over the course of my lifetime and somehow, it never loses it's charm on me! For me, Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it!

Vermont Hot Chocolate Recipe

Here then it my recipe for Vermont Hot Chocolate. What makes it "Vermont" Hot Chocolate, you ask? Why, the addition of maple syrup of course! Better grab your ticket, this train's about to leave the station! We're headed to Vermont!!!


1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 3 tablespoons
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus 3 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg (plus more for sprinkling)
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk (I used 2%)
1 cup half-and-half
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
3 heaping tablespoons Nutella
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
Whipped cream for garnish

-In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, whisk the water, sugar and cocoa powder until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is thoroughly blended.
-Whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, milk, half-and-half, maple syrup and Nutella.
-Continue cooking and whisking until the mixture is completely hot and the Nutella has completely dissolved.
-Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and maple extracts.
-Pour into mugs and garnish with whipped cream and a light grating of nutmeg.
-Serve and enjoy :)

I can hardly wait to find out what all the other #SundaySupper cooks and bakers were inspired by this holiday season...If you're interested too, check out their links below and be ready to have your mind blown by their creativity and their recipes. Oh, before you do that, you might want to make yourself a nice hot cup of Vermont Hot Chocolate and turn on some Christmas music in the background. If you're lucky, Bing will be on singing White Christmas the only way Bing can, and we'll have come full circle :)

Party Appetizers & Snacks:
Oven-Roasted Applesauce Scented with Rosemary & Vanilla-Inspired by the song
“Christmas in the Trenches”Shockingly Delicious
Roasted Chestnuts Inspired by the movie “The Christmas Song” – Food Lust People Love
A Popcorn Trio
 Inspired by the song “Let it Snow” - Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
Chai Tea Abominable Snow Buddies
 Inspired by the movie “Rudolph” – Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Raisin Bran Muffins for a Crowd
 Inspired by the movie
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” - In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
Icicle Candy and Reindeer Snacks Inspired by the movie “Snow” – Treats & Trinkets
A Christmas Carol Plum Pudding
 Inspired by the movie “A Christmas Carol” – No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Yukon Mashed Potato Cakes
 Inspired by the movie “Rudolph” - Cookin’ Mimi
Christmas Pudding
 Inspired by the song “Over the River and Through the Woods” A Kitchen HoorPumpkin Pudding Inspired by the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” - Basic N Delicious
Elf-Inspired Christmas “Grams”
 Inspired by the movie “Elf” - MarocMama
 Inspired by the movie “The Nutcracker” – Happy Baking Days
Chai Spiced Roasted Nuts
 Inspired by the song “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” - Take A Bite Out of Boca
Festive Main Dishes
Maple Syrup Spaghetti- Inspired by the movie “Elf”- Momma’s Meals
Who Hash Inspired by the movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” -girlichef
Ginger Orange Glazed Cornish Hens Inspired by the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” -Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
NY Hot Dog with Sabrett-style Onion Sauce Inspired by the movie “Die Hard” - Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Classic Caesar Salad Inspired by the movie “The Santa Clause” – The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Individuals Meatloaves & Horseradish Mashed Potatoes for Mommy’s Little Piggies - Inspired by the movie
“A Christmas Story” – The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Christmas Waffles Inspired by the TV special “A Claymation Christmas Celebration” – Curious Cuisiniere
Filthy Animal Pizza
 Inspired by the movie “Home Alone” – Foxes Love Lemons
Chicken Orzo Soup
 Inspired by the song “12 Days of Christmas” - Family Foodie
Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes
 Inspired by the song “Christmas Is The Time To Say ‘I Love You’ ” -
Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet Holiday Treats:
Gin and Tonic Cupcakes Inspired by Adam Sandler’s ” The Chanukah Song” - The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars Inspired by the movie “Love Actually” – Magnolia Days
Gingerbread Marshmallows Inspired by the song “Marshmallow World” – Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Inspired by the movie “The Gremlins” – Killer Bunnies, Inc
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Inspired by the song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” –Alida’s Kitchen
Snowball Cookies - Inspired by the movie “White Christmas” -The Foodie Army Wife
Penuche Fudge
 Inspired by the movie “Elf” – Pies and Plots
Hot Chocolate Cookies
 Inspired by the movie “Santa Clause” - Mess Makes Food
South Pacific Coconut Tres Leche Cake
 Inspired by the movie “South Pacific” -The Ninja Baker
Cookies & Cream Fudge
 Inspired by the movie “Elf” – The Messy Baker
Cozy Drinks:
Toasted Coconut Hot Cocoa- Inspired by the song “Let It Snow”Chocolate Moosey
The Christmas Gram Inspired by the movie “Elf” – An Appealing Plan
Eggnog Hot Chocolate Inspired by the movie “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” - Peanut Butter and Peppers
Vermont Hot Cocoa
 Inspired by the movie “White Christmas” – Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Spiked Hot Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Floats
 Inspired by the song “Holly Jolly Christmas “ -NeighborFood
This is Christmas; Wine Pairings for Holiday Themed#SundaySupper Recipes – ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
A GIANT thank you goes out to Tammi of Mama's Meals for hosting this wonderful holiday party! It was such a fun theme and I had a blast participating!!!!
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Merry Christmas to all!!!

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