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French Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients
  Unsweetened chocolate square 4 Ounce
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Half and half 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), whipped
Directions

Combine chocolate and water in a heavy saucepan, stir over low heat until chocolate melts.
Gradually add milk, half-and-half, sugar, salt, mace, and allspice.
Cook over medium heat, stirring with a wire whisk, until mixture is hot.
Stir in vanilla and almond flavorings.
Pour into cups.
Fold nutmeg into whipped cream.
Top each cup with whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Beverage
Servings: 
5

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