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Vanilla Bean Infused Hot Chocolate

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Vanilla Bean Infused Hot Chocolate

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  • Makes: 15 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Chill 2 hrs

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We used dark chocolate to make this hot drink. Enjoy it for a sweet snack or as dessert.


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 2 4 - 6 - inch vanilla beans
  • 14 ounces bittersweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Whipped cream


  1. In a heavy large saucepan, heat the milk and cream over medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat. Using the tip of a paring knife, slit the vanilla beans down the center. Using the side of the knife, scrape the seeds. Place seeds and vanilla pods into the hot milk mixture. Cover and chill. Allow the vanilla pods to infuse their flavor into the milk for at least 2 hours. Or, transfer mixture to a container with a tight-fitting lid and chill in the refrigerator overnight. Remove the vanilla pods and using two fingers press the milk out of the bean to extract all the seeds; discard.
  2. When ready to make the hot chocolate, heat the milk mixture over medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Add the chocolate. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and chocolate is melted. Add sugar to sweeten, if you like. Top with whipped cream. Makes 15 servings (about 4 ounces each).


  • The Osthoff Resort
  • Jill Prescott
  • Ecole de Cuisine
  • 101 Osthoff Avenue
  • Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-0151
  • P: 1-800/876-3399, ext. 830 or 920/876-5830
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  • Jill: 707/260-4002
  • Lola Roeh, General Manager
  • The Osthoff Resort
  • 920-876-5832
  • From Lola: Also, if you choose to use the recipes, if you could credit the school's name: Jill Prescott's Ecole de Cuisine at The Osthoff Resort and copyright Jill Prescott, that would be good.

Nutrition Facts

(Vanilla Bean Infused Hot Chocolate)

Servings Per Recipe 15, calcium (mg) 111, iron (mg) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 632, cal. (kcal) 311, sugar (g) 13, Folate (µg) 4, pro. (g) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, carb. (g) 18, sodium (mg) 42, Fat, total (g) 27, Potassium (mg) 261, fiber (g) 2, chol. (mg) 62, sat. fat (g) 17, Monosaturated fat (g) 8, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0

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