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Chocolate-Y Christmas Cafe Au Lait Recipe

Looking for an easy Chocolate-y Christmas Cafe au Lait recipe? Learn how to make Chocolate-y Christmas Cafe au Lait using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by msdachshund

Makes 8 servings



courtesy Emeril Lagasse; This is a take-off of sorts on Cafe Brulot, Hot Chocolate, and Cafe au Lait. Both the Cafe Brulot and Cafe au Lait are served in New Orleans, the Brulot after dinner, and au Lait with breakfast. Cafe Brulot consists of orange peel strips, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and sugar being ignited with liqueurs in a large bowl to which black coffee is added. Traditional cafe au lait is scalded milk and black coffee simultaneously poured into a cup or carafe. Both are served piping hot. And the chocolate added to this gives the coffee a definite hot chocolate twist, sure to please all age groups. For a stronger coffee flavor, add another 1/2 cup hot coffee to the mixture

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate-y Christmas Cafe au Lait

1 1/2 cups whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
2 cups coffee
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 Ground cinnamon, for garnish
1 Cocoa, for garnish

Recipe Directions for Chocolate-y Christmas Cafe au Lait

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, 2/3 cup of the sugar, and cocoa until smooth. Add the cinnamon sticks, orange peel and cloves and bring to a simmer, stirring, to dissolve the sugar and prevent the cocoa from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, whip the cream with the remaining 1 teaspoon sugar until thick and frothy, and peaks form. Set aside.

  3. Strain the milk mixture into a coffee pot or carafe and add 2 cups of the hot coffee (2 1/2 cups for stronger coffee flavor, to taste). Pour into cups or small mugs and top each with a dollop of the sweetened whipped cream.

  4. Serve immediately.

Categories

Christmas

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 131.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
22mg
1%
Potassium
181mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
22.4g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
19.7g
Protein
2.7g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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