Cafe Royal

A downright decadent hot drink recipe found in
“Whitman’s Chocolate Cookbook” published by
Whitman’s Chocolates Division, Pet Inc in 1987

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When the list of ingredients for making this hot chocolate drink runs
down to 11 items one quickly realize that here we’re not talking about
a couple of spoons of instant cocoa stirred into hot milk – Ted

Makes 5 servings

4 cups water
1/2 cup (3 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup Kahlua or other coffee-
flavored  liqueur (optional)
whipped topping, thawed
Ground cinnamon


[1] In heavy saucepan, combine water, chocolate chips, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Continue to boil until chocolate iscompletely melted. Add coffee granules, stirring until dissolved.

[2] Reduce heat and gradually stir in milk. Stir in vanilla and liqueur, if desired. Pour into mugs; top with whipped topping and sprinkle with cinnamon.