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    Hot Sipping Chocolate with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

      Servings:   12 servings

    Ingredients

      4 cups half-and-half, light cream, or whole milk
      1 cup Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
      12 cup Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa
      1 tablespoon granulated sugar
      1 recipe Cinnamon Whipped Cream (see below)
      Stick cinnamon

      Cinnamon Whipped Cream
      34 cup whipping cream
      2 tablespoons powdered sugar
      14 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Directions

    1. In a 3-quart heavy saucepan, combine half-and-half, Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips, Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa, and sugar.
    2. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until just boiling and mixture is smooth.
    3. Serve immediately in demitasse cups or shot glasses with Cinnamon Whipped Cream and stick cinnamon.

    Makes 12 servings
    Start to Finish: 15 minutes

    Cinnamon Whipped Cream

    1. In a chilled medium bowl, combine whipping cream, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
    2. Beat with chilled beaters of an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).