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Hot Chocolate with Ginger

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Ginger spices up the traditional snowy-night favorite. Serve it with marshmallows and a dusting of cocoa powder.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups 1% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free chocolate syrup

Nutrition Information

  • calories 190
  • caloriesfromfat 13 %
  • fat 2.7 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 0.6 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 9.8 g
  • carbohydrate 32 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 179 mg
  • calcium 275 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and is golden (about 5 minutes), stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in milk and syrup; cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a whisk. Heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge of pan, stirring frequently (do not boil). Strain mixture through a sieve; discard solids.

Cook's Notes

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