White Hot Chocolate
(from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook)
- 4 cups whole milk
- 4 cups half-and-half
- 1 pound white chocolate, chopped
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 8 to 10 vanilla beans
In a saucepan on medium heat, heat the milk and half-and-half to just below the simmering point. Remove the pan from the heat and add the white chocolate. When the chocolate is melted, add the vanilla and whisk vigorously. Reheat very gently and serve with a vanilla bean stirrer in each cup.