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One of the best things about cooler weather is the warm drinks. There’s just nothing better than a warming and comforting hot cup of cocoa when it’s cold outside. So this winter, why not try white hot chocolate? It’s a delicious twist on the classic drink and perfect for warming up on crisp autumn days and from the chilly winter air!

white hot chocolate

Chocolate is something that many of us enjoy devouring. There is something quite comforting when it comes to that familiar taste of chocolate. Whether you enjoy a bar of chocolate, chocolate nibs or buttons, or drinking chocolate, it is a flavor that we can all find joy in.

Chocolate has also been a wonderful option when it comes to gifts. So many people like the idea of gifting a box of chocolates, an oversized bar, or even a hamper filled with their favorite treats.

Drinking chocolate has massively grown in popularity these last few years, and many people are enjoying different flavors and combinations.

When it comes to drinking chocolate, milky chocolate is always a popular option, but many people enjoy white chocolate, and it actually makes very delicious drinking chocolate.

Perfect for the colder weather and snuggling up at home, here is everything that you need to know to make the white hot chocolate.

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White Hot Chocolate Ingredients

white hot chocolate ingredients
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1.5 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles, etc. for garnish (optional)

Products used in this recipe:

  • Stainless steel saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Ladle
  • Vintage/thrifted mugs, linen, & spoon
  • Pastel sprinkles (jimmies)

Variations

  • If preferred, you can use bars of white or vanilla baking chocolate instead of chips. Chop roughly before adding to the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients to ensure that the chocolate melts evenly.
  • For an even thicker consistency (remnant of European drinking chocolate), replace 1-2 cups of the milk with heavy cream or half & half.
  • Why not make it an adult-only drink and add your favorite liquor? Baileys always works well with drinking chocolate, and as it is an Irish Cream, it is a great addition to white hot chocolate. Alternatively, you could look to add your favorite spirit or liquor.
  • You could add different sprinkles to the whipped cream or even some edible glitter. This would be a great drink to enjoy at Christmas time, where you can make it look extra festive.

SEE THE FULL RECIPE BELOW

How to Make Delicious White Hot Chocolate

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients together.

white hot chocolate ingredients into pan

Now that you have started to cook the chocolate you must whisk constantly. Do this until the white chocolate chips are completely melted and all of the ingredients have become silky smooth and are combined.

white hot chocolate whisk

Ladle equally into four mugs and top as desired before serving. This might be whipped cream, cocoa, or marshmallows. At this stage, you could add anything else to it.

Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes and Tips

  • If children are helping, make sure they are supervised when making the white hot chocolate.
  • This hot white chocolate will thicken upon cooling. If a film forms on the top of the liquid in the pan, turn the heat back on low and whisk until smooth again.
  • Make sure you have everything you need before you start to make the hot chocolate. You won’t want to not supervise the melted chocolate while you are getting cups ready to serve.
  • If you want to store any leftovers, make sure it cools completely. You may notice that a film forms again on the top but you can which this before adding it to your chosen container for storage. Make sure it is an airtight container. A mason jar would work well.

FAQs

What should I serve with the white hot chocolate?

It is always nice to add some marshmallows to any hot chocolate. You could also add a sprinkle of cocoa powder if you wish. For more adult drinking chocolate, you could also look to add something like Baileys, a liquor or spirit of your choosing.

Can I store any leftover white hot chocolate?

Yes, you can. It will last in the fridge for a few days. Just let it cool and then store it in an airtight container or jar. Then heat up on the stove when you want to drink it again.

Can I freeze white hot chocolate?

You can freeze it. You might want to make it more concentrated, so reduce the amount of milk but keep the same amount of chocolate. This will make a thicker, chocolate sauce but you could then freeze it in ice cub trays, take a few out and add to some milk to reheat when you want a cup of your favorite white hot chocolate.

I hope you enjoy making white hot chocolate. If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below! Follow along on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter for more delicious recipes!

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White Hot Chocolate

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A delicious twist on the classic drink and perfect for warming up on crisp autumn days and from the chilly winter air–and there's sprinkles!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 4
Calories 513 kcal

Equipment

  • Stainless steel saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Ladle

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1.5 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles, etc. for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients.
  • Cook, whisking constantly, until the white chocolate chips are completely melted and all of the ingredients have become silky smooth.
  • Ladle equally into four mugs and top as desired before serving.

Notes

  • If preferred, you can use bars of white or vanilla baking chocolate instead of chips. Chop roughly before adding to the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients to ensure that the chocolate melts evenly.
  • This hot white chocolate will thicken upon cooling. If a film forms on the top of the liquid in the pan, turn the heat back on low and whisk until smooth again.

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 12gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 299mgPotassium: 561mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 416IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 435mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Keyword: hot chocolate, white chocolate

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Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom

Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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