Valentine’s Day Dessert — White Hot Chocolate

If you’re like me and have a the-darker-the-better mindset when it comes to chocolate, you’re probably wondering why on earth I used white chocolate to make this drink.  I’m with you, trust me, I am.  Although I don’t enjoy white chocolate on its own (it’s just so sweet!), somehow in this drink it really works.  Make it and you might be a convert.

If you prefer a darker version of this drink, check out my recipe for regular hot chocolate, or for a lighter version, I definitely recommend skinny caramel hot cocoa.  

Or if chocolate mousse or velvety smooth dark chocolate custard is more your thing for V-day, I’ve got you covered there too. 

White Hot Chocolate 

Serves 1 to 2 

1 cup whole or reduced-fat milk (or half and half, if you want to be really indulgent)

2 oz good quality white chocolate

Pinch sea salt

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Whipped cream (optional; for garnish)

Dark chocolate shavings (optional; for garnish) 

Combine the milk, white chocolate, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Bring up to a simmer, then turn heat down and simmer gently 2 minutes, whisking frequently.  Turn heat off and stir in the vanilla.  Serve hot, garnished with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings, if desired. 

If You Like Yours Frothy:  Use an immersion blender or carefully pour the hot chocolate into a blender and process until frothy.

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Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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