White Hot Chocolate

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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.

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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’ll see what I mean.

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 my 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.

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White Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

White Hot Chocolate


  • 1 cup whole or reduced-fat milk (or half and half, if you want to be really indulgent)
  • 2 oz good-quality white chocolate
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Lots of hipped cream, for topping
  • Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish


  1. Combine the milk, white chocolate, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring up to a simmer, and continue simmering gently 2 minutes, whisking frequently (turn the heat down as necessary to keep it at a simmer).
  3. Turn the heat off and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Serve hot, garnished with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings.


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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