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
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Yield: 2 servings
  • 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
  • ½ 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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  1. says

    The timing of this was insane – I’ve never been a big white chocolate fan, but yesterday I bought some to use in a recipe for the superbowl and ended up eating about half the bag of chips. White chocolate is my new obsession…and a melty, drinkable version? Too amazing.

  2. says

    Dear Faith, what a beautiful array of Valentine’s Day recipes! I do agree with you that a home cooked meal is better in every aspect than a meal out, no matter what the occasion may be! This white chocolate dessert looks beautiful and sounds heavenly! I hope you and your loved one have a wonderful Valentines! Blessings dear one, your friend, Catherine xo

  3. says

    I am like you Faith! I simply adore dark chocolate! White is not in my preferences really. My husband is totally the opposite. So, I believe this drink will be perfect for him! Have a great week!

  4. says

    when it comes to chocolate chocolate, I prefer dark, hands down. But I do love white chocolate. L.O.V.E.

    This sounds like the perfect way to cap off a beautiful V-Day dinner!

  5. says

    I am really loving your whole Valentine’s Day menu! This hot chocolate sounds great, and I can’t wait to see the red velvet macaroons!

  6. says

    I believe you, I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate, but I can totally imagine how delicious this is. It helps that you gave us such gorgeous photos to heighten the imaginary experience!

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