Creamy, delicious, and not too sweet white hot chocolate is a nice change from the traditional version.
This winter white hot chocolate was a first for me and my family. We’ve never had a white hot chocolate but my oldest son loves white chocolate so I thought I’d try making some. Plus, I myself have been on a bit of white chocolate kick. During the holidays Ghirardelli chocolate chips were on sale so I purchase a variety, including white chips.
I’ve made a couple of other recipes with the white chips that will show up here on the blog soon. This winter white hot chocolate is deliciously different than my ultimate hot chocolate. Both are creamy and delicious, perfect for warming up on a chilly day. It’s not as sweet as a traditional hot chocolate.
I will say you do need to be a fan of white chocolate to enjoy this drink. It’s perfect for kids but if you want to pep it up for adults add your favorite liqueur. Peppermint schnapps, Irish cream, or hazelnut liqueur would all be good choices.
As I’ve said in many recipes before, use a bar of good quality chocolate. You will be glad you did and it will make all the difference in the world.
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- 2 cups 2% milk
- ½ cup half and half
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup good quality white chocolate chips, I used Ghirardelli
- Whipped cream for garnish
- In a medium sauce pan bring milk and half and half to a gentle simmer. Do not allow mixture to boil.
- Add white chocolate chips and vanilla. Whisk until melted.
- Divide white hot chocolate among 4 mugs and garnish with whipped cream.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 6 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 28gProtein: 7g
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