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Let me start off by saying I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate. But this is the BEST! It is so creamy and delicious! This has become our favorite drink this past fall/winter and I’m sharing it now because it’s been pretty chilly and I’m certain you’ll enjoy it tonight or in the colder days to come. 🙂
This recipe also has many variations, you can make it with just regular milk to skip on some calories (it’ll still be just as delicious). You can make it with the heavy cream to make it richer or you can make it with half regular milk and half cream to get a little of both (this is what I use)! You can also add extracts such as peppermint for a little extra flavor. There are so many combinations to try with this one, and I think I’ve tried many! So feel free to comment if you have any questions on proportions or flavors. 🙂
Note: I recommend using Ghirardelli white chocolate chips. I have found these to have the best turn out in melting and blending well into the hot chocolate.
White Hot Chocolate
10-12oz milk 10-12oz heavy cream 1 package Ghiradelli white chocolate chips Whipped cream, marshmallows, white chocolate chips for garnish (optional)
10-12oz heavy cream
1 package Ghiradelli white chocolate chips
Whipped cream, marshmallows, white chocolate chips for garnish (optional)
- Pour all ingredients in a sauce pan and stir over medium high heat.
- Give it a constant stir for about 20 minutes making sure all chocolate chips are completely melted (this usually takes a while) and the milk is heated through.
- When hot and thoroughly combined, pour into mugs. Garnish with whipped cream, marshmallows or white chocolate chips if you’d like! Enjoy 🙂
Optional: If you’d like a peppermint hot chocolate, add about a 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract to an 8oz cup of hot chocolate and stir well before adding any toppings. This is my husband’s favorite variation. You can also add crushed peppermint on top. 🙂