A simple recipe for sweet and creamy homemade white hot chocolate.
We are in full-on Christmas mode around here. Our 3 year old, Jake, is really into Christmas, and we are having a blast. We’ve been going on walks to see lights, reading holiday books, decorating cookies, writing letters to Santa, and indulging in way too much hot chocolate. It’s so much fun!
Jake has been requesting hot chocolate on a daily basis. And although I’d love to give in to his every request for “something warm to drink … that has MARSHMALLOWS!!!”, I’m trying to limit our hot chocolate consumption to a few times per week. This year I have been making white hot chocolate. It is so decadent and delicious.
This hot chocolate is a cinch to whip up, which means you can make as much or as little as you need. Just heat some milk and white chocolate chips, add some vanilla extract, and it’s done.
Jake likes his overflowing with mini-marshmallows. Whipped cream, white chocolate chips, or candy canes make good garnishes too! You could even add a splash of liqueur for the grown ups.
And if you’re looking for a way to put a huge smile on the face of a child, just hand them a mug the size of their head filled with white hot chocolate. Happy Holidays!
- 4 cups milk (I like whole milk)
- 1 cup white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Optional garnishes: white chocolate chips, white chocolate shavings, marshmallows, whipped cream, candy canes
- Place the milk, white chocolate, and salt in a medium saucepan. Whisk continuously over medium-low heat, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth (do not boil). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Serve immediately.
Want to top your hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows? Check out my recipe for Double Vanilla Marshmallows