White Hot Chocolate

I’m sort of of the mindset that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.  Well, until recently I guess.  My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe?  I never felt the need to try a new one until I ended up stuffing peanutella into a brown butter cookie dough.  Mac and cheese – the one I moved out of my parents’ house with the recipe card from the Mueller’s box in hand?  Well you see where that’s taken me, 7 new recipes later and a few that never made it to publish.

White Hot Chocolate

My point is here, favorites aren’t necessarily timeless.  And I suppose I’m not as stubborn as I think I am.  When I made hot chocolate mix last Christmas, I was completely smitten.  A large batch seemed to last forever and there wasn’t a need for a long time to try any other recipes because it was just that good.  But as I was out playing in the snow on Saturday, I had this uncontrollable need to make white hot chocolate.  Maybe it was a subconscious thing.  I didn’t care though – it was the right thing.

white hot chocolate

As a lover of white chocolate since I was a kid, I fell hard for this super sweet, melted-down, milked-up, add-a-dollop-of-marshmallow-crème white hot chocolate.  It was incredibly indulgent and exactly what was called for post-snow apocalypse 2013 here in New England.  Dare I say I’ve found a new favorite??

White Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk, heavy cream, or half-and-half (or a mixture of any of these)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 oz white chocolate, finely chopped or white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Marshmallow crème (like Fluff), whipped cream, or marshmallows for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk, vanilla extract, chocolate, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the mixture just starts to come to a simmer, stirring frequently to melt the chocolate.
  2. Once the chocolate has melted, whisk the milk until foamy and divide the hot chocolate between two mugs. Top with marshmallow crème, whipped cream, or marshmallows before serving, if desired.

Source

adapted from Gimme Some Oven

http://www.smells-like-home.com/2013/02/white-hot-chocolate/

White Hot Chocolate

  • Prep Time: 5min
  • Cook Time: 5min
  • Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

2 cups milk, heavy cream, or half-and-half (or a mixture of any of these)
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
5 oz white chocolate, finely chopped or white chocolate chips
2 tsp granulated sugar
Marshmallow crème (like Fluff), whipped cream, or marshmallows for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • 01

    Heat the milk, vanilla extract, chocolate, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the mixture just starts to come to a simmer, stirring frequently to melt the chocolate.

  • 02

    Once the chocolate has melted, whisk the milk until foamy and divide the hot chocolate between two mugs.  Top with marshmallow crème, whipped cream, or marshmallows before serving, if desired.

adapted from Gimme Some Oven

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  • February 12, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    I’ve never had white hot chocolate before. It sounds like I’ve been missing out!

  • February 12, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    I love love white hot chocolate!

  • February 12, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    My cousin will love this recipe! Looks and sounds so good.

  • February 12, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    I have been wanting to try white hot chocolate since Christmas and have not made it yet! Love how you made it so festive for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing!

  • February 12, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Great idea to top it with marshmallow creme! I could go for a big mug right now to warm up!

  • February 12, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Oh, I love white chocolate. This sounds so good. Especially since we’re supposed to get even more snow tomorrow night.

    • February 12, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      I know! More snow! And maybe more this weekend too! (yay!)

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