White Hot Chocolate
White Hot Chocolate drinks make any snowy or rainy day feel special.
You can also make these on the weekend for breakfast. Or make them on family movie night to warm up while watching your favorite flick. It’s so easy to make these hot chocolate drinks and you can add a scoop of ice cream to make it really special — yep, that’s what I did!
All you need is milk and white chocolate. I was able to find a Ghirardelli white chocolate bar in my supermarket, but you can also use a Lindt white chocolate bar.
To get started we need to heat up the milk. The key is to not make the milk boil, just heat it on a low-to-medium heat and keep an eye on it while you chop up 2-4 squares of the white chocolate.
Use a blender to blend the hot milk and chopped chocolate for a frothy drink. You don’t have to use a blender. You can add the white chocolate to the warm milk in the saucepan and stir until the chocolate melts. Pour into glasses and serve.
I wanted to add the froth so I used the blender.
- 2 cups of milk (use any milk you prefer - I used 2% milk, it makes a nice little froth. Skim milk makes even more froth if you want to use it)
- 4 squares of white chocolate, chopped
- Chocolate, Caramel, or Butterscotch Syrup for garnish (optional)
- scoop of vanilla ice cream for each drink (optional)
- whipped cream for garnish (optional)
- Chop up the chocolate and set aside.
- Heat the milk in a small saucepan on low-medium heat. It takes only about a minute or two.
- Pour the milk into a blender. Leave a portion of the top open and lay a towel over the top to prevent the milk from splashing out. Blend for 10 seconds or so. Add in about ¾'s of the chopped chocolate and blend for another 10-20 seconds. The chocolate will melt.
- Pour into glass filling only half way if you are going to add a scoop of ice cream.
- Add whipped cream.
- Drizzle with syrup and white chocolate shavings.