One of my kids favorite winter treats is my homemade white hot chocolate. This quick and easy-to-make beverage is such a creamy hot chocolate with a touch of cinnamon. It is perfect for cold, winter days to make homemade hot chocolate with chocolate chips.
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Homemade White Hot Chocolate
I love warming up to a cup of hot cocoa in the winter! But we’ve moved away from the store bought mixes that are filled with artifiical ingredients, chemicals, and preservatives. Instead we whip up a batch of this simple homemade white hot chocolate recipe. This is so easy to make with convenient chocolate chips! You will love that this creamy hot chocolate is all grown up with white cocoa and a touch of cinnamon.
How to make white hot chocolate from scratch
All you need to whip up a batc of this homemade hot chocolate recipe are a few simple ingredients:
- white chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
- pure vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- Optional garnishes: white chocolate chips, white chocolate shavings, marshmallows, whipped cream, candy canes
Homemade White Hot Chocolate Recipe
Place the 4 cups of milk, 1 cup white chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt (optional) in a medium saucepan. (This pan is my favorite because it is non-stick, easy-to-clean, and heats quicker and more evenly!)
Whisk continuously over medium heat until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Do not boil!
Creamy hot chocolate
Ladle into 4 mugs and sprinkle with cinnamon, mini-marshmallows, whipe cream, sprinkles, or any other favorite toppings.
HINT: To make it peppermint hot cocoa for a holiday treat, add in candy cane chips or a little bit of peppermint extract instead of the vanilla extract! Such a fun treat!
Homemade Hot Chocolate
I love that this recipe is so easy to scale! Just divide by four if you want to get a serving perfect for one. So make a quick cup, grab a good book, and snuggle up on the sofa or by a cozy window somewhere!
Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
I love that this recipe is white, like the winter snow. My kids use to call it their snow cocoa when they were little. Now they appreciate the cinnamon and how much more creamy white chocolate is!
Homemade Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chips
You have to try this creamy, homemade white hot chocolate. This EASY, made from scratch drink uses chocolate chips.
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Creamy, Homemade White Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 4 cups milk I use whole organic
- 1 cup white chocolate chips I use Ghiradelli
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt optional
- 1 dash cinnamon
- Garnishes: whip cream, mini marshmallows, candy canes, sprinkles, etc.
- Place the 4 cups of milk, 1 cup white chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt (optional) in a medium saucepan.
- Whisk continuously over medium heat until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Do not boil!
- Ladle into 4 mugs and sprinkle with cinnamon, mini-marshmallows, whipe cream, sprinkles, or any other favorite toppings.
So easy and oh, so yummy!
This was so creamy and smooth. I had never tried with white hot chocolate, but it is amazing. And so easy too, thanks!
Loved the white chocolate, so creamy!
Delicious! Our new favorite
This was so easy. 5 minutes and hot cocoa better than starbucks!