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Quick and Easy Homemade White Chocolate Hot Chocolate Recipe from Real Life at Home

Quick and Easy Homemade White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Angie Kauffman
This simple white chocolate hot chocolate recipe is quick to throw together and sure to please your family on a cold evening. It’s also perfect for parties! 
Course beverage


  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 - 1½ cups white chocolate chips depending on the taste and level of sweetness you would like
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint for garnish optional


  • Add the sugar, salt, vanilla, and water into a large saucepan or dutch oven pan on the stovetop.
  • Turn on the stovetop burner to medium heat. Stir the contents of your pan frequently, until a syrup forms.
  • Add in your white chocolate chips and continue to stir until they have melted.
  • Pour milk into the pan. Stir until the top of your drink becomes frothy.
  • Pour your white hot chocolate into individual mugs and top with whipped cream.
  • For a festive garnish, you may add crushed peppermints on top of the whipped cream, if desired.
  • Enjoy!


Note about the white chocolate choice: This is an integral flavor in your white chocolate hot chocolate, so don't buy the cheapest white chocolate you can find. You could even skip out on using white chocolate chips and use something like chopped up White Chocolate Lindor Truffles. Holy yum!
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