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Homemade White Hot Chocolate

5 from 1 vote
Mix up a batch of my White Hot Chocolate recipe for an undeniably gorgeous warm & white festive drink that will satiate your holidays!
White Hot Chocolates in mugs on a dish

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Hi Bold Bakers!

IN THIS RECIPE: A new twist on hot chocolate — my White Hot Chocolate recipe! It’s just as fast and as easy to make as regular hot chocolate, but is a striking white and devilishly sweet. It goes perfectly with whipped cream!

Okay, I love this recipe for two reasons:

  1. It’s very good and tastes exceptional (of course!)
  2. “White Hot Chocolate” works on a few different levels! It’s white, made with white chocolate, and it can be “White-hot” if you’re into drinks so hot that mere mortals would burn their own mouths.

Fun! Plus, it’s rich, sweet, and a small cup is all you need to warm your cockles. But, if you don’t want your cockles warmed, have you tried my Frozen Hot Chocolate yet?

What Is White Hot Chocolate?

It’s hot chocolate, made with white chocolate, that results in a warm white drink that will match all the snow and festivities of the season.

What Is White Chocolate?

Technically it’s not chocolate. But it’s very good — much sweeter than the bittersweet chocolate I usually use in my recipes. For this recipe, just make sure you get good quality white chocolate to go in it — it’s worth it!

A close up of a mug of white hot chocolate

What You Need To Make White Hot Chocolate

A college degree and general knowledge of physics. Kidding, of course! You need:

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Saucepan
  • (Or a Crock-Pot, if you prefer)

How To Make White Hot Chocolate (And What To Look Out For)

This recipe is as easy as adding all of your ingredients to a saucepan and heating them up together! Just make sure you don’t bring the whole thing to a boil — so keep an eye on it. Plus, you’re not going to want to use white chocolate chips, because they have additives to help them keep their chip shape. Get a bar instead and chop it up!

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making White Hot Chocolate

Use any of these tips and tricks for success!

  • Add all the ingredients into a crockpot set on high and allow the chocolate to melt and for the mix to simmer. Then let people help themselves!
  • Don’t use white chocolate chips, they will not melt. Use a bar of white chocolate and chop it.
  • Make my homemade marshmallow to accompany the hot chocolate
  • To jazz up your hot chocolate bar this year you can make my Peppermint Candy Spoons to stir the hot chocolate, giving it a lovely minty flavor.
  • Just in case you don’t get through the whole batch you can save leftovers in a jug in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Don’t skimp on the salt and vanilla, they will really highlight the flavor of the white chocolate.

Make More Drinks!

If you’re in the festive spirit, make some of my other seasonal drink recipes:

Have you seen my two new cookie lists? Check out The Top 10 Classic Christmas Cookies and the Top Holiday Cookies of 2021!

And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook — it makes the perfect gift!

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Homemade White Hot Chocolate Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Mix up a batch of my White Hot Chocolate recipe for an undeniably gorgeous warm & white festive drink that will satiate your holidays!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Mix up a batch of my White Hot Chocolate recipe for an undeniably gorgeous warm & white festive drink that will satiate your holidays!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6 servings


  • 4 cups (32floz/960ml) whole milk
  • 1 ⅓ cups (8oz/225g) good quality white chocolate bar (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt


  • Place the milk and white chocolate in a medium saucepan. Whisk over medium-low heat, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture starts to come to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the water and cornflour until smooth. While whisking, drizzle it into the hot chocolate mixture and allow to simmer for 2 minutes or so to thicken the mix.
  • Once thickened slightly, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Serve immediately while hot with some whipped cream and chocolate shaving on top.

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1 month ago

Cornflower? Is that like cornstarch?

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