Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Whiteout Cocoa


This post will be short and sweet since I'm going out of town for a few days, but I couldn't let another day pass without sharing this recipe!

This is an absolutely delicious white chocolate cocoa, and it couldn't be easier to make.  The original recipe uses full-fat ingredients, but I've lightened it up a bit.  So feel free to go crazy with copious amounts of whipped cream or even giant oven-toasted marshmallows.

I won't tell.

Whiteout Cocoa
8-10 servings                                                                                                       [click for printable version]

6 cups skim milk
2 cups fat-free half and half
12 oz. package white chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli)
1 tablespoon vanilla
Whipped cream and nonpareils for topping

1. Place skim milk, half and half, vanilla and white chocolate chips in a large pot, and place over medium heat.  Stir occasionally until chocolate chips begin to melt, then reduce heat to medium-low.

2. Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture is very hot and chips are melted.  Divide mixture between mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.  Serve immediately.

Note: If the mixture is left for very long at room temperature, the fat from the white chocolate will rise to the surface.  Be sure to gently re-heat the mixture a give it a good stir before serving!

69 comments:

Dharma said...

Muy interesante y muy bonito presentado. Un saludo

Anonymous said...

this looks divine!! Can't wait to try it! (I think you forgot the vanilla step in the directions.) Thanks for the great recipe!
:)

Mary @ Bake Break said...

YUM! I agree with Dharma - beautiful presentation!

SprinkleBakes said...

It's there Anonymous, in step one! And thanks so much!!

Divya said...

Sounds like a fantastic idea, Heather! I'm a huge fan of cocoa and have a mug everyday after dinner...every single day! This would be a nice idea to change up that routine a bit.

Linda said...

Sounds YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

Blog is the New Black said...

I would LOVE some of this!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

Gorgeous and oh, so, so slurp-able! I want it! I love white chocolate, so much.

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

yum.. this is going to be a snack for me some night this week after a long day! I can't wait for you to come out with a cook book.. and where did you get this glass mug? You are amazing girl.

Marisa said...

My kids would love this! Especially with sprinkles. :)

Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

This couldn't be more perfect for this blog...I love the mug!

All Things Yummy said...

Looks so so good and I love the sprinkles on top.

Shutterbug said...

it's a windy day! i definitely need some hot cocoa!

Nic@diningwithastud said...

This looks delicious - could go one of these right now :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, sinful! That is something I haven't yet tried...

Cheers,

Rosa

Kelly said...

Looks heavenly! Thinking peppermint white chocolate would work well too... Yummy! Thx!

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

This is beautiful!!

Jessica @ Hungrygems said...

White, warm and whipped- my dream hot chocolate! I've been playing with white chips here all week and can't wait to give this a go with some of my leftovers!

Joss said...

mmmmmm yes yes yes! I am such a lover of white chocolate (over milk!) This looks sooo good..bookmarking and sharing this one!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

This is my favorite hot drink! Looks lovely.

Lili said...

This is SO going on my menu for this Friday night with friends! I think it would be the perfect accompaniment to serve with my mini chocolate molten lava cakes. Sugar rush here we come! xo ~Lili

Lora said...

Love this especially for those of us who prefer vanilla over chocolate. Yum!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I definitely need to load this with whipped cream to balance it out! Of course your photo is perfect:-)

brianneizzo said...

This sounds fabulous, and I love that it uses lighter ingredients, unlike most hot cocoa recipes. I may have a way to use up some of my leftover white chocolate from truffles I made for my cousin's wedding.

Becca said...

I don't eat/drink white chocolate, but dang does this look good. :)

Have fun on your trip out of town :)

Krissy's Creations said...

SO glad you shared this recipe before you left! I love White Chocolate Hot Cocoa, and I especially love how you lightened it up. Have fun on your trip :)

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Oh my GOSH I can't even take this. I want!

Acabatdefer said...

Que ricura... chocolate blanco caliente, una tentaciĆ³n golosa golosa!

Jennifurla said...

It's to gorgeous to eat Heather!!!

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Want. Need. Yes a need for certain! Just gorgeous my dear!

Megan said...

I want to chug this. Love the super-white photo with the rainbow sprinkles. Just lovely!

Lex said...

ooh a local place has white hot chocolate with lavender, and I've never been able to find white cocoa mix (dunno whyit didn't occur to me to make it)... so I think I may have to try this over the weekend! :)

V.V. Gonz said...

Looks Fab! Must try!

Val said...

This drinks makes me happy!!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

I love love white hot chocolate

Tesei said...

It looks so good it almost seems artificial! Can all this goodness be true? Have a great getaway!

thelittleloaf said...

Gorgeous - I'm bookmarking this post for next Christmas!

Meg said...

Just looking at the pretty sprinkles -- and thinking about the chocolate -- makes me happy!

'Le ricette dell'Amore Vero' di Claudia Annie said...

che ricetta deliziosa! complimenti, un bacio :)

cookies and cups said...

GOrgeous and yummy. My favorite combo.

Sandra said...

I have been looking for a recipe like this for a long time, thank you.

easybaked.net said...

Beautiful! Wish I could reach into your pictures and try some right now!!!

SallyAnne said...

this looks soooo delicious...and I have just given up chocolate for Lent!! :(

Cookbook Queen said...

This looks almost too good to be true!! I'd have to add a bit of pink food coloring to it, of course :) Love it!!!

Cookin' Cowgirl said...

I just melted a little when I saw that mug of beautifulness! What a great recipe!

Russell at Chasing Delicious said...

This looks soo good. I love the little sprinkles on top! Cute. I am definitely trying this soon.

nicole {sweet peony} said...

This is gorgeous and sounds fantastic! And look at you lightening up the recipe for us... so exciting!! :) Can't wait to try this!

charity said...

Just found your blog via Pinterest. So glad I did. Your food looks delish and your pictures are awesome. Good job!

Julia @The Roasted Root said...

I regrettably admit that I've never had a white hot chocolate...it's always been the traditional version or Mexican hot chocolate. Your recipe looks delicious and I like that you use the Ghirardeli white chocolate chips - I'm addicted to those things, and I always have a bag of them here! For Christmas, my friend got a milk frother (literally the sole purpose of this thing is to make milk foamy...at first I was skeptical but it's actually quite brilliant). If you have never used one of these bad boys, I highly suggest it - they make lattes and hot chocolate absolutely satisfying. Thanks for the adorable whiteout chocolate recipe ;)

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

This looks fabulous!!!! I don't think I've ever had a white chocolate, and I've never had a hot chocolate that looks this good! I love the sprinkles on top!

Cihaipensatobene? said...

excuse me, I'm italian and I don't understand very well the english.
what do you mean "2 cups fat-free half and half"? what is fat- free?
your blog is wonderful :D

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

Freakin' yummm! It's snowing here in Michigan... and I think I'll need to warm up by making me a mug(s) of this!!

Festive Party Girl said...

What a perfect idea, especially since we're having a snowy day here in Michigan.

blossom said...

this looks delicious & so pretty with those sprinkles....lovely

have a lovely weekend xx

Heidi said...

Love the picture :)

misslikey said...

I have a serious crush on your blog so I had to write a blog post about it:) Check it out.
Hope you like
xx

Lucie (Thursday Night Dinner) said...

love the picture! i love how no one really thinks about making hot cocoa with white chocolate?

Kavi @ Lab to Fab! said...

OK, I am a dark/milk chocolate girl but this looks too delicious to pass up! And of course I just love the sprinkles on top :)

Sue said...

I will have to surprise my husband with this! He makes himself some cocoa practically every night, and this would be a fun alternative to the dark version! Thanks Heather! It looks so pretty too:)

elizabeth @ chronic venture said...

yumm! yes please!!

Nicole (MyLoveForCooking) said...

Yippie!!! It is hard to ever find a white hot chocolate..this looks DIVINE! Thanks.

shernor said...

Simply wonderful!

JenMarie said...

What a beautiful and brilliant idea! My daughter would love this!

Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies said...

YUM! This looks much tastier than the white hot chocolate version I've been using in the past. It was mostly milk and sugar. The addition of white chocolate is a much better idea! I bet my family would love this! I think it's supposed to snow tomorrow, maybe we'll find out what they think.

Shelby said...

This is awesome I have to try!
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Lizzy Pancakes said...

where is that mug from?????? I need it!

Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects said...

These look so wonderful. I have a Christmas in July baking roundup today on my blog, and you've been featured as part of it. Your recipe is not posted, the link directs readers here. You can visit the post at http://www.happyhourprojects.com/2012/07/christmas-in-july-baking.html

Thanks for sharing - yum!!

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant way to "de-calorize" a sumptuous, unique, wintry favorite! Setting aside the coldest day in December to give this a test-drive... Thank you!

T.J. Eich said...

Hi there! I wanted to let you know I featured you on Sugar Blossoms today. Stop by and check it out! http://sweetsugarblossoms.blogspot.com/2013/10/18-amazing-hot-cocoa-recipes.html

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