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!

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Dharma
Dharma
10 years ago

Muy interesante y muy bonito presentado. Un saludo

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

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

Mary @ Bake Break
Mary @ Bake Break
10 years ago

YUM! I agree with Dharma – beautiful presentation!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
10 years ago

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

Divya
Divya
10 years ago

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
Linda
10 years ago

Sounds YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

Blog is the New Black
Blog is the New Black
10 years ago

I would LOVE some of this!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
10 years ago

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

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate
The Dragonfly On Iron Gate
10 years ago

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
Marisa
10 years ago

My kids would love this! Especially with sprinkles. πŸ™‚

Heather (Heather's Dish)
Heather (Heather's Dish)
10 years ago

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

AllThingsYummy
AllThingsYummy
10 years ago

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

Shutterbug
Shutterbug
10 years ago

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

Nic@diningwithastud
Nic@diningwithastud
10 years ago

This looks delicious – could go one of these right now πŸ™‚

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
10 years ago

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

Cheers,

Rosa

Kelly
Kelly
10 years ago

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

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
10 years ago

This is beautiful!!

Jessica @ Hungrygems
Jessica @ Hungrygems
10 years ago

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
Joss
10 years ago

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
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
10 years ago

This is my favorite hot drink! Looks lovely.

Lili
Lili
10 years ago

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
Lora
10 years ago

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

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
Lauren at Keep It Sweet
10 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

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.

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

I don't eat/drink white chocolate, but dang does this look good. πŸ™‚

Have fun on your trip out of town πŸ™‚

Krissy's Creations
Krissy's Creations
10 years ago

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 πŸ™‚

Jessica @ How Sweet
Jessica @ How Sweet
10 years ago

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

Helena
Helena
10 years ago

Que ricura… chocolate blanco caliente, una tentaciΓ³n golosa golosa!

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

It's to gorgeous to eat Heather!!!

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

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

Megan
Megan
10 years ago

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

Lex
Lex
10 years ago

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! πŸ™‚

Vanessa
Vanessa
10 years ago

Looks Fab! Must try!

Val
Val
10 years ago

This drinks makes me happy!!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
10 years ago

I love love white hot chocolate

Tesei
Tesei
10 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

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

Meg @ write meg!
Meg @ write meg!
10 years ago

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

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

che ricetta deliziosa! complimenti, un bacio πŸ™‚

cookies and cups
cookies and cups
10 years ago

GOrgeous and yummy. My favorite combo.

Sandra
Sandra
10 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

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

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

this looks soooo delicious…and I have just given up chocolate for Lent!! πŸ™

Cookbook Queen
Cookbook Queen
10 years ago

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

Cookin' Cowgirl
Cookin' Cowgirl
10 years ago

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

Russell at Chasing Delicious
Russell at Chasing Delicious
10 years ago

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

nicole {sweet peony}
nicole {sweet peony}
10 years ago

This is gorgeous and sounds fantastic! And look at you lightening up the recipe for us… so exciting!! πŸ™‚ Can't wait to try this!

charity
charity
10 years ago

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
Julia @The Roasted Root
10 years ago

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… Read more »

Jennifer (Delicieux)
Jennifer (Delicieux)
10 years ago

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!