In thinking about Christmas, I always think of snow, but if this year’s weather is any indicator we won’t be having any! But, in the spirit of the holiday, I thought I would try out a White Hot Chocolate for a change of pace. Beautifully white and with just a hint of crushed candy cane on the top, this cup is festive and beautiful. It was also very quick to make, with only heating the water being the prep time.
This would be a great drink for a Christmas party as it was really easy to make and with the addition of a little adult cheer, your guests will be sipping away at a nice warm beverage to chase away a snow night’s chill!
Place into a coffee mug 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips or shaved white chocolate. Add a dash of vanilla extract, and fill the mug halfway with hot water. Stir until the chocolate is dissolved. Fill the rest of the mug with milk or half and half, along with a boozy treat if you like that sort of thing. (We used candy cane vodka). Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes or chocolate shavings, if desired.
Our kids liked the virgin version, while the adults all enjoyed the boozy version. One thing to note, this drink can happen because of the low melting point of white chocolate which is the lowest melting point of all the chocolates. Darker chocolates will not melt completely, likely leaving residues and an unevenly melted chocolate that wouldn’t mix like the white chocolate.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!