Beverages, Desserts, Hot

Rich White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Easy homemade White Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and cinnamon

Are you bored of traditional hot chocolate drinks? Looking for something new to try? This Rich White Hot Chocolate is the answer to your prayers of warm decadent sweetness.

This delicious combination of melted white chocolate in milk, cream, and vanilla will definitely leave you wanting more! And guess what, it requires less than 3 steps to make.

Creamy and foamy white hot chocolate in a mug served with biscuits
It is Hot Chocolate Season!

Now that Winter is here and Christmas is right around the corner, this White Hot Chocolate is the perfect addition to your cozy nights.

Christmas is the time to be surrounded by friends and family. Whether it is for Christmas dinners, gift-wrapping nights, or even Christmas mornings, this drink is a must-have in your gatherings and celebrations. Consider it the perfect way to express your appreciation and love to others around you.

Nothing can ever beat a warm drink on cold winter nights.

Why You Will Love This White Hot Chocolate

My husband and I are absolutely obsessed with this White Hot Chocolate; it is so much better than your average Hot Chocolate!

First and foremost, let us not forget that this delicious drink requires less than 15 minutes to be prepared and served.

Moreover, it is the ideal treat to enjoy when you are having a movie night with your family and friends, during a business meeting with your coworkers, or even in a gossiping sesh with your best friends!

The toppings served with the White Hot Chocolate are so versatile, they can satisfy any person’s preferences and cravings. If you are a chocolate addict, chocolate chips or chocolate syrup are your go-to. Hey coffee lovers, feel free to drop some caffeine in there too. And if you are in love with the classics, marshmallows are your answer.

Furthermore, candy canes are the perfect addition to your Rich White Hot Chocolate if you are aiming for a festive twist!

Last but definitely not least, this hot beverage can be prepared ahead of time and served later when desired. This way, your worries about what to serve sudden unexpected guests can all disappear. Make sure to store it in sealed bags or containers in your fridge and heat it when ready to serve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is white chocolate a type of chocolate?

Although this might be hard to believe, actually it is not! White chocolate is not considered chocolate since it is not made up of cocoa solids.

Can caffeine be added to the White Hot Chocolate?

Of course, feel free to add caffeine if you like!

Can I store it and serve it later?

Yes, after preparing it, let it cool down then place it in a sealed container inside your fridge. Then, when you want to serve it, warm it up on low heat and enjoy!

A cloudy white hot chocolate drink with marshmallows on top of it.
Heaven in a mug!

Tips and Tricks to Get the Perfect White Hot Chocolate

Always use a good kind of white chocolate, such as Ghirardelli or Merckens.

If the white chocolate is a chocolate bar instead of chocolate chips, make sure to chop them into smaller pieces. This will allow it to melt easier and faster.

Do not overheat the chocolate! It will turn stiff and no longer taste good.

Heat your milk and cream inside your pot first, then add in the white chocolate. This way, the chocolate will melt faster since the pot is already hot.

A milk frother can be used in order to get a more foamy and creamy drink.

The number of toppings that can be used with this hot chocolate is endless. Marshmallows, chocolate shavings, colored sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate chips, pumpkin spice, or cinnamon are some of the many choices that can be served with this drink to complement its perfect taste!

What You Need for This Simple White Hot Chocolate

For the hot chocolate:

Whole milk

Heavy cream

White chocolate

Vanilla extract


For the Toppings:

You can choose depending on your preference:



Whipped cream

Candy canes (can be crushed too)

Chocolate syrup

Steps To Prep

First, place a pot on medium heat and add your heavy cream, whole milk, and white chocolate. Keep whisking continuously so the chocolate melts and does not burn.

Then, add the salt and vanilla extract. Mix until everything is combined and the chocolate is smooth.

When you start seeing steam, turn off the heat. Do not let it boil.

Next, pour your White Hot Chocolate into your favorite mug and throw in some marshmallows and a sprinkle of cinnamon or any other toppings of your choice such as whipped cream, candy canes, or chocolate syrup, and enjoy!

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Easy homemade White Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and cinnamon

Rich White Hot Chocolate Recipe

What is better than store-bought hot chocolate packets? A homemade White Hot Chocolate that is super easy to make and is the perfect treat on a chilly day.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Beverages, Drinks
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup white chocolate Ghirardelli is a good option
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Add the heavy cream, whole milk, and white chocolate to a pot on medium heat and whisk constantly to prevent the chocolate from burning
  • Add salt and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • When you start seeing steam, remove it.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Make sure not to overcook the white chocolate, it will get hard and burnt.
  • Choose a good type of white chocolate such as Ghirardelli.
  • If you want to store it ahead of time, place it in a sealed container in your fridge. 
  • Feel free to top your white hot chocolate with your favorite toppings such as cinnamon, marshmallows, chocolate syrups, crushed candy canes, and many other options.
Keyword hot chocolate, warm beverage, white chocolate, white hot chocolate
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