Decadent White Hot Chocolate

Decadent White Hot Chocolate

This decadent white hot chocolate is made with real cream, vanilla and white chocolate. Get the recipe below.

A twist on a classic

As the cold nights draw in, there’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a hot drink. Once the sun has set I try to avoid too much caffeine so that rules out tea or coffee. And as much as I love a glass of mulled wine I don’t always want to open a whole bottle of wine just for me. That leaves the classic hot chocolate. A rich, creamy, delicious drink that feels like a hug in a mug!

The best hot chocolate is made with a mix of milk and cream. It’s heated until almost boiling. Solid milk or dark chocolate (sometimes a mix of the two) is then stirred through until it has melted. Some squirty cream and marshmallows finish it off nicely!

If, however, you have a sweet tooth like me, this white hot chocolate recipe is the perfect sweet treat. It’s rich, decadent and velvetty smooth.

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The recipe

Yes you could buy an instant White Hot Chocolate mix from the supermarket. Yes it would save you five minutes. But some things are worth the extra effort and this is one of them.

I’d toyed with posting the recipe for just one serving but the likelihood is that if you’ve found a second to make a hot chocolate for yourself there is probably at least one other person lurking in the background asking if they can have one too. I’m sure they’ve been working hard too – so here’s a recipe fit for two.

Simply multiply or divide as required.

Rich and Creamy White Hot Chocolate perfect for cold witner nights

White Hot Chocolate

This rich hot chocolate is made with fresh cream, white chocolate and vanilla for a smooth, sweet taste.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 1074.38 kcal



  • Pour the milk and cream into a heavy bottomed pan, place the pan on the hob and heat slowly until it is almost simmering.
  • Place the white chocolate into the pan along with the seeds from the vanilla pod.
  • Stir gently until all of the chocolate has melted and the vanilla seeds are evenly dispersed.
  • Pour the hot chocolate drink into the glasses or mugs of your choice.
  • Top with a mound of squirty cream and enjoy!


Calories: 1074.38kcalCarbohydrates: 71.5gProtein: 13.85gFat: 83.71gSaturated Fat: 51.22gCholesterol: 202.5mgSodium: 205.5mgPotassium: 629.5mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 66.74gVitamin A: 1792.5IUVitamin C: 1.4mgCalcium: 472mgIron: 0.33mg
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10 thoughts on “Decadent White Hot Chocolate”

  • My mouth is watering! I love white chocolate – it’s probably for the best I don’t have all these ingredients in my cupboard right now!! xx

    • Haha I know that feeling Emily! Fortunately we used up all the cream so it’s just the one this evening! Probably for the best… White chocolate is most definitely my favourite though.

  • This hot chocolate looks like the perfect way to unwind and to face the next six weeks before the holidays! Wow, time is indeed flying!
    By the way, your photo of the hot chocolate in the glasses is lovely!
    Hope all is well with you !!!

    • Thanks Lia that’s very kind. I am well thanks and you? I do hate how quickly time flies when you are having fun. It always seems as though christmas is over as soon as it begins! Got to make the most of it 🙂

    • :O Claire! Maybe this recipe would change your mind? The glasses are Asda’s own 😉 they did them with a red fairisle pattern last year too!

  • what a simple but lovely dessert. I love the glasses you’ve served them in too! love the blog too! It’s basically love all round!

    • Awww thanks Dom you are too sweet! Sometimes the best things in life are the most simple 🙂

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