White Hot Chocolate


Marshmallows are the basic ingredient in this comforting drink.

White chocolate has its pros and cons, but there’s no denying the creamy flavor of this hot cocoa. Ree’s secret ingredient? Half and half. Milk, white chocolate chips, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt are blended together to create a sweet, decadent and comforting treat that will leave you craving marshmallows. Even those who identify with the dark chocolate team can’t resist. The best part? From start to finish, it takes less than 15 minutes. It’s the perfect non-alcoholic festive drink for the holidays.

What is white hot chocolate made of ?

It depends on the recipe, but in this recipe, Ree heats the milk and semolina on the stovetop, then adds the white chocolate chips and stirs until melted. Finally, vanilla and salt are added for extra richness. Other recipes may call for chopped white chocolate.

Is white chocolate real chocolate ?

Chocolate lovers might say that white chocolate is not really chocolate. It contains cocoa butter (from the cocoa beans) but not real solid chocolate, being composed of sugar, lecithin, solid milk and vanilla. As with Ree’s hot chocolate recipe, this recipe can be adapted to your taste. Mix half and half milk with orange zest or raspberry syrup for a fruity taste.

Pour 4 personnes Temps de préparation : 15 minutes Temps total : 15 minutes


  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 c. half-and-half 
  • 3/4 c. white chocolate chips, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • mini marshmallows, for topping


1 Heat milk and half and half in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add 3/4 cup white chocolate chips and stir until melted; add salt and vanilla.

2 Pour into cups and top with mini marshmallows and white chocolate chips.

This hot chocolate is easy to make and you can make as much or as little as you like. There are three ingredients and one step.

Heat the milk, white chocolate and vanilla extract in a small saucepan, stirring often to melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted and the milk is warm, it’s ready to serve. Add a pinch of salt to taste to balance the sweetness.

Since there are only a few ingredients, it is important to use good quality white chocolate. White chocolate chips from Guittard or Ghirardelli, or chopped Lindt bars are good choices. This hot chocolate can be topped with whipped cream, white chocolate shavings or cane sugar. Adults can also drizzle it with liqueur (see below).

Please note that this white hot chocolate is rich and decadent. It’s a unique treat that my family loves. The combination of sweet white chocolate and warm, creamy milk is like a hug in a cup.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 482mg | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 385mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutritional Information is an estimate based on third-party calculations and may vary based on products used and serving sizes.