White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate

I’m sort of of the mindset that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.  Well, until recently I guess.  My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe?  I never felt the need to try a new one until I ended up stuffing peanutella into a brown butter cookie dough.  Mac and cheese – the one I moved out of my parents’ house with the recipe card from the Mueller’s box in hand?  Well you see where that’s taken me, 7 new recipes later and a few that never made it to publish.

My point is here, favorites aren’t necessarily timeless.  And I suppose I’m not as stubborn as I think I am.  When I made hot chocolate mix last Christmas, I was completely smitten.  A large batch seemed to last forever and there wasn’t a need for a long time to try any other recipes because it was just that good.  But as I was out playing in the snow on Saturday, I had this uncontrollable need to make white hot chocolate.  Maybe it was a subconscious thing.  I didn’t care though – it was the right thing.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk, heavy cream, or half-and-half (or a mixture of any of these)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 oz white chocolate, finely chopped or white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Marshmallow crème (like Fluff), whipped cream, or marshmallows for topping (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Smells Like Home