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.
- 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)