Saturday, December 19, 2009

White Hot Chocolate

My husband is allergic to chocolate but he can eat white chocolate, and I wanted to find a recipe for white hot chocolate. I happened to be watching The Food Network the other day and Sandra Lee had a recipe for white hot chocolate on her Semi-Homemade holiday cooking show (semi-homemade is my kind of homemade!).

First thing I did was assemble all my ingredients:

Then melt
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
(Sandra's recipe calls for whisking together on the stovetop one minute, but I put mine in the mircrowave on high for two minutes, whisking after one minute and then again when it was done).

Then add
4 Cups Half-and-Half
(I heated that another minute in the microwave)

Then add
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (I didn't add the peppermint since I was going to be using the Peppermint Schnapps).

Add (to taste)
White Chocolate Liquor (optional)

Peppermint Schnapps (optional)
I used both the White Chocolate Liquor and the Peppermint Schnapps (but first I put aside a cup of non-alcoholic hot chocolate for my grandson!).

Top with vanilla flavored whipped cream, and Sandra's recipe calls for crushed bits of peppermint for garnish on top, but I topped it with cinnamon.

It was a delicious treat on this cold, snowy evening, and along with some wonderful cookies my daughter had received at her job from an Italian Bakery in Manhattan (which she of course shared with us), this really hit the spot!


  1. Oh my....I'm going to have to make a point of making that! Merry Christmas! Mary :O)

  2. I have never had this! And it sounds delightful on a cold night like tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This sounds absolutely delicious, I have added white chocolate chips to my grocery order, I must try this as I love hot chocolate. Hugs to Jayden and Mia.......:-)

  4. This looks like heaven! I will HAVE to try soon! It's snowing here and hot white cocoa sounds amazing! I love how special you made it look too! :)

  5. Wow....that looks heavenly...I will have to try this soon...thanks for the yummy recipe!:)

  6. Oh my!!! YUMMY!!! White chocolate is my FAVORITE!!! It looks like pure perfection!!!

    Thanks so much for your sweet visit earlier!!!

    Merry Merry!!!

  7. Hi Eileen, oh, this sounds so wonderful. I love white chocolate!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family....may it be blessed and wonderful. Thank you for your kind words and prayers for me. You are a dear!

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  8. Oh how wonderful to find a way your hubby can enjoy cocoa! This sounds and looks delicious!
    Have a merry Christmas,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Eileen...this sounds delicious! I will definately have to try this...Sam loves hot chocolate and this would be a wonderful change :)
    Do you have any recipes for homemade eggnog? I bet it's hard to make...I love eggnog too :)
    I love your dishes in the previous post...they are beautiful!!
    Merry Christmas!!! Love you....Jerelene

  10. Thanks for sharing that delicious recipe, Eileen!

    I wish I had time to do some blogging, but I don't...just sneaking in a few minutes to visit some of my faves. I will try to post one more time, but not sure if can, so wishing you a very merry Christmas, and praying that the Lord who was born to us, our King and our God, will bless you and your family, and bring much joy to your hearts!

    Love and hugs,

  11. yummmm! Sounds delish

    Christi @ a southern life

  12. Oh my goodness, Eileen! That looks so delicious! Your husband is a lucky man to be taken such good care of.
    You are always so sweet to stop by my blog. I appreciate it, and hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


  13. YUMMY I love hot chocolate. I'm not a coffee or tea drinker. Hot chocolate is my thing. That recipe is great I will have to try it. Have a great Christmas. Carol


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