Simple White Hot Chocolate

Pardon the pun, but we are going to fudge just a little bit on this Simple White Hot Chocolate recipe.

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On second thought, do not pardon the pun. Puns are great. Puns make life more fun. Embrace the pun. Long live the pun.

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But for real.

So back to fudging on the Simple White Hot Chocolate recipe. We fudge on this {chocolate} recipe because it contains actual sugar. I hereby declare that at Christmas, we can let our hair down just a little bit {insert rabbit puns here} and enjoy a sweet treat or two. Should we overindulge? I certainly don’t recommend it. I actually only suggest indulging on the treats that are your favorites and really, really, really appeal to you {insert banana puns here}.

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If you’re a white chocolate fan, this one is for you. And no doubt, if you are a fan of easy recipes (who isn’t?), you will definitely love this delicious holiday drink!

Simple White Hot Chocolate

Simple White Hot Chocolate
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Heat milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook and stir until chocolate is melted (do not boil!).
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  4. Serve right away!

*I get my White Chocolate Chips from Olive Nation. They offer some with a little bit cleaner ingredients and I love their quality. (Yes, there’s still sugar in these. It’s Christmas. Enjoy the treat. Just don’t drink the entire pot.)

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For a fun twist, add a teaspoon of Peppermint Extract to this Simple White Hot Chocolate recipe!

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Homemade White Chocolate Sauce

Make Homemade White Chocolate Sauce!

White Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Gather ’round, friends. I have something to tell you.

We have been lied to. Every one of us. We’ve been told that cooking real food is hard. And not just real food – any food. We’ve been deceived into believing that most foods must be purchased pre-made.

Take, for example, the time a friend of mine made my recipe for Homemade Alfredo Sauce for a church get-together. Every adult was like, “This is delicious. You made this? By yourself? How did you do it? You are amazing!” and my friend was like, “Actually it took about ten minutes and very little effort and all I did was follow a recipe.” (Though I personally still think she should take credit for being amazing.)

C’mon now. Pretty much anything that comes in a box or a jar or a bottle at the store can be made at home with healthier ingredients – and most foods are actually pretty easy to make. (Why hello, Gatorade. I did not buy you. I made you myself.)

Join me in offering a big smack-down of these lies. You can do this real food thing. I’m here to help. (And I’m also here to give you a White Chocolate Sauce recipe. What are friends for?)

When I served this sauce along with homemade Hot Fudge Sauce and homemade Caramel Sauce in my Iced Coffee Bar, some of my friends were like, “Where did you get those sauces? Wait. You made them?” When I told them how I did it, they were shocked at how easy it sounded. Measure, heat, stir, done. It’s too easy.

So yes. You can make Hot Fudge Sauce all by yourself. You can also make Caramel Sauce all by yourself. And now you can make White Chocolate Sauce – all by yourself. It’s all too easy!!

(This is the part where I pipe in with just a little warning: While these sauce recipes are easy and made with all real food ingredients – they are still full of sugar. Don’t drink these sauces or decide that they are a great substitute for vegetables. Instead, use them for an occasional special treat. Okeedokee.)

Homemade White Chocolate Sauce

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Homemade White Chocolate Sauce
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups cocoa butter wafers
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup cane sugar (I use this sometimes when sucanat - which is brown - will change the color of the product too drastically)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Stir cocoa butter wafers, cream, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until wafers have melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Serve warm.

Links you might need: cocoa butter wafers and cane sugar

Note: The sauce hardens in the fridge, so I recommend storing leftovers in a wide mouth jar so you can actually enjoy the leftovers. Take a look at the picture of the container I put our white sauce in and ask me how much fun it was to try and get the leftovers out of that. It is so good for you to learn from my mistakes.

Another note: Cocoa butter wafers are different from white chocolate chips. White chocolate chips are actually made from cocoa butter and sugar. For this white chocolate sauce recipe, you’ll need just the straight cocoa butter. It’s not cheap. I have found some at Amazon and Mountain Rose Herbs (Amazon is cheapest right now because of free Prime shipping). But let’s just say that while this recipe is delicious, I will not be making this recipe often. Cha-ching. (This is probably a good time to put another plug in for way-less-expensive-per-pound vegetables. Okeedokee.)

Homemade White Chocolate Sauce for Iced Coffee and Ice Cream

Enjoy this White Chocolate Sauce on ice cream, in your Iced Coffee Bar, in your hot coffee, in your hot chocolate…and what else?

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Cranberry White Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

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Just in case you’ve never tried this before. Just in case you hadn’t thought of this idea. Just in case you want a breakfast or snack that will make you pass out cold on the floor because it is so delicious.

I thought you should know that the Giant Breakfast Cookie recipe made with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips are really, really wonderful. I used about a half cup of each (instead of raisins or chocolate chips) when mixing up the dough. I almost sort of felt guilty eating these and serving them for breakfast. But then I got over it and helped myself to a second one.

Yum.

Where do I get white chocolate chips? I found some at Vitacost that aren’t necessarily as good for you as green beans, but aren’t as horrible as those that have hydrogenated oils. We won’t eat these every day for breakfast, but when we do, I will enjoy myself very much.

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What other tasty combinations have you figured out to add to the Giant Breakfast Cookie recipe?