White Hot Chocolate

Melted white chocolate in milk with vanilla extract topped with whipping cream and a chocolate drizzle. This white hot chocolate is a delicious twist on the classic hot chocolate, another way to stay warm during the cold winter.

White Hot Chocolate | Cooking with a Wallflower

A few months ago, I bookmarked an interesting coffee shop I found on Yelp: Never too Latte (isn’t that cute?). They served flavored specialty hot chocolates, mochas, and lattes.

Oh my god! Flavored hot chocolate?! Of course I wanted to go. But this coffee shop was located all the way across the city, and since I’m rarely ever in the area, I didn’t have a chance to go. Then when I’m finally in the area because I was volunteering at a preschool dental screening, I was soo disappointed that the shop closed! I really wanted to try the pistachio hot chocolate and the red velvet hot chocolate! They have a main store in San Bruno, but it’s way too far, and out of the way, for me to go for hot chocolate. But can you imagine trying all these flavors? White hot chocolate, red velvet, pistachio, toasted marshmallow, peppermint, white hazelnut, raspberry, nutella, banana, ying yang, and de Amaretto?

Drool worthy.

White Hot Chocolate | Cooking with a Wallflower

So guess what? I’m going to try to bring these flavors to you in a hot chocolate series that I’m starting, well, now. =)

I’m probably not going to attempt every single flavor on their menu. I’m all about using common ingredients, ingredients that we use often in our kitchen. I’m not sure I’d know what to do with the rest of the extract or the syrup, especially if it’s the Torani size bottles! But we’ll see. =)

We already have one done, my peppermint hot chocolate from a few weeks ago. Now, we have another, white hot chocolate.

White Hot Chocolate | Cooking with a Wallflower

Keep in mind that white hot chocolate is not like hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is rich and well, chocolaty. White chocolate, on the other hand, is not. So with this white hot chocolate, you’ll taste the sweetness of the white chocolate, but it won’t be as rich and velvety as hot chocolate. Different, but no less tasty.

Every chocolate is different, as is every brand. Ghirardelli chocolate is different from Lindt chocolate, which is different from Hershey’s. The same goes for white chocolate.

In this particular recipe, I used Lindt’s white chocolate truffles and chopped up the chocolate. If you use a different brand, use half as much white chocolate and add more as needed. Just to make sure that it doesn’t become too sweet.

White Hot Chocolate | Cooking with a Wallflower

What I love about this white hot chocolate is that it’s very vanilla-y. And since white chocolate is already sweet, there’s no need to add more sugar. This white hot chocolate is a fun twist to the classic hot chocolate. And I can’t wait for you to try it!

You can find the recipe for this white hot chocolate at Ask Anna Moseley, where I’m contributing this month.



  1. Janelle says:

    Great idea for a blog post series. It’s funny (and wonderful) how the seemingly smaller details of our day can give us the most inspiration. Can’t wait to read them all, quietly hoping the red velvet makes an appearance 😛

  2. kleinedee says:

    I admit this with some hesitation…but, I don’t actually like chocolate! But this version is calling to me. So thank you from the probably few of us who prefer white chocolate. And I do love a pun! Never too latte is quite cute, indeed 🙂

  3. Janine says:

    Yumm, I’ll have what their having! – a mug full of hot chocolatey goodness too please! =D PS – Red velvet hot chocolate… ugh… I’d love that in my life right about now.

  4. lovessiamese says:

    Been having some cold days here in Florida and my husband LOVES white chocolate. Will definitely have to try this. Question: I’m a novelist and would love to be able to use some of your recipes in my writing. May I have your permission to do use some of them (in the future)? I would, of course, use your byline and add your web adress so readers could find your site and get more of your fabulous recipes.

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