White Hot Chocolate #SundaySupper

White Hot Chocolate - Gluten free, only 10 minutes to prepare!

When I was nine or ten, I became obsessed with coffee.  Perhaps it was a symptom of my deep seeded desire to be an adult or just wanting the warm comfort so many people seemed to enjoy.  Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t chugging the Folgers from the coffee maker Dad so enjoyed, nor was I drinking the French vanilla from the grocery store that didn’t taste a bit like vanilla.

I loved the sugary, milky drinks from fancy coffee shops that for the most part didn’t taste like coffee in the slightest.  While Starbucks would do in a pinch, The Coffee Beanery was my favorite.

White Hot Chocolate - Gluten free, only 10 minutes to prepare!

White Hot Chocolate - Gluten free, only 10 minutes to prepare!

At first, I was only allowed a taste or two of white chocolate mocha or peppermint mocha, my favorites.  Soon I got to enjoy a beverage all my own, whether with a baby sitter as an after school treat or with Mom and Dad as a weekend reward.

Before long, in addition to those warm drinks, I fell in love with Frappuccinos, especially the Vanilla Bean one.  It tasted just like a milkshake!  Those drinks and the special times with friends and family they helped create remain fond memories.  However, by the time high school rolled around, my fascination had ended.  For whatever reason, my coffee days were over.

White Hot Chocolate - Gluten free, only 10 minutes to prepare!

Sometimes I still crave a warm, comforting drink, especially during this cold winter.  I couldn’t think of a better recreation than White Hot Chocolate.  The perfect recipe to serve two, Mom and I sat down to our mugs full of happiness after making this dangerously easy recipe.  The steaming hot milk is wonderfully flavored with sweet, rich white chocolate and some vanilla bean paste.  I love seeing the little vanilla bean specks!  A few pink peppermint marshmallows make this the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

White Hot Chocolate - Gluten free, only 10 minutes to prepare!


White Hot Chocolate #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 drinks


4 cups milk (I used almond, but any kind will work)

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Marshmallows, for serving


In a large saucepan, combine milk and white chocolate over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the milk is hot and all of the chocolate has melted. Stir in the vanilla bean paste. Remove from the heat.

Divide between two mugs and top with marshmallows, if desired. Serve immediately.


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  1. I haven’t had white hot chocolate in years and years. My son has recently started bugging me for white chocolate so this would make a lovely after kindergarten treat for him. P.S I love your mugs!

  2. Fantabulous Laura! I’ve been eying a white chocolate powder on sale at a neighborhood coffee shop. But, now, I can make my own thanks to you =) P.s. Very pretty photos =)

  3. Those little pink marshmallows are too cute! White chocolate is a little bit of a weakness for me sometimes, this sounds so good…especially because I’m in freezing NJ weather right now instead of my usual 80 degree FL ha!

  4. You and I are all about the vanilla bean paste today!

  5. where on earth did you find pink peppermint mini marshmallows??? LOVE! are these at the grocery store?

  6. I need to make this for my Husband! He loves white chocolate and I can only imagine how much he would love this recipe! It’s is so perfect!!

  7. Such pretty hot chocolate with the pink marshmallows on top! Great drink to warm up with on a cold Valentine’s Day or any cold day.

  8. Beautiful & delicious! I’m going to make these for Valentines breakfast! 🙂

  9. I loooove all the marshmallows! That is the perfect amount 😉 So glad you get to indulge in such tasty white hot chocolate!

  10. Such a very pretty Valentine’s drink! White hot chocolate is the dreamiest, cosiest thing ever, I love this!

  11. What a great idea for Valentine’s for Two for #SS. I wasn’t going to have time to play with #SS this week so I passed. But we’re in the mountains right now with lots of lovely snow and this hot chocolate is perfect!! I have the white chocolate, but not the vanilla bean paste. Can I do a one-for-one sub with vanilla extract?

    • Absolutely! Vanilla extract will be awesome. I just liked the bean specks. I had never bought vanilla bean paste until recently and it is my new obsession!

  12. I don’t think I’ve ever had white hot chocolate before. It looks gorgeous! Definitely need to try this — thanks.

  13. Oh my goodness it is so pretty and delicate looking! Adorable!

  14. Those mugs are the cat’s meow and filled with your delectable hot chocolate they are perfect for Valentine’s Day!!

  15. This beverage is very timely: not only for the holiday, but for the weather too! I like those coffee mugs.

  16. This would sure make a yummy breakfast treat for VDay! I hope you have a happy and YUMMY VDay! HUGS

  17. This would make my husband really happy… he LOVES white chocolate! Thank you so much for sharing!

  18. I’m a complete coffee addict. I love the flavor of coffee as well as the specialty coffee treats that don’t taste like coffee anymore. Love how you put vanilla paste into this hot chocolate.

  19. I love that you used almond milk in this! I don’t drink milk anymore because it always bothers me. I always get soy at the coffee shops but I’d like to try almond. Thanks for sharing! PS, love the mugs!

    • Thanks, Julie! I use almond milk pretty much all the time instead of regular milk. I also love Trader Joe’s Coconut Milk in the carton – it’s a little sweeter without added sugar. The only time I use dairy is butter and heavy cream.

  20. Oh, my. I adore white chocolate…and I think could love this version of hot chocolate even more than the standard! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!!!

  21. A very cozy treat to share this time of year! I love those mugs too!

  22. Looks wonderful, my toddler still doesn’t get the concept of hot drinks but she looked over my shoulder when I was reading your post and started jumping up and down shouting “marshmallows” so this would be a hit. 🙂

  23. This sounds fabulous! So unique to use white chocolate instead of the usual. Oh, and those coffee mugs are so awesome, I love them!

  24. My best friend drank gallons of White Hot Chocolate while we were growing up… I got all nostalgic!

  25. I don’t know hot chocolate but this I can get behind!! LOVE white chocolate!

  26. p.s. LOVE these mugs!

  27. I can’t live without my morning cup of coffee…but I can also get pretty excited about hot chocolate! Love this white hot chocolate version! Such a fun twist.

  28. I need to make this ASAP! I just love white chocolate but never thought of using it in hot chocolate!

  29. Alycia Tomaino says:

    I love those mugs! Where are they from?


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