Are you a fan of the sweet, creamy taste of white chocolate? Does the thought of a white chocolate latte or white chocolate hot cocoa make you weak in the knees? Do you find yourself gravitating to that giant well-known coffee chain and giving in to one of their holiday drinks way too often? We understand and you're not alone
White chocolate is actually derived from chocolate and contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk, but not the cocoa solids. It's those solids that give milk or dark chocolate their color and deeper, more bitter flavor. The cocoa solids are also the source of caffeine so, without them, white chocolate doesn't contain the same jolt. The result is a smooth, sweet, craveable confection.
There's good news for the white chocolate latte lovers, though. No, we can't make the cravings stop—you're stuck with those. But what we can do is help you to satisfy those cravings without having to get dressed and walk or drive to the giant coffee palace. This at-home version tastes just as creamy and delicious and is probably less expensive as well.
While the white chocolate mocha at that big famous coffee chain may sound fancy and complicated, it's actually a very simple beverage. You can buy white chocolate sauce as well as white chocolate mocha mixes from other companies, but this from-scratch version will make you think twice. Use your favorite prepared coffee (or espresso, if you like it strong), combine it with a white chocolate and milk sauce and top with sweetened whipped cream—that's all there is to this cup of deliciousness. You can add a teaspoon or so of sugar if you like it extra sweet, but the white chocolate sauce is usually decadent enough.
- 3/4 cup milk (whole or low-fat)
- 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup prepared coffee
- Optional: 1 teaspoon sugar
- Garnish: Fresh whipped cream
- Garnish: dusting of ground nutmeg