White Hot Chocolate

A wonderfully rich and creamy white hot chocolate mix that comes together quickly easily. Use this to make a Starbucks copycat White Mocha.

So often Valentine’s Day is all about the red and pink punch. But when it comes to wintertime, I’d rather be holding a mug of hot cocoa than a cold glass of punch. This Valentine’s Day, choose this white hot chocolate drink for a perfectly comfortable snack.

white hot cocoa mix in a jar

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Mixes up in less than 5 minutes.
  • Makes enough to serve 15.
  • Stores easily.
  • Creamy and sweet!

☕️ How do you make white hot chocolate?

Ingredients Needed:

  • Powdered sugar: You can use granulated sugar instead of powdered, just stir well until melted. You can also put granulated sugar in a food processor to make the granules finer.
  • Powdered milk: If you are gluten free, make sure to check this on the package. Powdered milk can contain wheat so be sure to choose one that says gluten free.
  • Powdered creamer: Use a flavored creamer to change the flavor of your hot chocolate or simply use unflavored creamer.
  • White chocolate chips: Using a high quality white chocolate chip is important. Ghirardelli’s is our favorite since it melts smoothly and evenly.
  • Marshmallows: It’s just not hot chocolate without marshmallows, right?

In a mixing bowl, add powdered sugar, powdered milk, creamer and one cup of white chocolate chips. Whisk well to combine.

Store the mix in an airtight container. This will keep several months at room temperature. You can also store it in the freezer to keep it for longer.

white hot chocolate powder and marshmallows in a mug

When you are ready to make the drink, add ⅓ cup of cocoa mix to a mug, then pour in 8 ounces of hot milk or water. We prefer milk for more flavor and creaminess, but you can use water if you’d like.

mug of white hot chocolate with spoon stirring

☕️ White Mocha {Starbucks Copycat}

If you love a white mocha at Starbucks, you can make it at home with this easy recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. White Chocolate Cocoa Mix
  • 1.5 ounces or 1 tablespoon instant Espresso
  • 1 Cup Steamed Milk
  • Whipped Cream for the top

Directions:

  1. Prepare espresso shots or mix instant espresso with white chocolate cocoa mix.
  2. Mix White Chocolate Cocoa Mix with milk and steam together in a pitcher.
  3. Pour over espresso.
  4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles or mini chips.
mug of white hot chocolate
mug of white hot chocolate

White Hot Chocolate

5 from 1 vote
Servings 15
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients
 

White Hot Chocolate Mix:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 cup powdered creamer
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

White Mocha:

  • 3 tablespoons white hot chocolate mix
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso (or one shot of espresso)
  • 1 cup steamed whole milk
  • whipped cream and chocolate chips (for topping)

Instructions
 

Make the white hot chocolate mix:

  • In a mixing bowl, add powdered sugar, powdered milk, creamer and one cup of white chocolate chips. Whisk well to combine. Store in an airtight container.
  • Cover and warm on high for 1-2 hours before serving. 
  • To mix up a cup of yummy white chocolate, add ⅓ cup of cocoa mix. Add 8 ounces of hot water or milk. Stir well to combine.
  • Top with white chocolate chips and marshmallows.

Make the white mocha:

  • Prepare espresso shots or mix instant espresso with white chocolate cocoa mix.
  • Mix White Chocolate Cocoa Mix with milk and steam together in a pitcher.
  • Pour over espresso.
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkles or mini chips.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 15 cups of cocoa, with 1 serving being ⅓ cup of powder. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Calories 272
Keyword comfort food, copycat, drink recipe

And for a twist, add a drop of red color for pink hot chocolate:

hot chocolate with white chocolate

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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  1. Oh my goodness, this recipe for White Chocolate Cocoa sounds to good to be true! I can’t wait to make this for my hubby and our 3 children. I’ve actually never heard of White Chocolate Cocoa; truly sounds amazing, thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    I love white chocolate…and the only time I’ve had white chocolate cocoa is during the holidays at places like Starbucks. I’m so excited about this. Quick question. I don’t have a slow cooker. Can I use something like a dutch oven to cook on stove top? My grandchildren will love this wonderful treat!

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