White Hot Cocoa

I hope everyone had the best Thanksgiving weekend. I know we did! Our weekend was filled with food, friends and football — isn’t that the best way to celebrate? Did anyone see that Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions game? Yeah baby. I was cheering from my kitchen while I finished up some baked corn and mashed potatoes. I think some ingredients went flying when we went into overtime, but that’s a story for another day…
The only thing that was missing this weekend was fall weather…I’ll be honest — sometimes I miss the cold weather that the holiday season brings in. I grew up in Pennsylvania, so I’m used to chilly temps kicking off football season and frigid temps bringing in the new year. It’s just how it goes, right?
I wore pants and hoodie to the movies over the weekend here in Hawaii, because I was “cold”. It was 67 degrees, so it’s safe to say my blood has officially thinned and I’m operating on island time. That said, winter is not winter without hot chocolate and today — that’s what I’m bringing you! Some good old fashioned warm-your-body cocoa for all your tailgating, homegating and celebrating needs.
Easy White Hot Cocoa Recipe
Just the thought of all this winter talk makes me want to bust out the cold weather clothes. I know, I know, some of you are shaking your heads. Let’s just get right to the recipe, shall we?

 

Easy White Hot Cocoa Recipe

For this recipe, you will need:

2 cups milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream

3/4 cup white chocolate shavings

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/2 tsp. cornstarch
Easy White Hot Cocoa Recipe

 

1. Combine all ingredients in pan on the stove on medium heat.

2. Whisk together until well combined.

3. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring every other minute.

4. When the mixture is boiling, reduce the heat, and whisk constantly until thickened.

5. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Don’t forget to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top and enjoy!

To make this recipe dairy free, substitute coconut milk for milk and coconut cream for heavy whipping cream. I use this recipe for homemade dairy free sweetened condensed milk and this dairy free white chocolate is FAB!

Easy White Hot Cocoa Recipe

 

What’s your favorite warm-you-up drink?

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