White Hot Chocolate


Thoughts of red roses, cards filled with undying love, sparkling wine and large heart-shaped boxes full of chocolates – it must be time for Valentine’s Day! According to The Nielsen Company, more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy will be sold during Valentine’s week. That’s a lot of chocolate!

It only made sense for Finest Cooking to feature chocolate in February. We won’t debate whether white chocolate truly is chocolate, we just know it’s delicious. Here at Illinois Country Living, we enjoyed sampling these sweet treats. There is something for everyone and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

White Hot Chocolate

Course Drinks
Servings 4


  • 4 c. milk half and half, heavy cream OR a mixture
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 8 oz. white chocolate chopped in small pieces
  • Whipped cream


  • In a small saucepan, stir together milk, vanilla and white chocolate over medium-low heat until it comes to a simmer. Do NOT let it boil.
  • Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and serve immediately.