White Hot Chocolate (Starbucks Copycat)

This white hot chocolate recipe is a delicious copycat of the original Starbucks drink. Skip the drive through and save your money with this holiday favorite!

White Hot Chocolate Starbucks Copycat

Everyone knows that I am a Starbucks addict; I love the coffee, the baristas, the swag and the entire coffee experience. But when I can’t make it to my favorite cafe, creating Starbucks copycat recipes at home is the next best thing!

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My good friend Rachael has been a barista at Starbucks for years and is great about giving me tips to make the perfect drink! Any Starbucks copycat recipe should always start with this Starbucks ground coffee available on Amazon.

White Hot Chocolate Recipe

What is a Starbucks White Hot Chocolate made with?

The main ingredients in this hot chocolate recipe are milk, white chocolate and whipped cream. You can find everything you need at the grocery store at a fraction of the cost of daily drive through.

At Starbucks they use a white chocolate mocha sauce but it’s super easy to create our own at home!

White Hot Chocolate Recipe

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How to make steamed milk at home:

One of my favorite parts of any drink, is the frothy milk. It’s easy to make steamed milk at home by simply heating the milk in the microwave and then whipping it with a milk frother or immersion blender.

I love, love, love my Keurig single serve coffee maker that comes with a built in frother. I’ve also used one of these all in one, milk frother and steamers which are a great option to have at home.

White Hot Chocolate Ingredients

How to make a White Hot Chocolate:

Ingredients:

  • White chocolate chips – this Ghirardelli brand is amazing!
  • Milk, frothed – you can use half and half or heavy cream too.
  • White chocolate syrup – totally optional but a great addition to this drink.
  • Dairyland whipped cream, prepared – homemade whipped cream could be used as well.
White Hot Chocolate Process

Directions:

1. Steam the milk and place it in a small microwave safe bowl.

White Hot Chocolate Process

2. Add the chocolate chips and stir together.

3. Place in the microwave and heat at 15 second intervals, stirring until the chocolate is completely melted and incorporated into the milk.

White Hot Chocolate Process

4. Pour the milk chocolate mixture into a 16 oz mug. Top with a generous amount of whipped cream.

Starbucks White Hot Chocolate

This gorgeous mug is one that my grandma hand made on her kiln.

White Hot Chocolate Recipe

For a more festive flavour profile simply add one pump of Torani peppermint syrup to the hot chocolate or sprinkle crushed peppermint candy canes on top.

Starbucks White Hot Chocolate

Or add a splash of homemade baileys or rum to make a hot toddy, the perfect night cap for those chilly winter evenings.

I could honestly have this Starbucks copycat hot chocolate everyday! Especially if I were to make it sugar free with sugar-free white chocolate chips and homemade whipped cream.

White Hot Chocolate Recipe

What to serve with this hot chocolate:

Starbucks White Hot Chocolate

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Inspired by Starbucks:

White Hot Chocolate Starbucks Copycat

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White Hot Chocolate Starbucks Copycat

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White Hot Chocolate Starbucks Copycat

White Hot Chocolate Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This white hot chocolate recipe is a delicious copycat of the original Starbucks drink. Skip the drive through and save your money with this holiday favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream, prepared

Instructions

1. Steam the milk and place it in a small microwave safe bowl.

2. Add the chocolate chips and stir together.

3. Place in the microwave and heat at 15 second intervals, stirring until the chocolate is completely melted and incorporated into the milk.

4. Pour the milk chocolate mixture into a 16 oz mug. Top with a generous amount of whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 0gSugar: 52gProtein: 16g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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