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White hot chocolate on a plate with cookies.

White Hot Chocolate

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Once your start making this delicious, decadent and smooth White Hot Chocolate at home, you will never use a white hot chocolate mix again!

This easy to make, only 3 ingredient Ghirardelli white hot chocolate mix recipe is sure to impress any guests at Christmas or perfect to enjoy while watching movies or for a cozy warm up after any holiday activities!


4 cups whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

8 ounces good quality white chocolate, chopped


  1. Warm milk on medium heat in a saucepan for 5 minutes, careful not to bring to a boil.
  2. Add vanilla and chocolate to warm milk and continue to heat stirring regularly until chocolate is melted.
  3. Pour hot chocolate into mugs and top with marshmallows or whipped cream.


Can I store my leftover homemade white hot chocolate?

Yes you can! Leftover hot chocolate can be stored in the fridge using in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. Best to store without adding any toppings.

Can you make this white hot chocolate recipe ahead of time to enjoy later?

Yes you can! Make your white hot chocolate but without any toppings to store in the fridge for 2 days before serving for best results.

Reheat and add your toppings and serve.

Perfect way to enjoy this white hot chocolate during the busy holiday season.

Can I reheat or warm up hot white chocolate that is cold?

Yes you can! To reheat cold hot chocolate place in a small pan on the stove over a medium-low heat, stirring regularly until warmed. Pour in your mug, add any toppings then its ready to serve.