I have been wanting to make homemade hot coca for a while, but have just never gotten around to it. However this past weekend my hubby was away on reserves and I wanted to do something special with my oldest. You see my little one demands a lot of attention so when my hubby is gone my oldest usually gets pretty jelious. So I decided that when we but the little one down for a nap we would make a special treat for just the two of us.
My oldest was so excited that one we were being sneaky and doing something just us without her sister and two that we were making green hot cocoa. Because she loves to help in the kitchen (which I admit is not always a help) I let her make our special treat, no worries I was standing right next to her so nothing bad could happen.
I figured since St. Patty's day is right around the corner we would make our cocoa Shamrock Hot Cocoa which just sounds cool and I must admit was SUPER YUMMY! If I knew that making white hot chocolate would taste so good I would have made it years ago. This stuff was sooooo good. No I mean really really good, better than any other hot chocolate I have ever had and that includes hot coca with baileys in it (now that is really good!)
So don't say I didn't warn you when you try this you will want more so don't make too much. The recipe below makes two cups, but it easily doubles or halves if you want to make more or less. The important thing is not letting it boil. You can make it as hot as you like just don't let it boil since it has chocolate in it. Since my daughter was drinking this we just made our warm, when the mixture started to steam we stopped heating it. You can heat it beyond that point if you like.
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Half N Half
1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Pour your Milk & Half N Half into a pot
Add your Vanilla
Add the white chocolate chips
Add your green food color (we added about 5 drops, but add as much or as little to get the color you want)
Cook on Medium Heat till it gets warm NOTE: Do not bring to a boil
Add whipcream and sprinkles if you wan then sit back and enjoy the best Shamrock Hot Cocoa you have ever had.