Hot Chocolate is a drink that warms you from the toes on up. But White Truffle Hot Chocolate is richer and takes a mug of cocoa to the next level. A really creamy and tasty hot drink perfect for a cold day curled up with a book that’s easy to make!
I'm a bit behind with my posting, as you can see from the candy canes. However, candy canes are not necessary to make this hot chocolate fantastic. It is a really creamy and tasty hot drink for a cold day. I slurped it down quite quickly. Or, slurged it down, as my 4-year-old says.
MAKING WHITE TRUFFLE HOT CHOCOLATE
I have to give 95% of the credit for this post to my husband. He even helped with the food styling and photography! Impressive, huh?
In a small, heavy saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of heavy cream over medium heat. Stir in 7 ounces of chopped white chocolate until melted.
2 tablespoons of Bailey's liqueur and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Stir until combined. Transfer the pan to the refrigerator and let chill for 1 hour.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Scoop large spoons full of the chilled chocolate mixture out of the pan and place onto the wax paper. The mixture will be somewhat goopy at this point. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes, or until truffles are firm but not completely frozen. Roll the balls between your palms until they take on a rounder shape.
Place truffles on a baking sheet with a clean sheet of wax paper. Place in the refrigerator until you are ready to make some creamy hot chocolate!
Heat milk (1 cup for each serving) in a saucepan over low heat until hot but not boiling. Pour 1 cup of milk into each mug. Add 1 white chocolate truffle to each mug of hot milk and stir until melted. Top with whipped cream and chopped candy canes, if desired.
If you enjoy warm beverages during the winter or those cool spring and fall nights, you can also try my Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Cider. You can also dunk these Cranberry Bliss Bars or enjoy a bite of my Best Apple Coffee Cake but a decadent treat to enjoy with your White Truffle Hot Chocolate would be Cake Truffles!