Cookies and Cream White Hot Chocolate
You know that feeling you get when you bite into a chocolate truffle? That absolutely delicious taste when the chocolate starts to melt in your mouth and you find yourself thinking you’re going to have to grab another truffle because one just isn’t going to cut it? Good news guys – drinking a cup of my homemade cookies and cream white hot chocolate is like eating a handful of truffles. It doesn’t disappoint and will leave you wondering why you ever bothered with the powdered stuff before. 😉
Never made hot chocolate at home before? Well, here’s the thing – in the time it would take you to open up a packet of hot chocolate mix, grab the milk from the fridge, pour it into a cup, warm it up, mix in the hot chocolate powder and begin to drink – you could actually have already made homemade hot chocolate that will taste a thousand times better. And you know what? It actually SOUNDS better to. When you go into work the next day, you can say “Yeah I just whipped up some cookies and cream white hot chocolate” instead of saying “Yeah, I made hot chocolate from that powder packet”. Needless to say, your co-workers will be impressed.
– 4 cups 2% milk
– 8 oz white chocolate chips
– 4 tsp vanilla
– 4 Oreos
Place the Oreos in a sandwich bag and use a rolling-pin, spoon, hammer (whatever you’ve got on hand!) to smash the cookies so that they look like crumbs. Set the bag aside to use as a topping for the hot chocolate.
Heat up a double boiler and spray lightly with cooking spray. Once the pan is warm, add the chocolate chips and begin to stir them around with a whisk. Once the chips start to melt, slowly add the milk about 1 cup at a time. Add the vanilla at this point and keep whisking until the hot chocolate is hot.
Pour into individual cups and top with the cookie crumbs. Serve immediately.
Hostess with the Mostess Tip: Make this ahead of time (about an hour before your guests arrive) and leave it in the double boiler to heat up right before you’re ready to serve.