White Hot Chocolate


A cup of this creamy, spicy hot cocoa drink makes coming in out of the cold even more of a treat.

White Hot Chocolate
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
10 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins


  • 6 inches stick cinnamon

  • 8 cardamom pods

  • 1 vanilla bean, split or 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 3 cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 3 cup milk

  • 1 ½ cup white baking pieces

  • Grated dark chocolate and/or white chocolate (optional)


  1. Place the cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla bean, if using, on a square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring up corners of cheesecloth and tie with 100-percent-cotton string.

  2. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker stir together the cream, milk, and baking pieces. Add spice bag. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, stirring halfway through cooking time. Remove spice bag and stir in vanilla, if using. If desired, top servings with grated chocolate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
24g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 258mg 5%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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