Vanilla Bean White Hot Chocolate

Children love this creamy, rich, warm vanilla-y drink made with white chocolate pieces.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 1 package (12 oz.) white chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 cups whipped heavy cream


  • Add the milk, white chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt to a 4-quart stockpot. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients thoroughly. Using a sharp knife, cut the vanilla bean in half and scrape out the tiny seeds and add them to the milk mixture.
  • Warm over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until warmed through. Serve in large mugs or coffee cups with whipped cream on top.