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Saturday, January 24, 2015

FROZEN - White Hot Chocolate Recipe - Inspired by Disney Frozen Movie



Do you love hot chocolate? If you don’t happen to have any cocoa, not to worry! White hot chocolate is a delicious alternative and easy to make!   What is wonderful about this drink is you can add different spices that gives the added warmth. Also try it on a cold and wintry day to build some cheer.

Here we show you how to make a White Hot Chocolate which was inspired by the Disney Movie Frozen! We jazzed up the drink by rimming the glass and topping off the whipped cream to give the beautiful contrast with blue and white colors. Serve this white hot chocolate at your next Frozen party, holiday parties or when you are coming in from the cold! 

Drink Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of half-and-half 
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips (try to buy good quality white chocolate, as this will be less waxy and over-sugared––European or European inspired brands are often best.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • Garnish: whipped topping, cinnamon, cocoa powder, mint leaves and candy canes, marshmallows
  • Optional flavoring: 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 of a cinnamon stick
Rimming Glass Ingredients:
  • Honey
  • Blue sugar, blue sprinkles, blue snowflake sprinkles
Kitchen Utensils:
  • medium pot
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 large mug
  • 2 small plates
Rimming the glass
This is super easy to do and will really make your drink presentation sparkle.   Rimming a glass can add an extra decorative touch and an additional flavor to your drink. You can prepare rimming the glass in advance. We suggest to serve the white hot chocolate in a clear glass or mug. Have the rimmed glass in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. 

  1. Place honey one one plate and blue sprinkles on the other plate.  You want to cover the small plates just enough to use for rimming. (see video)
  2. Turn the clear glass upside down. Hold the clear glass parallel to the table.
  3. Dip the clear glass rim onto the honey and give it a good twist
  4. Next, dip the rim onto the blue sprinkles.  Slowly turn the glass so that only the outer edge is covered.
  5. Place the glass in a refrigerator or freezer so the honey will harden and the sprinkles stick firmly.
Drink Preparation
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine half-and-half, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and any other spice you might like.
  2. Whisk continuously over low heat until white chocolate chips are completely melted. 
  3.  Remove from heat.
  4. Be sure to taste it to see if you need to add anything too. 
  5. Pour into mugs and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  6. Sprinkle garnishes over the top of the whipped cream. Such things as with blue colored sugar, blue sprinkles, white chocolate flakes, ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
  7. It's a good idea to serve with the stirring teaspoon in case there is any delicious white chocolate to retrieve from the bottom at the end of the drink!
 Other great combinations is replace half and half and use instead
  • 2 cups of  milk
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1 1/2 cup of half and half
My family and I are so excited about the movie Frozen. Being Scandinavian it is so much fun to see so many Scandinavian references in the movie Frozen such as Hans Christian Andersen and Norway. Also we love the characters in the movie including Princess Elsa and Princess Anna, Prince Hans, iceman Kristoff, reindeer Sven, daydreaming snowman Olaf! 


We hope you enjoyed our recipe and video.  Nothing is better than having white hot chocolate after coming in from the cold.  Please let us know if you have any Frozen recipe requests!


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