Snowball Hot Chocolate – Creamy and rich white chocolate topped off with a scoop of ice cream and garnished with chocolate.
How’s everyone doing with their holiday shopping? Are you in the homestretch or haven’t even started yet? I’m probably about 70% of the way done, so I would say I’m doing okay! When I have it all done, I’ll feel EVEN better. That’s when I’ll be able to just sit down in the living room in front of the fireplace, relax and have a big mug of this completely delicious Snowball Hot Chocolate.
I first shared this wonderful recipe over at Smart School House. Today, I’m overjoyed to be bringing it over to Bitz & Giggles to share with all of you!
So, here’s what you’re in store for. . .rich and creamy white chocolate topped off with a scoop of ice cream and garnished with chocolate, fudge syrup, marshmallows or whatever your little heart desires.
It starts out quite innocent really with some heavy cream, milk, vanilla and white chocolate chips all warmed up together until rich and creamy.
Then, comes the most heavenly part of all. . .add a scoop of ice cream. Any kind, really. I chose Vanilla Fudge Swirl. Oh. my. goodness. My kids aren’t normally hot chocolate drinkers. You know why? Because it’s always too hot and they don’t have the patience to wait for it to cool off. THIS hot chocolate, however, they will drink.
Why? Well, because it’s hot chocolate taken to a whole ‘nother level, AND the ice cream cools it off and makes it the perfect temperature to drink right away. There’s no reason for your family members to burn the skin off their tongues every time they take a sip of hot chocolate, and if someone spills this hot chocolate on themselves, they’re not going to scald themselves the way they would with coffee or hot chocolate right off the stove.
After you put the scoop of ice cream in the hot chocolate it just melts gradually, leaving behind the creamiest, dreamiest hot chocolate I promise you’ve ever tasted. This white hot chocolate DOES NOT disappoint. Once it hits your lips, it’s over. End of story. What a treat. . .certainly one your family and holiday guests will never forget. Enjoy!
Snowball Hot Chocolate
Creamy and rich white chocolate topped off with a scoop of ice cream and garnished with chocolate.
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 cups white milk, skim or 2%
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream or your choice
- Chocolate syrup for garnish
- In a saucepan combine the chocolate chips and the heavy cream over medium-high heat stirring constantly until the white chips are melted.
- Add the milk and the vanilla extract and stir until combined and warm.
- Add a scoop of ice cream and garnish right before serving.
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Annie @Maebells says
I have not started my shopping OR put up any decorations! 🙁 Isn’t that horrible! We have been out of town every weekend so getting anything done is just impossible! I am kind of thinking this year I will be lucky if I even hand a wreath on the door!! And this hot chocolate – yum!!!
There’s plenty of time left, Annie! I’m sure you’ll get it all done. Turn up the Christmas music and fire up your laptop. I bet about 90% of my shopping this year has been online! Good luck!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Hot cocoa AND ice cream? Sign me up!
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
This is my favorite hot chocolate, but with ice cream?? Genius!!
Sarah @ Sarah's Kitchen says
This looks A-MA-ZING! So yummy! I’m a real hot chocolate addict and this is by far the most delicious one I’ve ever seen!
Thanks for the sweet comment, Sarah! Using packets of hot chocolate just isn’t the same. This stuff is the bomb.
Sara! Adding ice cream to hot chocolate is the most brilliant idea!! I think I would be more excited to drink hot chocolate if it has ice cream in it! And as for the christmas shopping.. zip, zero, nada. 🙂
Isn’t this time of year absolutely crazy, Beth?! I have to just chill out and breathe every so often! Good luck to you on the shopping!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
There is nothing innocent about this hot chocolate, Sara! It looks amazing! Let’s not talk about Christmas shopping. I’m probably not even 25% done! Yikes!
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
Hot chocolate AND ice cream?? AMAZING!!! This hot chocolate sounds so delicious!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says
YOU. ARE. A. GENIUS!!! I’m getting ready for bed right now, but tomorrow night, THIS IS HAPPENING! Wow!
Erin | It All Matters Mom says
Well, this looks ridiculously amazing. I love having hot chocolate after the kids are in bed. I’m glad this is healthy, too … 🙂 Pinning!
It is ridiculously amazing AND calorie free. . .on opposite day. 🙂 You’re going to love it!
Jacqui Odell says
This sounds amazing!! Looks it too. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
Yum!! What a decadent holiday treat:) Thanks for sharing!
Can you do the “Snowball Hot Chocolate” in a CrockPot minus the ice cream of course :)? I know your CrockPot Hot Chocolate is great, so I was wondering, if you can, how would you do it? Thanks
Hi Judy! You can basically follow the same directions as the crockpot recipe – warm on low for two hours – and then add the ice cream to individual cups when you’re ready to serve!