Homemade Starbucks’ White Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Hot chocolate is a favored beverage in the colder seasons, though particularly in winter. However, did you know that you could have a white hot chocolate in addition to a regular hot chocolate? Enjoy making Starbucks’ White Hot Chocolate at home!
Starbucks’ White Chocolate Copycat Recipe
Warm beverages regain popularity in the colder fall and winter seasons as they are frequently used to combat the cold. Favored warm beverages include tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, but did you know that you could make a white chocolate hot chocolate? To stay warm, a steaming cup of white chocolate, a copycat for Starbucks’ version, will do the trick! Before we get to the recipe, let’s take some time to learn something about cocoa.
Cocoa is a bean and a product of the cacao tree, which is believed to have first grown in the foothills of some mountains near the Amazon River. The ancient Mayas later introduced the tree to Central America. The cacao bean, in its natural form, is an excellent source of polyphenols and flavanols. These compounds are known to have excellent health benefits including reducing high blood pressure, lowering the risk of a heart attack, and mood enhancement.
In case you are wondering, yes, cocoa beans are also used to produce chocolate in addition to the regular cocoa and chocolate powders commonly used in beverages. White chocolate is actually made from cocoa butter, which comes from the cocoa bean.
So, to keep warm here is a copycat recipe of Starbucks’ White Hot Chocolate recipe. You’ll need some Fontana White Chocolate Mocha Sauce since this is what Starbucks uses. The sauce is available in all major stores, but you may also order it online through Amazon. You’ll also need a hand frother or a frothing pitcher.
Enjoy making and drinking a homemade version of Starbucks’ White Hot Chocolate!