Hot White Chocolate with Ginger

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A more sophisticated hot chocolate from Cooking Light Magazine. You can still indulge yourself and stick to the New Years resolution of eating lighter! Since you use low fat milk, you can even top with a tiny bit of whipped cream!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 23 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup water
  • 8 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 cup chopped premium white baking chocolate (about 4 ounces of a Ghiradelli type chocolate)


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large sauce pan and cook over medium/high heat until sugar is disolved and the mixture starts to turn a soft golden color.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk in milk and chocolate and return to stove.
  4. Stirring frequently, bring heat up to about 180, or until bubbles start to form around the edges but do not boil.
  5. Strain out solids and serve.


Most Helpful

This is excellent! I made this as an after dinner drink tonight and it was well enjoyed by all. In particular, I love the aroma of this while it's on the stove. Simply mmmmm!! This is a perfect treat for a chocolate lover or a special someone for Valentine's day! What I am fantasising upon just now is poking holes in a chocolate cake and pouring this awesome beverage on the cake! YUMMY;)

Charishma_Ramchandani March 21, 2003

I made this using Splenda sugar substitute. It turned out so good! I love the ginger taste with the chocolate. Good combination! A very soothing cup. This is a great one to curl up with on a cold night. Thanks Kari!

MizzNezz February 12, 2003

Oh this is sooo good. All ginger lovers need to try this delicious treat. I used a good quality white chocolate that had a thin coating of milk chocolate, it worked beautifully in this cocoa. The cocoa was rich, creamy, silky, smooth and the flavor...ohhh swoon. The ginger was not overpowering but blended beautifully with the chocolate. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be making this again.

Baby Kato January 10, 2009

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