Orange White Hot Chocolate


This is a very favorite winter drink of mine. Sometimes, in my family, we will make this in the middle of summer when we're craving something sweet and comforting. It's got a gentle, yet smooth, taste to it and is sure to please anyone who loves white chocolate and orange. For myself, I make a soy milk version of this since I cannot handle dairy and I love it. Serve immediately and top with orange zest, marshmallows, or whipped cream if you wish.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
6 6-ounce cups


  • 3 ½ cups whole milk

  • 1 (8 ounce) package white chocolate chips

  • 1 teaspoon orange extract


  1. Pour milk into a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until starting to bubble, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add white chocolate. Cook, stirring continuously, until chocolate is fully melted, about 15 minutes. Add orange extract; cook and stir until incorporated, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from heat.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to use skim or 2% milk if need be. This also works well with coconut milk or soy milk for those who are lactose intolerant.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can alter the recipe by substituting the orange extract with other extract flavors like cherry, lemon, almond, vanilla, or mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
18g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 7g
Calcium 267mg 21%
Potassium 204mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.