This makes a fabulous and inexpensive gift to give, along with some pretty mugs, stirring spoons, and napkins in a pretty gift basket. Any mix makes a wonderful gift. Pair this with other drink or beverage mixes for a really good present!
White chocolate has a low melting point; in fact, it softens at body temperature, around 98 °F. That is why it has such a luxurious mouth feel. This recipe is really decadent and delicious.
To grate the chocolate, you can freeze it, then grate it on the fine side of a grater. Or cut the chocolate into fairly small pieces and grind in a blender or food processor. Freezing the chocolate will help it from turning into a puree, since white chocolate has such a low melting point. You can store the mix for future use in an airtight container in a cool dark place.
- In a small bowl, combine the white chocolate, pudding mix, vanilla powder, and orange peel.
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk until bubbles form around the edges and steam rises from the surface. Don't let the milk simmer or boil.
- Add the White Hot Chocolate Mix and whisk until the chocolate is melted and beverage is blended. Serve immediately.