This post is sponsored by West Elm. All content and opinions are always 100% my own.
I have a love/hate relationship with the approaching winter months. While I hate saying goodbye to the longer days and crunchy leaves, I LOVE the coziness of winter. There’s just something about snuggling up under a warm blanket with the comfiest of clothes and a hot drink. Mmmm.
When I was asked to be part of West Elm’s “Gather Around the Table” campaign, they asked us to reminisce about some of our favorite traditions growing up. The first thing to pop into my mind: hot chocolate (is it bad that most of my favorite memories revolve around food? Hmm…) I remember coming in from playing outside in the snow and my mom would have hot chocolate ready for us (the more marshmallows the better!) It’s those little things that I’m excited to do with Isaac – once he gets older of course. I can’t wait to start new traditions for our little family!
I ordered the cutest enamel mugs from West Elm Market, which are perfect to hold my new favorite recipe – white hot chocolate with caramel and toffee.
Um – yum! My husband’s face lit up when he taste-tested this recipe for me. This is SO GOOD! Now you’re more than welcome to make this for yourself & your family, but how fun would it be to give these mugs as a gift with ingredients for this recipe? Now THAT would be a memorable gift!
So this recipe? If you love sweets, you need to go make this. Immediately. Fuzzy blanket, PJ pants and a movie are recommended but not required
- 2.5 cups of milk (whole or 2%)
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon
- 4 oz. white chocolate (found in the baking aisle)
- 1 Tbsp. caramel sauce (+ more for drizzle)
- Whipped cream
- Toffee bits (found in the baking aisle)
- Bring milk and cinnamon to a slow boil over medium heat – stir throughout.
- Once boiling, add in white hot chocolate, broken up into pieces.
- Add caramel sauce.
- Stir until all ingredients are melted.
- Pour into mugs – add whipped cream, caramel drizzle and toffee bits.
I’d LOVE to hear what you think about the recipe – and while you’re at it, I’d love to hear any family traditions you have!
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Thanks again to West Elm for sponsoring this post. All content and opinions are always 100% my own.
Those mugs are beautiful and white hot chocolate sounds perfect for the cold weather we are having in Chicago!
Ann Marie @ whitehouseblackshutters says
This looks SO yummy! Where do you get your caramel sauce from?
This is gorgeous! My tradition from when i was a child were the old european xmas lights that were handcrafted.. now we still have them!