Pomegranate White Hot Chocolate

Tart, creamy and utterly decadent, Pomegranate White Hot Chocolate makes a perfect mug of comfort during the chilly winter months! Easy to make and even easier to drink, this unique 3-ingredient hot chocolate calls upon childhood memories while adding different flavors to the wintertime staple we know and love. Top with toasted marshmallows, pomegranate arils and more white chocolate. Pomegranate White Hot Chocolate will become a family favorite!

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Happy 2018, y’all!

Let’s ring in the new year with HOT CHOCOLATE!

Specifically POMEGRANATE WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE!

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    Because while many folks are focusing on healthy-healthy-healthy right now, January at The Speckled Palate is all about comfort. This year, I’m focusing on finding balance and not denying myself the foods I want to enjoy because it’s a new year and I feel societal pressure to lose weight after the holidays.

    Life’s too short, y’all.

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    While I’m all about healthy recipes—you can find lots here!—and exercising to improve my health and feel good, I’m not dieting or participating in any healthy lifestyle challenges this January. Instead, I’ll be attending the same weekly yoga classes and running outdoors and eating the foods that make me happy during the chilliest time of the year.

    That said, if you’re starting your new year with a new diet, awesome! I hope it shapes January positively for you, and when all is said and done, you feel strong and healthy and happy.

    Because that’s all we should ever want, right?

    close up of pomegranate white hot chocolate in a glass with marshmallows

    So… Pomegranate White Hot Chocolate.

    This recipe is something I’ve wanted to make for a while—because I’m totally obsessed with pomegranate—and because it’s been cold AF here in Dallas.

    Like, colder than it was all last winter cold. Which isn’t saying much, but my Southerner blood is thin and going a year without experiencing below-freezing temps has made me all that much more of a wimp.

    And so last week, I needed a big ‘ol mug of comfort after a frigid morning.

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    Insert this Pomegranate White Hot Chocolate.

    It’s familiar enough to harken childhood memories of sipping cocoa while being different enough to satisfy my adult tastebuds, which don’t enjoy the saccharine sweet of most hot chocolates these days.

    This hot chocolate is unbelievably creamy. And that creaminess is balanced with the tartness of the pomegranate juice.

    In all honesty, it kind of tastes like a chocolate-covered pomegranate seed… and I adore that.

    However, if you’re into super sweet hot chocolate, this is probably NOT the recipe for you because the only sweetness added to the mixture is the white chocolate.

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    Pomegranate White Hot Chocolate Essentials

    3 pomegranate white hot chocolates in glasses with marshmallows

    Looking for other hot chocolate recipes here at The Speckled Palate? Check out my Vanilla Hot Chocolate, Iced Cocoa and Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate recipes.

    Ready to learn how to make this goodness for yourself (and/or your family, if you’re feeling extra nice)?

    Scroll on down to discover how easy this 3-ingredient white hot chocolate is to make!

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    3 pomegranate white hot chocolates in glasses with marshmallows
    Yield: 4 smaller servings

    Pomegranate White Hot Chocolate

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    Tart, creamy and utterly decadent, Pomegranate White Hot Chocolate makes a perfect mug of comfort during the chilly winter months! Easy to make and even easier to drink, this unique 3-ingredient hot chocolate calls upon childhood memories while adding different flavors to the wintertime staple we know and love. Top with toasted marshmallows, pomegranate arils and more white chocolate. Pomegranate White Hot Chocolate will become a family favorite!

    Ingredients

    Hot Chocolate

    • 3 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice, separated
    • 1 ½ cups white chocolate baking chips
    • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

    Garnishes

    • Large Marshmallows
    • Pomegranate Arils
    • White Chocolate Baking Chips

    Instructions

    1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, warm two cups of the pomegranate juice.
    2. When the juice begins to simmer, add the white chocolate. Whisk constantly until the white chocolate begins melting into the juice.
    3. Remove the pan from the heat.
    4. Immediately add the vanilla extract and the additional cup of pomegranate juice. Continue whisking until all the white chocolate has melted.
    5. Serve immediately!

    Notes

    Serve the hot chocolate immediately, as it will begin to separate if not enjoyed within 30-45 minutes.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1 serving

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 707Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 4gSugar: 85gProtein: 7g

    Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    20 Comments

    1. i love how you are starting this new year…esp this weather calls for hot chocolate. i made a very decadent recipe last week but now i am digging this idea with pomegranate juice, which is so creative!

      1. Thank you, friend. 🙂 The start of this new year has been different in the best possible way. And yes, this weather is 100% for hot chocolate. I hope if you give this a try, you enjoy it!

    2. It’s so cold in Minnesota, and a new hot cocoa idea and recipe is awesome! Can’t wait to try it!

    3. I love the char on the marshmallows! I’ve never thought to put pomegranate in but it’s a fresh new take!

      1. Thank you, Jeni! The char adds such a lovely toastiness to the hot chocolate, too. 🙂 The pomegranate adds such a lovely tart-sweetness to the hot chocolate, so I hope you enjoy it.

    4. This sounds positively wonderful. I love that it uses pomegranate juice instead of milk. A nice warm treat for all this cold weather that we’ve been having!

      1. Thank you, Lauren! It really is wonderful, and the pomegranate juice is so much friendlier on my tummy than a bunch of milk is. I hope this hot chocolate has been keeping you warm through the chilly days!

    5. What a great flavor combo! I never would have put these two things together, but I do love chocolate and pomegranate, so how could it not be great?

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