White Hot Chocolate with Bourbon Barrel Stout Marshmallows

White Hot Chocolate with Bourbon Barrel Stout Marshmallows

Who wants to faceplant into some White Hot Chocolate and Bourbon Barrel Stout Marshmallows?

White Hot Chocolate with Bourbon Barrel Stout Marshmallows

As a former Assistant Public Defender, I’m always rooting for the underdog.  The forgotten and left behind.  I rooted for the Sweet Potato and the Sweet Potato Ale and now I advocate for the white chocolate in which to drown your bourbon barrel stout marshmallows.

The winter and holiday season has everyone making some hot chocolate or mocha coffee to warm up with while sitting by the fire in your cozy fuzzy slippers.  I’m here to tell you to put that down right now and turn your attention to some White Hot Chocolate.

White Hot Chocolate with Bourbon Barrel Stout Marshmallows

Starbucks has nothing on this.

White Hot Chocolate with Bourbon Barrel Stout Marshmallows

White Hot Chocolate with Bourbon Barrel Stout Marshmallows


    For the Marshmallows
  • 1 cup cold beer, divided
  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    For the White Hot Chocolate
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream, optional


    For the Marshmallows
  1. Combine 1/2 cup beer and gelatin in the bowl of a stand mixer and set aside
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup beer in a small sauce pan
  3. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves
  4. Increase heat until liquid boils, either heat until temp reaches 240 or boil for two minutes, remove from heat
  5. Lock mixer bowl with gelatin and water into the stand mixer, attach whisk, and turn on low
  6. Slowly stream syrup mixture into gelatin with mixer continuing on low
  7. Increase mixer speed to high and continue whipping until fluffy, about 15 minutes
  8. Add vanilla, whisk another 30 seconds or so
  9. Dust a casserole dish with 1/4 cup powdered sugar to coat, transfer marshmallow mix to dish, leave uncovered overnight - either in refrigerator or on counter
  10. Combine remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar with the cornstarch and sprinkle it all over a large cutting board
  11. Turn marshmallow square onto the prepared cutting board and cut into desired shapes, turning each piece to coat in the powdered sugar once cut
    For the White Hot Chocolate
  1. Combine milk, vanilla, and white chocolate chips in a small sauce pan and heat on low until chocolate is melted, stir to combine and make smooth
  2. Pour hot chocolate into cups, top with marshmallow and whipped cream, if using
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  1. As always, the recipes using beer are intended for adults only.  Please do not give alcohol to minors.  This recipe in particular does not have all the alcohol cooked out of it, which is a nice showcase of the flavor of this beer, but not appropriate for everyone.
  2. The marshmallows are sticky, but once you coat all sides with powdered sugar they are easier to handle.
  3. This recipe makes two 1 cup servings of White Hot Chocolate and the amount of marshmallows will vary depending how they are cut


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15 Responses to White Hot Chocolate with Bourbon Barrel Stout Marshmallows

  1. Yaaaaaaaaaaahhhs! You probably already know that I am ALWAYS routing for white chocolate… I mean, due to my cocoa allergy that is a given. BUT, it’s also just SO freggin’ delicious and unfortunately underrated. So to answer your question – I DO! I DO! I totally want to face-plant into some White Hot Chocolate and Bourbon Barrel Stout Marshmallows!!! Starbucks WHO?! Seriously, I’ll take this all day, every day! Pinned! Cheers, sweets! xo

  2. White hot chocolate is a favorite of mine! I’ve made several versions before and I love enjoying it any time of the year. This version looks SO good, Rachelle! Loving those marshmallows. What a perfect drink for the holidays!

  3. Whoa!!! This is seriously decadent, my friend!! Homemade marshmallows? I could eat those for days! If I had this, i would never need (or want) to visit Starbucks again! I need to make a big cup of this and curl up in front of the tree and watch another Christmas movie. Twist my arm, lol 😀 So good! Pinned! XO

  4. Get the ever loving heck outta here!!! BEER MARSHMALLOWS? That’s got to be the best thing in the whole wide world and you are my hero right now. I need to make this with one of J’s beers from his advent calendar 😉

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