What is White Chocolate?
White chocolate is not real chocolate because it does not contain cocoa solids, instead it is made from cocoa butter, sugar and milk. White chocolate has a smooth and creamy texture that is similar to milk chocolate. When cold it is hard and when warm it is soft and melts. The flavor is mild, sweet and nutty with a hint of vanilla. Milk chocolate is used in desserts and can also be eaten plain.
What does White Chocolate Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beets. The sugar is extracted from the juice of both plants and refined into the granulated substance known as sugar. Sucrose, the sweet substance of sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose. White sugar is composed of tiny white, dry granules. The flavor is sweet and neutral. Brown sugar is brown and has more moisture, with a richer flavor that hints at molasses. Sugar is used in both sweet and savory foods.
...Cocoa butter is fat that has been extracted from the cocoa bean. It is pale yellow and when heated become liquid and oily. Once cooled, it hardens and takes on the pale yellow, or cream color. It is extremely smooth and is often used in dessert and confection making and is a main ingredient in making white chocolate. Cocoa butter is rich and tastes mildly like vanilla.
...Milk is almost always sourced come from cows. Sometimes sheep, goat, yak and water buffalo milk are used. In general, store bough milk comes from a cow, unless specified otherwise. Whole milk is white, or cream colored and has a higher fat content than skim milk and therefore a creamier and richer texture and flavor. The flavor is mild and bland with a hint of savory sweetness and is satisfying, especially due to its creaminess. Milk is served as a beverage and used in a multitude of dishes both sweet and savory.
...Vanilla extract is a flavoring used in baked goods, candies and drinks. It is made by infusing alcohol with vanilla pods or beans. This mixture sits for some months and is then strained. It is also extracted using heat and alcohol. The result of either is a thin brown liquid that smells and tastes like vanilla. It has a rich and gentle sweetness to its flavor.