How to Melt White Chocolate? 3 Best Methods

White chocolate can be difficult to meet. It’s not chocolate but a mixture of sugar, milk, and cocoa butter. It has a lower melting temperature and is more difficult to melt. It’s delicious for glazing, topping, or coating.

It has been tried to melt white chocolate chips in order to make your own. They often turn into a messy, unusable mess, regardless of how much you try.

How to melt white chocolate chips efficiently and quickly? Let us show you how to melt white chocolate chips quickly and easily using these easy steps.

How to Melt White Chocolate Chips

This video tutorial will show you how to melt white chocolate in two ways. You can melt white chocolate in two ways: one in the microwave, and one in a double oven. This is how you melt chocolate chips.  

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1. Method to Melt White Chocolate in the Microwave

  • Place the white chocolate in an oven-safe bowl and microwave it for 20 seconds.
  • Take it out and stir it for twenty seconds. You will see that it is melting. Stir it a little and, if it is not melted enough, put it back into the microwave for 20 seconds.
  • The bowl should heat up enough to melt the chocolate. You will still have some lumps, but continue stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.

You can put it back in the microwave for a few seconds more and stir. The white chocolate took me sixty seconds to melt. (Depending on what chocolate you used, it may take longer or shorter. 

2. Method to Melt White Chocolate in Double-Boiler

This method has been proven reliable and effective for melting chocolate for many years. This method is effective even if you are melting white chocolate chips. A double-boiler pan is one that has two parts. It consists of a saucepan that holds water and a bowl that goes on top. You can make your double-boiler from any saucepan and any heatproof or metal pot if you don’t own it.

Cut the chocolate into small pieces before heating it. The bottom of the double boiler should be filled with approximately 1 inch of water. However, the water should not touch the bowl containing the chocolate. Reduce the heat to bring the water to a boil and then add the chocolate to the bowl.

Stir it gently but constantly until there are no lumps. Once it is smooth, take it off the heat and stir it until it becomes even. This is an excellent way to melt white chocolate chips. There are very few chances of scorching.

3. Method to Melt White Chocolate on the Stove

You don’t have a microwave so how do you melt white chocolate? You can melt white chocolate on the stove using the following simple steps. We’ll show you how to do it in these few steps.

  • Get the right tools for chocolate melting.
  • A pot and a heatproof bowl are necessary to place on top of it.
  • Place the bowl on top of the pot and fill it with water for about 2 inches.
  • Next, make sure to check the bottom of the bowl to ensure there is enough space between the bowl’s surface and the water.
  • The chocolate texture will be affected if steam or water erupts from the pot.
  • The chocolate should be melted.
  • Turn the heat up to medium heat and let the water simmer for a while. Reduce the heat to low, and then add the white chocolate.
  • Continue stirring the mixture until it becomes smooth and melted chocolate.

Decorating Tips with Melted Chocolate

You can make your desserts look like a bakery, no matter if it’s half a biscotti or a whole truffle. These are some decorating tips to help you decorate your chocolate after it has melted.

1. Use Melted Chocolate to Dip

Dip the cookie in the melted mixture to decorate it. You can remove any excess cookie by dragging it across the bowl or pan.

2. Make the Chocolate Drizzle

You can place cookies, truffles, or candies on a wire rack placed over waxed papers. To prevent any large drops, dip a spoon or fork into the melted chocolate. Sprinkle chocolate on the tops and edges of desserts or cookies.

Tip from the Test Kitchen: To achieve a controlled drizzle or piping, place the melted chocolate in an airtight container or plastic storage bag. Cut off a small corner. If necessary, make the hole bigger. You can heat the bag in the microwave for 10-15 seconds if the chocolate becomes stiffer as you work.

Melting chocolate is easy once you are proficient. For an extra sweet finish, drizzle it on top of chocolate cookies. Add tempered chocolate to the top of your chocolate cake. To gift your loved ones, make chocolate spoons by coating them with white chocolate drizzle. It doesn’t matter how you use your melted chocolate, it will be a treat.


Melting white chocolate can be easy if you have the right equipment. If you have any questions regarding the melting process, feel free to leave them below. We will be glad to assist you as soon as possible. We wish you joyous cooking and delicious dishes made with melted chocolate.

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