Definitions for "White chocolate"
Made from sugar, cocoa butter, dry whole milk and flavorings. White chocolate is not recognized by the U.S Food and Drug Administration as chocolate because it does not contain cocoa.
Although delicious, white chocolate is not really a chocolate at all! It is a mixture of sugar, cocoa butter, milk solids, lecithin and vanilla, but does not contain any chocolate liquor. If melting it, take care to use a very low heat.
Some people believe that white chocolate is not "true" chocolate because it does not contain chocolate liquor. However, others say it is "real" chocolate because it contains cocoa butter (at least 32% to be of good quality), which is derived from the cacao bean. White chocolate is made from combining sweetened cocoa butter, milk solids, sugar, and sometimes vanilla.