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Strawberry Hot Chocolate

A pretty pink drink for Valentine's Day made with fresh strawberries, white chocolate, milk and other simple ingredients.

Course Drinks
Keyword hot chocolate, strawberries, white chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2% or whole milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ tsp. cocoa powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • cup white chocolate chips or chunks
  • tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • culinary dried rose petals (optional)
  • shaved white chocolate (optional)

Instructions

  1. To a blender or Vitamix, add milk, almond (or coconut) milk, strawberries, cocoa powder and salt. Blend on high until smooth (about 1 minute).

  2. Transfer mixture to Milk Cafe fitted with latte disk. Set to desired temperature (around 150-155°F) and press start. (See notes for saucepan method.)

  3. Heat until warm (about 1 minute), then slowly add white chocolate chips and vanilla through measuring cap opening while mixing. Place cap back on and allow to finish heating.

  4. Pour creamy hot chocolate into each mug, reserving foam with a spoon until the end. Garnish with dried rose petals and shaved white chocolate (optional).

Recipe Notes

  • Use any combination of milk you prefer to make up the 2 cups. Lower fat usually results in less frothing. I used 2% lactose-free milk and almond milk which came out creamy and frothy.
  • If you don't have a Milk Cafe, heat mixture in a saucepan over medium heat, then whisk in white chocolate chips and vanilla until smooth. Finish with handheld frother.
  • Adjust sweetness by adding more or less white chocolate chips or a bit of sugar.