It’s that time of the year everyone. Time for everything pink, red and festooned with hearts! Well, we’ve got the pink covered with today’s cute recipe. We thought we’d share a favourite of our own for the winter season (it’s quite the heart warmer) so here’s our chic and stylish pink hot chocolate recipe! Yes… pink. It’s actually pretty easy to whip up. Why not re-create this fashion-forward drink for a sweet breakfast in bed?
Chic and stylish pink hot chocolate recipe!
(makes approx. 2 servings)
- 150g Belgian white chocolate
- 500ml milk (whole or semi-skimmed is best, but you can get away with fully skimmed)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- Pink food colour (some brands don’t mix well with chocolate, but we’ve listed one that does)
- Double / heavy cream – whipped (optional)
- Marshmallows, macarons, sprinkles, cookies to decorate (optional)
In a saucepan set to a medium heat and add in your white chocolate along with your milk. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted into the milk! It’s good to use excellent quality Belgian white chocolate.
Then after leaving to simmer lightly add in your vanilla bean paste and pink food colour. Make sure you keep an eye on your chocolate and don’t over heat or boil… you’re likely to end up with a burned aftertaste. Not enjoyable.
Pour your pink hot chocolate into warmed mugs. Then top with whipped cream! You can then decorate with mini gingerbread or red velvet cookies that hug the rim of your mug. You can also add sprinkles, edible glitter, mini marshmallows or even dainty macarons! Just keep in mind that anything heavy placed on top of your whipped cream will sink through!
Yay! You should now have two adorable pink hot chocolate drinks just waiting to be enjoyed. It’s OK if you’re not too into pink (it’s our company colour so we can go a little crazy with it). Why not keep your hot cocoa drinks simple and sweet by omitting the pink colouring for a creamy white chocolate! You can also add different food colours to match your decorations or theme. We LOVE the idea of a bright hot pink cocoa loaded with heart shaped marshmallows and popping candy!
What will you be whipping up this Valentine’s Day?