- Elbert Hubbard
I love me some hot chocolate when the weather is chilly. At night I usually drink some hot tea or hot chocolate since it warms me up from the inside as well as satisfies my sweet tooth.
|I used white chocolate chips - 4 heaping Tablespoons|
I thought of mixing it up by making some strawberry hot chocolate. I always have frozen strawberries in the freezer, and white chocolate chips on hand, so it was a cinch to put together.
|Melting the chocolate chips in the milk|
I think this is a drink that adults as well as children would love!
|Pureeing strawberries for my strawberry puree (these were previously frozen since strawberries aren't in season.)|
So make up some strawberry hot chocolate, start a fire and play some board games as a family. Doesn't that sound fun?
|My strawberry puree|
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Strawberry Hot Chocolate
Makes 2 servings
1 1/2 cups (355 ml) milk - I used whole milk
4 Heaping Tablespoons white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate - I used Guittard
3 Tablespoons sugar - or more to taste
1/2 cup (118 ml) strawberry puree - From pureeing strawberries (unsweetened, fresh or frozen, if frozen, thawed first) in a blender or food processor - if you are using sweetened strawberry puree you probably don't need the added sugar above
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract -optional
Pink food coloring - optional - fyi - strawberries alone don't get milk very pink - I added it
Whipped cream for topping - optional
Sprinkles for topping - optional
In a small saucepan add the milk, white chocolate chips and sugar. Cook it on medium high heat stirring frequently until the white chocolate is melted. Add the strawberry puree and cook until it is your desired temperature (very warm or hot.) Taste it and see if you think it needs more sugar, if so, add some, taste, adjust to your liking. Add vanilla extract if using. If you are using food coloring add a little at a time until it becomes a color you like.
Note: there will be strawberry seeds in the bottom of your cup. If that bothers you, then pour it through a fine mesh strainer before serving.
Pour into cups and top with whipped cream and sprinkles if desired.