Yesterday we made Pink Hot Chocolate as part of our Valentine countdown. It’s SO yummy, and my kids were pretty thrilled by the fact that it was pink. Even the boys! It’s a fun way to get warm and celebrate the holiday!
My kids think I’m magic. :) They have no idea how the hot chocolate gets pink, and I’ve told them it’s a very special mom secret (passed down to me by my mom), and that I’ll tell them all about it when they grow up. They like to watch whenever I’m working the kitchen, but I made them leave when it was time for the “pink” part. I LOVE it.
I make it a couple of times every year during the Valentine’s Day season, and it’s always a hit. I love to serve it as part of our Valentine’s Day breakfast, and it’s fun and festive for any kind of Valentine party or gathering. It’s extra cold in lots of places this winter, so pink hot chocolate might be the perfect thing to warm up!
It’s a simple recipe, and can be made in less than 10 minutes. I give my kids the choice of whipped cream or marshmallows, and then a few sprinkles for the top. They love creating their own special drink, and it makes it even more fun!
Pink Hot Chocolate
- 1-12 oz. can evaporated milk
- 12 oz. white chocolate chips 1 bag
- 3-4 c. whole milk
In a saucepan over low heat, melt the white chocolate chips with the evaporated milk. Once melted, add the whole milk and heat through. Start with 3 cups, and add more to taste. Remove from heat, and add drops of red food coloring until you get it to the color you like! Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows, plus a few fun sprinkles for the top!