Pink Hot Chocolate
A yummy and easy Pink Hot Chocolate that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, pink-themed birthday parties, and any other time you need something pink to drink!
We make this yummy drink as part of our Valentine’s Day countdown every year. When my kids were tiny, they were pretty thrilled by the fact that it was pink. They still love that it’s pink now, but they also love the fact that we do it every year, and has become tradition. It’s one of our favorite hot chocolate recipes, a delicious treat, and a fun way to get warm and celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Best of all, it’s a very simple recipe, with just a few ingredients, and takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish! If you’re looking for a yummy new Valentine’s Day tradition, something to serve at a holiday party or gathering, or just a fun recipe for a cold winter day in February, this is one to try.
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Pink Hot Chocolate Recipe
When my kids were tiny, they thought I was magic! They had no idea how the hot chocolate was pink. They know 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. I remember thinking my mom was magic too! They like to watch whenever I’m working the kitchen, but I made them leave when it was time for the “pink” part. I still do. :)
We have 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 breakfast, and it’s fun and festive for any kind of 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 all about tradition, and even a simple recipe like this one creates so many memories. I’m a big believer in holiday traditions (I even wrote a book about them!), and how they bring families closer together. They don’t have to be fancy, or take a lot of time to prepare–it’s just about being together. Pink hot chocolate is a simple thing, but it makes celebrating so much fun.
Perfect for birthday parties & tea parties too!
It doesn’t have to be the holiday to make this yummy recipe though. I’ve also served it at a birthday party for my daughter, who loves pink, and it went with her theme perfectly. They all loved it! Pink tea parties are especially fun for this recipe, and my girls have all loved it.
It’s a simple recipe, and can be made in less than 10 minutes. It’s similar to my popular hot chocolate recipe, but using white chocolate chips instead. It comes together just as quickly, and can sit on the stove on simmer until ready to serve. I give my kids the choice of whipped cream or marshmallows (and sometimes both!), plus a few Valentine sprinkles for the top. They love creating their own special drink, and it makes it even more fun. Seconds? Usually so!
If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day party or gathering, a Pink Hot Chocolate Bar would be a really fun addition. Set out lots of fun toppings like Valentine sprinkles, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, whipped cream, and more! It would be great for kids or adults, and it’s always a hit.
Pink Hot Chocolate
- 1-12 oz. can evaporated milk
- 12 oz. white chocolate chips, 1 bag
- 3-4 c. whole milk or half and half , (or combo of both)
- few drops red food coloring
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the white chocolate chips with the evaporated milk. Once melted, add the whole milk and half & half and stir well, using a whisk to make sure the chocolate is incorporated. Heat through on low-medium heat, stirring every couple of minutes. Start with 3 cups milk, and add more to taste. (I usually use closer to 4 cups.) Remove from heat or turn down to a simmer. Add drops of red food coloring until you get it to the color you like! Serve in a mug or mason jar with whipped cream! We also like mini marshmallows, plus a few fun sprinkles for the top!
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Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.