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Strawberry Hot Chocolate Recipe

two glasses of pink hot cocoa topped with whipped cream

Homemade strawberry puree melded with creamy white chocolate and milk, this Strawberry Hot Chocolate is a delicious way to warm up. 

 

Ingredients

  • 12-ounces strawberries, fresh or defrosted, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 drops natural, red food coloring, (optional)
  • Whipped cream, for topping

Instructions

cooked berries method:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine chopped strawberries and honey. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until the strawberries begin to break down, stirring frequently. 
  2. Remove from heat, and transfer the berries to a blender and blend until smooth. 
  3. To remove the strawberry seeds, place a large bowl underneath a sieve or cheesecloth. Pour the mixture through the sieve and allow the juice to drain into the bowl. 

cold method:

 

  1. Place the strawberries and honey in a bowl for about ten minutes, allow berries to release its juices. Transfer the mixture to the blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. To remove the strawberry seeds, place a large bowl underneath a sieve or cheesecloth. Pour the mixture through the sieve and allow the juice to drain into the bowl. You should have about ¾ cup puree.
  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, bring the milk to a simmer, whisking constantly. Before the milk reaches a boiling point, remove the saucepan from heat and add in the white chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add in ½ to ¾ cup of berry puree, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt and stir until combined. If the strawberry white hot chocolate isn’t “pink enough”, add 1-2 drops of natural food coloring. 
  5. Divide the hot chocolate into 4 mugs and top with whipped cream.  

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