Super Simple Pink Hot Chocolate

This quick and easy Pink hot chocolate is the perfect treat when you want something to celebrate! It is easy to make and is creamy and super delicious! With just a few simple ingredients you will have this perfect treat.

pink chocolate topped with whipped cream and sprinkles

Pink Hot Chocolate

This pink hot chocolate gets me in the mood to celebrate just about anything, especially Valentine’s Day! The day always starts out with a cute Valentine’s Day breakfast which includes our best pancakes and this delicious treat, which my kids refer to as Valentines Hot Chocolate.

The kids love how creamy and delicious it tastes and I love how easy it is to make!

glass of pink hot chocolate with sprinkles
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Valentines Day Hot Chocolate

Sprinkles getting added to the top of Valentines Day hot chocolate

Serves: 2-4 (2 large servings, 4 small)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients Needed

This quick and easy Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate is a family favorite. Just a few simple ingredients make this white hot chocolate perfectly delicious for Valentine’s Day!

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How to make white hot chocolate

It is really quite simple to make pink hot chocolate. I love that it takes around 10 minutes to make this tasty drink!

In a small saucepan on low-medium heat, you will want to warm your milk up until it starts to steam,

Then add in half the white chocolate chips.

Stir this until it melts. Then add the other half of chocolate chips.

Continue stirring your white hot chocolate until all the white chocolate is melted and your milk is smooth.

This quick and easy Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate is a family favorite. Just a few simple ingredients make this white hot chocolate perfectly delicious for Valentine’s Day!

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and the pink or red food coloring. If you are using red you just need a couple of drops.

Finish off your Valentine’s Day hot chocolate with whipped cream and of course Valentine’s Day sprinkles or marshmallows!

This quick and easy Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate is a family favorite. Just a few simple ingredients make this white hot chocolate perfectly delicious for Valentine’s Day!

Seriously, your kids will love sipping on their Valentine’s Day hot chocolate this year!

Tips and Tricks to make Pink Hot Chocolate

This quick and easy Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate is a family favorite. Just a few simple ingredients make this white hot chocolate perfectly delicious for Valentine’s Day!
  1. You want to make sure that you do not cook your white hot chocolate at a high temperature. White hot chocolate melts at such a low temperature. Around 98 degrees F. So you want to get the milk just hot enough to melt the white chocolate. You do not want to scald the milk because it changes the texture.
  2. This recipe can be easily halved, doubled, tripled, or quadruped. So, feel free to make a small batch or enough to serve it at your next party!
  3. To help the white chocolate chips melt you want to make sure you stir it on occasion as it cooks.
  4. Use good white chocolate! Because this recipe is so simple all the ingredients shine through so it is so important to use good quality chocolate. I love to use these white chocolate chips.

What kind of milk do I use for this recipe

In this recipe, I use whole milk, but really you can use any kind of milk you have on hand. If you want a “healthier white hot chocolate” use 2% or skim.

If you want it to be really creamy you can add half and half or even heavy cream to make it so creamy.

Find what milk you like and go with that.

You could even use soy milk or almond milk if desired.

 Heating Milk for hot chocolate

When you are heating milk for hot chocolate you want to do it on the stove and on a lower setting. This allows the milk to heat up slowly and not become scalded.

Heating milk in the microwave tends to scald milk quickly.

How to make chocolate pink

Everyone always asks with this recipe how do you make the hot chocolate pink. The answer is simple, food coloring. When making chocolate pink you want to melt the chocolate to a smooth consistency. Once at this consistency you will want to add the pink food coloring. I love to use the gel food coloring for this recipe.

How to keep your hot chocolate warm?

If you are trying to keep your hot chocolate warm you can set your burner to simmer as long as you stir it on occasion so it does not burn on the bottom, but I love to move it to the crockpot and keep it on the warm setting.

How to make hot chocolate in the crockpot?

This recipe is easily adaptable to the crockpot.

First, you will want to add all the ingredients to the crockpot and cover with the lid.

Place the setting on low for about 2 hours. You will want to stir this occasionally.

Once the white chocolate chips are melted then you are ready to serve and enjoy!

Hot cocoa toppings

This quick and easy Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate is a family favorite. Just a few simple ingredients make this white hot chocolate perfectly delicious for Valentine’s Day!

After our hot chocolate bar tutorial, you know that I love all kinds of toppings when it comes to hot cocoa. Here are some of my absolute favorites that work well with this recipe!

  • Whipped cream, of course!
  • Mini chocolate chips or white chocolate chips
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Cookies
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Candy Canes or crushed candy canes
  • Chocolate dipped spoons
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Chocolate drizzle
  • Toasted coconut
  • Holiday sprinkles

Can I serve white hot chocolate for other holidays?

I love this white hot chocolate recipe! It is perfect for all the holidays you want to celebrate!

I love to add green food coloring for St. Patrick’s Day hot chocolate, or red for white chocolate peppermint hot chocolate during Christmas time.

Really this recipe is adaptable to anything you want to celebrate!

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Yield: 7 servings

Super Simple Pink Hot Chocolate

Super Simple Pink Hot Chocolate

This quick and easy Pink hot chocolate is the perfect treat when you want something to celebrate! It is easy to make and is creamy and super delicious! With just a few simple ingredients you will have this perfect treat.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips (good quality)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Pink or red food coloring
  • Whipped topping or marshmallows
  • Pink Sprinkles

Instructions

    1. In a small saucepan on low-medium heat warm your milk up until it starts to steam
    2. Add in half the white chocolate chips.
    3. Stir until white chocolate chips melt. Add in other half of chocolate chips.
    4. Continue stirring your pink hot chocolate until all the white chocolate is melted and milk is smooth.
    5. Remove hot chocolate from the heat and stir in vanilla and the pink or red food coloring. If you are using red you just need a couple of drops.
    6. Finish off your Valentine’s Day hot chocolate with whipped cream and of course Valentine’s Day sprinkles or marshmallows!

Notes

  • You want to make sure that you do not cook your white hot chocolate at a high temperature. This is because white hot chocolate melts at such a low temperature. Around 98 degrees F. So you want to get the milk just hot enough to melt the white chocolate. You do not want to scald the milk because it changes the texture.
  • This recipe for pink hot chocolate can be easily halved, doubled, tripled, or quadruped. So, feel free to make a small batch or enough to serve it at your next party!
  • To help the white chocolate chips melt you want to make sure you stir it on occasion as it cooks.
  • Use good white chocolate! Because this recipe is so simple all the ingredients shine through so it is so important to use good quality chocolate. I love to use these white chocolate chips.
  • This quick and easy Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate is a family favorite. Just a few simple ingredients make this white hot chocolate perfectly delicious for Valentine’s Day!

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    This quick and easy Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate is a family favorite. Just a few simple ingredients make this white hot chocolate perfectly delicious for Valentine’s Day!

    14 thoughts on “Super Simple Pink Hot Chocolate”

    1. This looks so yummy! I love that the recipe can be easily doubled. I’m definitely going to be using this for our Valentine’s Day party!

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      • Yay! Everyone loves Valentine’s Day hot chocolate, especially when it’s cute and pink, right?! And it is so delicious.

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