I have followed Julie Blanner’s home and lifestyle blog for some time now, and really enjoy seeing what she posts on her blog via her facebook group. As I was scrolling through all of her posts feeling like a very average food blogger in comparison I stumbled across her pink hot chocolate recipe and thought it looked delicious, easy, relatively inexpensive and fun. It did help that I had decided to focus on drinks this month so added it to my ‘recipes to try’ list.
On saturday afternoon I spent a lot of time in the kitchen, and decided that I would throw this together and see how it turned out. It was fun, and relatively easy to make but was a bit odd trying to melt the white chocolate buttons while the milk was already in the pot. It would be a bit easier to do this with white chocolate chips I think. The drink does come out pink and I really enjoyed making this drink. It is VERY sweet. I have quite a good sweet tooth and even so I found this a bit too sweet based on the chocolate quantities in her recipe. I think if I was going to do it again, I would add a lot less chocolate. Besides from being good for children, it would also potentially be a good idea for valentines day or a bachelorette party.
In her initial post about this she mentioned that she made it for her daughters and I thought this was a cute idea and really suited the audience. Children always seem to have a such a strong affinity for sweetness that I continue to be amazed by, and they are probably the best audience for this sweet, girly drink. I do have some other hot chocolate recipes to try out this month so it will be interesting to see how they compare in terms of sweetness. I guess with using the white chocolate it was always going to be quite sweet.
I do like the idea of the pink hot chocolate, it is cute and original and was fun to make. Please see recipe here.