And just when you thought it couldn’t get any more pink and girly around here, I whip up this Vodka-Spiked Pink Velvet Hot Chocolate, top it with thick and fluffy whipped cream and sprinkle it with red heart-shaped sprinkles.
If you’re still here and haven’t run away screaming from the pink overload then kudos to you. Your my kind of person! Which means we can sit back, chill and sip on these hot chocolates. Even if it is only 11am. TGIF, right?
It took me quite a while to come up with this recipe and I’m thrilled with the results. I’ve seen plenty of red velvet hot chocolates popping up all over the place since Christmas and knew I wanted to do something similar.
Naturally, I wanted to make a pink version, but then this beautiful recipe got plastered all over Pinterest, so there went that idea. I played around with the thought of a red velvet and cream cheese frosting hot chocolate. Not red velvet hot chocolate topped with cream cheese frosting, oh no. That sounded way too easy.
I was actually attempting to incorporate the cream cheese frosting into the drink itself. Sounds amazing, right? Well the idea is way more appetizing than the reality.
Sometimes the cream cheese just separated and formed tiny clouds floating on top of the hot chocolate. Those were the good times. Other attempts resulted in the cream cheese somehow curdling and the sensation of drinking lumpy, stinky gone-off milk. But hey, at least it was pink!
So I went to my go-to recipe saver. Someone (me) once said “When all else fails, throw some alcohol in there!” and once again this mantra totally saved the day. When I got the dose right.
By the time I’d made up my 12th batch of pink velvet hot chocolate, I was getting a bit fed up of the stuff and just threw a glug of vodka into the drink and took a sip. I’ve no idea how much vodka I actually added originally, but it tasted (burned, more like) like I was swigging from the bottle.
The lesson from this whole ordeal? (If you can really call making batches upon batches of pink velvet hot chocolate an ordeal. I can think of much worse ways to spend a day.) A little goes a long way when it comes to vodka. And never try to incorporate cream cheese into a hot drink, so matter how amazing it sounds in your head.
Vodka-Spiked Pink Velvet Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons vanilla vodka (or any other kind really!)
- 1/4 teaspoon pink colouring
- whipped cream and red candy hearts for topping
- Pour the milk into a microwave-safe mug with the white chocolate chips and microwave for 2 minutes.
- Stir to ensure all the chocolate chips are completely melted.
- Stir in the vanilla extract, vodka and pink colouring.
- Top with whipped cream and red candy hearts.
- Serve asap before the cream melts!
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