Pink Velvet Hot Chocolate

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Pink hot chocolate is a fun twist on traditional hot cocoa, perfect for Valentine’s Day or to warm up on any chilly winter night.

Made with white chocolate, milk, cream cheese, and strawberry puree (or strawberry syrup), this is one incredibly rich, creamy, and flavorful cup of cocoa.

For more tasty hot chocolate recipes give these white hot chocolate, crockpot salted caramel hot chocolate, and boozy caramel hot chocolate recipes a try.

Pink velvet hot chocolate in a glass mug topped with whipped cream and pink sanding sugar.

You surely heard of red velvet, but what about pink velvet?

This pretty pink hot chocolate is so delicious and indulging that you will want to drink a cup of the rich and creamy cocoa every night.

The beautiful pink hot cocoa is perfectly sweet, with a light strawberry flavor. The cream cheese gives it a rich and velvety texture with just a hint of tartness to offset the sweetness.

Kind of like a beautiful pink cheesecake in a cup.

Take a sip and I am sure you will agree that this pink velvet hot chocolate recipe is just plain heavenly.

Ingredients

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Pink Velvet Hot Chocolate Ingredients.

Start by gathering your ingredients. For this pink hot chocolate recipe you will need:

  • milk– I recommend whole milk or 2% milk for this recipe
  • vanilla extract– adds a light vanilla flavor
  • white chocolate– use a high-quality brand of white chocolate for the best tasting hot chocolate. I recommend Guittard or Ghirardelli.
  • cream cheese– adds creaminess and a hint of tartness
  • strawberry syrup or strawberry puree – gives the white chocolate hot cocoa a pink color
  • pink food coloring – optional, for added color
  • whipped cream & sanding sugar – for topping

How to Make Pink Hot Chocolate

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

To start, heat the milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until hot (not boiling!)

Milk and white chocolate chips in pot.

Turn the heat down to low and add the cream cheese and vanilla extract. Whisk until melted. Then, whisk in the white chocolate until melted and smooth.

Whisk in bowl of pink velvet chocolate mixture.

Remove from heat and stir in the strawberry puree (or strawberry syrup). Adjust the color as desired with the food coloring.

Pink hot chocolate in a glass mug with whipped cream and pink sanding sugar.

Once you have reached your desired shade of pink, ladle the hot chocolate into your serving glasses and top with a generous amount of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pink sanding sugar. Homemade marshmallows would make a tasty topping as well.

Enjoy your beautiful pink velvet hot chocolate!

Not a fan of pink? Try this green hot chocolate recipe, instead!

Recipe FAQ

How can I make my own strawberry puree?

To make your own strawberry puree blend ½ cup of chopped strawberries for about 2 minutes, or until fully pureed. If you want to be fancy you can strain your puree through a hand strainer to remove the seeds before adding it to the pot (this step is entirely optional).

Can I leave out the cream cheese?

Sure, if you aren’t a fan of cream cheese you can leave it out.

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4.65 from 28 votes

Pink Hot Chocolate

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Rich, sweet, and creamy pink velvet hot chocolate perfect for a chilly winter night or on Valentine’s Day!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, warm up the milk over medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until hot (not boiling!)
  • Turn the heat down to low and add the cream cheese and vanilla extract. Whisk until melted.
  • Whisk in the white chocolate until melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the strawberry puree (or strawberry syrup). Adjust the color as desired with the food coloring.
  • Serve immediately topped with whipped cream and pink sugar.

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Notes

To make your own strawberry puree blend ½ cup of chopped strawberries for about 2 minutes, or until fully pureed. If you want to be fancy you can strain your puree through a hand strainer to remove the seeds before adding it to the pot (this step is entirely optional).
Or you can use a strawberry syrup in place of the strawberry puree if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1223IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 454mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. This almost looks like a unicorn hot chocolate! So fun!! I love that some of the color comes from the strawberry and the coloring is optional.

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