I couldn’t help myself. I’m in the Valentine’s Day spirit and had to create another treat, perfect for two.
Be sure to check out my Chocolate Fruit Crisp, a dessert also meant to be shared with someone you love.
Who doesn’t love a good cup of hot chocolate? What if I told you that you could easily make a strawberry white hot chocolate with only 5 REAL food ingredients? Would you be as excited as I am? I thought so! You are in luck because I have created just that for you – just in time for Valentine’s Day.
If you take a look at any package of white chocolate you will usually find added ingredients, which I personally try to stay away from in the name of health. A main difference between white chocolate and milk or dark chocolate is the lack of cocoa solids.
Cocoa Butter is a Natural Aphrodisiac
When you remove the cocoa solids you remove most of the flavor, so to make white “chocolate” other ingredients must be added – like sugar, lecithin (usually soy), and other flavorings for taste. Cheap versions may not contain cocoa butter at all. I prefer to use cocoa butter alone and add my own flavorings so I know they are top quality.
Cocoa butter is the fat from cocoa beans, which is extracted from cocoa beans as they are processed to make chocolate and cocoa powder. Using the butter from cocoa is the perfect way to add the flavor of chocolate without other unnecessary additives. Perfect for a cozy cup of Strawberry White Hot Chocolate.
Cuddle up with someone special and share this warming beverage any time of the year!
- Add all of the ingredients to a small sauce pan over medium low heat.
- Warm through until the cocoa butter is melted, strawberries are thawed, and the coconut milk is warm, but not boiling.
- Add the mixture to a blender (being careful to start slow as the liquid is hot) and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.