Raspberry White Hot Chocolate

So long, January, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

I’m thrilled to bid farewell to this dreary month with a pretty pink drink. Raspberry White Hot Chocolate marks the end of Hot Chocolate Week—where “week” is loosely defined as “that period of time that shall not conform to a calendar week wherein I post hot chocolate recipes until I decide to stop”—and the beginning of Valentine’s Day season on the blog. Get out your tutus and glitter guns, because things are going to get obscenely cute around here for a few weeks.

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I’m not usually in such a rush to usher in Valentine’s Day, but this month has been a grind of illness and work and other nonsense that takes up a lot of time but doesn’t make for good blog content. Suffice it to say, I am over January and am ready to deck my halls with inflatable cupids and heart garlands in all shapes and sizes.

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Fortunately I have this Raspberry White Hot Chocolate to help me make the transition! This beautiful beverage is made with real raspberry puree, white chocolate, and a mix of milk and cream, to produce a rich, comforting drink that tastes like melted berries & cream ice cream.

I love this drink because it’s so different from most hot chocolate recipes. Don’t get me wrong–I  love a mug of deep, dark hot cocoa as much as the next chocoholic, but there’s something so fun and refreshing and cheerful about seeing a bright pink drink! And you know the rule—pink drinks have to be topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. Don’t fight it, it’s a necessity. A few fresh raspberries complete the garnish and give these white hot chocolates the perfect touch.

Make these for your family, your valentine, or just for yourself, to celebrate the fact that we made it through January. Bring it on, February–nothing is a match for raspberries and white chocolate!

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If you want to catch up on the rest of hot chocolate week, here’s what you might have missed:

Frozen Hot Chocolate | SugarHero.com

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Lavender Hot Chocolate | SugarHero.com

Lavender Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate | SugarHero.com

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Finally, if you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day inspiration, I’ve put together a slideshow of some of my favorite Valentine’s Day dessert ideas, from SugarHero and around the web:


Raspberry White Hot Chocolate
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This warm, comforting drink is made with real raspberry puree and white chocolate. It's beautiful, delicious, and tastes like melted berries & cream ice cream!
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 6
  • 12 oz raspberries, fresh or defrosted from frozen
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup cream
  • 6 oz white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  1. Sprinkle the sugar on the raspberries and toss to combine. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, until they start to soften and release their juices. Blend the raspberries in a blender, then pour the puree through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove the seeds. You should be left with about ¾ cup of puree. If you have more, save it for another use.
  2. Combine the milk and cream in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer—you want bubbles to appear along the sides of the pan’s edges, but don’t bring it to a full boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chopped white chocolate. Whisk until the chocolate is melted, then add the berry puree, vanilla extract, and salt.
  3. Serve immediately with whipped cream and fresh berries on top. It can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat it in the microwave or on the stove top.
For the best taste and texture, do not substitute white chips for the chopped white chocolate bar. Chips are usually made with palm oil instead of cocoa butter, and they tend to be hard to melt. If you find chips made with cocoa butter, those are a fine substitute, otherwise, look for white chocolate bars. This makes a thick drink, and if you prefer a thinner one, add more milk until you get a texture you like.


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52 Responses to Raspberry White Hot Chocolate
  1. Aww! So cute! And I am standing here, staring at the computer with my glitter gun poised and ready. What are we doing now? Tell me quick, because I have to cook dinner soon, and I don’t know if I can manage with only one free hand. . . .

  2. Genius! I am sad hot chocolate month is over because every week I look forward to another awesome creation. I’ll have throw a hot chocolate party with your recipes to celebrate a new month.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks Nicole! My life could use more hot chocolate parties, that’s for sure. Why don’t we have those every weekend??

  3. I love it x1000. Who says hot chocolate has to be dark and bitter? Let it be pink, and vanilla-y and with berries!

  4. Danguole says:

    My, what a splendid week it’s been here. Bring on the obscene cuteness my friend–I can’t wait to see what you do!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks D! I minored in obscene cuteness in college. It’s proven to be even more useful than my English major. Go figure. :)

  5. Cindy says:

    This sounds amazing and is so pretty, too! It makes me want to shoot heart shaped glitter from a canon and high five cupid.

  6. Johlene says:

    I love these!! I cant wait to see what you make in the next few weeks to celebrate Valentine´s!! I´m excited to see.. Have a great weekend!! Xx

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks Johlene! Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday to play around with…I’m excited to see what you do as well!

  7. dina says:

    i love white chocolate. and fresh raspberries. this sounds wonderful!

  8. Wauw, you’ve really been into hot chocolates lately. This one is definitely the fanciest of them all though! I hope this chocolate week never ends ;)
    Now, I wonder if I could use blueberries since my house is lacking those raspberries…

    • Elizabeth says:

      I know, I have had a hot chocolate problem lately. Guilty! I’ve never tried it with blueberries but if you give it a go I’d love to hear how it turns out!

  9. Loving the hot chocolate recipes at the moment! Perfectly warming on a cold day and they look absolutely delicious! ):

  10. These look almost too pretty to drink, but it wouldn’t stop me from drinking all of it. I’ve got my tutu and tiara ready to go- bring on the Valentine’s recipes!

  11. Your hot chocolate week looks like perfection, and just what I need with all this cold weather we’ve been having! What a perfect drink for a cozy Valentine’s night!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thank you Cate! The cold weather some parts of the country have experienced is insane! Let’s all stay indoors with our hot chocolate instead. :)

  12. Your white chocolate looks delicious and romantic! I love the color!

  13. Norma says:

    How adorable! And delicious!

  14. I’m SO over January, as well. Bring on February! This is a great Valentine’s idea..love the mugs :) I’m sure I’ve told you this before, but you have really amazing photography!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks Ashley! January gets a huge thumb’s down, and February is going to have to work pretty hard to redeem itself. :) And thank you also for the photography compliment–that means a lot! It always feels like a big work in progress–always so much more to work on! I really appreciate it.

  15. I am not really into traditional hot chocolate, but this looks amazing!!!!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thank you Jackie! But we have to talk about how you’re really not into traditional hot chocolates. I know what all those words mean individually, but put together? I’m so confused! :)

  16. Got my glue gun ready. I’m ready when you are. This is an insanely beautiful drink. I bet it tastes amazing. Pinned.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks Jennie! Obviously I think taste is important, but I admit I’m also a sucker for anything pretty (or shiny!). It’s hard to resist a pink drink. :)

  17. cakewhiz says:

    Omg! I can’t wait to make this… it looks so pretty and pink and perfect for this time of this year when mother nature is dumping tonnes of snow!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Ugh, mother nature is the worst! Let’s all stay in with hot drinks and ride out the worst of it. Let me know what you think if you give it a try!

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  19. Um, this is adorable. It’s like the strawberry milk of hot chocolate! Except not at all because it’s raspberry. Whatever. It’s awesome. And January: I wash my hands of you.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Haha, I feel ya! Strawberry milk, raspberry hot chocolate…I know where you’re going with that! And seriously, good riddance to January. Hope your February is treating you better so far!

  20. Oh my gosh, i have so much catching up to do on your blog, beginning with all these amazing hot cocoa recipes! This one will probably be my favorite because, well, it’s pink! Plus, it sounds awesome. And i love your raspberry garnish :)

    • Elizabeth says:

      Oh, I get it! I am way, way behind on blog reading myself….somehow there are never enough hours in the day! Thanks for stopping by, Amy. :)

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  22. Carrie says:

    My kids and I were so excited to try this for Valentine’s Day, but as soon as I poured the raspberry puree in and added the vanilla it curdled. It looked so bad no one wanted to try it. Finally we did and it wasn’t good, so lumpy. I read the recipe over and over and it seems we followed it perfectly. I’m not sure what went wrong. Disappointed!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Hi Carrie, I’m so sorry to hear that the recipe didn’t work for you! I hate to hear that. If ever you have questions or want some help troubleshooting, please don’t hesitate to email me at elizabeth (at) sugarhero.com!

  23. lucylovett says:

    Good grief, no wonder Americans are all obese – how many calories in that?

    • Elizabeth says:

      I don’t know the calorie count, but you’re welcome to plug it into one of the many free tools available online to find out. It’s not low calorie, of course, but it’s also meant to be a dessert, not a beverage to have with your breakfast. And in the future, please try not to denigrate an entire country, thanks.

  24. Natalie says:

    i did exactly as the instructions said, and even waited for the milk and chocolate mixture to cool a bit before adding the raspberry purée, for fear of it curdling, but it didn’t help. Totally curdled and was undrinkable. Huge bummer. Are you sure the instructions are totally correct? I just wasted a bunch of quality ingredients but I feel like there’s something missing in the directions…….

    • Elizabeth says:

      Hi Natalie, So sorry to hear of the problems with the recipe, and I’m sorry for the belated reply. I haven’t experienced this problem personally, but I wonder if it has something to do with the white chocolate you used? Either the cocoa butter %, or if it wasn’t real white chocolate, the palm kernel oil? I have had other hot chocolates separate in the past and have usually had good luck blending them together on a high speed in a blender–this seems to help with the separation issue. I’m sure it’s too late but that might be something to try for next time, or if you ever encounter this with a different recipe?

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  27. Oh my! These are so festive. I love them. I am definitely going to have to try these soon. :)

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