Pink makes everything more lovely, and pink hot chocolate is certainly no exception! This Valentine’s Day I went in search of some pink cocoa to make a few gifts I had in mind, and to my surprise it was really hard to find! The few I did manage to find weren’t exactly the healthiest, so I decided to create my own mix using clean ingredients — and it just so happens to be dairy free & vegan, too!

This pink hot chocolate turned out even better than I expected, with notes of berries & cream that are oh so sweet and yummy. It checks all my boxes for looking good, tasting good, and being (semi 😉 ) good for me!

The pink is actually really pretty — soft yet still vibrant. It’s a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds, and is extremely festive for Valentine’s Day, a Galentine’s Day party, or even a Wednesday afternoon. (On Wednesdays we drink pink!)

This mix is also really easy to make once you have all the ingredients on hand. I will admit they might be a tad exotic (nothing Amazon can’t handle!) but you can make quite a bit of this mix once you invest in the ingredients. It’s totally worth it for a sweet V-Day treat as delightful as pink cocoa!

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Pink Hot Chocolate Recipe

To make this delightfully pink hot chocolate mix, you will need:

For the raspberry and strawberry powder, you can also grind up freeze-dried raspberries & strawberries if they are a little easier to find.

Once you have all your ingredients the rest is simple — just mix them all together (use a food processor/blender to get a fine-ish, evenly mixed powder), then use 3 TBSP and your favorite non-dairy milk to make the pink cocoa (blend together, then heat on the stove).

Pink Hot Chocolate Mason Jar Gift (w/ Free Printable Tags)

This mix also makes a super cute gift for Valentine’s Day (or any day…). Add 3/4 c. of the mix to a mason jar*, then top with heart shaped marshmallows and conversation hearts. Add a cutie tag (free printable here!) tied with festive yarn/ribbon and package with a mug or some cute paper cups.

I found the recipe below to make about 36 TBSP, so at 3 TBSP per cup of cocoa, that’s 12 servings. If you do 3/4 c. of the mix in each jar (4 servings), one batch will get you 3 jars. You can easily double (or triple) the recipe, though, depending on how much you need.

Pink Hot Chocolate

Recipe by The Confetti Bar
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

A pink hot chocolate recipe that’s delightfully delicious — and dairy free, too!

Ingredients

  • For The Pink Hot Chocolate Mix:
  • 3/4 c. coconut milk powder

  • 1/2 c. vegan white chocolate (ground)

  • 1/2 c. sugar

  • 2 TBSP raspberry powder

  • 2 TBSP strawberry powder

  • 2 TBSP pink pitaya powder

  • 2 tsp vanilla powder

  • 2 pinches pink himalayan sea salt

  • For the Pink Hot Chocolate:
  • 3 TBSP Pink Hot Chocolate mix

  • 1 c. non-dairy milk (extra creamy oat milk is delicious!)

  • Non-dairy whipped topping

  • Marshmallows

  • Conversation hearts (optional)

Directions

  • To Make The Pink Hot Chocolate Mix:
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl; whisk to combine.
    (To create more of an evenly mixed powder, add to blender or food processor and pulse until a finer powder.)
  • To Make Pink Hot Chocolate:
  • Add 3 TBSP of Pink Hot Chocolate mix + 1 cup of non-dairy milk to a blender.
  • Blend for 30 seconds – 1 minute.
  • Pour mixture into a saucepan on the stove and heat on medium-low until hot.
  • Pour mixture into a mug and top with non-dairy whipped cream, marshmallows, and conversation hearts (optional).

Recipe Video

Notes

  • You can grind up freeze-dried raspberries / strawberries to make powders.
  • This mix makes a great gift by adding to a mason jar with marshmallows and conversation hearts!