This Strawberry Hot Chocolate was a refreshing way to use the extra strawberries from my CSA box. Even Chad enjoyed the strawberry-infused beverage. Make sure to use a fine mesh strainer to keep bits of strawberry out of the drink and the texture smooth.
I mashed the berries before adding them to the milk, but they can also be tossed into a blender and pureed.
For garnish, I sprinkled mini marshmallows, mini white chocolate chips, and some pink sprinkles over the hot chocolate. Whipped cream would also be great.
Strawberry Hot Chocolate
Adapted from Kitchen Simmer
2 cups milk
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled
In a saucepan, heat milk over low heat. Add the white chocolate chips and stir until melted.
In a small bowl, mash the strawberries. Add the strawberries to the milk and chocolate. Let steep on very low heat for about 5 minutes.
Pour through a fine strainer into a medium bowl. Serve hot in mugs.