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Strawberry Hot Chocolate

As I am sure you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I think that most people out there have been touched by this disease in one way or another.   I recently had a friend diagnosed with breast cancer, and I became even more aware of it.  According to BreastCancer.Org 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their life.  About 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.  To me, the moral of the story is it can affect just about any one!  And the best way to find it – self exams.  Please, take the 1 minute a month and do this test on yourself!

So Cassie, from Bake Your Day and I are teaming up this week.  We rallied the tro0ps and are bringing you a full week of pink recipes, or recipes that are helpful in fighting cancer.  Each day at the bottom of our posts you will see links to the other blogs who are helping us raise awareness.  Check out what they make, we have some seriously talented people involved! And the end of the week we will even have a fun giveaway.

Today I went with pink.  I made a strawberry hot chocolate.  You could go the quick route and use Nesquik strawberry powder, but I used actual fresh strawberries.  So maybe it is a little on the healthier side too :)  The fresh strawberries give it a not too sweet, and real strawberry flavor.  Great way to warm up on these cooler days.


Strawberry Hot Chocolate
 
 
Fresh strawberries and white chocolate in this warm and comforting drink for winter.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk (I used skim milk)
  • ½ pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 Tbls sugar
  • 2 oz white chocolate
Instructions
  1. Combine the strawberries and sugar together, and let sit for 30 minutes, or until they get nice and juicy. Once juicy, use a food process or blender to puree them.
  2. In a small saucepan heat the milk over medium low heat. Add the chocolate, and stir until melted. Stir in the strawberries. Simmer for a few minutes until everything is well blended.
  3. Pour through a strainer to remove the seeds before serving. Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream.
Notes
Adapted from Bakingdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Great idea to raise awareness. Pink is my favorite color. I cannot wait to see all of the creative creations to support Breast Cancer.

  2. A very interesting twist for hot chocolate! And I love that many of you are baking for a cause. Have a nice day!

  3. Thanks for organizing this wonderful week of cancer awareness, Erin! What a yummy twist on hot chocolate…my daughter would love this!!

  4. Mmm! This looks so good and for such a great cause! LOVE IT!

  5. Such a great recipe, Erin! I am so glad you had this idea. I love it!

  6. Amazing! I could really use a glass right now!

  7. Lovely! Such a touching post :)

  8. Yum, this looks so good! Love that you colored the hot chocolate naturally and what a wonderful cause!

  9. Erin this is a great hot chocolate, I will keep this in mind for sure. I bet it is really tasty too. Thanks for sharing, and kudos for you and Cassie for doing a week of pink!

  10. What a great color and cause! I would love if you entered this recipe in my Power of Pink Challenge. All participants are entered into a drawing to win a $100 donation to the charity of your choice: http://www.beantownbaker.com/2012/10/5th-annual-power-of-pink-challenge.html

  11. Love that you guys are hosting this great week of awareness!

  12. Love this! I have never even thought of strawberry hot chocolate but now I need to get me some! Cant wait to see the rest of the recipes this week. :)

  13. Hooray strawberry hot chocolate, booo boob cancer! Thanks for raising awareness!

  14. I love that you used fresh strawberries for this!

  15. Love this idea, Erin! My kids would go gaga over this, and it’s so perfect for your breast cancer awareness week!

  16. This is a phenomenal idea! yum. This looks amazing.

  17. This is a great thing you’re doing, Erin. I’ve had my own scare so this cause hits home. The hot chocolate sounds great. :)

  18. Erin thanks for starting this week of awareness which such a pretty pink recipe! This hot chocolate is lovely and I’m sure it tastes delicious. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s posts this week!

  19. Perfect drink to kick off the breast cancer awareness! Thank you for putting the word out! Great drink.

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