Make Valentine’s Day a little sweeter with a cozy cup of Rose White Hot Chocolate. Sharing a batch of this creamy, floral nectar is just as romantic as giving (or receiving) chocolates and a dozen roses!
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So Valentine’s Day is here, and I’ve been trying not to roll my eyes about it ever since I saw the heart stuff at Target before New Year’s Eve. Seriously.
I’m not single these days, but even still, I don’t love Valentine’s Day. Pink isn’t my color. I don’t want a dumb teddy bear. And I definitely don’t need any more stuff or weird flavorless candies.
Plus, after reminiscing with my best friend over the weekend, I realized I can’t say I recall that many amazing Valentine’s Day memories. I thought about it and here’s what I came up with:
- Decorating shoebox mailboxes in Kindergarten.
- Attending a totally awkward Valentine’s Dance in 9th grade.
- Making chocolate-covered strawberries with my gal pals in my dorm room.
So, nothing to see here!
Chris and I can’t even remember what we did last year! I’m pretty sure he bought me flowers and chocolate though. (More specifically, a box of chocolate caramels because he knows they’re my favorite).
Those are the staples of every Valentine’s Day, whether you like it or not. And really, who are you if you don’t like either of these things? Even me, a stalwart cupid dissenter cannot say no to flowers and chocolate.
That’s why today I’m putting them together into a drink that’s perfect in February whether you’re celebrating or hating Valentine’s Day.
Rose White Hot Chocolate marries flowers and chocolate into a smooth, creamy drink that’s cozy with a hint of rose.
They actually make a lovely flavor in cocktails, like you’re tasting exactly how they smell. It’s weird at first, but so cool!
(Though be warned if you have a pollen allergy! I have a mild one but I can do small amounts.)
Rose water is a flavored water made by steeping rose petals in water. It’s very common in Middle Eastern recipes and it’s a great way to add a bit of floral flavor to baked goods and drinks.
If you want to add booze, I’d suggest vodka or even a white chocolate liqueur.
This drink is perfect for Valentine’s Day, and Galentine’s Day too!
Speaking of which! I’m teaming up with some fellow bloggers today in the fight against pediatric cancer. We’re all sharing Valentine’s recipes in hopes that we can make a difference!
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- 4 cups of half-and half or heavy cream (or any milk of your choice)
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces white chocolate, broken or chopped into small pieces
- 1-2 teaspoons rose water, to taste
- sprinkle of edible rose petals for garnish
- In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together cream, vanilla and white chocolate until chocolate has melted. Bring mixture to a low simmer (but don't allow a boil).
- Remove from heat. Stir in the rose water.
- Immediately pour into two mugs. Sprinkle with rose petals if desired.
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Substitute white chocolate chips if you wish! Feel free to add 1.5 ounces vodka or white chocolate liqueur if you wish.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 695Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 0gSugar: 45gProtein: 13g
Check out some of the other delicious treats from the other bloggers who participated!
Yellow Heart-Shaped Rainbow Funfetti Cookies from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Julie of Julie Blanner
Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Brownie Cookies from Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies from Debi of Life Currents
Double Dark Chocolate Chery Black Forest Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
White Chocolate Valentine Madeleine Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Steak with Pink Peppercorn Sauce from Sonja of Ginger & Toasted Sesame
Creamy Beet Risotto from Rachel of Copper & Verdigris
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Red Velvet Donuts from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
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Rose Meringue Cookies from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry from Shashi of Savory Spin
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie from Sarah of Sarah Cooks the Books
Cream Wafer Cookies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol
Raspberry Fudge Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Raspberry Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Syltkakor Raspberry Jam Cookies from Megan of Stetted
No-Bake Chocolate Tart from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies from Angela of About a Mom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Lisa of TasteCookSip
Chai Latte Shortbread Hearts from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry and Cream Cookies from Ashley of A Cup of Charming
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Galete Waffle Cookies from Shaina of Food for My Family
Almond Shortbread Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Easy Strawberry Fudge from Chrysa of Thrifty Jinxy
Valentine’s Day Mug Hug Cookies from Aimee of Southern From Scratch
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Easy Crinkle Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Meringue Cookies from Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen
Gluten Free Lavendar Shortbread Cookies from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Fruit Filled Chocolate Waffle Cones from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Chocolate and Vanilla Sweetheart Cookies from Sheila of Life, Love, and Good Food
Raspberry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Nancy of The Bitter Side of Sweet
Chai Spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies from Ashley of Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Heart Happy Valentine Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake from TammyJo of The Chocolate Cult
Persian rice cookies from Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking
Chocolate Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies from Julianne of Beyond Frosting
Fudgy Chocolate Sixlets Cookies from Barbara of Barbara Bakes
Bake Chocolate Donuts with Cherry Glaze from Deb of Taste & Tell