Image Map
Would you be so kind as to "like" my facebook page?

Please excuse the lack of photos in some of my older posts as I am trying to slowly go back through and add the photos that were accidentally deleted

February 11, 2012

Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa for Valentine's Day {Holiday Recipe Club}

Here's a delicious Valentine's Day treat for your sweetheart.

It's sweet, it's warm and comforting, and it's pink (though you can't totally tell from the picture).

At first we were suspicious... "Why melt the ice cream?!? Why add water?!" But boy was it worth it.

Don't question it.

Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa
slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pint strawberry ice cream
  • 2 cups water
  • Whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles

In a medium-sized bowl, melt the chocolate chips and dip the top of four mugs into the chocolate. Set aside, allowing chocolate to harden.

In a medium pot, whisk together the butter, sugar, and ice cream over medium high heat until melted.  Whisk in the water, one cup at a time until your favorite texture/flavor is achieved.  Heat just until steaming.  Pour into chocolate-rimmed mugs.  Garnish with a dollop of whipping cream and a sprinkling of chocolate sprinkles.

*We only made two glasses, and only added in 2 cups of water vs. 4 cups. We used less chocolate chips for the rims since we were only having two glasses, also.

Your sweet is sure to think you're sweet if you make this for him or her. What says "I love you" more than chocolate-dipped rims and strawberry ice cream?

It's love in a glass.

I'm participating in Erin's Holiday Recipe Club. Check out all the tasty Valentine treats in the blog hop below. 

Peace, and bacon grease!


Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

What a neat idea, Desi!! And so yummy :) So fun joining you on this blog hop :)

Noelle said...

Yummy I must try this one soon!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

That's lovely and tasty!

Erin said...

Oh yes please!

Erin said...

I will take one of these any day! Looks delicious!

Laura said...

Great recipe you created! Nice to "meet" you through this blog hop :)

ERIN said...

Oooh this looks so interesting! I love the tops dipped in chocolate too, so perfect for a holiday dessert :)

Chris said...

So why is it that on Valentine's day, we give our loved ones fattening food (candies, cakes, etc)? Are we trying to fatten them up so they can't run away? ha ha

The Alchemist said...

That looks delicious!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

This is amazing! I love the idea. And the chocolate rims? Perfect!

Desi said...

Thanks, everyone! Nice to meet you too, Laura :)

Little Mommy Kim said...

Ooh! This looks sooo good!

Unknown said...

Oh Desi, this looks fantastic! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing with us.