Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is already right around the corner?! How better to impress your sweetheart than with this super easy but super impressive Raspberry Basil Hot Chocolate. I mean, doesn’t it just sound fancy?! Also raspberry and chocolate together seem like a perfect Valentine’s Day flavor combination!
Now if you’re hesitant about this flavor, I totally get it, but I’d also ask you to trust me. This flavor was inspired by a dessert made on the Holiday Baking Championship. The contestant made a raspberry basil dessert that sat on top of a chocolate brownie. And the judges loved it! I figure if the flavor combination worked for them, it would work for hot chocolate.
When I was first writing this recipe, I wasn’t sure about buying raspberries in the winter, and hot chocolate isn’t exactly what you’re looking for in the summer. Then I discovered canned raspberries. I had no idea such a thing existed! But they make for the perfect flavor addition to hot chocolate.
I’m honestly so surprised by how much I enjoyed this flavor combination. The raspberry flavor is not too overpowering, and there is just a hint of basil – enough to taste, but not too much!