Raspberry Basil Hot Chocolate

Raspberry Basil Hot Chocolate

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!

Raspberry Basil Hot Chocolate

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.

Heating basil in milk

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.

Canned Raspberries

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!

Straining the basil out of the hot milk

Super easy recipe that is sure to impress your Valentine! #raspberry #basil #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #recipe #easyrecipe #valentinesday #valentine #bemine #iloveyou

Raspberry Basil Hot Chocolate

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 mug


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup canned raspberries and juice


  • Place chocolate and raspberries with juice in a heatproof bowl (preferably with a spout), and set aside.
  • Combine milk and basil in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, whisking frequently. (The faster you whisk, the foamier the milk will be.)
  • When the milk mixture looks like it's about to boil, remove from heat and pour through a strainer into bowl over the chocolate, catching the basil in the strainer.
  • Let sit about 1 minute, then whisk until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a mug and enjoy.


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