If you’re a big Star Wars fan AND you read blogs, you’ll know that there are a million recipes for the ever iconic Blue Milk – or Bantha Milk – floating around the internet, and will also know that mine will probably just get lost amongst the madness.
However, after seeing THREE different ones in a row whilst scrolling through Pinterest one afternoon, I just *had* to make a hot chocolate version. My long-term readers will know about my love of hot chocolates (and how it’s particularly strong around this time of year!), and I just couldn’t let it rest, so here we are!
Honestly, it wasn’t easy developing this recipe. Because I wanted to colour this drink, I knew it needed to start out white, which meant I needed to use actual chocolate. I tried a few times to use and melt real chocolate, but it ended up being too fiddly and it just took too long.
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When I have hot chocolate, I want to be able to quickly whip it up before settling down to watch a movie or read a book, not slave over the stove for ages whilst a big chunk of chocolate melts. To solve this problem, I opted for an instant white chocolate mix, which I will link in the recipe.
I’ve been wanting to share Star Wars related recipes and DIY projects on the blog for a long time now, but none of my ideas have worked out until now. Hopefully, in 2021, I am able to bring you more Star Wars related posts because I have really fallen in love with this entire franchise.
I have loved every moment I have spent watching the movies and TV shows related to it, reading other people’s content about it, scrolling through all the memes about it, and reading way too many online discussions about the smallest details about many different storylines 🙊 Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!
YOU WILL NEED:
For ONE cup:
♡ One sachet of Nestle Milky Bar Hot Chocolate
♡ 1/4 cup water
♡ 1 tsp sugar
♡ 3/4 milk
♡ 1 tsp peppermint flavour extract
♡ Chefmaster Neon Brite Brite Liqua-Gel Food Colour
♡ Mini marshmallows or whipped cream (optional, but always a plus!)
1. Empty the hot chocolate sachet into a mug, and add your teaspoon of sugar.
2. Boil a 1/4 cup of water, pour it into your mug and stir until everything is dissolved.
3. Add in 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
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4. Heat up 3/4 cup of milk – either on the stove or in short bursts in the microwave – then carefully pour it to your mug and stir.
5. Add one drop of your food colour into your mug and mix thoroughly. Decorate with mini marshmallows or whipped cream if you’re feeling like something extra sweet (it certainly looks more appealing than what Luke had to drink, that’s for sure! 😅) – then enjoy! 😋
I know not everyone is a fan of peppermint, but I thought it was fitting for not only the colour but also this time of year. However, you could try a range of different flavour extracts with this drink 🙌
You could also make this recipe using real chocolate if you’re a more patient person than I am! You would get a much richer flavour. I can’t guarantee how similar the colour would turn out as I haven’t tried it, but judging by the hot chocolate recipes that I read online, it seems that a lot of people love making their regular hot chocolates using real chocolate and melting it on the stove, which was a huge surprise to me!
I’ve got the biggest sweet tooth out of anyone I know – random workers are always surprised when they come inside our house and all my stuff is shaped like candy, filled with it, or decorated by it – but I don’t think I could drink hot chocolates made melted chocolate 😳
Before you go, tell me: how do YOU make your hot chocolates? 👇
Until next time,