This post was last updated on February 11th, 2016 at 11:29 am
The Half Pints make a Valentine’s Day-inspired rendition of their favorite night time beverage (warm milk).
They brainstormed the project: What to make it pink? Hibiscus? No, that makes it more purple, though it does taste great and required a lot of sampling just to be sure. Perhaps it was the hibiscus that inspired Frederick: prickly pear syrup! Indeed, there is nothing quite as bright pink as a pink prickly pear — the very nutritious fruit of a cactus. You’ll get great coloration from strawberry, raspberry, or cherry, but that prickly pear is hard to beat on color and flavor.
The kids were ready to harvest some more and make a new batch of syrup as our supply dwindled with this project. As luck would have it, the harvest is in the fall. 🙂
Valentine’s Drink Ingredients
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/3 cup of cream
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 4 tablespoons of prickly pear syrup (strawberry, cherry, or raspberry will do)
Valentine’s Drink Steps
- Place ingredients in a saucepan
- Place them over medium heat for about five minutes.
- Whisk every minute or so.