We’d had this Grinch movie night planned for a while and I made the perfect drink! This easy Grinch Hot Cocoa Recipe is so simple and so fun, I might have to make it again to make my Grinchy-heart swell.
The movie, the cold weather and kids that were bored? It was the perfect formula for fun. We’ve added this to our list of holiday Grinchmas Ideas.
If you’re contemplating your own Grinch movie night, be sure to check out these 25+ Adorably Green Grinch Recipes–you’re sure to find more than one that will make your movie night awesome.
But back to how delicious this particular white hot chocolate is–and how fun it is to make. I’m not kidding that this disappeared in a matter of minutes. The kids really did love it.
And, it didn’t hurt that we had the Grinch movie on and were cuddling up under a toasty blanket.
If you’re ready for a toasty warm Grinch drink, well, let’s grab a whisk and get makin’!
How to Make This Grinch Hot Cocoa Recipe
In a large saucepan, whisk or stir together milk, heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk over low to medium heat until the mixture becomes hot and steamy.
(If you were making mint hot cocoa instead of Grinch hot cocoa, you’d stir together milk, vanilla, food coloring and mint chocolate in a medium saucepan. But that’s just if you were doing a whole different recipe…)
Reduce heat and stir in your white chocolate chips and some drops of green food coloring (leave this out and it’s just white hot chocolate–nothing to do with the Grinch).
As soon as the chocolate chips have melted, remove the hot cocoa from heat.
Serve topped with whipped cream, miniature marshmallows or a jumbo heart red sprinkles.
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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Grinch Hot Cocoa Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
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Make it a Meal:
Main Dish: Boneless BBQ Pork Ribs
Vegetable Side: Two Cheese Squash Casserole
Starch Side: Parmesan Ranch Oven Steak Fries
Refreshing Drink: Candy Apple Mocktail
Best Grinch Recipes:
Once you make this Grinch Hot Cocoa Recipe, you’ll probably need a few more grinchy recipes to watch the Grinch movie with, because, let’s face it, the Grinch is cool. So cool, in fact, that green may be your new “thing”. So, to get your started down that road, I pulled together some of the best Grinch recipes you’ll see anywhere.
More Hot Cocoa Recipes:
Oh, you’re not really here just for the whole Grinch Hot Chocolate thing? You just really like hot cocoa and cuddling? Well, yeah, me too! So, if you’re into it, I’ve pulled together some additional cocoa recipes that you’re going to love.
- Spicy Hot Chocolate
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- Explosive Hot Chocolate
- Vegan Unicorn Hot Cocoa
- Crockpot Hot Chocolate
Grinch Hot Cocoa Recipe
How fun is this easy Grinch hot cocoa recipe?! I love this easy homemade hot cocoa so much, I am definitely feeling my heart grow a few sizes! LOL!
- 6 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips
- Green gel food coloring
- Whipped cream or miniature marshmallows for topping
- Jumbo heart sprinkles for topping
- In a large saucepan, whisk together your milk, heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk over low to medium heat until the mixture becomes hot and steamy.
- Reduce heat and stir in your white chocolate chips and green food coloring.
- As soon as the chocolate chips have melted, remove the hot cocoa from heat.
- Serve topped with whipped cream, miniature marshmallows or a jumbo heart sprinkle.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 0gSugar: 39gProtein: 14g