A delicious unicorn drink for kids, this colorful Unicorn Hot Chocolate is a whimsical dessert that’s perfect for a Unicorn Birthday Party or a family movie night!
Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe
A sweet, creamy, and colorful hot chocolate recipe that comes with a big heaping of magic (and sprinkles).
This unicorn hot chocolate recipe is a whimsical treat for a cold winter day.
Our unicorn hot chocolate may look time-consuming and over-the-top but it’s super quick to whip together. Less than 5 minutes and you can have the most magical unicorn hot chocolate ever.
And don’t worry if you don’t have all of the ingredients that I used to decorate our hot chocolate – just raid the baking cupboard and see what works. (Of course, if you want to shop and plan ahead, I’ve included shoppable Amazon links in the recipe below.)
We used a white chocolate cocoa mix and added hot milk, but you can do a mix of hot water and milk, use a pre-made unicorn hot chocolate like this one, or even swap in your favorite hot chocolate recipe. (We have a yummy strawberry cream cheese hot chocolate recipe here that I call “pink velvet” that uses white chocolate chips in the recipe.)
There are so many occasions that I think this unicorn hot chocolate would be perfect for!
- Slumber parties
- Unicorn birthday party
- Family movie night
- To enjoy while reading fairy tales or Harry Potter (they have unicorns in the books)
- Fancy “tea party” on a cold day
- A sweet (not spooky) Halloween party
- A Sleeping Beauty party or movie night
You can even swap out the unicorn elements and call this a Sleeping Beauty hot chocolate, a fairy hot chocolate, etc etc.
But just serving this magical hot chocolate makes a special occasion! Ella and I just enjoyed it on a low-key Saturday night and she was pretty pumped! (About the hot chocolate anyways, she wasn’t too pleased that I insisted on taking pictures of everything before she got to dig in.)
If you do any cupcake decorating, I highly recommend looking into a simple fondant tool kit like this one. It has everything you need for letters, flowers and decorations like the unicorn ears and horn in this post. (The one I’m linking to also has a carrying case.)
More Unique Hot Chocolate Recipes:
- Crockpot Triple Chocolate Hot Chocolate
- Hot Chocolate Fudge
- Nutella Hot Chocolate from Gimme Some Oven
- Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Hot Chocolate
- OREO White Hot Chocolate from the Soccer Mom Blog
- Hot Chocolate Pudding
- Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
- “Snowman Soup” Hot Chocolate from B-Inspired Mama
- Hot Chocolate Eggnog Cookies
- Healthy Hot Chocolate
- Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
- Healthy Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate from In the Kids’ Kitchen
Unicorn Hot Chocolate Ingredients
- White hot chocolate powder
- White chocolate or candy melts <– you can also use frosting
- Cool Whip
- Food dye
- Unicorn-inspired sprinkles
- Colorful mini marshmallows
- Gumpaste or fondant (to make your own unicorn ears and horn, optional) <– you can also use these pre-made ears and horns
- Edible Gold Shimmer
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: the mugs and unicorn ears and horns can be prepared a day in advance, which can save you time for when you want to whip up this recipe. (Makes serving a crowd easier.)
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Hot chocolate mugs
- Microwave-safe bowls (2)
- Fondant tools, if making unicorn ears and horns (This set has everything you need for a variety of fondant projects – including a carrying case!)
- Clean paintbrush, if making unicorn ears and horns
How to Make Unicorn Hot Chocolate
If making your own unicorn ears and horns, shape a small piece of gumpaste or fondant into ovals with one slightly pointed end (to resemble the unicorn ear) and use a wet paintbrush to apply the edible shimmer for the “inner ear.”
I used a fondant tool to help shape it into an ear by tracing a light crease down the center and gathering the ends.
Next, roll the unicorn horn and shape one edge to a point.
Use that fondant tool or a toothpick to imprint a spiral all the way up the horn – kind of like a barbershop pole.
Use the edible shimmer or a gold colour mist to dye the horn gold. Set aside.
Melt your white chocolate or candy melts and apply a 1″ band of melted chocolate around the top of your serving glasses.
Sprinkle unicorn sprinkles into the white chocolate (you may want to place a bowl underneath to catch falling sprinkles).
Let the white chocolate dry as you prepare your hot chocolate.
Prepare your hot chocolate according to package directions, using hot milk in place of water preferably. Stir in food coloring.
Place your Cool Whip or other whipped topping in a bowl and stir in food coloring.
Top the hot chocolate with the colored whipped topping.
Add sprinkles, edible shimmer and mini marshmallows on top.
Next, grab your prepared unicorn ears and horn, and place the unicorn horn on top of the hot chocolate, leaning over the front so it doesn’t sink in and then place the ears on the sides.
Grab your free printable for our unicorn hot chocolate recipe here:
You can use frosting in place of the white chocolate used to stick sprinkles to the mug. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 517Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 15g
You can use frosting in place of the white chocolate used to stick sprinkles to the mug.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Check out some of our other Unicorn recipes and crafts for kids: