Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe

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This Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe will make your childhood dreams come true. It is so sweet and creamy, you can’t help but smile when drinking it!

Two white mugs filled with Unicorn Hot Chocolate topped with mini marshmallows and sprinkles

Unicorn Hot Chocolate

Unicorn Hot Chocolate is all the rage right now. It can be found at a cute coffee shop in California called “Creme & Sugar” but unfortunately that is hundreds of miles from where we live. I knew my girls would go NUTS over it so I just had to come up with my own Unicorn Hot Chocolate recipe. It is SUPER easy to make. If you want to make it even easier, you can just buy the white hot chocolate mix. I just like homemade better.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe

Girly and delicious

For those of you who know me, you know I have a house FULL of girls. That’s right, no boys (except my poor husband who gets to deal with all the fun girl drama). They are all about rainbows, unicorns, glitter, sprinkles. They adore all that kind of stuff. So, when I surprised them with this Unicorn Hot Chocolate, you can imagine how their little hearts just about exploded with excitement. They couldn’t dive into the liquid rainbow concoction fast enough. Granted, it took them a good 4 hours to get down from their sugar high but it totally made their day.

Warmth to your soul

My girls loved this so much they are already talking about how they want to do a “tea party” with all their friends and serve this stuff. OK, I’ll admit it. I was skeptical when I first saw pictures of the unicorn hot chocolate. You never know how a unicorn is going to taste, but I had a cup myself and it was actually really good. I will be honest, I liked mine best without the marshmallows but the kids loved them. The vanilla hot chocolate was hot and smooth. It warmed me to the core on this FREEZING day here in Boise (really, it is 6-degrees here at this very moment).

Unicorn Hot Chocolate

This unicorn hot chocolate recipe is just FUN. It is bright, colorful, and you can’t help but smile when you are drinking it. If you have little girls (or boys…gotta include everyone here), who are into the pink sparkly rainbow stuff, you have got to make this for them. They will flip! This would be perfect for birthday parties too! The kids could each “decorate” their own unicorn hot chocolate. Seriously, so so fun. Give it a try! You know you want to.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe

More Hot Chocolate Recipes

If you have read through all this and still aren’t convinced, you may want to try one of our other hot chocolate recipes!

  • MAYAN Hot Chocolate  – Inspired by the movie “Chocolat,”  this Mayan Hot Chocolate uses bittersweet chocolate and just a pinch of cayenne pepper to give it a kick. Don’t judge it until you try it!
  • CANDY BAR Hot Chocolate – A variety of delicious hot chocolates inspired by our favorite candy bars. This includes recipes for Almond Joy Hot Chocolate, Reese’s Hot Chocolate, and Twix Hot Chocolate. Yum!
  • CANDY CANE Hot Chocolate – This is the perfect drink for cold winter days! I love the sweet and creamy white chocolate with a hint of peppermint and the melty crunchy candy cane pieces mixed in.
  • FROZEN Hot Chocolate  – This recipe tastes just like the frozen hot chocolate at Dairy Queen. It is cold and frothy, but has all the delicious chocolate taste of a hot cup of cocoa.

How to Make Unicorn Hot Chocolate

Two white mugs filled with Unicorn Hot Chocolate topped with mini marshmallows and sprinkles

Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe

5 from 10 votes
This Unicorn Hot Chocolate recipe will make your childhood dreams come true. It is so sweet and creamy, you can’t help but smile when drinking it!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings




  • Place the white chocolate chips, half-and-half, milk, and vanilla in a medium-sized sauce pan.
  • Heat over medium heat, whisking continuously until hot (do NOT boil).
  • Whisk in food coloring until you get your desired color.
  • Add to individual mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 477kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 10gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 143mgPotassium: 447mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 640IUVitamin C: 1.3mgCalcium: 354mgIron: 0.2mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    Your girls look so happy to be drinking this and little wonder – the pink colouring just adds that extra bit of fun for young ladies! So perfect for sleepovers… or in the case of this year, warming up hands as they enjoy an outside only playdate with friends (current UK rules)!

  2. 5 stars
    I used a little less of everything and did 1/2 white chocolate chips, 1/2 dark chocolate and this was sooooo yummy! I even had it cold and it tasted like the perfect chocolate milk. (I didn’t use any of the extras- food coloring, etc).

  3. 5 stars
    My girls are going to love this! They are also on the unicorn train and love having fun things for their tea parties! Thanks for sharing.

  4. 5 stars
    My daughters felt so magical enjoying this sweet treat! So colorful and delicious; I even had some too!

  5. 5 stars
    I have three girls myself and they’re going to go crazy for this. It’s going to be perfect since its done nothing but rain rain RAIN for the last week, and we could use a little cheering up tea party. Thanks!

  6. Do you think this recipe would work in a crock pot? Was going to do this for my daughters birthday party but it’s at another location and I can’t labor over it the whole time. Thanks,
    Sydney 🙂

    1. Yes, definitely. You could keep it in the crock pot on a low setting so it doesn’t burn or start to boil. Good luck with the party!

    1. Half and half is half cream and half milk. If you can’t find half and half at the store you can substitute half heavy cream and half milk. Thanks for asking!

  7. I stumbled upon this recipe this morning. It made me chuckle. I live 5 minutes from Creme and Sugar and we are packing today to move to our new home in Boise! Glad I now have a recipe for the cold days.

    1. Oh no way!!! You are going to LOVE Boise! You are probably already in Boise right now and not loving it– this winter is UNHEARD OF! We have never experienced anything like this so don’t judge it on this last week haha the summers here are PERFECT!

    1. Half and half is a mixture of milk and cream, thus the term “half and half.” If you can’t find it in your local grocery store, you can mix equal parts of milk and heavy cream. Thanks for asking!

  8. That sounds very good, but i am a dark choclate type of person, your other hot chocolate recipes sound good to? Could you send me or email me the other Hot chocolate recipes i would greatly appreciate it!

    1. Hi Judy, here are the links to some more hot chocolate recipes on our site – thanks for asking!