Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe


Unicorn hot chocolate is all the rage right now. People are going crazy over it! Since we are hundreds of miles from the closest shop that sells it I had to come up with my own unicorn hot chocolate recipe… and I can actually say it lives up to the hype!


Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe


Unicorn hot chocolate is basically all of your childhood dreams come true… and more. 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


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. They are already talking about how they want to do a “tea party” with all their friends and serve this stuff. I have to admit, I was skeptical when I first saw pictures of the unicorn hot chocolate. I wasn’t so sure it was going to taste that great.. 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


If you have read through all this and STILL aren’t convinced.. you may want to try one of our other hot chocolate recipes! We have got MAYAN hot chocolate, all kinds of CANDY BAR hot chocolates, CANDY CANE hot chocolate, and even FROZEN hot chocolate!


Unicorn Hot Chocolate Recipe

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  • 1 c. white chocolate chips (I like Ghiradelli brand)
  • 2 c. half-and-half
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pink food coloring (to your liking)
  • whipped cream (to taste)
  • sprinkles (for garnish)


  • 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.


  1. Stacy says:

    How many cups does this recipe make? It looks super yummy!

    • Echo says:

      Thanks Stacy! It makes about 4 cups of hot chocolate.

  2. Judy Thurston says:

    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!

    • Echo says:

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

  3. Clare says:

    What is half n half sorry bit thick

    • Echo says:

      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!

  4. Beverly says:

    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.

    • Erica says:

      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!

  5. Liz says:

    Hi please can you tell me what half and half is xx I can’t wait to try this xx

    • Echo says:

      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!

  6. Sydney says:

    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 🙂

    • Echo says:

      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!

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