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This unique, fun and easy unicorn hot chocolate will make all the kids giddy with excitement

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Why drink a cup of boring hot cocoa when you can sip a big magical mug of unicorn hot chocolate? Inspired by Imperial Sugar, unicorn hot chocolate will make your wildest hot chocolate dreams deliciously come to life. Imagine hot chocolate turned pink, topped with a generous billowy cloud of whipped cream, and vividly decorated with a homemade blue frosting, pastel-colored sprinkles, and multi-hued mini marshmallows. 

This mythically-inspired drink is more akin to a dessert than a common cup of cocoa. Unicorn hot chocolate will warm you up and lusciously lift your spirits when the weather is frightful. This spellbinding drink is perfect for winter parties or whenever you need a little unicorn fun in your life.

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Nothing beats homemade hot chocolate, especially whThe presentatione with real chocolate. Since the natural brown color of cocoa powder, milk chocolate and dark chocolate would be too dark to turn pink, we use white chocolate. Presentation is key when it comes to unicorn hot chocolate. So don’t leave out the blue frosting!

To begin, make the chantilly cream. This is a sweetened whipped cream. In the chilled bowl of a standup mixer with the whisk attachment, combine the heavy whipping cream, vanilla and sugar. Having everything at a low temperature will give you a greater volume of whipped cream compared to cream that is whipped at room temperature. Whip the ingredients until the cream billowy firm peaks appear. Set your creme chantilly aside.

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Make blue frosting

Frosting a blue hue helps make unicorn hot chocolate particularly attractive. If you have the time and inclination, make a small batch of buttercream frosting and use blue food coloring or blue icing color to turn your white frosting into a beautiful blue. You can also use the food color to dye white store bought frosting.

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Make hot chocolate

In a saucepan over low heat, combine milk, vanilla, sugar, chopped white chocolate and pink food coloring. Stir this deliciously rich mixture until the white chocolate is melted.

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Decorate the rim of the mug

Use the blue frosting to line the rims of two mugs then dip the rims into the pastel sprinkles to generously coat.

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Pour and garnish

Carefully pour your homemade hot chocolate into the mugs. Top the hot pink drink with your creme chantilly, additional sprinkles, and colorful mini marshmallows. You can also pipe on more blue frosting to add even more color to your magical mug of unicorn hot chocolate.

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How creative is this hot chocolate?

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Magically colorful and absolutely delicious!

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The most fun you’ve ever had with a cup of hot chocolate!

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Happiness in a mug!

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A unique treat for your next party!

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Unicorn hot chocolate

Yield 2 servings

Ingredients

Crème chantilly

  • 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon superfine sugar*

Blue frosting

  • 1/2 cup homemade or premade frosting
  • Blue food coloring

Hot chocolate

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • Pink food coloring
  • Pastel sprinkles
  • Colored mini marshmallows

*Superfine sugar is finer than granulated sugar but not quite powdered sugar. Most large grocery stores have started to carry it.

Instructions

Crème chantilly

  1. In the chilled bowl of a standup mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine whipping cream, vanilla extract and sugar.
  2. Whip the ingredients until firm peaks appear. Set aside.

Blue frosting

  1. Using a homemade or premade frosting, add enough blue food coloring to get the color you desire.
  2. Mix well and set aside.

Hot chocolate

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over low heat, combine milk, vanilla extract, sugar, white chocolate and two drops of pink food coloring.
  2. Stir milk mixture constantly until white chocolate is melted and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. To prepare the mugs, line the mug rims with blue frosting then dip into sprinkles.
  4. Pour warm hot chocolate into mugs and top with creme chantilly, sprinkles, mini marshmallows and a little extra frosting, if desired.

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