A hot chocolate on Christmas Eve is a must and kids (as well as big kids) are going to love this Christmas Snowman Hot Chocolate. So easy to make and decorate, and they taste much more indulgent than they actually are.
Snowman Hot Chocolate
This might just be the cutest recipe we have ever posted. Every time I look at one of the photos it makes me go ‘awwwh’. And then I get a massive craving for this creamy hot chocolate.
The super adorable snowmen that top these hot chocolates are so easy to make. You just need a couple of giant marshmallows, some chocolate sticks and a little tube of decoration icing to give them some personality. Kids are going to love decorating their own and adding silly faces.
Why should you try it?
✔ A lighter hot chocolate
✔ Perfect for Christmas Eve
✔ Kids love them
Christmas Hot Chocolate
Why not make this even more festive by mixing some cinnamon and ground ginger in to the mixture when it is heating. Or, make flavoured hot chocolates like orange or peppermint by using some extract.
Is Hot Chocolate Healthy?
You can use any hot chocolate you like here, but we have included our recipe for a lighter hot chocolate. It uses skimmed milk, unsweetened cocoa powder and we have sweetened it with a little honey.
We did add some squirty cream (the light version) for the photos and added a spray of edible gold glitter (#foodbloggerproblems), but you can skip that part and just put the marshmallow snowmen straight on top of the hot chocolate.
This hot chocolate recipe is all about the snowman marshmallows. I have been seeing these doing the rounds on Pinterest for years, so we had to try making our own and they are so easy, but really make a hot chocolate extra festive.
If you want to get kids involved in the kitchen this Christmas, then this is a great recipe to start with as it’s easy for them to add the arms and decorate the face.
- Make it extra festive by adding some cinnamon and ground ginger to the mixture when heating.
- You can make these flavoured hot chocolates by using some peppermint or orange extract.
- We have made these a little more indulgent by adding squirty cream, but you could leave it out.
- Make these vegan by using almond milk and vegan marshmallows.
Ingredients needed to make a Snowman Hot Chocolate (serves 2)
- 400ml skimmed milk
- 100ml light coconut milk
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 4 large marshmallows
- 2 chocolate sticks (mikado/matchmakers)
- Chocolate Icing
- Squirty cream
How To Make a Snowman Hot Chocolate – Step by Step:
One: Pour the skimmed milk and coconut milk in to a pan and bring to the boil.
Two: Stir in the cocoa powder and honey and simmer for 5 minutes.
Three: Make the snowmen by breaking the chocolate sticks in half and sticking them in to one marshmallow like arms. Decorate that marshmallow with a face. Decorate the second marshmallow with buttons.
Four: Pour hot chocolate in to mugs and top with squirty cream and marshmallow snowmen.
Want to try some other Christmas recipes? How about these:
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Christmas Snowman Hot Chocolate
- 400 ml Skimmed milk
- 100 ml Light coconut milk
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 4 Large marshmallows
- 2 Chocolate sticks (eg: Matchmakers, Mikado etc), broken in half
- Chocolate icing
- Squirty cream (optional)
- Pour the skimmed milk and coconut milk in to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Stir in the cocoa powder and honey and turn down to a simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour in to mugs and decorate with the cream, marshmallows, chocolate sticks and icing to make the snowmen.