Dad’s Unicorn  Hot Chocolate 🦄

Sooo…. Yeah, we finally attempted the famous “Unicorn Hot Chocolate.” And (sorry folks) mine doesn’t look as pretty as all those Pinterest Princesses out there but, hey – I kept it real 😎. Here’s a quick step-by-step & shopping list to make this Unicorn as easy as freakin’ possible to find. (Quick tip: your daughters will love making it but your sons will think it tastes like strawberries and Unicorn poop.)

Shopping List

Try not to stray from the list. It only gets more difficult. PS – most of this stuff can be found in the baking aisle. Except the hot cocoa which is in the coffee aisle. If you can’t find something, just keep going back-and-forth between each aisle until you find it. 

  • Red or pink food coloring ($1-$3)
  • Milk ($0 because you should already have it)
  • Multi-colored mini marshmallows – don’t screw it up and get white or you will have to go back and get the right kind when you realize you messed up ($1-$3)
  • Whatever decorative toppings you can find. I think you should get sprinkles and some sort of princess-type decoration for sure. I also got crushed pink hard candies, pearly sugar things, and red sugar ($2 each) 
  • Packets of white hot chocolate mix ($3-$5)


Super easy. Should really only take about five-ten minutes and the kids can participate the whole time. 

  1. Put 16 ounces of milk in a pan and heat it on medium-low heat. I only heated it until I saw some steam (about 6 minutes) because I didn’t want it too hot for the kids. 
  2. While the milk is heating, open up the marshmallows and unpack the decorations. Now is a good time to get spoons & mugs together as well as set out the decorations in a kid-safe fashion before you bring them into the kitchen. If you don’t already do this, I advise you to only unveil a small portion of the marshmallows or else you will have kids FULL of marshmallows.
  3. Turn off the burner and whisk in the white hot chocolate mix and have the kids watch you while you stir. They can help stir, too, if you trust them to do that. Then introduce the food coloring (obviously, if you got red, be careful to use like just a drop or so). I called the food coloring “Magical Unicorn Drops” and they really seemed to get a kick out of that. 
  4. When the color is right, serve into bowls/mugs and place on the table for decorating & eating!

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