Mint Hot Chocolate (Hocus Pocus Inspired!)

Looking for a drink to keep you warm this Halloween season? Consider making this sweet and perfectly themed mint hot chocolate- inspired by Hocus Pocus 2! Topped off with whipped cream and Halloween-themed sprinkles, this twist on a classic beverage is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy an extra special spooky treat.

purple hocus pocus mug with mint hot cocoa inside

Not only is this one of the best mint hot chocolate drinks I’ve ever had, but it’s also super easy to make and can be adjusted for almost any allergy!

You can also have fun topping it and create your very own GREEN hot chocolate with chocolate chips, sprinkles, whipped cream, caramel sauce, or anything else your heart desires. A big plus for anyone with kiddos for sure!

Note: For a list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this post and save the recipe card!

mug that reads Hocus Pocus filled with minty hot cocoa

This recipe is perfect for those who are:

  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Fish-free
  • Shellfish-free
  • Peanut & Tree nut-free
  • Soy-free

Note: I do offer tips on how to make this free of other common allergies below.

drink from Hocus Pocus inspired hot cocoa recipe

✨ Drink tips

  • Don’t rush the process! You want the milk and sugar to slowly come to a simmer.
  • Be sure that your milk doesn’t boil in the pan. This will scald the milk and cause it to change consistency.
  • Use a whisk to mix all the ingredients into the milk as you go to ensure that all the flavors combine evenly.
  • Take this recipe up a notch with homemade whipped cream!
  • To make a bigger portion of the mint hot chocolate, multiply the ingredients to your needs and make this tasty drink in a slow cooker.
  • Enjoy a cup of this hot chocolate with a ‘minnie’ red velvet bundt cake!
cup of whipped cream topped mint hot chocolate with halloween decor in the background

✨  How to make mint hot chocolate on a stove

To make the Hocus Pocus Hot Chocolate on a stovetop, you’ll first combine the milk and sugar in a large pot. Bring the temperature up over medium heat and then simmer for 4 minutes.

Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved and then add the chocolate chips, mint chips, and green food coloring. Whisk to combine.

Remove from the heat, adding vanilla and mint syrup according to the recipe. Then it’s time to enjoy!

purple hocus pocus mug with mint hot cocoa inside

✨  How to make mint hot chocolate in a crockpot

Hocus Pocus hot cocoa is a great drink to serve at a Halloween party and it’s super simple to make! This recipe is designed to make five 8oz glasses, so just double, triple, or quadruple the ingredients to the amount that you’ll need!

Begin by pouring the milk and sugar into the bowl of the slow cooker and set it on low. As it warms, stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Once combined, add the chocolate and mint chips. Use a whisk to mix until the chocolate is melted.

Add the vanilla and mint syrup and place the lid on the slow cooker. Set to cook on low for four hours or high for three hours.

When you’re ready to serve, add in the green food coloring and stir the hot chocolate with a whisk until it is evenly mixed into the drink.

green hot chocolate recipe topped with whipped cream and sprinkles

✨ FAQs

Here are the most common questions I get any time I share this Hocus Pocus hot cocoa recipe. If you have any more questions, drop them for me in the comments below or DM me on Instagram!

How do I make this recipe dairy-free?

Making this Hocus Pocus hot cocoa dairy-free is simple! Just replace the whole milk with your favorite plant-based milk and ensure that the chocolate chips you use are dairy-free.

Can I make the hot cocoa in a microwave?

Yes, you can adjust this recipe for smaller portion sizes and heat it in the microwave. Just note that this may result in your milk heating unevenly!

mug that reads Hocus Pocus filled with minty hot cocoa

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mug that reads Hocus Pocus filled with minty hot cocoa

Mint Hot Chocolate (Hocus Pocus Inspired!)


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  • Author: Vee
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Looking for a drink to keep you warm this Halloween season? Consider making this sweet and perfectly themed mint hot chocolate- inspired by Hocus Pocus 2! Topped off with whipped cream and Halloween-themed sprinkles, this twist on a classic beverage is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy an extra special spooky treat.


Ingredients

Units Scale

Mint Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp mint syrup
  • 2 drops green gel food coloring

Instructions

Make Hot Chocolate on the Stove:

  • Combine milk and sugar in a large pot.
  • Place over medium heat until milk begins to simmer.
  • Simmer for 4 minutes.
  • Stir to combine, until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the chocolate and mint chips and green food coloring.
  • Stir until combined and the chocolate is melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the vanilla and mint syrup.
  • Serve hot.

Make Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker:

  • Pour milk and sugar into the bowl of the slow cooker. Set it on low.
  • Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the chocolate and mint chips mixing until the chocolate is melted.
  • Add vanilla and mint syrup and place the lid on the slow cooker.
  • Set to cook on low for four hours or high for three hours.
  • Add green food coloring and stir until evenly mixed before serving.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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