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.
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!
This recipe is perfect for those who are:
- Peanut & Tree nut-free
Note: I do offer tips on how to make this free of other common allergies below.
✨ 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!
✨ 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!
✨ 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.
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!
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