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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How creative is this hot chocolate?
Magically colorful and absolutely delicious!
The most fun you’ve ever had with a cup of hot chocolate!