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Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate


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This Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate is a great kid-friendly beverage for your holiday party. I mean, they’re perfect for grown-ups too, but the adults might prefer these Sugar Plum Fairy Cocktails instead.

pink hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and colored sprinkles to look like sugar plum hot chocolate with a cloth and lights in the background

Of course, you don’t have to throw a party to enjoy this hot beverage. It’s the perfect way to warm and brighten up a cold winter day.

If you like to watch the Nutcracker as a family as part of your holiday tradition, this Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate can make movie night extra special.

The “No Sugar Plum, No Chocolate” Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate

Before we go any further, I need to come clean. Though I’m calling this drink “Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate” it actually doesn’t contain sugar plums (which aren’t what you think they are anyway) OR chocolate.

The “sugar plum” portion of the name refers to the whimsical colors that remind me of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker.

We’re using strawberry milk instead of chocolate milk, but the end result is going to remind you a lot more of hot chocolate than strawberries.

pink hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and colored sprinkles to look like sugar plum hot chocolate with a cloth and lights in the background

I hope you’ll forgive the artistic license I took with the name. I’m hoping the beautiful beverage/tasty treat will win you over so you won’t bother fretting about the slightly deceptive name.

How to Make Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate

Now that we’ve had our difficult conversation about the name, let’s get to the fun stuff! You’ll need to gather just a few ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 small container strawberry milk (more if making more)
  • Whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 drop pink dye
  • 1 drop purple dye
strawberry milk in a plastic container and in a glass, a glass jar of sugar, pink and purple dye, a white plate all on a kitchen counter

Directions

First, we need to make this beverage “hot” by warming the strawberry milk. You can heat it in a saucepan or place it in a microwave-safe mug and cook on high for 30 seconds.

Next, we’re going to make the colored sugar that will eventually top off this masterpiece. Place the sugar on a small plate and divide into two mounds.

Add one drop of dye to each mound (pink on one, purple on the other). I used gel food coloring.

a glass of strawberry milk, a jar of sugar, a plate topped with sugar and drops of food coloring and two forks all on a kitchen counter

Mix each drop of dye into the sugar with the back of a fork to color the sugar.

a glass of strawberry milk, a jar of sugar, a white plate of purple and pink colored sugar, on a kitchen counter

To assemble the drink, add a generous serving of whipped topping to the cup of hot strawberry milk and sprinkle with both purple and pink sugar.

pink hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and colored sprinkles to look like sugar plum hot chocolate with a cloth and lights in the background

Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate

5 from 1 vote
Course Beverages
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small container strawberry milk
  • Whipped Topping
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 drop pink dye I use gel food coloring
  • 1 drop purple dye

Instructions
 

  • Warm milk for 30 seconds in microwave or in a small sauce pan. Pour into cup of choice.
  • Place sugar on a plate and add dye to each tablespoon. Mix well with back of fork.
  • Top drink with whipped topping and sprinkle with both purple and pink sugar.
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More Nutcracker Fun

Curl up on the couch with the family and watch the Nutcracker and the Four Realms or the Nutcracker Ballet while sipping on your Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate.

And print off these free Nutcracker coloring pages and activity sheets for the kids!

Don’t forget to pin this post so you can find the recipe easily later!

a collage of pink hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and colored sprinkles to look like sugar plum hot chocolate with a cloth and lights in the background with title text reading Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate

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