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.
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.
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.
- 1 small container strawberry milk (more if making more)
- Whipped topping
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 drop pink dye
- 1 drop purple dye
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.
Mix each drop of dye into the sugar with the back of a fork to color the sugar.
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.
Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate
- 1 small container strawberry milk
- Whipped Topping
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 drop pink dye I use gel food coloring
- 1 drop purple dye
- 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.
More Nutcracker Fun
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!