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How to Make Fun & Easy Grinch Hot Chocolate Recipe

Indulge in the holiday spirit with our Grinch hot chocolate recipe. Experience the perfect blend of creamy goodness and whimsical charm that will warm your heart this season.

The holiday season is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a cup of Grinch hot chocolate?

This whimsical, green-hued drink is a festive delight that will bring a smile to your face and a warm feeling to your heart. Whether you’re planning a movie night with your family or hosting a holiday gathering with friends, Grinch hot chocolate is the perfect way to spread some cheer. 

Grinch hot chocolate is not only a delightful and tasty treat but also a wonderful way to infuse the holiday season with a sense of fun and whimsy. 

This delicious Grinch hot cocoa recipe features a signature green color achieved with green food coloring, made creamy and sweet with white chocolate chips that melt into the milk. Toppings include whipped cream, miniature marshmallows and don’t forget the red heart sprinkle to symbolize how the Christmas spirit grew the Grinch’s heart.

Our fun Grinch hot cocoa is the perfect way to spread some cheer this holiday season from serving at holiday gatherings or on a hot cocoa bar to enjoying while watching a Christmas movie like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” with family and friends.

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What is Grinch Hot Chocolate?

Inspired by the classic Dr. Seuss character, the Grinch, grinch hot chocolate is a fun and creative take on traditional hot chocolate. It features a vibrant green color and playful decorations that resemble the Grinch’s appearance from the beloved holiday story “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

What Flavor is Grinch Hot Chocolate?

Grinch hot chocolate is a sweet and creamy holiday beverage with a white chocolate flavor, giving it a smooth and indulgent taste. Green food coloring is added into the white hot chocolate for the iconic green color associated with the Grinch, with toppings like whipped cream and marshmallows.

How to Make Grinch Hot Chocolate

You will need: 

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In a large pot, heat milk, heavy whipping cream, and sweetened condensed milk over medium-low heat until hot and steamy, but not boiling.

Add the white chocolate chips, reduce the heat slightly and stir the hot milk until they are completely melted, making the hot chocolate extra creamy.

Start with a couple of drops of green food coloring and gradually add more until you achieve the vibrant Grinch green color you desire. This will allow you to control the shade and avoid overdoing it.

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Remove your green hot chocolate from heat and serve immediately. 

Pour the Grinch cocoa into mugs, leaving some room at the top for the toppings.

Top it off with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a jumbo heart sprinkle as the Grinch’s heart.

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Grinch Hot Chocolate Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
If How the Grinch Stole Christmas is your favorite Christmas movie, you have to try this easy Grinch hot chocolate recipe! Delicious green hot chocolate made right on the stove top, topped with whipped cream and of course red candy hearts!


  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Whipped cream or miniature marshmallows for topping
  • Jumbo heart sprinkles for topping


In a large pot, heat milk, heavy whipping cream, and sweetened condensed milk over medium heat until hot and steamy.

Stir in white chocolate chips and ¼ tsp green gel food coloring.

Reduce the heat slightly and stir until chips have melted.

Remove your Hot Chocolate from heat and serve immediately.

Top the Grinch Hot Chocolate with whipped cream or miniature marshmallows, and a jumbo heart sprinkle for some festive Grinchy fun.



If you don't want the food coloring, omit that and then you'll just have white hot chocolate.

You can also use green candy melts to achieve the green color. 

You can make this hot chocolate recipe in the slow cooker too!  

Add a few teaspoons of vanilla extract or peppermint extract.

Garnish your hot cocoa with extra chocolate, crushed candy canes, red sprinkles, green sprinkles or an assortment of holiday sprinkles.

Adults can add peppermint schnapps or white chocolate liqueur

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Gina Ferrell

Monday 18th of October 2021

I definitely want to make this and watch Christmas movies with my daughter.


Sunday 10th of October 2021

This is so clever and I know the kids will love it thanks for sharing.

Nancy E Loring

Sunday 10th of October 2021

No more Swiss Miss for me after reading how this recipe I realize that it isn't that hard to make our own hot chocolate.

Sue E

Saturday 9th of October 2021

This is really cool 😎 I didn’t know the Grinches heart ♥️ was big enough to make this awesome Hot Chocolate drink! Thank you for sharing!


Saturday 9th of October 2021

Oh WOW, this looks absolutely amazing. Can't wait to make it for movie night!

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