Grinch Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Keep warm during the holidays with a Naughty or Nice Grinch Hot Chocolate! Each family member gets to choose how to “flavor” their drink!

Servings: 2 Servings


2 cups milk (I used unsweetened CashewMilk)
4 ounces white chocolate (chopped)
green food coloring
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon Peppermint Schnapps*** (or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract)
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Vodka***
whipped topping


  1. Add milk and chopped white chocolate to a medium saucepan.
  2. Heat over LOW heat until chocolate is melted and milk is heated through.
  3. Remove from heat and add green coloring.
  4. Pour into mugs and “flavor” with your choice of Naughty or Nice flavorings.
  5. Top with whipped topping, green sprinkles, and red heart.


  • I used a Ghirardelli White Chocolate bar I guess you would call it, it’s the kind you find in the baking aisle
  • I tried mixing yellow with blue gel coloring {the image on the counter}. Then I tried Lime Green powdered coloring {affiliate links}, and even AmeriColor Leaf Green, but could not get past that blueish mint green color.
  • I think I will order Forrest Green and see if that works better…I’ll let you know.
  • The vanilla extract creates a hot chocolate that tastes a lot like a sugar cookie.
  • Vanilla vodka tastes like a sugar cookie with a kick. ?
  • Peppermint schnapps is my favorite!
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tippled depending on your needs.
  • If you do not have any Jumbo Red Heart Sprinkles left over from
  • Valentine’s Day, you can find them on Amazon….like I did, lol.
  • I used these Lime Green Jimmies.
  • My clear glass coffee mugs hold 13 ounces.

***Once you pour the Grinch Hot Chocolate into each mug, flavor with your choice of peppermint extract, peppermint schnapps, or liqueur of your choice.
For the “nice” version, just skip the vodka…then I would start with 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract in place of the peppermint schnapps, or 2 Tablespoons of Peppermint Simple Syrup and adjust based on your personal preference.


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