Green Hot Chocolate for St. Patrick’s Day

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Make this easy green hot chocolate for a delightfully warm St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This made-from-scratch recipe takes just a few minutes, and you will love how great it tastes.

St patrick's day hot chocolate with whipped cream and green sprinkles.
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It’s a perfectly versatile holiday drink that can be adjusted for all your favorites, including Christmas, Halloween, or even a Grinch Valentine’s Day.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Homemade hot cocoa recipe
  • Seasonal Grinch green color treat
  • Easy to make a big batch

Ingredients Needed for Green Hot Cocoa

Here is a preview of what you need for this green hot chocolate. Please see the ingredients and detailed instructions in the recipe card.

Labeled bowls of ingredients for green hot chocolate.

How to Make Green Grinch Hot Chocolate

This easy recipe is truly enjoyable to make with kids and adults alike whether you are celebrating a holiday or your favorite character like Shrek or the Grinch.

Take turns adding ingredients and stirring and you’ll be sipping on this tasty treat in just 10 minutes.

A person pouring a liquid into a bowl.

Step 1: Add milk, heavy cream, sugar, salt, vanilla, and white chocolate chips to a medium saucepan.

Green mixture with chite chocolate chips in a pan with a spoon.

Step 2: Stirring constantly, heat on the stovetop over medium heat until steamy and the melted chocolate is fully incorporated.

A green liquid in a pan with a spatula.

Step 3: Remove from the heat and adjust the green food coloring to your desired shade.

A green hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Step 1: Pour into mugs and add whipped cream and sprinkles on top of the hot chocolate. Enjoy!

Recipe Tip

To make this into a boozy hot chocolate, stir in an ounce of vanilla vodka or your favorite liqueur to your mug after heating.

Common Questions

Can I add peppermint to hot chocolate?

Yes! To add peppermint to this recipe, I recommend stirring in a few drops after removing the white hot chocolate from the heat. Adjust to taste.

Can I make this hot chocolate in a slow cooker?

Yes. To make slow cooker hot chocolate, add all ingredients into a slow cooker set on low. Stir occasionally and serve when warm or keep this hot beverage on standby during a party.

Can I double this hot chocolate drink recipe?

Yes. You can make as much delicious Grinch hot chocolate as you want. Just be sure to stir carefully until the mixture is smooth and warm.

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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Green Hot Chocolate

5 from 1 vote
Homemade green hot chocolate is for a delightfully warm St. Patrick's Day, Grinch party, or other holiday celebration.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 3 servings


  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Whipped cream
  • St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles


  • To a medium saucepan, add milk, heavy cream, sugar, salt, vanilla, and white chocolate chips.
  • Heat over medium heat until steamy, and chocolate has melted. Stir constantly.
  • Remove from heat and adjust green gel food coloring if needed.
  • Pour into your favorite mugs and top with whipped cream and St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 696kcal, Carbohydrates: 66g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 27g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 158mg, Potassium: 591mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 66g, Vitamin A: 1065IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 456mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts, Drinks
Cuisine: American

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