This Witches Brew Hot Chocolate is a Halloween Hot Chocolate that's both fun and easy to make in just a few minutes! It's the perfect spooky hot drink for trick or treaters during Halloween season, either on a chilly Halloween night after a long night of trick or treating, for Halloween parties or a scary movie night watching horror movies! This Witches brew drink is not only popular at Halloween, but it's also ideal for any type of witch themed party! It was inspired by my Witches Brew Spumoni Trifle (with jello worms).
Whether you are looking for non- alcoholic Halloween kid drinks or drinks for adults, you'll love this Halloween Hot Chocolate. My kids are teenagers and still get excited when I make them fun and festive drinks like this!
Since my kids are teenagers now, they obviously don't go trick or treating, but they still LOVE Halloween, and have the Halloween spirit, including all the candy, treats and decorations. I mean, who doesn't?! Halloween is just plain FUN! And I love coming up with easy and fun Halloween recipes (you will find even more below the recipe card). And this one is such a fund treat!
This Halloween hot cocoa only requires a few ingredients:
- white hot chocolate * I used Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate (it's really good!) because that's the only one I could find, but you could use any type
- green food coloring (I use Wilton Kelly Green (affiliate link)
- candy eyes (affiliate link)
- green marshmallows (buy the multi-colored packaged and take out the green)
- whipped cream (heavy cream)
- gummy worms
*See recipe card for quantities.
I love Halloween drinks that are both fun and non- alcoholic, like my Melting Witch Halloween Punch (non-alcoholic). The witch hat cookies and brooms float on the punch. Although, parents can feel free to spike their own glasses (hot chocolate and Baileys are a good pairing)!
- Mix white hot chocolate mix and hot water (or milk, if you prefer) together (as per directions on the package.) Meanwhile, beat whipping cream to soft peaks, *then add 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar and 2 tablespoon of piping gel to stabilize, if using* and beat to stiff peaks. Add green food coloring, a little at a time to achieve desired color (match to marshmallows) *See variations for other whipped cream options
- Slowly add green food coloring to the white hot chocolate to match the color of the marshmallows
- I add the drop of green food coloring a little at a time, with a toothpick, until I reach the desired color (matching the marshmallows as close as I can)
- Add whipped cream to hot chocolate, stir (it will foam - that's the reason I use it) and then add marshmallows and 2 or 3 gummy worms. Don't worry if any worms or eyes slip in!
Hint: However, if you want to prevent the candy eyes from slipping off and sinking into the witch's brew hot chocolate, you can press them into the mini marshmallows (which I forgot to do for the photo above :))
📖 Variations & Substitutions
- Green food coloring - Ideally, you'll want to use an icing color (Kelly Green), as it works best, but you can you substitute a green food coloring you buy from the grocery store (it will just be harder to match the marshmallows
- Whipped cream - you can use a spray can whipped cream but it won't hold as long (and it could be a bit difficult to color). I prefer to use real whipping cream (it also tastes better), beat it to soft peaks and add a little white granulated sugar and piping gel to stabilize it. * you can also stir the whipped cream less than I did for a different look. It will foam a little or a lot, depending how much you stir it in
- White Hot Chocolate - you can use any type you prefer - I used 'Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate'
- Weight Watchers- if you don't mind using sugar-free products, you can greatly reduce the calories by using sugar-free white hot chocolate and sugar-free marshmallows. I also use water (instead of milk) to cut calories
- Eyes- if you can't find candy eyes, you could use edible markers to draw eyes on small mints or red cinnamon candies (affiliate links) or directly on the marshmallows.
I like to use clear mugs for this Halloween hot chocolate, but to make it even more fun, you could use a cauldron mug (affiliate link) to serve this festive drink. I also used a honey dipper (affiliate link) with a wooden handle, but you could use anything with a wooden handle for the stir stick. You could use a slow cooker to keep it warm during a party.
👪 Serving size
This Witches brew Halloween Hot Chocolate recipe makes 2 servings, but feel free to double, triple or quadruple it. Simply click on the blue serving size in the recipe card, select the number of servings you'd like and the quantities will adjust accordingly.
It's best to make this hot chocolate recipe as you need it. If you really want to make the hot chocolate in advance, you'll want to store it in the fridge, then heat it in the microwave or in a pot on the stovetop. Or, you could keep it warm in a crock pot for a party.
*Do not put the toppings (whipped cream, marshmallows, candy eyes or worms on- store these separately). * Store leftovers in the fridge, but know that the toppings will become mushy if left in the liquid. If possible, store toppings separately (the worms, eyes and marshmallows can be stored on the counter/pantry but the whipped cream needs to be refrigerated).
I stabilize my whipped cream with piping gel (affiliate link) so that it holds longer (see instructions). It held for 3 days in my fridge, as I didn't get a chance to make the recipe after I made the whipped cream. It had fallen a bit, so I simply beat it with a hand mixer again.
So if you're looking for fun Halloween drinks, Witches Brew drinks, spooky treats or Halloween drinks that are non alcoholic for your next Halloween party, then give this Halloween Hot Chocolate a try! It's the perfect way to enjoy hot chocolate!
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🧹Witches Brew Halloween Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 3 cups white hot chocolate * I used Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate
- ½ teaspoon Kelly green food coloring I use Wilton icing colors
- 40 green mini marshmallows * buy a bag of multi-colored mini marshmallows and pick out the green
- ½ cup whipping cream *it will double in volume when whipped
- 12 candy eyes * the red eyes are a little harder to find, but you can use any candy eyes
- 6 gummy worms
- Mix white hot chocolate mix and hot water or milk together (as per directions on the package) *I buy my white hot chocolate at Bulk Barn and it's about 3 tablespoon for each 1.5 cups
- Beat whipping cream to soft peaks, *then add 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar and 2 tablespoon of piping gel to stabilize, if using* and beat to stiff peaks. Add green food coloring, a little at a time to achieve desired color (match to marshmallows)
- Slowly add green food coloring to hot chocolate to match the color of the marshmallows.
- Add whip cream to hot chocolate, stir (it will foam) and then add marshmallows and 2 or 3 gummy worms. * You can press the candy eyes into the marshmallows to prevent them from slipping in. (I actually forgot to do this for these photos).
- *Please see post contents for important recipe information and tips!