Since last week’s Grinch Hot Chocolate was a big hit, the girls and I decided to ride out Winter Storm Elliott in the kitchen creating another kid-friendly holiday drink.
Lilly suggested something inspired by The Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is one of my favorite Christmas traditions — both the 1892 Tchaikovsky ballet and Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) — so we ran with her idea and created a pretty purple libation fit for princesses of all ages.
“Sugar Plum Fairy” Hot Chocolate Recipe
What You Need (for 2 servings):
- 2 c. milk
- Approx. 1/2 c. white chocolate chips, like Nestle Toll House
- 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- Red and blue food coloring
- Whipped topping, optional
- Sprinkles, optional
What You Do:
- Heat 2 cups of milk, about 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips, and 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract in a small saucepan on medium-low heat, until chocolate is melted. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
- Remove pan from heat, add food coloring until your desired “Sugar Plum Lavender” is achieved.
- Pour into glasses or mugs, top with whipped cream and sprinkles (or a crown!), and enjoy!
Pro tip: I put three drops of red food coloring and one drop of blue coloring directly into the pan to achieve our purple hot chocolate.
More on The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
If you want to make streaming Disney’s fantastical version of The Nutcracker a Christmas tradition in your house, you can stream the movie on Disney+.
The official description reads, “In Disney’s reimagining of The Nutcracker, a mysterious gift from her mother launches Clara on a journey to four secret realms — where she discovers her greatest strength could change the world.”
The cast stars Mackenzie Foy as Clara, Keira Knightley as Sugar Plum, Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer, and Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger.
What other characters would you like to see inspire a kids’ drink? Tell us in the comments!