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Slow Cooker Grinch Hot Cocoa is the perfect drink to serve at your next Christmas party! Rich and creamy white hot chocolate in festive Grinch colors.

grinch hot cocoa in a mug

It’s not just a Christmas drink—it’s an experience! Grinch hot cocoa brings together the flavors of the season with the fun holiday spirit of everyone’s favorite green character, mr. Grinch.

Plus, with its bright green color, it’ll be a hit at your Christmas dinner and every festive gathering. Seriously, doesn’t it just look amazing?

It really looks like something out of a storybook or movie. It brings me back to Dr. Seuss childhood memories. I can’t think of a better way to add some fun into your next Christmas party.

So, if you’re looking for something the entire family will love and remember at your next holiday party, look no further.

Lily calls this stuff her Mr. Grinch juice. I can’t argue with that one! It’s like a creation right out of the Grinch’s heart, haha! It’s tasty and so much fun all at once.

The holiday season is chock full of traditions. Just try this yummy hot cocoa one time and you and your family will be hooked. The kids (and adults) will be asking for it again next year. 

So, let’s spread some holiday cheer together with this easy recipe for Grinch Hot Cocoa. It’s one of those drink recipes you’ll never forget along with some fun Dr. Seuss childhood memories!

Some of our other favorite holiday drinks we have on our site include: Classic Eggnog, Slow Cooker Wassail, and Butterbeer Recipe.

close up grinch hot cocoa

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. White Chocolate Magic: A delicious recipe always starts with the best ingredients from the grocery store. Our white chocolate is the star, giving the drink that holiday spirit and rich taste. 
  2. Festive Drink: The fun holiday drink color, thanks to yellow and green food coloring, screams Christmas celebrations. In fact, why don’t you bust out your copy of How The Grinch Stole Christmas while you’re at it? You might as well, right?
  3. Slow Cooking Perfection: The simple recipe and simple ingredients blend flawlessly when slow-cooked, giving you that festive cocktail’s creamy texture.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Heavy cream
  • Whole milk
  • White chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
ingredients needed for grinch hot cocoa

HOW TO MAKE GRINCH HOT COCOA:

  1. Add the heavy cream, milk, chocolate chips, condensed milk, and vanilla, stir gently to combine.
  2. Place on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so until the chocolate is melted and fully combined.
  3. Add green and yellow food coloring until you reach your desired shade. Keep on the warm setting for up to 3 hours for serving. If the hot chocolate gets too thick while it sits, you can stir in more milk to your desired thickness.
how to make grinch hot cocoa
  1. Serve with your desired toppings, such as marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, or crushed candy canes!
a ladle taking out grinch hot cocoa from slow cooker

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

WHAT KIND OF CHOCOLATE IS THE BEST TO USE?

Quality white chocolate chips are key.

We are going for a good white chocolate since that will let that bright green color really pop!

They melt perfectly, turning this into the ultimate Christmas drink.

WHAT FOOD COLORING SHOULD I USE?

Go for gel food coloring.

For this drink recipe, the shades “leaf green” and “lemon yellow” from Americolor give that Grinchy brightness and green hue.

The gel coloring is far more concentrated. It lets you get a more intense green color than the liquid would. 

CAN THIS BE MADE AHEAD?

Absolutely! Prep it before your Christmas dinner, and reheat when it’s time for a grinchy green drink!

I like to serve it right from the crock pot, so it will stay nice and warm. Just give it a good stir every so often!

Keep it on the slow cooker’s warm setting for up to 3 hours, perfect for this time of the year.

close up grinch hot cocoa

ANY ADDITIONS?

Between flavors and colors, there are plenty of ways we can change this tasty drink up.

  • Mini marshmallows for that fluffy cloud effect
  • Red sanding sugar for a festive twist
  • A dollop of whipped cream, of course
  • Crushed candy canes for a minty surprise and a fun twist
  • Red sugar sprinkles for some holiday flair
  • Cinnamon sticks for a rustic touch
  • Plate of Grinch cookies on the side for the ultimate pair
  • Dr. Seuss childhood memories: read the book while sipping this!

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

Sure thing! I’ve got a few great ideas here.

  • For those who might want something different than standard dairy milk, almond or oat milk is a great alternative.
  • Peppermint extract for a Christmas feel, replacing vanilla.
  • Use a chopped white baking bar in place of chocolate chips
grinch hot cocoa in Christmas tablescape

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Up to 5 days. Remember to give it a good stir while reheating to get back its creamy texture. Certain parts will tend to separate a bit when it sits for a while.

Freezer: For those planning ahead for the entire festive season, it’s freezable for up to 3 months. 

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Keep whisking! Especially every 20 minutes to make sure the chocolate doesn’t settle at the bottom.
  • A Christmas cocktail or a fun drinks corner? Set up a toppings station at your next Christmas party.
  • Should it thicken, don’t have a hard time—simply add a dash of milk to get your desired consistency.
  • Pair this drink with Dr. Seuss stories, and you’re in for quality time with loved ones.
  • Use gel food coloring to get that bright green color that screams the Christmas season.
  • Play Christmas tunes in the background, sip on this Grinch cocoa, and let the holiday spirit wash over you.
a hand holding up a mug of grinch hot cocoa

Grinch Hot Cocoa is more than a festive drink; it’s the embodiment of the Christmas season.

Whether you’re setting the table for Christmas dinner, planning drinks for your upcoming Christmas holiday party, or just settling down with a good book, this Grinch drink is sure to warm your heart and taste buds. Cheers to a fun-filled holiday!

If you’ve tried this GRINCH HOT COCOA, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 5 votes

Slow Cooker Grinch Hot Cocoa

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 3 hours
Slow Cooker Grinch Hot Cocoa is the perfect drink to serve at your next Christmas party! Rich and creamy white hot chocolate in festive Grinch colors.
Servings 12 servings

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Add the heavy cream, milk, chocolate chips, condensed milk, and vanilla, stir gently to combine.
    4 cups heavy cream, 4 cups whole milk, 16 ounces white chocolate chips, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Place on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so until the chocolate is melted and fully combined.
  • Add green and yellow food coloring until you reach your desired shade. Keep on the warm setting for up to 3 hours for serving. If the hot chocolate gets too thick while it sits, you can stir in more milk to your desired thickness.
    green food coloring, yellow food coloring
  • Serve with your desired toppings, such as marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, or crushed candy canes!

Notes

  • Keep whisking! Especially every 20 minutes to make sure the chocolate doesn’t settle at the bottom.
  • A Christmas cocktail or a fun drinks corner? Set up a toppings station at your next Christmas party.
  • Should it thicken, don’t have a hard time—simply add a dash of milk to get your desired consistency.
  • Pair this drink with Dr. Seuss stories, and you’re in for quality time with loved ones.
  • Use gel food coloring to get that bright green color that screams the Christmas season.
  • Play Christmas tunes in the background, sip on this Grinch cocoa, and let the holiday spirit wash over you.

Nutrition

Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 1398IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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