From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
Mickey’s Festive Hot Chocolate, recipe courtesy of Disney Family!
If you’re going to treat yourself to a delicious, warm drink this holiday season, make it extra special with Mickey! Hot chocolate will never be the same after you try this extreme take on a winter staple.
1/4 Cup sugar 1/8 Cup cocoa powder, plus extra for garnish Dash of salt 3 Tbsp water 2 Cups milk 1/4 Tsp vanilla extract White chocolate melts Zip-top bag Scissors Festive sprinkles Mini and regular marshmallows Toothpicks Mini and large candy canes Whipped cream Peppermints Straw
For hot chocolate: combine sugar, cocoa, salt, and water in a sauce pan, mix, and continue to stir over medium heat until it boils.
Once it boils, bring the heat down and add the milk. (But don’t let it boil again.)
Keep stirring, then remove from heat and add vanilla.
For decorating: Melt the white chocolate candy in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second increments until it’s completely melted. Stir in between each 15 seconds.
Place the melted candy in a zip-top bag, then cut a small hole in one corner. This is your piping bag. Then pipe the melted candy around the mugs, including large drips coming down the sides. (Tip: smooth with a spoon when you finish piping.)
While it’s still warm, pour festive sprinkles all over the melted candy. Then place mugs in the freezer.
Next, take one regular marshmallow and two mini marshmallows to make Mickey! Break a toothpick in half and attached the two ears.
Using a knife, cut a slit on the bottom to make it easier to add him to the rim of the mug.
To crush the candy canes, simply place them on a cutting board while they’re still in the wrapping and use a large spoon (or other heavy kitchen utensil) to crush them. Then open the packets and pour into a bowl.
Take the mugs out of the freezer and let them sit for 5-10 minutes. Then pour the hot chocolate inside. Top with LOTS of whipped cream.
Pro Tip: Cut a hole out of the middle of a piece of paper, then hold this above the whipped cream while you sift cocoa powder on top. This way, it only goes on the whipped cream, and not all over the place!
Add the marshmallow Mickey, a large candy cane, a straw, and more sprinkles! Then add the crushed candy canes, peppermints, and sprinkles around the bottom of a small plate.
Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.