Cereal-infused milk to make ice cream has been a thing for a while, but, today we're leveling up our hot chocolate. I bought a box of the Swiss Mix with Lucky Charms Hot Chocolate and thought it was so cute to add the sprinkles. I was thinking about how to make it fun for St. Patrick's Day when it hit me... why leave the cereal just as a topping? And why not use cereal milk instead of regular milk in hot chocolate too? And guys... it worked!!
There are a few different ways to make this recipe. You can make regular stovetop white chocolate hot chocolate and top with Lucky Charms, which is delicious on its own. For that recipe I followed my Pink Hot Chocolate recipe but just added edible gold glitter for a bit of shimmer instead of the food coloring. The second way to make this is to create cereal milk as the base of your hot chocolate to make it fully cearsly magically delicious Lucky Charms Hot Chocolate. 🙂
How to Make Cereal Milk
- To make cereal milk, pick your favorite and pour yourself a bowl of cereal. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Make sure there is at least two cups of milk in the bowl, or enough that the cereal is submerged. Some of your milk will be absorbed so you want to make sure there's enough to get a full glass of cocoa.
- Drain your milk into a bowl to separate it from the cereal. At this point, you can eat the cereal with a bit more milk or discard.
How to Make Your Cereal Hot Chocolate
- After you have your cereal milk, grab your favorite or homemade powdered hot chocolate and add to your cup. I always add the powder first. Do you add it before or after? I think it's totally a personal preference thing.
- Either on your stove top or in your microwave, warm up your cereal milk.
- Combine and stir. Top with your toppings of choice and enjoy!
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To make it fun for St. Patrick's Day I went with Lucky Charms and some edible gold glitter. You could also top with just plain marshmallows, a different type of cereal, sprinkles or whipped cream. This is such a fun treat! Pair it with a pastel cake pop and you are all set! I'm thinking it could be a whole series... cinnamon toast crunch, fruitie pebbles... bring back all the childhood nostalgic cereal please!
Thanks for letting me share! If you have tried other cereal hot cocoa combos I'd love to hear about it in the comments!
Lucky Charms Hot Chocolate
- 1 drainer
- 1 bowl
- 1 bowl cereal make a regular bowl of cereal, add additional milk so it's covering the layer of cereal.
- 1 packet hot cocoa mix or use a measured amount of your favorite mix for one serving
- to taste whipped cream optional
- to taste lucky charms marshmallows optional
- Soak your cereal of choice (I used lucky charms) for 15-20 minutes.
- Drain cereal milk into bowl and set aside. Discard or enjoy the leftover cereal.
- Either on a stovetop or in a microwave heat the cereal milk.
- Add milk to hot chocolate mix, stir, add toppings of choice and enjoy.
Yum!! Love the idea of using cereal milk for hot chocolate!