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Polar Bear White Hot Chocolate

Homemade white hot chocolate, complete with a little polar friend

This festive recipe is for hot white chocolate, mixed with half and half cream, milk, and a bit of vanilla and topped with a polar bear marshmallow. It’s a fun treat to make for mom on Mother’s Day!

This recipe is courtesy of Little Passports, a children's media company that creates monthly educational subscriptions for kids.


To make the polar bear marshmallows:

  • 1 giant marshmallow
  • 1 jumbo marshmallow
  • 1 miniature marshmallow
  • Chocolate candies, for decoration
  • Candy eyes

For the hot chocolate:

  • 3/4 Cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 Cup half and half
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Pinch of kosher salt
  • Whipped cream, for garnish


To make the polar bear marshmallows:

Cut giant marshmallow in half.

Cut jumbo marshmallow into thirds. Discard top and bottom piece, leaving only the middle piece that is sticky on both sides.

Cut 1 miniature marshmallow in half.

Place the giant marshmallow sticky side up on a flat surface.

Add the halved jumbo marshmallow to the center, sticky side up.

Add chocolate candy nose.

Add candy eyes.

Add mini marshmallow ears, sticky side down.

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For the hot chocolate:

Heat ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture begins to steam.

Heat just until hot, then serve.

Add whipped cream and top with polar bear marshmallow.