Rich, creamy and decadent cocoa awaits with this Easter Egg Hot Chocolate Recipe. Made with Cadbury Creme Eggs, heavy cream, and just 3 other ingredients, this recipe comes together quickly and easily.
I love making homemade hot cocoa but I've been experimenting a lot with adding in candies for additional sweetness and chocolate flavors and I have got to say that I am really on to something with this Easter hot chocolate.
Even while the winter weather outside is 80F+ degrees (I live in Florida), I've been thinking up new Easter hot chocolate ideas. I finally settled on creme egg hot chocolate, and it's right up there with Butterfingers Hot Chocolate.
Top off your mugs with some whipped cream and festive Easter sprinkles and you're in for a real treat! This drink is a great way to celebrate Easter on a budget.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- A balanced drink. The Cadbury creme egg hot chocolate has added richness from the melted chocolate shells and a little more sweetness from the creme fillings. Together it adds just the right amount of balance to our warm drink.
- It's a cheap way to celebrate the holiday. Costing very little money to make, you can have several glasses of delicious cocoa.
- It's easy to make. Just melt and whisk something together in a pot and it's ready to pour and drink in minutes.
Cocoa powder- Use baking cocoa to get a good unsweetened chocolate-flavored base.
Heavy cream- Adding in heavy cream will make the hot cocoa richer and creamier.
Cadbury creme eggs- Use Cadbury creme eggs to flavor the hot chocolate and add sweetness. Unwrap them, and use both the filling and the shells.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Milk. If desired, you can you half and half, evaporated milk, dairy-free milk, whole milk, or 2%. Anything that you already have on hand is fine.
Heavy cream. While I really enjoy using heavy cream to make the cocoa a little thicker and richer, you can just as easily replace this with more milk.
If you really want a rich and extra sweet experience, add ¼ cup of chocolate chips to this melted Easter egg hot chocolate. I tried this and thought it tasted pretty great, but one full mug's worth was a little too rich for my husband and me, (the kids, however, loved it).
Step 1: Over medium-low heat, in a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder.
Step 2: Slowly whisk in milk and heavy cream.
Step 3: Continue to whisk the mixture until the sugar and cocoa have dissolved.
Step 4: Chop your Cadbury creme eggs into quarters.
Step 5: Add the chopped Creme eggs to the pot of warm milk.
Step 6: Whisk until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
Step 7: Remove cocoa from heat.
Step 8: Pour cocoa into two mugs.
Step 9: Garnish with whipped cream and serve.
🍴 Recipe Tips
If at any point you feel like the cocoa is just too rich or sweet you can easily tone it down by adding in a little more milk.
Depending on the size of your drinking mugs and how full you fill them you may be able to get 3 or even 4 glasses filled from this one recipe.
Don't prep too soon
Do not chop the Creme eggs too early in preparation as the creme will start falling out of the shells and cause a mess on your cutting boards or wherever you have them placed until needed.
Hot chocolate typically uses melted chocolate as its rich and flavorful base, while cocoa is often crafted with powdered cocoa or baking cocoa as its chocolate foundation. Both options are delicious, but one can yield a richer and creamier drink compared to the other.
You can use any milk that you would prefer for this hot chocolate recipe. I tend to prefer whole milk or 2% as that is what I have on hand but feel free to use unsweetened almond milk or even coffee creamer if preferred.
Avoid bringing your milk mixture to a boil; instead, aim to scald it. This means you should observe only a few gentle bubbles appearing around the pan's edges. Ensure the mixture is warm enough to completely melt the chocolate without any remaining lumps in the liquid.
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Easter Egg Hot Chocolate
- ¼ cup Granulated sugar ($0.06)
- ¼ cup Cocoa powder ($0.40)
- 1 cup Heavy cream ($0.99)
- 2 cups Whole milk ($0.38)
- 5 whole Cadbury creme eggs ($1.95)
- Whipped cream *for garnish
- Over medium-low heat, in a medium-sized saucepan whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder.
- Slowly whisk in milk and heavy cream. Continue to whisk mixture until sugar and cocoa have dissolved.
- Chop your Cadbury creme eggs into quarters and then place them into the pot.
- Whisk until chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Remove cocoa from heat. Pour cocoa into two mugs. Garnish with whipped cream and serve.