Easy Swamp Juice
This Easy Swamp Juice is the perfect Halloween drink! You only need 5 ingredients & 5 minutes to make it. Tastes just like white chocolate hot cocoa!
Long ago, when I thought about swamps – I thought about alligators, snakes, & mud. Now, when I think about swamps – I think about ogres… and Shrek. This is just one of the things in my perspective that’s changed since having kids.
Just like in the past before kids – the term ‘Let it go’ meant letting go of anger, resentment, or something similar. Now, ‘Let it Go’ only reminds me of Frozen. And, spaghetti makes me think of Lady & the Tramp. Oh – and the chocolate drink ‘Yoo-Hoo’ now makes me think of the guy inside the trading store in Frozen – ‘Yoo-hoo! Big summer blowout!’.
Yup – kids. They change your way of thinking, that’s for sure!
So, when I was making this easy Swamp Juice – I didn’t think of things like alligators & snakes. I thought about a Shrek green swamp, and swamp bubbles…. and so on. Inevitably, this murky green – and extremely delicious – warm drink is what came from that.
Even though it looks gross, I promise you that it’s absolutely delicious. I mean, didn’t your Mama teach you to never judge a book by it’s cover? That’s the philosophy we’re going with here.
It’s only 5 ingredients – those ingredients being milk, white chocolate, green & yellow food coloring, & mini marshmallows. Nothing gross there, see? The finished product is a delicious white chocolate hot cocoa– with a little swampy green & bubbly effect going on. I call this one a winner!
Here’s the ingredient mugshot:
In a medium to large
cauldron saucepan, combine 4 cups of milk with 1 cup of white chocolate chips.
Stir the mixture with a whisk while cooking on medium heat (do not bring to a boil!) until all the white chocolate is melted.
Remove your cauldron….errr, pot from the heat, & stir in 12 drops of green food coloring & 8 drops of yellow food coloring. I use the gel versions because I like the way the colors turn out better, but there’s nothing wrong with using the liquid versions.
Whisk the food coloring in until your mooky-swampy green color has been accomplished.
Pour your swampy hot cocoa into your mugs. This is enough for 3-4 mugs worth, and you can adjust the recipe to make less or more. It’s very easy to customize!
Top the swamp juice filled mugs with mini marshmallows. The mixture should already be a tiny bit ‘bubbly’ – but the mini marshmallows serve as your big bubbles!
- 4 cups of milk
- 1 cup of white chocolate chips
- 12 drops of green food coloring
- 8 drops of yellow food coloring
- about ¼ cup of mini marshmallows or so to garnish with
- In a medium to large saucepan, combine the milk & white chocolate chips. Cook on medium heat (do NOT bring to a boil!) while whisking until the white chocolate chips are melted.
- Remove from the heat; whisk in the green & yellow food coloring. Whisk until it's all combined.
- Pour into mugs, top with mini marshmallows.