Christmas Drinks for Kids

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Jolly Christmas Drinks for Kids – Sip, Smile, and Sparkle!

Hey there, fellow parents! Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to make the holiday season extra special for our little ones.

One way to do that is by whipping up some delightful and fun Christmas drinks for kids. I’m here to share some simple and festive recipes that will make your kiddos’ taste buds dance. So, put on your Santa hat, and let’s get started!

Festive Drinks for Kids

Hot Chocolate

You can’t go wrong with a great hot chocolate during the Christmas season. The rich, velvety goodness of a warm cocoa is a firm favorite among kids of all ages.

Whether you top it with marshmallows, whipped cream, or even a dusting of cocoa powder and a candy cane, it is so delicious.

Kids Christmas themed hot chocolate

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipe

There are so many recipes for hot chocolate, but I think that simple is sometimes best. A warm mug of chocolatey goodness with just cocoa, milk, and sugar can be a perfect treat for little ones.

Here is my super simple and delicious hot chocolate recipe that your kids will love:


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Mini marshmallows (optional)


  1. Pour 2 cups of milk into a saucepan and warm it on low heat. Don’t let it boil, just get it nice and warm.
  2. While the milk is warming up, mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and a tiny pinch of salt in a separate bowl.
  3. Once the milk is warm, add the cocoa mixture to the saucepan.
  4. Stir everything together until it’s smooth and the hot chocolate starts to steam. Keep it on low heat.
  5. Pour your hot chocolate into your favorite mug.
  6. If you want to make it extra fun, top it with whipped cream and mini marshmallows. You can even add a sprinkle of cocoa powder or some chocolate chips!

And that’s it! You’ve got a simple and scrumptious hot chocolate that’s perfect for sipping on a chilly day.

Christmas Hot Chocolate

If you want to take it up a notch, you can get creative and add some tasty variations to your hot cocoa even more exciting. Here are a few fun kid friendly ideas:

  1. Peppermint Twist:
    • Add a dash of peppermint extract to your hot chocolate for a refreshing twist. Top it with crushed candy canes for extra crunch and minty flavor.
  2. Caramel Delight:
    • Stir in a spoonful of caramel sauce into your hot chocolate and drizzle more on top for a sweet and gooey treat. Don’t forget a pinch of sea salt for that irresistible salted caramel flavor.
  3. Minty Madness:
    • Add a few chocolate mint candies or a mini mint chocolate bar to your hot chocolate for a delightful mint-chocolate fusion.
  4. Nutty Nutella:
    • Stir in a spoonful of Nutella for a creamy, hazelnut-flavored hot chocolate. Top it with chopped hazelnuts and whipped cream.
  5. Cookies and Cream:
    • Crush some chocolate sandwich cookies and mix them into your hot chocolate. It’s like dessert in a cup!
  6. Peanut Butter Bliss:
    • Add a dollop of peanut butter to your hot chocolate for a rich and nutty flavor. Top it with mini peanut butter cups or a drizzle of melted peanut butter.
  7. Coconut Dream:
  8. Gingerbread Joy:
    • Mix in a pinch of ginger and cinnamon for a gingerbread-flavored hot chocolate. Top with a gingerbread cookie or a gingerbread man-shaped marshmallow.

Feel free to mix and match to create your very own signature hot chocolate recipe. Get creative, experiment, and have fun.

Fun Ideas for a Kid Friendly Hot Chocolate Bar

As I’m always on the lookout for fun and creative ideas to make the holiday season extra special for my kiddos, I have recently discovered the magic of a hot chocolate bar.

This fabulous idea that’s sure to bring big smiles and is quite easy to put together and set up. It is a super fun way to let your little ones customize their hot chocolate and add a touch of magic to winter nights.

Here are some things to include in this hot chocolate station.

Festive Hot chocolate station

Hot Cocoa: You can either start with mugs of pre-made hot chocolate or set out a container of hot cocoa mix. You can use a store-bought mix or make your own with simple ingredients like cocoa powder and sugar.

If you decide to use the hot cocoa mix, you will need to heat up some milk, so your kids can mix it themselves with the cocoa mix.

Cute Mugs: Get some holiday-themed mugs or let your kids pick their favorite cups. It’s all about personal style!

Tasty Toppings: Offer a variety of toppings, like mini marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and colorful sprinkles. These make the hot chocolate extra fun and yummy.

Stirring Sticks: Provide candy canes or mini spoons for stirring. Kids love swirling their hot chocolate.

Labels and Signs: Create cute labels for each ingredient and signs for a jolly touch. Kids can easily find what they need.

Hot Chocolate Bar Sign

Cookie Companions: Consider having some cookies or gingerbread on the side. Dipping cookies in hot chocolate is pure holiday joy!

Setting up a Christmas hot chocolate bar is not just about making a drink. It’s about creating precious memories and having a blast with your family during this special time of year.

Kid Friendly Eggnog (no eggs)

While traditional eggnog might not be their favorite, I’ve discovered a kid-friendly eggnog recipe that my children absolutely adore! I

t’s a creamy, lightly spiced Christmas delight that’s just right for their taste buds. With its sweet and mild flavor, this homemade eggnog brings a twinkle to their eyes and a smile to their faces.

It’s easy to make, contains no eggs and has a creamy sweet taste.

Kid friendly christmas eggnog


  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Ground cinnamon or sprinkles for garnish (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and heavy cream until well combined.
  2. Add the granulated sugar, vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, and a pinch of salt to the milk and cream mixture. Stir well until the sugar is dissolved and all the ingredients are blended.
  3. Pour the eggnog into a pitcher or a large glass container.
  4. Chill the eggnog in the refrigerator for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld and for it to become nicely cold.
  5. Just before serving, give the eggnog a good stir to mix any settled spices.
  6. Pour the kid-friendly eggnog into small glasses or mugs. If desired, top with a dollop of whipped cream and add some sprinkles for decoration.

Pink Christmas Cheer

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than with a fun and festive pink drink topped with marshmallows? Here’s a simple and delightful recipe for you and your little ones to enjoy:

Kids Pink Christmas Drink


  • 1 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup of pink lemonade (you can use a store-bought mix)
  • A handful of mini marshmallows
  • Crushed ice
  • Festive straws


  1. Start by filling your favorite glasses with crushed ice to keep your drink extra chilly and refreshing.
  2. Pour 1 cup of cranberry juice into each glass. This will give your drink that beautiful pink hue.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of pink lemonade to each glass for a sweet and tangy twist. It’s like a burst of holiday flavors!
  4. Now for the marshmallow magic! Sprinkle a handful of mini marshmallows on top of each glass. They’ll float like snowflakes in your pink winter wonderland.
  5. Don’t forget to insert festive straws for sipping ā€“ they make the drink extra fun!
  6. Give it a gentle stir to mix the flavors if you like. You can also add a few more marshmallows for that marshmallowy goodness.

And there you have it, a quick, easy and colorful pink Christmas drink that’s sure to bring smiles to your little ones’ faces.

Festive Grinch Punch

This Grinch Punch recipe, without any alcohol, crafted from a mix of Hawaiian Punch, Sprite, and zesty lime sherbet, is the ideal beverage for the kids to enjoy during the Christmas festivities

Festive Grinch Punch

Find the recipe for Grinch Punch here

Christmas Milkshake

Christmas is a time for joy, and what could be more joyful than a pink Christmas milkshake topped with whipped cream, a red and white straw, and grated chocolate? Let’s make some magical memories with this fun and simple recipe:

Pink Christmas Milkshake


  • 2 cups of strawberry ice cream (or any ice cream your kids love)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Red and white striped straw
  • Grated chocolate (dark or milk chocolate, your choice!)


  1. Start by scooping 2 cups of pink strawberry ice cream into a blender. You can use any ice cream flavor your kids adore. You can even use lime icecream for a grinch inspired drink.
  2. Pour in 1/2 cup of milk. This will help make your milkshake creamy and delicious.
  3. Blend it all together until it’s smooth and dreamy. Let your little ones have a peek ā€“ the pink magic is happening!
  4. Pour your pink Christmas milkshake into a tall glass.
  5. Top it off with a big swirl of whipped cream. Go as high as you like!
  6. Add a fun red and white striped straw, just like a candy cane. It’s all about the festive spirit!
  7. Last but not least, sprinkle some grated chocolate on the whipped cream. This looks like a touch of snowy magic on your pink wonderland.

And there you have it, a fantastic pink Christmas milkshake that’s not only delicious but also a visual treat.

Reindeer Juice Pouches

While not technically a drink, these easy to make reindeer juice pouches are so cute. They are simple enough for your little ones to join in and help making them. They are also a great option for a classroom party craft.

Reindeer Juice Pouch Craft

Find the full instructions for this reindeer juice pouch here

I hope these fun and simple Christmas drinks for kids will add a sprinkle of magic to the season. Whether it’s the joy of decorating the Christmas tree or the excitement of sipping a festive drink, these tasty drinks will help to create some cherished memories.

So, put on your Santa hats, grab those colorful straws, and let’s toast to a season filled with laughter, love, and delicious sips of joy. Here’s to a happy holiday season with your little ones!

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