I absolutely love hot chocolate, and could not resist creating such a magical cup of hot chocolate for kids!

I wondered how to put a marvellously magical twist on every child’s favourite hot drink.

Immediately, I rushed to my kitchen, threw a few ingredients together and cooked up a chocolatey storm!


And bam, Iceberg ‘Hot Chocolate’ was born! This is a really simple homemade and easy hot chocolate recipe that kids (and big kids) will beg you to make again and again.

It’s rich, creamy and totally cute.


I also made a Polar Bear Iceberg Hot Chocolate too, a slight variation on the original recipe.

Just as cute, and a little less time consuming! It reminds me so much of the hot chocolate the kids drank in the Polar Express.

I’ll be adding this easy hot chocolate recipe to the blog soon too.

BONUS HOMESCHOOL RESOURCE: Grab the free penguin & iceberg fact sheet I’ve put together and use this as a cool climate change environmental activity! This is a great way to talk about the future of the planet and even incorporate some geography!

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You can make this recipe with just two penguins rather than 6, depending on how many cups you are making.

I made extras because it adds to the whole frosty, blizzard feel, especially with the iceberg, whipped cream floating on top of the chocolate!


This hot chocolate recipe is perfect for a chilly winter’s night when the kids want to curl up with a good book, or for when they’re tucked up in bed and want a bedtime story.

The actual hot chocolate drink can be made in as little as 5 minutes and requires basic ingredients that can be found in most kitchens.

If you want to go all out and make the whole penguiny, magical bonanza, you’ll need around 15-20 minutes.

That’s if you can keep little fingers away from your stash of marshmallows, sweeties and chocolate for that long!


Okay, so technically, this is a hot chocolate with cocoa powder recipe. Before putting this together I never even realised there was a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate.

Turns out there is! Hot chocolate is often referred to as the pre-made mixture packets, whereas hot cocoa is often made from scratch using cocoa powder, like this recipe.


I’ve always called both ‘hot chocolate’! Either way this hot chocolate is way yummier than the pre made stuff.

Let’s jump right in.

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Don’t have smarties? No worries. I realise Smarties are a British candy so might be hard for my lovely US, Canadian, Kiwi & Aussie readers to get hold of. I’ve also tried this recipe with maltesers, funfetti sprinkles and jazzies; all of which looked great!


Charlotte x

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