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Who doesn’t love a minion, right? And I think I feel a Minions party coming on! Those little yellow guys have been around since the dawn of time, but now they’re back and better than ever, on a mission to save all of Minionkind! That’s right – Illumination Entertainment’s Minions movie is on store shelves now (as of December 8th.) I don’t know if everyone will agree, but in my eyes, the only appropriate response is a Minions family movie night, complete with Minions snacks. For my baby girl, that means bananas. But for the rest of us? A warm, yummy and totally unexpected (and totally yellow) white hot chocolate with turmeric, also known in these parts as Minion Nog!
But… turmeric? Why?
First and foremost, turmeric helps our Minions-inspired creation scream, “Yellow!” without using a bunch of food dye. It doesn’t look quite so bright right away, but after sitting for about 10 minutes, ours went from gold to a very convincing shade of minion yellow.
Plus, turmeric is a hot ingredient among the health-savvy these days. This recipe is a spin-off of the uber-popular Golden Milk recipe that may offer benefits for such ailments as colds, congestion, headaches, sore throats, and even depression.
Turmeric is anti-inflammatory with antioxidant properties and can be taken in a supplement form, but I will take mine in the form of sweet hot chocolate with hints of maple and spice any day. The fact that the kids dig it is just the cherry on top. (Or whipped cream, as the case may be.)
- 8 ounces coconut milk
- ½ cup white chocolate chips or shavings
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2–3 tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar) to taste
- dash of cinnamon and cardamom, if desired (may turn yellow color slightly more gold/brown)
- whipped cream and additional white chocolate shavings, for garnish
- Bring coconut milk to a simmer over low heat. Whisk in white chocolate until melted. Whisk in turmeric, making sure to break up any lumps. Whisk in other spices, if using, along with maple syrup or sugar. Once all ingredients are melted and blended, ladle into mugs and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
In order to get the full effect of a Minions-inspired treat like this, you need minion cups. I knew a quick Google search would yield a million and one awesome printable Minions crafts, and I was right! So, I weeded through them and found the perfect printable goggles to fit the clear little party cups you can find at grocery and dollar stores. Click over to Java Cupcake and print Minions goggles (I printed at 75%) then simply cut them out and tape them on your cups.
The kids will love how fun they are, and you’ll never have to tell how easy they are. *winkwink* I mean, who wants to spend more time in the kitchen than they have to when there’s a great movie about to start, right?
Visit the Minions movie website to see where you can grab your copy of Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
Choose the Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD combo and you’ll get these exclusives:
- 3 new mini-movies
- Around the World Interactive Map
- Behind the Goggles – the Illumination Story of the Minions
- …along with deleted scenes, Jingle Bells Minion-style and a code to instantly stream and download the movie to watch anywhere!
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