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Whipped Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Chocolate lovers will rejoice when they discover this whipped hot chocolate recipe. The delicious drink is full of creamy decadence that will be the highlight of your day.
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  1. WHIPPED HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS WHIPPED HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Insanely decadent and creamy, this whipped hot chocolate recipe is a fun drink that is sure to warm you up when the weather cools down. Milk is warmed and topped with a whipped, sweet chocolate-flavored cream that you can either stir in or scoop off the top. 

If you love this hot cocoa recipe, you must try our crockpot peppermint hot chocolate and hot chocolate bombs.

WHIPPED HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 10 ounces whole milk
  • ¾ cup heavy cream, very cold
  • 3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix, good quality
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

PRO TIP:

Garnish with mini marshmallows, chocolate sauce and chocolate sprinkles.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

HOT CHOCOLATE MIX: I used a very good quality hot cocoa powder that I bought in a multi-serving size bag (Ghirardelli Double Chocolate 10.5 ounces) for this recipe to make multiple whipped hot chocolates. You can get the individual packets (different brands can range in size from 1.25-ounce – 1.38-ounce packets), and you will just use the entire packet mixed with the heavy cream and powdered sugar and follow the recipe.

FLAVOR: You can get really creative with your hot cocoa flavors like mint mocha, french vanilla, or dark chocolate.

TOPPINGS: You can keep your whipped hot chocolate simple with just mini marshmallows, or you can get very creative and top it with crushed peppermints, mini chocolate chips, candy canes, chocolate shavings, or even holiday-themed sprinkles.

MILK: I used whole milk for this recipe, but if you prefer 2% milk or another type of milk like almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk, I am sure it will taste just as delicious. To make this over-the-top chocolatey, you could make it using chocolate milk instead of white milk.

ALCOHOL: If you want to turn this whipped hot cocoa into a grown-up treat, you can pick your favorite creamy liquor to add to the milk. Try Bailey’s Irish cream, coffee liqueur, or any other favorite.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS WHIPPED HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE

PRO TIP:

Chill the bowl and beaters before adding the ingredients since cream whips best when cold.

STEP ONE: In a medium-sized bowl, add the heavy cream, hot cocoa mix and powdered sugar.

PRO TIP:

How dark your topping turns out will depend on the brand of cocoa mix you are using. Some will produce a lighter topping than others.

STEP TWO: Using a hand mixer, on medium speed, whip the heavy cream to soft peaks. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes.

PRO TIP:

Make sure you only whip the cream until soft peaks form. If you whip until stiff peaks form, the whipped part will be too heavy on top of the milk. You’ll know when the whipped cream is ready is when it starts to stiffen. Drag your finger or a spoon through it, and if it leaves an indentation (doesn’t come back together) it is ready.

STEP THREE: Pour the cold milk into a large 12-ounce coffee mug and heat it in the microwave on high for 1 minute and 45 seconds. This will scald the milk (not boiling it), but you can heat it for longer if you want a hotter cup of milk. Carefully remove hot milk from the microwave and place it on the counter.

PRO TIP:

This makes one very large drink, so make sure that your mug is at least a 12-ounce capacity.

STEP FOUR: Carefully spoon your whipped cocoa cream onto the top of the milk. This will make a very full cup of whipped hot chocolate.

STEP FIVE: You can garnish your whipped hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and sprinkles if you desire.

PRO TIP:

You should enjoy this whipped hot chocolate while it is still hot. 

HOW TO SERVE

This sweet drink will be a welcome treat for when everyone comes in from the cold. Make sure you have a yummy plate of peanut butter cookies or peanut butter dream bars for those hungry tummies too!

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: This treat should be enjoyed right away but if you have any leftover whipped cream, store it in the fridge and use it up within a day.

A mug of warm milk topped with whipped chocolate cream is an absolutely heavenly treat. Four simple ingredients, and you will have a perfect warm drink on those cold nights when all you want to do is snuggle up and be cozy.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Should you stir the whipped cream into the milk before serving?

This is entirely up to you. Some people like to stir it all together, while others like to eat the whipped cream with a spoon from the top!

Can I use store-bought whipped cream for this recipe?

We really recommend that you make your own whipped cream for this recipe. The extra few minutes will totally be worth it!

What is the best way to whip the cream?

A hand mixer is highly recommended for whipping the cream in this recipe. You could also use a milk frother, but it doesn’t whip the cream as much as just make it frothy.

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close up shot of a glass of Whipped Hot Chocolate Recipe topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate syrup with a straw

Whipped Hot Chocolate Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate lovers will rejoice when they discover this whipped hot chocolate recipe. The delicious drink is full of creamy decadence that will be the highlight of your day.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 10 ounces whole milk
  • ¾ cup heavy cream very cold
  • 3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix good quality
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • chocolate sauce, chocolate sprinkles, and mini marshmallows for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the heavy cream, hot cocoa mix and powdered sugar.
  • Using a handheld mixer, on medium speed, whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour the whole milk into a large 12-ounce coffee mug and heat it in the microwave on high for 1 minute and 45 seconds. This will scald the milk (not boiling it), but you can heat it for longer if you want a hotter cup of milk. Carefully remove it from the microwave and place it on the counter.
  • Carefully spoon your whipped hot cocoa cream onto the top of the hot milk. This will make a very full cup of whipped hot chocolate.
  • You can garnish your whipped hot chocolate with the mini marshmallows, chocolate sauce and sprinkles if you desire.

Notes

PRO TIP: Garnish with mini marshmallows, chocolate sauce and chocolate sprinkles.
 
PRO TIP: Chill the bowl and beaters before adding the ingredients since cream whips best when cold.
 
PRO TIP: How dark your topping turns out will depend on the brand of cocoa mix you are using. Some will produce a lighter topping than others.
 
PRO TIP: This makes one very large drink, so make sure that your mug is at least a 12-ounce capacity.
 
PRO TIP: Make sure you only whip the cream until soft peaks form. If you whip until stiff peaks form, the whipped part will be too heavy on top of the milk. You’ll know when the whipped cream is ready is when it starts to stiffen. Drag your finger or a spoon through it, and if it leaves an indentation (doesn’t come back together) it is ready.
PRO TIP: You should enjoy this whipped hot chocolate while it is still hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 1031kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 273mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 3088IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 482mg | Iron: 1mg
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