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Whipped Hot Chocolate Recipe

close up shot of a glass of Whipped Hot Chocolate Recipe topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate syrup with a straw
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 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 1031 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


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.


Calories: 1031kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 14gFat: 82gSaturated Fat: 51gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 273mgSodium: 573mgPotassium: 508mgFiber: 2gSugar: 57gVitamin A: 3088IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 482mgIron: 1mg