Whipped Hot Chocolate

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  • Remember that dalgona whipped coffee trend? Well say hello to your newest obsession: Whipped Hot Chocolate!

    close up of whipped hot chocolate

    During the cold winter months, I love sipping on a hot beverage. Whether it be my morning coffee, a Wassail Hot Toddy or even a mug of Mulled Cider.

    But sometimes I crave something just a little sweeter and more comforting. Hello hot chocolate!

    angle overhead of whipped hot chocolate with marshmallows

    I love it because you can customize it really however you want. Change up the flavors, temperature, and now the consistency. Serve it hot, serve it cold. Just serve it.

    How to Make Whipped Hot Chocolate

    You are going to be blown away by how easy this is to make. The process is very similar to making whipped coffee, actually.

    ingredients for whipped hot chocolate

    Start by using two tablespoons of my homemade hot chocolate mix. You can certainly used the store bought version if you prefer, but I promise mine is better!

    dry hot chocolate mix in a mason jar
    Hot Chocolate Mix

    You are going to whisk the mix with heavy whipping cream until it has a stiff and creamy consistency. After you’ve done that, heat your milk in a saucepan. You could also heat it up in the microwave is you prefer, just don’t get it too hot!

    whipped hot chocolate in a bowl

    Then simply pour the warmed milk into a mug, top with the whipped hot chocolate mix, and garnish with your favorite toppings! Easy peasy, right?

    It’s a fun drink for the kids, too. Just warm the milk slightly less than you would for yourself so that it’s not too hot for them. They have a blast picking out different toppings.

    close up of whipped hot chocolate on a spatula

    With the kiddos you can also make what is called frozen hot chocolate and just let them eat the whipped part.

    Topping Options

    What should you top your whipped hot chocolate with? Anything you’d like! The options are endless really. But I will list a couple of our favorites:

    topping ideas for whipped hot chocolate
    • Mini marshmallows – this is a given and probably the most popular hot chocolate topping. If you don’t have the mini ones, check out my marshmallow conversion chart!
    • Chocolate sprinkles – you can’t go wrong with chocolate on chocolate, right? I always have some sort of sprinkles in the pantry, so this is an easy and festive topping. You could always opt for some red and green sprinkles to make it even more fun!
    • Chocolate shavings – I like to call these “classy sprinkles.” Chocolate shavings, sometimes called chocolate curls, are really pretty on desserts, and this whipped hot chocolate is basically a dessert in beverage form! You can use either dark, milk or white chocolate.
    • Mini chocolate chips – I think these are the cutest! And if you don’t have mini chips, regular sized work well too.
    • Crushed candy piece– Candy canes, chocolate bars, candied nuts. Anything you can think of.

    You can also use a Chocolate Covered Candy Cane to stir it up with! It will give it a slight peppermint flavor, and also makes your whipped hot chocolate super festive too.

    whipped hot chocolate in a mug with toppings

    This recipe only makes two drinks, but you can easily double it to make more. It’s best consumed right after making, so only make as much as you’re going to drink.

    It’s super easy to make, so just whip up a mug whenever you feel like having a fancy pick me up!

    Alternative Milks

    The biggest questions we get asked is making this recipe with alternative milks. For the frothy, whipped part, whipped cream really does work best, however, you can use the Silk brand whipped cream or another pre whipped vegan or non-dairy substitute and fold in the hot chocolate mix.

    For the warmed milk or chocolate milk, oat milk, almond milk or any other non-dairy or nut milk is fine.

    close up of whipped hot chocolate

    Can I Spike It?

    I’m glad you asked and the answer is YES! Spike it with anything you’d use for a cup of hot chocolate so Bailey’s Irish Cream, Coffee Liqueur, Peppermint schnapps. Any will do. Add a floater or even Vodka Whipped Cream!

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    More hot chocolate recipes:

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    Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks
    Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks will take your homemade hot chocolate to the next level. Like chocolate spoons, they add marshmallows and more to your drink! #chocolatespoons #hotchocolatestirsticks www.savoryexperiments.com
    Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks will take your homemade hot chocolate to the next level. Like chocolate spoons, they add marshmallows and more to your drink! 
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    Whipped Hot Chocolate

    Remember that dalgona whipped coffee trend? Well say hello to your newest obsession: this EASY Whipped Hot Chocolate recipe!
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time0 mins
    Total Time5 mins
    Course: Drinks
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: hot chocolate recipe, whipped hot chocolate
    Servings: 2
    Calories: 501kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Garnish

    Instructions

    • In a medium bowl or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together the hot chocolate mix and heavy cream until stiff and creamy.
      whipped hot chocolate in a mixing bowl
    • In a small saucepan, heat chocolate milk over low heat until just warm.
    • Pour warm milk into a tall glass.
    • Top with whipped hot chocolate.
    • Garnish as desired.

    Notes

    You can also use plain milk and top with whipped hot chocolate. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 919IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 459mg | Iron: 1mg

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