This Whipped Hot Chocolate recipe makes a decadent mug of creamy hot cocoa with just 4 ingredients in only 2 quick minutes.
Keyword: 30-Minutes or less, Chocolate, whipped hot chocolate
Servings: 1(12-ounce) mug full
Author: Jennifer Fishkind
¾cupheavy creamvery cold
3tbsphot cocoa mixgood quality
Garnish with mini marshmallows, chocolate sauce and chocolate sprinkles
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 2-3 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 or pipe your whipped hot cocoa cream using a ziplock bag 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.
Chill the bowl and beaters before adding the ingredients since cream whips best when cold. I like to put the bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 15 minutes to ensure they are super cold.
I used a very good quality hot cocoa mix 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.
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.
This makes one very large drink, so make sure that your mug is at least a 12-ounce capacity (or split it into 2 mugs).
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.
You should enjoy this whipped hot chocolate while it is still hot.