Whipped Hot Chocolate

Any kind of milk will work in this fun take on hot chocolate that's perfect for special occasions. For other flavor variations, try adding a drop of peppermint extract or a pinch of pumpkin spice or chili powder, depending on the season. You can even swap out half of the milk for coffee for a flavorful twist.

Whipped Hot Chocolate
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 5 tablespoons whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup milk, heated


  1. Whisk cocoa powder and sugar together in a medium bowl. Add cream and vanilla; beat until thick and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. If the mixture is still grainy, mix a little longer.

  2. Divide hot milk between 2 heatproof glasses and top with the chocolate mixture. Whisk to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
15g Fat
23g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Vitamin A 612IU 12%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Potassium 291mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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