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Whipped Hot Chocolate

Hey, hot chocolate lovers! Get ready to take your cozy drink game to the next level with this incredible whipped hot chocolate. 

It’s decadent, creamy, and downright delicious. It’s the perfect pick-me-up! It’s easy to make, too, since you use a hot chocolate mix.

Elevate it further with a sprinkle of mini marshmallows or chocolate shavings. 

I highly recommend trying this recipe. It’s impossible not to smile when you have a mug of this bliss in front of you! 

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Why You’ll Love This Whipped Hot Chocolate

Beautiful Presentation: You’ll love its fluffy, cloud-like topping. It practically begs to be photographed and shared on social media.

Incredible Texture: This hot chocolate is so light and creamy, it melts in your mouth.

Cozy Comfort: Sipping on a mug of this velvety, chocolatey delight is the ultimate way to indulge in cozy comfort.

Endless Customization: You can use different types of milk and vary the toppings. (Crushed candy canes, cinnamon, marshmallows, etc.)

A large gloss bowl of whipped chocolate with milk on the side


  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Stick strictly to heavy whipping cream (36% milkfat or higher) for the best results. It’s rich and high in fat, so it whips up super light and fluffy. 
  • Hot Chocolate Mix: Select your favorite brand for the perfect balance of sweetness and richness. 
  • Powdered Sugar: It works better than granulated sugar in this recipe. Its super-fine consistency sweetens the cream without making it grainy. 
  • Milk: I prefer whole milk, but you can use whatever you have. 
  • Mini Marshmallows: These pillowy puffs of sweetness are perfect for topping your whipped hot chocolate.
  • Extra Chocolate for Topping: I like to use finely chopped dark chocolate. However, you could use chocolate syrup (or even extra cocoa powder).
Creamy whipped hot chocolate in a mug glass topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate shavings

How to Make Whipped Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate is so easy to make!

1. Chill the equipment. Place a medium-sized mixing bowl and the beaters in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. 

2. Whip the cream. Pour the cold heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl. Beat until soft peaks form. 

3. Add cocoa and sugar. Add in the hot chocolate mix and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. 

4. Heat the milk. Heat the milk until it’s warm. Pour it into serving mugs. 

5. Top the drinks. Spoon or pipe the whipped hot chocolate mixture on top of the milk. Then, garnish with mini marshmallows and any additional toppings. 

6. Serve. Enjoy! 

A glass jar of creamy and decadent hot chocolate whipped cream

Tips for the Best Whipped Hot Chocolate

Remember, the hot chocolate part of this recipe is all in the whipped cream. Put most of the work into that, and the milk will take care of itself. 

Here are a few tips to keep you on track: 

  • Keep things cold! Besides chilling the bowl and beaters in the freezer, the heavy cream should stay cold, too. Pull it straight from the fridge when you’re ready to use it. 
  • The thicker, the better. Start by beating the heavy cream into soft peaks. Then, after adding the cocoa and sugar, beat again until stiff peaks form. You want the whipped cream thick enough that it won’t immediately melt into the milk. 
  • Go cold! Sure, this recipe is for whipped HOT chocolate. But honestly, the cocoa-infused whipped cream tastes just as good on top of cold milk!
  • Vary the flavor. Use flavored hot chocolate mixes, such as cinnamon or peppermint. You can also add a splash of vanilla or other extracts to the cream or use flavored milk.
  • Go crazy with toppings. I like mini marshmallows and dark chocolate shavings. You can also try caramel sauce, crushed candy canes, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and more! 

Whipped Hot Chocolate

Course: DrinkCuisine: American


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Once you try whipped hot chocolate, you’ll never drink it any other way! It’s creamy, rich, and so satisfying!


  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, cold

  • 2-3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 1 cup milk (regular, chocolate, or milk alternative)

  • mini marshmallows, for topping

  • chocolate syrup or finely chopped dark chocolate, for topping


  • Place a medium mixing bowl and the beaters of a hand or stand mixer in the freezer. Chill for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Pour the cold heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl. Beat on medium-high speed until the cream starts to thicken and soft peaks form. (About 2 to 3 minutes.)
  • Add the hot chocolate mix and powdered sugar to the bowl. Mix on low speed until just incorporated. Then, increase the speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. (1 to 2 more minutes.) The final mixture should be thick and fluffy.
  • Heat the milk until warm and pour into glasses. Fill them about 3/4 full.
  • Spoon or pipe the whipped hot chocolate mixture on top of the milk in each glass. Use the back of a spoon to slightly stir it into the milk.
  • Top with mini marshmallows, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or a sprinkle of dark chocolate shavings. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • You don’t have to warm the milk. If you prefer, leave the milk cold for a refreshing version of this delicious drink. You can even add ice! 

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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