Homemade Hot Chocolate with Frozen Peppermint Whipped Cream

Easy, decadent, yet wholesome, Hot Cocoa complete with Peppermint Whipped Cream. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • Peppermint Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons crushed candy canes about 4
  • Hot Cocoa:
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • dash of salt
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 cups milk any variety
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • For Whipped Cream:
  • Beat cream until stiff peaks form. (Do not add sugar--hot chocolate is sweet enough.) Transfer cream to a quart size baggie. Snip edge of bag, and pipe out cream onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper, into the shape of mounds. Alternatively, you can just scoop small tablespoons onto parchment paper. Sprinkle with the crushed peppermint candies and put into freezer until solid (about 1 hour).
  • For Hot Chocolate:
  • Whisk together cocoa, salt, and dark chocolate in medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in both milk and maple syrup. Bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally. Once chocolate has completely melted and milk is warmed through, remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.
  • Serve with Frozen Peppermint Whipped Cream

Notes

  • You do not need to freeze the whipped cream, but it is so fun to watch the frozen cream melt into the hot chocolate. Plus then you can freeze extra whipped cream to have when the craving for hot chocolate hits.
  • Nutrition values are based on hot chocolate alone made with almond milk. 
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hot Chocolate with Frozen Peppermint Whipped Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 401mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Calcium 22.8%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.