Remember the whipped coffee craze? We’re still riding the whipped coffee wave, but we’ve found another delicious beverage that is giving it a run for its money….whipped hot chocolate.
Earlier this year whipped coffee took the world by storm after a TikTok video of someone making it went viral. Many claim that the beverage has long been popular in Asia, but gained worldwide fame after a South Korean actor posted a video of it on TikTok. Thankfully, the process is so simple and requires so few ingredients that we can all recreate it at home.
And, let’s face it…it feels a bit like a science experiment. Who would have thought that beating together coffee, sugar and water would result in a light, frothy delicacy?
Now some creative bloggers have taken things a step further by creating whipped hot chocolate. What exactly is whipped hot chocolate? One reader describes it as “upside-down hot chocolate.” The process is simple. Chocolate whipped cream is scooped onto a cup of hot vanilla milk. The two layers are stirred together to create a classic hot chocolate taste. Dare we say that we prefer whipped hot chocolate to the ever-popular hot chocolate bombs? The flavor is smooth and creamy without being overly sweet.
As if whipped hot chocolate couldn’t be any more awesome, throw in the fact that it’s beautiful to look at and makes for some great Instagram-worthy pictures. And, it requires only a few simple ingredients: Heavy whipping cream, cocoa powder powdered sugar and whole milk (if you want a super rich hot chocolate, swap whole milk for chocolate milk).
Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!
WHIPPED HOT CHOCOLATE
Makes 2 servings
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 cup whole milk or chocolate milk
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons vanilla coffee creamer or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, beat together whipping cream, cocoa powder and powdered sugar using a hand mixer on medium-high speed. Beat until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to use.
Stir together milk, water and creamer or extract and divide between two microwave-safe mugs. Microwave for 1 minute or until desired temperature is reached.
Spoon the whipped chocolate cream on top of the hot milk base. Garnish with marshmallows or a dusting of cocoa powder. Stir the chocolate cream into the milk and enjoy!
(recipe inspired by On My Kids Plate)
If you missed out on the viral whipped coffee craze, see how to make it in the video below. Or click here for the recipe.