Spiced Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Whipped Cream…yes…more comfort food!


I feel I must disclose that when I was working on this dessert I gained 3 pounds. I made hot chocolate everyday for a month. I combined milk with cream, milk with half and half, and half and half with cream. I used different combinations of light and dark chocolates, and then had to decide exactly how much vanilla paste and cinnamon to use! I finally found what I think is the perfect combination.

Behold, comfort food at it’s finest! The Organic Kitchen Spiced Hot Chocolate made the old fashioned way, on the cooktop with real chocolate and real cream. No powdery mix and boiling water here. So get out your cutest mugs and pull out your snuggliest blankets and enjoy this family favorite.

Dishes in this post are from my favorite store Anthropologie !


Hot Chocolate and Whipping Cream


The Recipe: Spiced Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Whipped Cream

You will need: Vanilla paste available in 4oz and quart size (I recommend getting the quart, saves lot’s of money in the long run!) affiliate link

Spiced Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Whipped Cream...yes...more comfort food!
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A rich and creamy hot chocolate topped with vanilla whipped cream.
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • Hot Chocolate:
  • 3 cups 2% milk (my raw milk drinking friends...knock yourselves out! It will be really rich but you are used to that!
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ⅔ cup Bittersweet Chocolate chips (60% cacao)
  • ⅓ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 small pinch sea salt
  • Vanilla Whipped Cream:
  • ½ pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (or liquid stevia drops to taste)
  1. Hot Chocolate:
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized pot on medium heat. Stir with a whisk till chocolate is melted and all ingredients are blended well. When milk/cream mixture is steaming remove from heat. Pour into mugs and top with vanilla whipped cream.
  3. Whipping Cream:
  4. Place cream in large bowl and whisk by hand or use mixer till cream is slightly thick. Add vanilla and sugar. Continue beating till desired consistency.


We always use Nielsen Massey Vanilla Paste in place of extract. It doesn’t have that strong alcohol flavor and tastes great straight out of the bottle.  If you use vanilla frequently it’s a much better deal to buy the quart!



Hot Chocolate and Whipping Cream from The Organic Kitchen

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10 thoughts on “Spiced Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Whipped Cream…yes…more comfort food!

  1. Sounds delicious Linda… can’t wait to try it! Love reading, making, and eating/drinking your recipes. What a talent you have!

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