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Spiced Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Whipped Cream

A rich and creamy hot chocolate topped with vanilla whipped cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipe, kid-friendly recipes, winter recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


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
  • 2/3 cup Bittersweet Chocolate chips 60% cacao
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 small pinch sea salt

Vanilla Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar or liquid stevia drops to taste


Hot Chocolate:

  1. 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.

Whipping Cream:

  1. 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.