White hot chocolate with dark chocolate whipped cream. There’s a delicious chocolate-fest going on in this cup that is warm and comforting to satisfy all chocolate lovers.
This comforting drink makes me want to wrap up warm, go outside and play in the snow until I’m cold, just so I can come inside and enjoy a warming hot cup of this chocolate. Well, there’s no snow here in Southern California, but a girl can dream.
If you like white chocolate, you will LOVE (yes, that much) LOVE this hot chocolate and it’s really easy to make! To take this to the next level, I dipped in melted dark chocolate and allowed to set and when you dip them into the hot chocolate, the dark chocolate melts and creates a dark chocolate swirl. I just made myself drool thinking about how good this was (I digress). For a little crispy, crunchy confection to enjoy with this drink, Ferrero Rocher chocolates are a perfect accompaniment and their white chocolate coconut is something I just can’t describe. I told you it was a chocolate-fest.
Want to make this a festive, grown-up drink? Add 1/2 cup of peppermint schnapps to the white hot chocolate (oh yes!).
- For the chocolate whipped cream:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream cold
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- For the hot chocolate:
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 ounces good white chocolate chopped into small chunks
- 1 ounce white chocolate
For the chocolate whipped cream:
To a mixing bowl or stand mixer, add the cream, powdered sugar, espresso powder and cocoa powder.
Whip using a hand mixer or stand mixer on slow until the powders are mixed, then increase speed and whip until the cream is soft peaks. Don't over whip or it will be too heavy for the drink. Refrigerate.
For the hot chocolate:
Add the milk and vanilla extract to a saucepan and bring to a low simmer, not a boil.
Add in the chocolate and stir constantly until melted to prevent the chocolate from sitting on the bottom of the pan.
Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with the whipped cream. Grate white chocolate for garnish.