We are in the middle of winter and while it hasn't been a very snowy winter, there's still been cold days. And there's nothing like a warm and cozy hot chocolate to warm up with during this time of year! We have so many different flavors of hot chocolate at Dessert'D. I love that a simple drink can be made so many ways!
Today I'm sharing the recipe for my Almond White Hot Chocolate. This is a simple hot chocolate recipe that just has 4 ingredients: milk, cane sugar, white chocolate, and almond flavor. This is just how we make it at Dessert'D too! And I thought that instead of just regular whipped cream that a Chocolate Whipped Cream would be really delicious on top of this hot chocolate.
Chocolate whipped cream is just as simple to make as the my original Whipped Cream recipe (which is in The Mountain Baker). The only difference is the addition of Dutch cocoa powder to give it a light and creamy chocolate flavor. Get the recipe below for my Almond White Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Whipped Cream.
Chocolate Whipped Cream
Makes 4 servings
1 cup organic heavy whipping cream (my favorite is Organic Valley)
14 grams (1 tablespoon) organic cane sugar
10 grams (2 tablespoons) organic Dutch cocoa, sifted
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
Almond White Hot Chocolate
4 cups organic milk
28 grams (2 tablespoons) organic cane sugar
28 grams (about 3 tablespoons) organic white chocolate chunks
1/2 teaspoon organic almond flavor
To make the whipped cream: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer), add all ingredients. Whisk on low and gradually increase speed to high as whipped cream thickens. Whisk until stiff peaks form.
To make the hot chocolate: In a medium pot, add all ingredients. Put over high heat and whisk until completely combined and the temperature reaches 140°F on a drink thermometer. Remove from heat and pour into mugs.
Top with the Chocolate Whipped Cream and serve immediately.
High Altitude - Follow the recipe as noted.
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