Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream has to be one of the tastiest, easiest additions to any dessert. This holiday season, I find myself experimenting with all different flavors of whipped cream. I wanted to share this one with you since the season of hot chocolate is upon us and it is a twist on your normal chocolate whipped cream! It makes a great cupcake filling too!

Whipped Chocolaty goodness

Whipped Chocolaty goodness

Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream
Makes about 2 cups

1 C heavy whipping cream

½ C hot chocolate mix

Place metal bowl and whisk in freezer for about 15 minutes so they are good and cold. Pour heavy whipping cream into mixing bowl and beat on high for 2 minutes. Add hot cocoa mix and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Keep Refrigerated.

The type of hot chocolate you use will affect the taste. For a richer, dark chocolate taste, I recommend Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa mix. I also tried this with Swiss Mix hot chocolate packets. I used 3 packets, which equaled ½ C. The Swiss Mix version was equally as good, especially if you prefer the taste of Swiss Mix hot chocolate.

You can also mix it up with some peppermint extract or a different flavor of you choice, which I will be sharing next week! It makes a great filling or alternative frosting for cupcakes and other desserts!

I am entering this Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream recipe in the Creative Holiday Recipe Contest hosted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups! Check it out!

Here is an idea for you to use hot chocolate whipped cream for! Click here for Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes.

National Cookie Day- Melted Snowman Cookies

When I was a kid, the best part about going to visit my Grandparents at Christmas time was being able to eat tons and tons of special Christmas cookies that we never made at home.  Growing up, one of my favorite parts about Christmas time was making cutout cookies, and eating the dough when my mother wasn’t looking.

Now that I am older and living far away from home, I always take time to make cutouts every Christmas, and ship some back home to my dad, who’s sweet tooth is as big as mine.

Melted Snowman Cookies

Last year, I came across the melted snowman cookie after I had finished all my Christmas cookies, but I vowed that I would make the following year! The time is now.  There are several versions of this on the internet, I chose to make the marshmallow melted snowman cookies as originally done by Truly Custom Cakery . What better way to celebrate National Cookie Day than with some good old-fashioned sugar cookies?

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