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Whipped hot chocolate recipe

Whipped hot chocolate recipe

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Have you ever seen such an indulgent hot chocolate? The good news is you don't actually need chocolate for this recipe – the rich creaminess comes from a storecupboard ingredient – cocoa powder. Ready in 10, this is the ultimate festive drink to enjoy on Christmas eve or on any cosy night in. See method

  • Serves 2
  • Takes 10 minutes
  • 395 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 125ml whipping cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 250ml milk

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    28g 40%
  • Saturates

    17g 87%
  • Sugars

    25g 27%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 26g Protein 8g Fibre 3.4g


  1. Sieve 2 tbsp each cocoa powder and icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Stir through the whipping cream, then whip with an electric whisk until it just holds its shape. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle, if you like; set aside.
  2. Put the remaining 2 tbsp cocoa powder and 2 tbsp icing sugar into a heatproof jug with the salt, then gradually pour in 300ml boiling water to dissolve. In a separate microwave-safe jug, heat the milk in the microwave in 20 sec bursts, stirring in between, until steaming. Pour into the cocoa jug, stir well, then divide between 2 small mugs.
  3. Pipe or spoon over the whipped chocolate cream, then dust with extra cocoa powder to serve, if you like.

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