Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thirsty Thursday - Frozen Hot Chocolate

Hi everyone! Megan here. So, it's Thirsty Thursday and we're gonna start today off with a little recipe for homemade whipped cream. Yes, I said homemade. I hate the store bought stuff. The one in the can and the one in the tub. Hate hate hate it. It tastes completely artificial and chemically to me. Besides, making your own homemade whipped cream it super easy and, if you are anything like me, you almost always have the ingredients on hand. Why are we making homemade whipped cream? Because we have to top our frozen hot chocolate off with something! Nothing is better than homemade whipped cream.

Would you just look at that? And with Halloween sprinkles!?! I'm a GENIUS! Now, I don't have pictures for the homemade whipped cream, but it's super easy and TASTY!

Whipped Cream Recipe:

Tip:  Place your bowl and your mixer beaters into the freezer for about ten minutes or so. You will not regret this. It makes the whipped cream super smooth. Now, you don't have to. I've been in a time crunch before and wasn't able to freeze my bowl and the whipped cream has come out just fine. I always like to use a metal bowl. It just freezes faster and keep the whipped cream nice and firm outside of the fridge for quite a while.


1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar 


Place whipping cream and sugar in your bowl. Mix with you mixer for 2-3 minutes on medium speed, until the cream starts to make stiff peaks. Don't over whip it. (HaHa whip it! Whip it good!) You'll be sad if you over whip it and you'll definitely know when you have over whipped it. Ask me how I know.

That's it. Now you can add like a teaspoon of vanilla or any other extract to give it a different flavor, but it's totally optional. You can also use just 3 tablespoons of white sugar instead of powdered sugar, but I don't think the texture comes out the same. I might be a little bias though. This recipes makes about 2 cups of whipped cream. 

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe: Adapted from Serendipity 3's Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Now, I do have pictures for this recipe. And this recipe is heavenly. Depending on how chocolately you want it will determine how much chocolate you'll use.


1/2 bar to 1 1/2 bars of Hershey's Chocolate
2 teaspoons of store bought hot chocolate mix. I like to use Perky Moose.
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice


1. Cut the chocolate into small pieces.

2. Place it in a double broiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add hot chocolate mix and sugar.

3. Stir together until completely mixed. Depending on how much chocolate you use it will either be really clumpy or somewhat smooth. The more chocolate you use the more smooth it will be.

4.Remove from heat and slowly add in 1/2 cup milk. Mix until the chocolate, sugar, and cocoa mix is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature.

5. In a blender, place the remaining milk, the chocolate mixture, and ice. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into your glass and top with whipped cream and sprinkles!

YES!!! Heaven. I always place my whipped cream in a ziploc bag with an end cut off to make the swirly of whipped cream on top. But you could totally just place a big ole dollop of it on top. Delish! See you guys tomorrow for Favorite Finds Friday.

1 comment:

Happy Crafting!

Megan@ Whimsically Homemade