This Whipped Mocha recipe is surprisingly easy and amazingly delicious!
There’s a new recipe trend that started on TikTok. I’m actually not active on TikTok, so I don’t see much of that stuff. But this one certainly peaked my interest. It was Whipped Hot Chocolate. It looked amazing! But would it taste as good as it looked? That is always my first question.
As I went about trying to make my own version, I realized, that yes, I love a good cup of hot chocolate, especially when I can make it a magical event like when I use a hot chocolate bomb, but it’s not something I would order if I wanted a hot drink.
The very first drink I fell in love with at Starbucks was the Mocha. Simple and to the point; it combined some of my favorite things on earth: espresso, steamed milk, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. I remember when I could order one for less than $5 (that’s a great story grandma!). It is still one of my go-to drinks at Starbucks, but now I usually make my own variety at home (and with the use of coconut sugar, it doesn’t make me crash as much).
This Whipped Mocha is a combination of whipped hot chocolate and espresso.
The first step is to make the cream. Oh man, this stuff was amazing. I was nervous it would turn out grainy, but it didn’t. I could eat it by the spoonful. And I did! The cream is great for Whipped Hot Chocolate, Whipped Mocha, or to top any dessert that goes with whipped cream and chocolate. Add it to pecan pie, ice cream, chocolate cream pie, or anything else your heart desires. It will not disappoint!
Whipped Mocha Cream
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup your favorite hot chocolate mix (I used Starbucks)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp instant coffee
- Optional: marshmallows
Pour your heavy cream, hot chocolate mix, powdered sugar, and instant coffee into a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until the cream is fluffy and the consistency of whipped cream. It takes about 3-5 minutes. Keep your whipped cream cold until ready to use.
To Assemble Your Drink
Heat 1 cup of milk on the stovetop or in the microwave. (This drink can also be served cold if you like. In this case, don’t heat the milk.) Pour your milk into your glass or mug. Top with one shot of espresso. (If you don’t have espresso, use 1/4 cup strong coffee.)
Top your drink with a big, heaping spoonful of your Whipped Mocha Cream, top with marshmallows if you desire, and serve.
To Make Whipped Hot Chocolate
Not a fan of coffee? This recipe can be transformed to Whipped Hot Chocolate by simply leaving out the instant coffee and shot of espresso/coffee.
Lawd, it’s good y’all!