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Strawberry White Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream

There are few things better than warming up with a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter day. You’re in for a treat with this Strawberry White Hot Chocolate with Homemade Whipped Cream!

I love that strawberry milk contains the same nine essential nutrients as white milk. My kids love the flavor and color—and extra sprinkles, of course! Perfect for your Valentine, milk is heart-healthy with its unique mineral trio—calcium, potassium and magnesium. And you’ll be getting an extra helping of dairy with that quick and easy whipped cream on top!

Whipped cream is so easy to prepare, there’s no reason to be intimidated! Make this quick and easy whipped cream in under one minute using an immersion blender or hand mixer.

Here are five tips for making the perfect homemade whipped cream:

  1. Place beater blades or immersion blender shaft in the freezer for 10 -15 minutes on hot summer days (blender shaft only if it detaches… no electronics in the freezer!). This helps the cream to whip faster. If making a large batch of whipped cream in my stand mixer, I usually place the mixing bowl in the freezer, as well.
  2. Not sure what size bowl to use or how much cream? Remember that, in general, cream doubles in volume when whipped. If you are using an immersion blender, usually you would choose a tall cylinder (many blenders come with a tall cup).
  3. Whip just until soft peaks form. A soft peak should form in the cream, dropping to one side, not hold its shape entirely. Don’t over-whip (you want to avoid making butter!).
  4. You can use any flavor extract including clear vanilla, rum, amaretto, almond, and more. You can also omit the flavor, if desired.
  5. Whipped cream can be prepared and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Strawberry White Hot Chocolate with Homemade Whipped Cream

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  • 15 minutes
  • 4 cups

Ingredients

For the Hot Chocolate:

  • 4 cups strawberry milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • whipped cream or frothed milk for topping (optional)

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup cream, cold
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Hot Chocolate: 

  1. In a medium sized pot stir together strawberry milk, vanilla, and white chocolate chips.
  2. Over medium heat cook, stirring occasionally until the white chocolate melts and the drink comes to a simmer. (Do not let it come to a boil.) Continue to stir to ensure all of the white chocolate has melted.
  3. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Top with fresh whipped cream or frothed milk.

For the Whipped Cream:

  1. Beat cream for 30 seconds until it starts to thicken. If using an immersion blender use a slow up and down motion.
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix for 30-45 seconds more until soft peaks form.
  3. Use to top your favorite hot drink or dessert!

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