Hot Chocolate with Fusion® Vanilla Bean Salt Whipped Cream

The classic cold weather treat gets a facelift with Fusion® Vanilla Bean Salt whipped cream. The perfect foil to the rich, velvety chocolate is smooth, cooling whipped cream, while the dash of sea salt adds contrast. And won’t your friends and family be impressed when you tell them you made it all from scratch?! Perfect when the weather is cold and blustery or when you need a chocolate fix, this recipe takes no time to make and is a sure-fire crowd pleaser. Kids love the recipe as is, but adults can try some alcohol additions like Fireball or Rumplemintz.

Key Ingredient(s)

Fusion® Vanilla Bean Salt

Ingredients

Fusion® Vanilla Bean Salt Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Salt

Hot Chocolate

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1¾ cup plus ¼ cup 2 percent or whole milk

Directions

  1. For the whipped cream: Whisk heavy cream and sugar with your stand mixer until soft peaks form.
  2. Add Vanilla Bean Salt and incorporate completely. Place in the fridge.
  3. For the hot chocolate: stir together the cocoa powder and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cocoa will be lumpy.
  4. Add ¼ cup milk and bring to a low boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Let boil until the sugar is completely dissolved and no longer grainy, about 1-2 minutes. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
  6. Add the rest of the milk. For sweeter cocoa, add less milk and for less sweet, add more milk. Turn up the heat and bring hot chocolate to your desired serving temperature.
  7. Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream, and sprinkle a bit of Vanilla Bean Salt for presentation.

Alternative Flavor Options:

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