Classic hot chocolate with whipped cream

Some days I just want a lovely hot chocolate. My mom makes by far the best!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 10 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 556 / Protein 16g / Carbohydr. 40g / Fat 37g

Ingredients (2 servings)

100 gbittersweet chocolate
600 mlmilk
2 piecesstar anise
100 mlwhipping cream
2 tspchocolate shavings


measuring cup, small saucepan, hand mixer with beaters, cutting board, knife

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Step 1

Classic hot chocolate with whipped cream

Roughly chop chocolate.

cutting board, knife

100 g bittersweet chocolate

Step 2

Classic hot chocolate with whipped cream

Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add star anise, cloves, and chopped chocolate and stir gently until dissolved. Leave to simmer for approx. 5 – 10 min. Stir occasionally.

small saucepan

600 ml milk / 2 pieces star anise / 4 cloves

Step 3

Classic hot chocolate with whipped cream

In the meantime, beat cream in a measuring cup using a hand mixer with beaters until stiff.

measuring cup, hand mixer with beaters

100 ml whipping cream

Step 4

Classic hot chocolate with whipped cream

Remove star anise and cloves from hot chocolate. Pour into cups and top off with a dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and enjoy!

2 tsp chocolate shavings