Cute, creamy and sweet hot cocoa toppers are here! ☕ These 3-ingredient treats are easy to make and ready in an hour. Simply adorable in your favorite hot drink. Use a cookie cutter to stamp any shape. 💕 This is a great Valentine’s Day activity for kids to help with!
Whipped Cream Heart Toppers
During this chilly season, we’re enjoying toasty mugs of hot cocoa on the reg. And . . . can I fill you in on a secret?
When I don’t wanna make it homemade, I jazz up the powdered hot cocoa mix with cream, vanilla extract and chocolate chips. The best hot cocoa hack.
My next favorite? Creating fun little heart toppers for our hot cocoa. The combo really gives you that loved up feeling!
These melt-in-your-mouth whipped cream shapes are so quick and easy to make. We love plopping them onto our warm drinks and brownies hot out of the oven. Not to mention, how perfect are these for a summer sundae bar? Catch me stacking them on top of my strawberry ice cream!
You can really play around with the options for these. Use any cookie cutter or food coloring you like (or, toss the coloring altogether). Add flavored extracts, use different sized baking sheets, and freeze for up to a week. Make these tasty toppers in your own style!
Ready to play with your food? Let’s show you the 3-ingredient recipe.
Do I have to use food coloring? Can I add flavored extracts?
Use any food coloring you like! I prefer gel food colorings, since they don’t water down your delicate creams. Yes! Use a flavored extract, but go slow. Only 1-2 drops should do it.
Can I use different cookie cutters?
Sure! These would be cute with any shaped cookie cutter. The less detailed the cutter, the better result (and less likely it will crack)! Think stars, flowers and round shapes.
Can I use a larger or smaller baking sheet?
Yes! I used a 13×9-inch sheet for these, which gives 6-8 heart shapes. A smaller baking sheet will yield less but thicker shapes. A larger baking sheet will yield thinner but more shapes.
How long will these stay good for? Can I package and gift them?
Freeze leftover whipped cream hearts in the baking pans for up to 1 week. Unfortunately, they will go all melty and break if you try to package and gift. Best enjoy these at home and gift the recipe!
What do I serve with Whipped Cream Heart Toppers?
I hope you enjoy these adorable Whipped Cream Heart Toppers this Valentine’s Day, or anytime of year. They add a little special something to your warm drinks and cold ice cream bowls!
Please feel free to leave a comment and a star rating, if you give them a go. I would love to hear how your toppers turn out.
- 1 pint (16 oz.) heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1-2 drops red food coloring, optional
- Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add heavy cream to a large bowl. Using an electric mixer set to medium, beat until cream is mostly thickened. Stop mixer. Add confectioner's sugar and resume mixing, slowly increasing speed to high.
- Beat until cream is thick and stiff. Mix in food coloring, 1 drop at a time, until you reach your desired color.
- Pour whipped cream into the prepared pan. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes.
- Serve and enjoy!
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