Frozen Hot Chocolate

Dessert season is year round, but different types definitely have a season. You’re going to want to add this frozen hot chocolate recipe to your Summer menu. It’s the absolute best way to get your sweet chocolate fix and cool off.

frozen hot chocolate in a mason jar topped with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, and a marshmallow laden straw

It’s famous, it’s infamous, it’s notorious. It has destroyed diets and led to love affairs from just a sip of it’s creamy, dreamy, icy blend of chocolate-y goodness. Just one sip will make you want to blow bubbles through your straw like a child again.

Never had a sip of Serendipity’s frozen hot chocolate? You have got to find out what you’ve been missing!! And now, there’s no need to plan a trip all the way to NYC just for one glorious taste test.

Hot chocolate has always been a Winter weather staple for the sons, but now their minds have officially been blown.  Hot chocolate flavor served up icy cold!

It’s the perfect summer pick-me-up  for a 90 degree day or any day really! Ok, but what exactly is it?

frozen hot chocolate dessert recipe

WHAT IS A FROZEN CHOCOLATE?

Foremost & fundamentally, this cold hot chocolate is a creamy sweet treat. It’s seated firmly in the dessert category too.

It has all the flavors of a sweet, creamy hot cocoa- but we’ve skipped any bit of warmth. It’s not quite a milkshake, but similar in consistency. Making it perfect to sip on a hot day.

Even better, because only a handful of ingredients stand between you and sweet, cold chocolate heaven in a glass.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE:

  • chocolate chips
  • hot cocoa mix
  • sugar
  • milk
  • ice cubes

That’s it! Five ingredients, and do we really need to even count the ice cubes anyway, stand between you and a delicious frozen chocolate treat.

It’s almost criminal that more people don’t know about this, and have easy access to it. Let’s spread the word on this easy iced hot chocolate recipe. Spread it far and wide. Nobody should have to plan a trip to NYC just to enjoy a frozen hot chocolate!

HOW TO MAKE A FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE:

Chocolate is at the heart of this recipe, so it’s only natural we begin there. Chocolate chips are added to a glass bowl. They’re then melted in the microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate’s melted & smooth. 

The sugar & hot cocoa mix are then added to the melted chocolate. Whisked together until smooth, this mixture is the base of your hot chocolate dessert.

We’ve got the base down pat, but now we need to add some cream to this chocolate dream base. Enter the milk. Not all of the milk though, only a half cup.

Whisk the milk into the chocolate mixture, stirring until smooth. You can now set this bit aside, and let it cool to room temp. It’s a necessity that it cools completely. We don’t want to lose (or melt) any of the ‘frozen’ element.

Add the cooled chocolate mixture to your blender. Then add in the remaining cup of milk and the ice cubes.

Cap the blender with it’s top, seriously- the one time I forgot this step led to an epic ice cream melt down. Me crying as I scrubbed walls & counter tops down from frosted frozen treat residue spewed all over them. Do not repeat my mistakes.

Blend the mixture on high speed. Continue blending until the frozen hot chocolate’s smooth & that the drink’s consistency is that of a frozen daiquiri. 

Pour the frozen hot chocolate into two different serving glasses. Be careful not to overfill. While this frozen hot chocolate recipe tastes great all on it’s own. It’s something truly out of this world when paired with the toppings.

A thick swirl of whipped cream, some chocolate sprinkles, and an optional straw make this drink the sip-able dessert Summer dreams are made of.

Seriously, don’t underestimate this frozen drink recipe- this copy cat frozen hot chocolate is the best thing I’ve ever tasted on a hot day.

My kids think it’s the ultimate Summer treat when I serve it for dessert, and me? Well I just enjoy the excuse to enjoy chocolate & more chocolate.

Other Hot Chocolate Ideas To Cool Off With:

Frozen Hot Chocolate

A copy cat of the restaurant Serendipity's famous frozen hot chocolate, this version comes together easily in your home blender with just a few simple ingredients.
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Course: Beverage, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 435kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips or 4 oz. chocolate
  • 2 tsp hot cocoa mix
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk divided
  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • sweetened whipped cream
  • chocolate sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt in a glass container in microwave for 10-20 second intervals until melted.
  • Add in hot cocoa mix and sugar to melted chocolate. Mix until blended.
  • Add in 1/2 C milk, stir until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature
  • In blender, place remaining milk, cooled chocolate mixture and ice cubes
  • Blend on high speed until smooth and consistency of a frozen daiquiri
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Nutrition

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 3mg

 Frozen Hot Chocolate

posts & pictured updated 6/28/19

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