Frozen Hot Chocolate is a refreshing icy cold version of hot chocolate! It’s made with real melted chocolate, hot cocoa powder, milk and ice blended and topped with whipped cream.
Maybe you’re here because the thought of frozen hot chocolate is intriguing, or maybe you’ve tried frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity restaurant in NYC or another restaurant and want to try and make it yourself. Yay! Not only is this recipe easy to make, it invoices real melted chocolate, giving it an extra boost of richness that other recipes lack!
What is Frozen Hot Chocolate?
Frozen hot chocolate is an icy beverage made with hot chocolate mix, melted chocolate and ice. The chocolate taste resembles the flavor you love from traditional hot chocolate, but it’s served more like a cold slushy. The name is an oxymoron, but it’s fitting because it isn’t your typical chocolate shake. It’s much healthier than a regular chocolate milkshake since it’s thickened with ice instead of ice cream. It makes the BEST cool and refreshing summer treat that you don’t have to feel guilty indulging.
How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate:
- Melt chocolate in a the microwave on half power, in 20 second increments, stirring until smooth.
- Once melted, stir in some hot chocolate mix and sugar.
- Stir in 1/2 cup milk and allow to cool to room temperature.
- In a blender, add some more milk, a few cups of ice, and the melted chocolate mixture. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately, topped with fresh whipped cream.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
- 4 ounces high quality semi-sweet chocolate , or milk chocolate
- 1 Tablespoon store-bought hot chocolate powder*
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3-4 cups Ice cubes
- Whipped Cream for topping, optional
- Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt in the microwave on half power, stirring every 20 seconds.
- Once melted, add hot chocolate powder and sugar, stirring until well blended. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup milk, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
- In a blender, add the remaining 1 cup milk, chocolate mixture and ice. Blend well until smooth. Taste and add more ice if you want it thicker, and another spoonful of hot chocolate mix if you'd like it sweeter.
- Serve immediately, topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls, if desired.
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Process photos by Nikole of The Travel Palate.