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Frozen Hot Chocolate

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The cool creamy chocolate milk and the whipped topping are so refreshing, and we’re sure that this frozen hot chocolate drink will be a huge hit! 
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Table of Contents
  1. Frozen Hot Chocolate Ingredients 
  2. How To Make This Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This frozen hot chocolate takes a deliciously cozy drink and puts a chilling spin on an already perfect treat. Halfway between a drink and a dessert, this creamy frozen chocolate beverage is topped with a swirl of whipped cream and chocolate chips. 

close up shot of a glass of Frozen Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips with a straw

Frozen Hot Chocolate Ingredients 

Frozen Hot Chocolate raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of chocolate milk  
  • 2 packets of hot chocolate mix  
  • 1½ cups of crushed ice cubes 
  • Whipped topping  
  • Miniature chocolate chips  

PRO TIP:

Use a high-quality hot chocolate powder. We recommend Hershey’s Hot Cocoa Mix or Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Cocoa over any generic store brand of hot chocolate mix.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHOCOLATE MILK: You can use any kind of chocolate milk you wish, including non-dairy milk. Almond chocolate milk tastes particularly great. 

HOT CHOCOLATE MIX: This frozen hot chocolate recipe is super chocolatey! If you want something a little less intense, use just one packet of the hot chocolate mix instead of two hot chocolate packets. You could also get creative since there are so many different flavors of hot chocolate beyond just the classic hot chocolate flavor. 

MINIATURE CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Instead of chocolate chips, you could use chocolate shavings, chocolate curls, sprinkles, or mini marshmallows. Or just throw the whole lot on top! 

CHOCOLATE SYRUP: Squirt a little chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce on the inside of the glass before you add the milk for a super-fancy milkshake-bar effect. 

PEPPERMINT: Add a drop or two of peppermint extract to add a minty taste to your hot chocolate.

VANILLA: A few drops of vanilla extract would also add an extra level of sweetness to this drink.

How To Make This Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

STEP ONE: Chill two tall cocktail glasses in the freezer for at least five minutes.

PRO TIP:

Chilling the glasses is optional but worth it for the extra five minutes it takes. Freezing your glass not only keeps your drink nice and cold, but it also looks pretty cool too!

STEP TWO: Pour the milk, hot chocolate mix, and crushed ice into a blender, then blend until a smooth consistency.

PRO TIP:

If your hot chocolate powder doesn’t come in individual packets, you will want to use one to two servings, as described on the container.

Frozen Hot Chocolate process shot of ingredients blended in a blender

STEP THREE: Pour the chocolate mixture into two chilled glasses. Top your chocolatey treat with whipped topping and miniature chocolate chips. Add a straw and enjoy!

Frozen Hot Chocolate process shot of glasses of Frozen Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips

How To Serve

This coffee shop drink is like a chocolate milkshake in a glass. Enjoy it with a spoon, or let it thaw a bit and drink it with a straw.

Add a couple of our Cool Whip cookies, and you will have a heavenly snack to indulge in. During Christmas, try this recipe with our Grinch cookies!

Too cold outside for a frozen drink? Take a look at this warming crockpot peppermint hot chocolate, or how about hot chocolate on a stick?

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Frozen hot chocolate doesn’t store well in the fridge.

IN THE FREEZER: This frozen hot chocolate doesn’t store well in the freezer either. Luckily, this fun treat only takes five minutes to make, so you won’t need to make it in advance. 

close up shot of a glass of Frozen Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips

We’ve tried and tested this homemade recipe and believe that it’s the best around. The frozen hot chocolate tastes so creamy and decadent, and the whipped topping is so refreshing! We’re sure that this frozen drink will be a huge hit with kids and adults on a hot summer day or to cool down during the cozy holiday season. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use almond milk in this recipe?

This easy recipe would also work well with non-dairy chocolate milk options, including chocolate almond milk.

Can I make frozen hot chocolate ahead of time?

This great drink does not keep well, so it is best to make it on demand. Since it only takes a couple of minutes to make, it shouldn’t be hard to whip up a batch anytime a craving hits.

What can I add on top of my frozen hot chocolate?

The sky’s the limit of what you can add to your hot chocolate. Sprinkles, chocolate shavings, and mini marshmallows are all great choices.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

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The cool creamy chocolate milk and the whipped topping are so refreshing, and we’re sure that this frozen hot chocolate drink will be a huge hit! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Equipment

  • high-powered blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 2 packets hot chocolate mix
  • cup crushed ice
  • whipped topping
  • miniature chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Chill two glasses in the freezer for at least 5 minutes. This step is optional, but it helps keep the drink cool.
  • Pour the milk, hot chocolate mix, and crushed ice into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into two chilled glasses. Top with whipped topping and sprinkle with miniature chocolate chips.

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Notes

  • Use a high-quality hot chocolate powder. We recommend Hershey’s Hot Cocoa Mix or Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Cocoa over any generic store brand of hot chocolate mix.
  • Chilling the glasses is optional but worth it for the extra five minutes it takes. Freezing your glass not only keeps your drink nice and cold, but it also looks pretty cool too!
  • If your hot chocolate powder doesn’t come in individual packets you will want to use one to two servings, as described on the box.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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