Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Sometimes we crave things at the wrong time of year… Am I right?

For instance, right now when I should be dreaming about berry desserts and watermelon I have my heart set on pumpkin cheesecake bars. Obviously I could go ahead and make them, but it just seems wrong to make pumpkin anything until at least September.


However, I have found a way to fudge on these unspoken seasonal rules to some degree. Like serving hot things cold, when it’s best suited to do so.

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Say hello to Frozen Hot Chocolate… A normally warm beverage recreated in a frozen state of being.

By this time of summer, you’ve probably had fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes so much you are ready for a change of pace. Frozen Hot Chocolate is just the thing to dazzle the senses and cool you off on a hot day!

Simply melt dark chocolate in a small pot with cocoa powder, sugar, milk, and a bit of instant coffee granules. The coffee granules are added to enhance the deep chocolatey flavor, but do not overpower.

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Then pour the hot chocolate mixture into a blender and add more cold milk, vanilla extract, and ice. Puree until the mixture it thick and frosty.

Pour the Frozen Hot Chocolate into glasses and serve as-is, or topped with whipped cream and all your favorite sweet garnishes.

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The kids love them with whipped cream and sprinkles. For an enticing visual effect, I like to shmear hot fudge sauce around the inside of the glasses and let it drip down the side before adding the Frozen Hot Chocolate.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate can also be “turtled” by adding chocolate sauce and caramel sauce to the insides of the glasses, then topping each glass with whipped cream and chopped pecans!

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Surprise your friends and family this week with an unexpected summertime treat. Frozen Hot Chocolate is guaranteed to conjure up big smiles!

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Yield: 4 servings

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe – A cool creamy blend of sweet chocolate and milk, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups ice
  • Possible garnishes: whipped cream, chocolate sauce, hot fudge, shaved chocolate curls, chopped nuts, caramel sauce, sprinkles


  1. Place the chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, instant coffee granules, and 1 cup milk in a small sauce pot. Warm over medium heat and stir until the chocolate has melted into the milk. Once smooth, remove from heat. Do not let the mixture boil.
  2. Pour the chocolate mixture into a blender. Add the remaining milk to the blender, along with the vanilla extract and ice. Cover and blend until very smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses and add whipped cream and garnishes if desired!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 4

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 317 Calories
  • Total Fat: 14.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.8g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 84mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40.3g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Sugar: 37.3g
  • Protein: 7g
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posted in Beverages
last updated July 2, 2018

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27 comments on “Frozen Hot Chocolate

  1. Julie @ Table for Twoposted August 1, 2016 at 10:02 am Reply

    This would cool me right down and fill my chocolate craving!

  2. Mariaposted August 1, 2016 at 10:10 am Reply

    Whats not to love!

  3. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted August 1, 2016 at 10:50 am Reply

    So nice and cool, refreshing and good!

  4. Marla Meridithposted August 1, 2016 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Now I’m really craving chocolate!!

  5. [email protected]posted August 2, 2016 at 9:22 am Reply

    Love the way you smeared the chocolate inside the glass first, what a perfect effect!

  6. Heather Christoposted August 2, 2016 at 11:16 am Reply

    the perfect Summer Treat!!

    Rating: 5
  7. Emily @ Life on Foodposted August 2, 2016 at 5:28 pm Reply

    I always want hot chocolate. The frozen kind has been on my list for a while now. I am definitely making some soon, your glasses are irresistible.

  8. Alvin Primozichposted August 27, 2016 at 6:40 am Reply

    This Hot Chocolate Poke Cake is a rich chocolate cake with hot fudge glaze and hot chocolate whipped cream. ¦ Hot Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream ¦ no-churn ice cream packed with mini marshmallows and hot cocoa powder is a winter wonder.

  9. Angelposted October 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Can I substitute milk for almond milk?

  10. Eden Passanteposted November 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm Reply

    I wonder if it would make a difference to freeze the mason jar before putting the chocolate in the mug. Either way, I frozen love hot chocolate and this looks delicious!

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  17. nancyposted January 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Is this a take off or copy of the Serendipity cafe’s famous drink?

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  19. Christine @ myblissfulmessposted May 31, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply

    This is the most awesome thing I’ve ever seen. I only need like two things to make this, so it’ll be a day or so before I can, but this is so happening! Thank you for this Sommer!

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  23. Michelleposted December 2, 2017 at 9:36 pm Reply

    We made this tonight and it is amazing! Thanks for the recipe, it will definitely be on repeat.

  24. Kennedyposted February 23, 2018 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Made this for me and my sister…remembered my sister was on a diet and put the serving originally for her in the freezer…hoping it will keep good if I keep it cool, but I LOVE it. It is not too sweet and not too heavy.

    Rating: 5
  25. Gordonposted May 22, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    wow this is good for hot summer day. Thanks.

    Rating: 5
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