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Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe – Tea Coffee & Drinks

Frozen Hot Chocolate is a rich, thick, and creamy chocolate drink filled with flavors of dark chocolate. It is usually prepared with room temperature hot chocolate that is blended with ice cubes and milk. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Frozen Hot Chocolate with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try at home.

I have also shared the detailed video of this recipe below to make the process simple and clear. This homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate tastes amazingly delicious and is perfect to enjoy on hot summer days or as a treat to enjoy all year round.

Frozen Hot Chocolate in a glass
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What is Frozen Hot Chocolate?

Frozen Hot Chocolate is a rich and creamy chocolate drink packed with flavors of dark chocolate. It is usually made either with an instant hot chocolate mix or from the scratch. The recipe from scratch involves making hot chocolate and then blending it with milk with a lot of ice cubes.

Even though the instant mix gives you good flavor and taste to your drink, making it from scratch delivers an insanely delicious drink. Yes, here I have made the Hot Chocolate first, then allowed it to cool down and blended it with milk and ice cubes.

This Frozen Hot Chocolate is one of the popular drinks in most fast-food chains and the famous restaurant, Serendipity, NYC. Guess what? It is also really easy to make at home with your kitchen staples and perfect to enjoy as a treat on hot summer days. So without further delay, let’s see how to make this drink at home below.

Ingredients

The Ingredients you will need to make this Frozen Hot Chocolate are simple. And it should be easily available in most Supermarkets around. So let’s see what they are below.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Ingredients in a glass
  • Dark Chocolate – I have used Dark Chocolate here to achieve the intense chocolatey flavor. But you can also use semi sweetened dark chocolate or milk chocolate according to your preference
  • Cocoa Powder – Adding a small amount of cocoa powder gives a nice flavor and taste to your drink
  • Milk – I have used chocolate milk here, but you can also use whole milk to achieve simialr results
  • Half and Half – To achieve a thick and creamy texture
  • Sugar – I have added minimal amount of sugar here but feel free to skip if you are using milk chocolate or chocolate mix as they have good amount of sweetner in them
  • Ice Cubes – Adding a lot of ice cubes while blending gives the thick, and creamier drink to your drink

How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate?

The recipe I have shared here is a Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate that requires only under 15 minutes to whip up from scratch. This frozen version makes one of the best chocolate drinks to enjoy as a treat on summer days. And the best part is it tastes insanely delicious similar to your favorite cafe shops like Starbucks, Dunkins, or one at Serendipity, NYC.

Frozen Hot Chocolate in a glass

Following are the high level-instructions to make this recipe but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photos and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Add in the ingredients – In a saucepan with medium heat, add dark chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and a half and half milk
  • Melt the Chocolate – Mix well until all the ingredients dissolve
  • Cool Down the Hot Chocolate – Remove the Hot Chocolate from the heat and allow it to cool down to room temperature
  • Blend – Now in a blender, pour the room temperature hot chocolate, chocolate milk, or regular milk and ice cubes. Close the lid and blend it until everything turns smooth
  • Serve and Enjoy – Now open the lid and pour the delicious frozen hot chocolate into a serving glass. Top it with whipping cream, chocolate curls, or chocolate syrup. And now the thick and creamy Frozen Hot Chocolate is ready for you to taste and enjoy

Tips

  • For best Taste and Flavor – Making Hot Chocolate from scratch and using chocolate milk while blending gives the best taste and flavor
  • For Thickness – Using ice cubes while blending gives the thick and creamy drink that is similar to most cafe shops around or just like the one you get in Serendipity, NYC
  • Milk Options – Even though I have used chocolate milk while blending, you can also use regular whole milk to achieve similar results. But make sure to add chocolate mix powder while using plain milk
  • For Hot Chocolate – I have used dark chocolate and cocoa powder to make the hot chocolate and you can also use semi-sweetened dark chocolate to get a similar result. And make sure to cool down the hot chocolate to room temperature before adding them to the blender
  • Serving – Serve this delicious Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream, chocolate curls, or syrup. And it can be enjoyed as dessert for a party, or to satisfy your chocolate cravings on hot summer days

Calories

This Frozen Hot Chocolate shared here contains 556 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you alter or change any of the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this chocolate drink topped with whipped cream, chocolate curls, and with some chocolate syrup for a decadent cafe-style drink.

Storage Suggestions

You can store the Hot Chocolate in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. You can easily blend it with milk and ice cubes to enjoy this creamy drink once again.

You could also find similar drinks below and more at Chocolate Drinks and Summer Drinks.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe below that I hope will help you to make the cafe-style drink at home. And you could also find this recipe in story format.

๐Ÿ“– Recipe

Frozen Hot Chocolate in a glass

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Yield:
3 cup

Prep time:
5 minutes

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
15 minutes

Frozen Hot Chocolate is a rich, thick, and creamy chocolate drink filled with flavors of dark chocolate. It is usually prepared with room temperature hot chocolate that is blended with ice cubes and milk. This homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate tastes amazingly delicious and is perfect to enjoy on hot summer days or as a treat to enjoy all year round.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate

  • 1 cup Half and Half

  • 2 tsp Cocoa Powder

  • 2 tsp White Sugar

  • Salt, a pinch optional

  • 2 cup Milk or Chocolate milk

  • Ice Cubes, for blending

  • Whipping Cream, for topping

Instructions

To Make Frozen Hot Chocolate

  1. In a saucepan with medium heat, add dark chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and a half and half milk Adding dark chocolate to the milk mixture
  2. Mix well until all the ingredients dissolve whisking the hot chocolate
  3. Remove the Hot Chocolate from the heat and allow it to cool down to room temperature Hot Chocolate in a sauce pan
  4. Now in a blender, pour the room temperature hot chocolate, chocolate milk, or regular milk and add in the ice cubes adding hot chocolate, milk, ice cubes to the blender
  5. Close the lid and blend it until everything turns smooth blending the hot chocolate in blender
  6. Now open the lid and pour the delicious frozen hot chocolate into a serving glass pouring the hot chocolate in to the serving glass
  7. Top it with whipping cream, chocolate curls, or chocolate syrup. And now the thick and creamy Frozen Hot Chocolate is ready for you to taste and enjoy Frozen Hot Chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate chips

To serve

  1. Serve this Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate as a dessert for a party or to quench your thirst on hot summer days Frozen Hot Chocolate in a serving mug

Notes

  1. For best Taste and Flavor – Making Hot Chocolate from scratch and using chocolate milk while blending gives the best taste and flavor
  2. For Thickness – Using ice cubes while blending gives the thick and creamy drink that is similar to most cafe shops around or just like the one you get in Serendipity, NYC
  3. Milk Options – Even though I have used chocolate milk while blending, you can also use regular whole milk to achieve similar results. But make sure to add chocolate mix powder while using plain milk
  4. For Hot Chocolate – I have used dark chocolate and cocoa powder to make the hot chocolate and you can also use semi-sweetened dark chocolate to get a similar result. And make sure to cool down the hot chocolate to room temperature before adding them to the blender
  5. Serving – Serve this delicious Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream, chocolate curls, or syrup as dessert for a party, or to satisfy your chocolate cravings on hot summer days

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 3

Serving Size: 1 cup

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 534Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 6gSugar: 48gProtein: 10g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ

What is Frozen Hot Chocolate?

Frozen Hot Chocolate is a rich and creamy chocolate drink packed with flavors of dark chocolate. It is usually made either with an instant hot chocolate mix or from the scratch. This Frozen Hot Chocolate is one of the popular drinks in most fast-food chains and the famous restaurant, Serendipity, NYC, and served as a treat on summer days.

Can I make Frozen Hot Chocolate with the chocolate mix?

Yes, you can make this drink with the chocolate mix but I would suggest making it from scratch for a double chocolate-filled decadent drink.

How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate without a blender?

To make the drink without a blender, allow the prepared hot chocolate to cool down in the refrigerator for an hour and whisk in the desired quantity of cold milk to it. Finally, serve the drink topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or curls.

What are the calories in Frozen Hot Chocolate?

This Frozen Hot Chocolate shared here contains 556 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you alter or change any of the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card above.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you on how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoy!