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Frozen Hot Chocolate: 3 Ways

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2 servings

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This easy Frozen Hot Chocolate is made with hot chocolate mix or from scratch, and comes in 3 flavor variations! Loads of cool, refreshing, chocolatey flavor.

frozen hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle against a blue background

I promise not to go on and on about my love for cold chocolatey drinks — really, cold icy drinks of any kind — here in this post.

It’s summer, and we all just want to get on with sipping in the sunshine (too cheesy?).

Honestly, as a food blogger I love dreaming up recipes for all the different seasons and holidays, and this Frozen Hot Chocolate is my biggest request from the girls this summer.

Along with this chocolatey deliciousness, we’re making this Healthy Strawberry Smoothie, this Pineapple Smoothie, and this Easy Homemade Pink Lemonade often around here. The days are long and hot and we need to keep hydrated!

With this Frozen Hot Chocolate, I love that I can use a little more milk and ice, and a little less chocolate if I want theirs a little less sweet (summer holiday sugar rush anyone?).

peanut butter frozen hot chocolate with peanut butter drizzle against a blue background

This recipe is easy to customize and make a variety of different ways — and all of the flavor options! Check out some of my favorite additions below.

How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate:

With hot chocolate mix:

The easiest way to make frozen hot chocolate is obviously with hot chocolate powder, and since this is a fun treat we only have occasionally (okay, maybe on a weekly basis, but it’s summer!), I don’t mind a little store bought mix here and there 😉

The base recipe for all of my flavor variations is:

  • Milk
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Hot fudge or chocolate sauce
  • Lots of ice — you want it thicken and slushy!

With natural ingredients:

If you’re looking for a low carb or low sugar option, try making this frozen hot chocolate with unsweetened cocoa powder and adding the sweetener of your choice:

  • Milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar or sweetener
  • 2 cups ice
Oreo frozen hot chocolate in glass with oreo crumbles against a blue background

Variations on this Frozen Hot Chocolate:

  • You can easily make this recipe dairy free (or lower in dairy) but using dark chocolate or dairy free chocolate along with almond or coconut milk. Honestly, I’m not dairy free and I love it with dark chocolate and almond or coconut milk!
  • You can make this recipe less sweet and lower in sugar by reducing the amount of chocolate you use or adding more milk or ice.

More flavor variations:

  • Add in some mint extract for Frozen Mint Hot Chocolate.
  • Swap the chocolate for white chocolate for Frozen White Hot Chocolate.
  • Add in some raspberries or strawberries for a fruity twist!
  • Add in a spoonful of espresso powder for a little afternoon kick!
classic frozen hot chocolate in glass with stainless steel straw against a blue background

Tools you’ll need to make this Frozen Hot Chocolate:

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

5 from 10 votes
This easy Frozen Hot Chocolate is homemade with no mix packets, and has loads of rich chocolatey flavor! Made with melted chocolate, milk and ice, topped with whipped cream.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Cuisine American
Course Drinks
Servings 2 servings
Calories 182kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 2 tablespoons hot fudge sauce (the thicker the better!)
  • 2 cups ice cubes (about 16 ice cubes)

Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate

  • 1 tablesoon smooth peanut butter

Oreo Frozen Hot Chocolate

  • 4-6 chocolate Oreos

Instructions

  • Add milk, hot chocolate mix, chocolate sauce and ice cubes to a high powder blender and blend until smooth. If desired, add in the optional mix ins for Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate or Oreo Hot Chocolate when blending.
  • Adjust sweetness to taste if desired or add in additional ice or milk to suit your tastes. Garnish with whipped cream as desired.

Notes

*Nutrition information does not include optional mix ins

Nutrition Information

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Keywords drink recipe, frozen hot chocolate

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Alli says

    These are truly delicious, sometimes during the summer we cant stand hot drinks, so this was perfect for us. Thank you!

  2. Eden says

    I made this with a hot chocolate mix and it turned out so good! I remember having my first frozen hot chocolate at serendipity and LOVED it!

  3. Trang says

    This ironically is perfect timing because I was craving hot chocolate but thought it was too hot for one… so this solves my problem!

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