Frozen Hot Chocolate

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.

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.

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.

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Super yummy! I thought the chocolate mix would be too much in proportion to the liquid called for, but it was just right.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  •     1 cup warmed milk (2% or higher)
  •     1/2 cup cold milk (2% or higher)
  •     2 hot chocolate packets
  •     1/3 cup chocolate syrup
  •     4 cups chopped ice
  •     1/2 cup half & half cream


  1. Mix the two hot chocolate packets into the warmed milk.*
  2. Pour the chocolate milk, white milk, half & half, chocolate syrup and chopped ice into a blender.
  3. Blend on high speed for 20-30 seconds, or until the ice is completely blended and smooth.
  4. Pour into four glasses.
  5. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
  6. Serve immediately.