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Frozen Hot Chocolate only takes 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make! Top it off with whipped cream and chocolate curls for a real treat.

There are so many ways to enjoy hot chocolate besides the traditional way! We love Mexican Hot Chocolate with a little spice to it, Mint Hot Chocolate, and this Frozen Hot Chocolate!

Frozen hot chocolate recipe close up

A New-Found Favorite

I LOVE HOT COCOA!! It’s been a favorite for years and years, like many of you, I’m sure. This year I was introduced to Frozen Hot Chocolate, and I’m still trying to debate which one I like more! They are both SO delicious and chocolate-y it’s hard to pick a favorite.

I had heard about Frozen Hot Cocoa for years but just tried it for the first time a few months ago when I made this recipe. It was a hit with the family and reminded me of a more water-y frosty from Wendy’s. YUM!!

My love for Frozen Hot Cocoa grew even more when the hubby and I visited the restaurant, Serendipity, in NYC in October. We had gone to New York to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and made sure to go to the famous restaurant to get the delicious, frozen drink. You can see from my picture below that I was a bit excited to try it. 😉

If you love hot cocoa but want to change things up and make a frozen version, then you’ll love this recipe. Only 3 ingredients are required and then it’s optional to top it off with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Either way, you’ll love this chocolate-y beverage and it’s sure to become a new favorite. 😉

Frozen Hot Cocoa at Serendipity in NYC

How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate

All it takes is 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes to whip up this tasty treat!

BLEND & SERVE. Place milk, cocoa mix and ice in a blender. Blend until mostly smooth. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

How to get chocolate curls: The easiest way I like to get chocolate curls is to use a hershey bar and a potato peeler. If the chocolate is too cool/hard then it will flake off instead of curl so be sure that it is room temperature.

Chocolate Packet: If your grocery store doesn’t carry hot chocolate packets, you can use hot chocolate from a canister. One packet is about 2 ½ tbsp chocolate mix.

You can also make your own hot chocolate powder using:

  • ½ c powdered milk
  • ½ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ c powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

Whisk all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Use as you would any other hot chocolate powder.

Frozen hot chocolate recipe in glass mug


Storage: Like soft serve ice cream or milk shakes this treat doesn’t store very well so I suggest making what you’ll consume.

If by chance you do have leftovers, you can place them in the fridge for a couple hours, or in the freezer for a week or so. To revive let thaw, if frozen, and reblend.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Frozen hot chocolate only takes 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make! Top it off with whipped cream and chocolate curls for a real treat.
Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 (1.38-ounce) packets hot cocoa mix
  • 3 cups ice
  • whipped cream optional
  • chocolate curls optional
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  • Combine milk, hot cocoa mix, and ice in a blender. Blend until mostly smooth.
  • Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate curls.



How Much Cocoa Should I Use? If your favorite hot cocoa comes in a canister rather than in packets, not to worry. One packet contains about 2½ tablespoons cocoa mix, so for this recipe you’ll need about 7½ tablespoons hot cocoa mix.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 123mg, Potassium: 366mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 395IU, Calcium: 312mg, Iron: 0.03mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Kristina says:

    5 stars
    Nice alternative to Hot chocolate since the Arizona winter has not been very cold this year.

  2. Diane says:

    5 stars
    Love this! Definitely going to be a staple recipe year round.

  3. Amy L Huntley says:

    5 stars
    Yes, please! I love anything hot chocolate flavor. This is so fun to make too!

  4. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    And, I didn’t think hot chocolate could get better! This is a delicious treat, we all enjoy!!

  5. Joy says:

    5 stars
    I absolutely love this drink!! It’s so refreshing & delicious!

  6. Andrea Wickwar says:

    5 stars
    We have made this a couple of times! Yummy!

  7. Karen says:

    5 stars
    This has been a favorite this week. New braces make for sore teeth and this is a yummy treat!

  8. Sarah R says:

    5 stars
    We are obsessed with this frozen hot cocoa! What started as a Christmas in July tradition is now something we enjoy all year long!

  9. Kye says:

    5 stars
    Love!!! One of my favorite treats any time of the year!

  10. Alida W says:

    5 stars
    This looks easy and delicious! I used to order frozen hot chocolate from Dairy Queen.