While you may not be local to the famous Serendipity dessert chain, you can still enjoy a delicious treat at home. One that would give a Serendipity frozen hot chocolate a run for its money.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

While this frozen hot chocolate might be an oxymoron, it’s also delicious! This recipe making just enough for one tall glass, or two smaller portions (if you want to share). It’s perfect for knowing that you aren’t making too much, so there is no risk of waste.

How many times do you go out to a diner and ask for a shake? Only to receive a full glass, plus that shaker with your ice cream still inside? That’s because their recipe made too much, and they didn’t want to waste the un-poured portion. Same thought here! With this frozen hot chocolate recipe making the perfect amount is easy every time. You don’t have to worry about any of that awkward leftover.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Want to make your own homemade hot cocoa mix for this drink? Check out my recipe for homemade hot chocolate! The recipe for the dry mix would pair so well with this frozen drink!

What’s in Frozen Hot Chocolate?

  • 8oz Chocolate Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon Hot Fudge
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla *Optional
  • 3 Cups Ice
Frozen Hot Chocolate Ingredients

How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate

  1. Bring out your blender and get ready because this quick recipe is going to become a fast family favorite!
  2. In a blender, pour your chocolate milk, hot cocoa mix and a heaping tablespoon of your hot fudge.
  3. Eat a spoonful of fudge for yourself as long as no one is looking. I won’t tell.
  4. Add 3 cups of ice to your blender and place the lid on tightly.
  5. Press the blend button and let it go for about 60 seconds. You want it smooth.
  6. Pour your frozen hot chocolate into your glass.
  7. Garnish with your favorite toppings like whipped cream, more fudge syrup or caramel syrup.
How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate
How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate

Make your frozen drink even more special

Consider adding these to your Blendtec Blender:

  • Crushed Candy Cane
  • Andes Mints
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
What does Frozen Hot Chocolate Taste Like?

Have you ever tasted a chocolate shake or one of those Frosty’s from Wendy’s fast-food chain? Frozen hot chocolate tastes similar while still holding true to the flavors of a hot chocolate that you have come to know and love- only in the form of a frozen treat perfect for hot fall days!

Is Frozen Hot Chocolate Gluten-Free?

Yes! This drink can be made gluten-free if you simply read labels and make sure that the ingredients you use are certified gluten-free or that they don’t have any cross-contamination warnings. 

How to make frozen hot chocolate without milk or dairy

To make this frozen hot chocolate dairy-free, you can use chocolate-flavored almond milk or dairy-free chocolate syrup such as Hershey’s ice cream syrup. 

Does frozen hot chocolate have caffeine?

Different chocolates may contain caffeine, so it is best to look at the labels before proceeding if you are trying to do this without any added caffeine.

Does the frozen hot chocolate have coffee in it?

No, but it should! Adding a splash of your favorite cold brew can really help to turn this from a cold hot chocolate to a delicious mocha.

Don’t have Hot Cocoa Mix on hand? That is no problem, you can easily and quickly make it yourself. Homemade hot cocoa mix can be made in advance. Make a mixture of powdered sugar, baking cocoa and brown sugar in a mason jar. Add in 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup baking cocoa, and ¼ cup brown sugar. Mix well and store in a sealed jar. 

How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate

Now let’s get real for a minute, Have you been to Serendipity’s in New York City? It’s an experience and a signature drink is definitely the Frozen Hot Chocolate. Rest Assured, that you don’t have to fly to NYC to enjoy this fabulous drink, you can now make it at home.

Let’s talk Tiny Hands! You heard me. Do you have kids at home? Well, ask them to join you in the kitchen for this recipe. They can’t mess it up. It’s just a great place to learn to start in the kitchen. Let them have some fun while they are at it. Memories are built in small moments. Enjoy!

I’m using the Blendtec Blender, which I love. It’s high power motor blends this dessert drink smooth. It even has a smoothie button preset which is perfect for this recipe.

Not to mention it also has a clean cycle button. Hello? Did you hear me? They have a clean cycle! It’s pure heaven. I love it. I value that these blenders are used in Commercial Smoothie Stores. The motor is strong and holds up. With so many models available, you are sure to find one that fits your needs.

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How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

While you may not be local to the famous Serendipity dessert chain, you can still enjoy a delicious treat at home. One that would give a Serendipity frozen hot chocolate a run for its money.
Prep Time3 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frozen Hot Chocolate, How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate
Servings: 2
Calories: 253.13kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Chocolate Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 Tbs Hot Fudge Heaping Tablespoon
  • 3 Cups Ice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla *Optional

Instructions

  • In a blender, pour your chocolate milk, hot cocoa mix and a heaping tablespoon of your hot fudge.
  • Eat a spoonful of fudge for yourself as long as no one is looking. I won’t tell.
  • Add 3 cups of ice to your blender and place the lid on tightly.
  • Press the blend button and let it go for about 60 seconds. You want it smooth.
  • Pour your frozen hot chocolate into your glass.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings like whipped cream, more fudge syrup or caramel syrup.

Notes

Garnish:
  • Whipping Cream
  • Crushed Peppermint
  • Andes Mints
  • Hot Fudge
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Cookie Crumbs
  • Marshmallows

Nutrition

Calories: 253.13kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.46g | Protein: 4.93g | Fat: 9.19g | Saturated Fat: 5.76g | Cholesterol: 13.71mg | Sodium: 357.14mg | Potassium: 216.35mg | Fiber: 2.37g | Sugar: 32.39g | Vitamin A: 111.13IU | Vitamin C: 1.02mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 0.94mg
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