Have you ever tried Frozen Hot Chocolate? It's an icy, chocolatey, decadent drink that still tastes like hot cocoa. This recipe only needs a few easy and delicious ingredients to make this yummy treat. By combining chocolate ice cream, hot cocoa mix, and unsweetened cocoa powder you get a deliciously deep, rich chocolate flavor that cannot be matched. Now you can enjoy "cocoa" all year long with the yummy frozen version of the classic chocolate drink.
Ingredients you'll need for the recipe
- chocolate ice cream
- hot cocoa mix/packets
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- espresso powder (optional)
- vanilla extract
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Chocolate ice cream - The emphasis of this recipe is chocolate (obviously) so getting a rich chocolate ice cream makes for a great start. Use whatever kind of chocolate ice cream you like.
Hot Cocoa Mix or Packets - Just like the ice cream you can use whatever hot cocoa mix you'd like. You can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, hot cocoa with marshmallows, whatever you'd like. I like the classic Swiss Miss packets but whatever kind your fond of will be perfect. If you are using packets, 2 will do the trick. If you are using cocoa mix from a canister, you need a ½ cup.
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - Just to keep the chocolate going you'll also want to add in some unsweetned cocoa powder. Any kind you have is fine.
Espresso powder - this is completely optional as sometimes it is hard to find. I love using a little bit of espresso powder in any chocolate-base recipe I make. Coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate so it pairs nicely here to you. Don't worry, it does not taste like coffee if you decide to use it. But, you can omit from the recipe too.
Traditionally frozen hot chocolate is served overflowing out of a huge glass goblet and piled high with whipped cream & chocolate shavings. I love serving it in these awesome glasses I found on amazon. It's usually adorned with a few straws and spoons too. This recipe is definitely for at least 2 people. One fun thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to fit your taste and add in different flavors. Use different types of chocolate, candy mix ins, different types of cocoa mix, etc. I've seen other version with crushed oreo cookies, peanut butter, peppermint, etc.
How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed, slowly adding in the milk until thoroughly combined and smooth. Drink will be thick and icy. If you like your drinks a little on the thinner side add a little extra milk and blend until desired consistency is achieved.
Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream, cherry & sprinkles and serve immediately!
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Frozen Hot Chocolate
- 4 cups chocolate ice cream
- 2 packets of hot cocoa mix any flavor/brand you like
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp espresso powder (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ cup ice
- Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed, slowly adding in the milk until thoroughly combined and smooth. Drink will be thick and icy. If you like your drinks a little on the thinner side add a little extra milk and blend until desired consistency is achieved.
- Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream, cherry & sprinkles and serve immediately!