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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen hot chocolate is an easy way to get your hot chocolate fix during the warm summer months. Only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this delicious slushy-style drink that is an amazing copycat of the famous Serendipity recipe!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 2 to 3 large servings
Calories 381 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 3 ounces chocolate milk, semisweet or dark, finely chopped
  • teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons hot chocolate mix
  • cups milk divided
  • 3 cups ice


  1. Place the chocolate in a medium bowl set over a saucepan with about 1 inch of barely simmering water (keep the heat on low). Stir the chocolate occasionally, until it is completely melted and smooth. (Alternately, you can microwave the chocolate on 50% power in 30-second intervals until melted.) Add the sugar and hot chocolate mix and whisk to combine completely. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in ½ cup of the milk until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.

  2. In a blender, place the remaining 1 cup of milk, the chocolate mixture and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and slushy. Pour into serving glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Recipe Notes

  • Chocolate - You can use milk chocolate, semisweet, dark, or white.
  • Hot Chocolate Mix - Use your favorite or try different flavors! You can also use a powdered mix like Ovaltine or Nesquik.
  • Milk - Whole milk will give you the richest flavor, but any variety (2%, 1% skim) will work, as will soy milk, nut milk, or oat milk.
  • Blender - I love my Wolf blender and also highly recommend the Breville Fresh and Furious blender.
  • Servingware - To mimic the frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity, serve it in a huge goblet. Alternatively, old-fashioned milkshake glasses or pretty drinkware will work!
  • Keeping it cold - For the coldest possible drink, refrigerate the chocolate milk mixture after step #1 to get it thoroughly chilled. Give it a good stir or whisk before adding it to the blender so any chocolate that has settled gets re-incorporated.
  • Topping Ideas - Homemade whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, shaved chocolate, etc.

Nutritional values are based on one large drink, using 2 servings as the guide.

Nutrition Facts
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 364mg10%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 239mg24%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.