Quick and Easy Frozen Hot Chocolate

If you live in a warm climate, you’ll love this hot drink made slushie-style. Heck, you’ll love it even if there’s snow on the ground. Pinky swear.

Easy Frozen Hot Chocolate

So you want a frozen hot chocolate with a rich deep chocolate flavor. You’re going to use cocoa for that. But if you use cocoa, then you need to dissolve it in milk and heat it. You’d probably better cool it down at that point otherwise your ice is going to melt when you blend it. If the ice melts, then you won’t have slush. Just watery chocolate milk. Ew.

So what do you do to get rich chocolatey flavor in your frozen hot chocolate without having to heat and then cool your base? We figured it out!

You mix the cocoa with sugar and then with a small amount of milk, 2 tablespoons to start and then another half cup. You microwave that until good and hot and stir it. Add chocolate chips to it and stir. Those chipse are going to bring the temperature of the cocoa down quite a bit.

Now you have a thick chocolate goop. Add that to a blender with another cup of cold cold milk. Now it’s barely warm at all. Throw in your ice cubes and blend until all mixed up and slushie.

Top it off with some whipped cream (get the goods on making perfect whipped cream here) and chocolate shavings (we make ours using a basic potato peeler like this).

Slurp!

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp. cold milk
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. chocolate chips
  • 3 cups ice
  • whipped cream 
  • chocolate shavings

Directions:

  1. In mug, mix together 2 Tbsp. milk, cocoa and sugar to form a paste. Add 1/2 cup of the milk and microwave 30 seconds. Stir, then microwave for another 30 seconds until hot but not boiling.
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Pour into blender with remaining 1 cup of cold milk and ice. Blend.
  3. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. For decorative curls use a potato peeler on a square of chocolate and shave onto the whipped cream.

 

Christine Pittman

Christine is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Cookful. She also blogs at COOKtheSTORY where she specializes in easy healthy homemade recipes. Healthiness aside, she has been known to shred cheese onto a dinner plate, microwave it for 30 seconds, and then eat the messy goop with a spoon.