Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot ChocolateI LOVE Frozen hot chocolate. In my high school years I loved walking up to our local Dairy Queen and getting these with my friends (everything was pretty much walking-distance where we grew up). So many fond memories. In my opinion this tastes best in either a frosted mug or a styrofoam cup. If you want to make it more like a frozen hot chocolate shake, add more milk and a scoop of chocolate ice cream… yum! Switch things up and try different flavors of cocoa.. I have used both mint and raspberry flavored cocoa and they are both delicious in their own ways (I liked the mint slightly better… just because I love mint and chocolate. It kind of tastes like a grasshopper shake). Give these a try! You will love them!

Frozen Hot Chocolate

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  • 5-6 oz chocolate (we like Marabou from Ikea and/or a few different kinds of Ghiradelli)
  • 2 tsp. hot chocolate powder mix (I like to use Stephens-brand hot chocolate mix)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 3 c. ice (to make it a little more rich, use frozen milk cubes)
  • *Whipped cream (see below or store-bought)
  • Chocolate shavings
  • *Whipped Cream:
  • 1 c. heavy cream, very cold
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp light corn syrup


  • Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt in a double boiler or a small saucepan over med-low heat. Stir occasionally until melted.
  • Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until blended. Remove from heat, slowly add half a cup of the milk, and stir until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature. In a blender, place the remaining cup of milk, the chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into cup or mug and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  • *Whipped Cream:
  • Combine the cream and vanilla and mix well. With an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, start whipping the cream on medium speed. Add the corn syrup slowly while beating. Whip until the cream holds soft peaks.

More delicious summertime drinks
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  1. heddomarie says:

    OH I am sooo craving a chocolate shake right now.. I wish I had the stuff to try this!

  2. Kara says:

    I’ve never tried this before, but it sure looks yummy!

  3. The Ceder House's says:

    OH THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I thought I was the only one who had ever heard of these before. I crave them all the time in summer!!!! They are the best- can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  4. Becky says:

    When I used to tell people how amazing the frozen hot chocolate from Dairy Queen was, they’d just stare at me with a blank expression. “How can hot chocolate be frozen?” usually came next. I’m so glad someone finally understands. I love these, I’ll have to try your recipe soon!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I'd have to agree… styrofoam cup. It's kinda the same sort of thing where I can't eat my favorite yoplait yogurt without a plastic spoon. Stainless steel makes it taste weird. I remember these and haven't had one in years until now! Thank you!

  6. Shirley says:

    Hey! Isn't it supposed to have ice cream in it?

  7. Wende says:

    This looks so good…I can't wait for a cold day!

    I shared this recipe on my Must Try Tuesday post this week.

    Thanks for sharing!

    The Rickett Chronicles

  8. Amy F. says:

    For the 5-6 oz. chocolate, do you use milk or bittersweet?

  9. Erica says:

    @ Amy – I used milk chocolate… I am sure bittersweet would taste ok too though if that's all you had

  10. Amy F. says:

    Thanks! I'm going to try this!

  11. theindianfood says:

    i love chocolates and this is my one of the favorite recipes. thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. emily says:

    so ido not get why use the chocolete when there is chocolete in the hot coco

  13. Ziv says:


    I have used this pic + link with my blog @
    hope that’s fine.


    • Emily says:

      We don’t mind, as long as you credit us back. Thanks!

  14. Mary says:

    I love the DQ frozen hot chocolate. I could have one every day and never tire of it. I’m so glad to find a recipe that is near perfection to it! I think DQ’s is sweeter but I’m perfectly content with this recipe. I made my milk cubes from chocolate milk and used skim milk for the other milk to trick myself into thinking that it must be better for me than DQ’s.

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