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Frozen hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate fudge sauce drizzle.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate is the perfect icy and refreshing warm-weather treat and can be made with just five ingredients and five minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 to 4 servings
Calories 243kcal
Author Tracy


Fudge Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping tablespoon (8g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon (14g) butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk, half and half, or heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla optional

Frozen Hot Chocolate

  • 1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon (63g) granulated sugar *
  • 3 tablespoons (15g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 2 cups milk any percentage, divided
  • 3 cups ice or 2 1/2 cups crushed ice*
  • Whipped cream optional


Fudge Sauce

  • In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cocoa powder and set aside.
  • In a 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in milk. Add cocoa and sugar mixture and whisk until smooth. Continue to whisk continuously, until mixture begins to bubble.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla (if desired). Allow to sit and thicken while you make your frozen hot chocolate.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

  • In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cocoa powder, making sure to mix well and crush any cocoa powder lumps.
  • In a 16-ounce mason jar or large, microwave-safe mug, microwave water for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until steaming. Stir in cocoa powder and sugar mixture until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the milk.
  • Combine ice, cocoa and milk mixture, and remaining 1 cup of milk in your blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Divide frozen hot chocolate between glasses, top with optional whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Serve and enjoy!


Approximate nutritional information is for three servings and was calculated using 2% milk. Does not include whipped cream.
*Add an extra heaping tablespoon or two of sugar if you prefer your frosty drinks on the sweeter side.
*If using an underpowered blender, use crushed ice if possible as it will be easier for your blender to process. 


Calories: 243kcal