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How to Make Frozen Hot Chocolate

Learn the quick & simple steps for how to make a frozen hot chocolate drink.

It’s funny where we learn new things, isn’t it?

I heard about this new-to-me drink recipe from the Hallmark movie “Christmas on Cranberry Lane”.

You know, because my husband and I have been doing “research” for Hallmark movie party games!

One of the characters exclaimed, “Frozen hot chocolate is my favorite!”

I looked at my husband and said, “What in the thunder is frozen hot chocolate?”

Since neither of us had a clue, I researched and tried making some myself.

Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe - harbour breeze home

Easy Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

What is frozen hot chocolate?

Unlike a chocolate milkshake, frozen hot chocolate is a slushy drink with ice. Sort of like normal hot chocolate, but in a frozen version.

What ingredients are needed for this frozen hot chocolate drink?

  • 1/2 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1 ice cube tray of ice (about 3 cups)
  • whipping cream
  • sprinkles for the top
Clear mug with hot frozen chocolate in it with a green striped straw.

Step 1: Freeze the mug it will be served in.

This is, of course, an optional step. However, it does work very nicely to put a frosty drink in a frosty mug!

Step 2: Blend chocolate milk, hot chocolate mix, and ice cubes in a blender.

I used my Ninja blender for this recipe, and it chopped up the ice nicely. However, if your blender isn’t very strong, you may want to opt for crushed ice instead.

Keep blending until your drink is the slushy consistency that you like. Mine still had a few larger ice chunks in it. However, keep on blending if you want it to be smoother.

Whipping cream piled on the top of a mug of frozen hot chocolate.

Step 3: Finish off the hot frozen chocolate drink with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkles.

Canned whipping cream would make this step easy peasy. Then use whatever sprinkles or toppings you’d like.

Here are some topping ideas:

  • chocolate shavings
  • chocolate chips
  • crushed peppermint candy 
  • chocolate sauce
  • marshmallows
  • chocolate sprinkles
A mug of frozen hot chocolate with Christmas tree lights in the background.

Other tips for hot frozen chocolate:

  • Some articles I read claimed that the brand of hot chocolate mix you use makes a big difference in the flavor of the drink. I used the only kind we had in the house – (no name brand) – and it was delicious! If, however, you are a hot chocolate connoisseur, be sure to use your favorite brand of hot chocolate.
  • You could drizzle chocolate sauce in the mug before freezing it for a pretty presentation.
  • This frozen hot chocolate drink is best fresh. It doesn’t work well to make it ahead and freeze it.

For more recipe ideas inspired from Hallmark movies:

  • Hot chocolate is a huge theme in Hallmark Christmas movies. These hot chocolate bombs are super trendy these days! You can make your own and even give them as gifts.
  • Is there any Hallmark movie that doesn’t include cookies? Here’s our favorite rolled sugar cookies.
  • When the family sits down for the big turkey dinner, what are they going to have for dessert? This old fashioned steamed pudding recipe would be perfect!

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Yield: 1 -2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Learn the quick & simple steps for how to make a slushy frozen hot chocolate beverage


  • 1/2 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1 ice cube tray of ice, about 3 cups
  • whipping cream
  • sprinkles for the top


  1. Freeze the mug it will be served in.
  2. Blend chocolate milk, hot chocolate mix, and ice cubes in a blender.
  3.  Finish of the drink with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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  1. Sounds so good and I have a friend who would go crazy for this!! My question though is in regards to your steamed pudding recipe. For the vanilla sauce do you use heavy cream (ie: whipping cream), and as Dad only buys the plastic coffee containers, I’m not sure what size cans you are using and what sizes I could use? Thank you so much for your wonderful posts.

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