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Easy Frozen Hot Chocolate Drink Recipe

A delicious Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe that uses cocoa powder, milk, crushed ice and sugar to cool you off on a hot Summer day!

Everyone loves the rich, creamy taste of a good hot chocolate, but when it is hotter than hot outside you would much rather a cold drink, right?

That’s why we created this incredibly easy Frozen Hot Chocolate for you to whip up in just 10 minutes any time the craving hits.

Two clear glasses filled with frozen hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Refreshing Drinks

I love our recipe because it doesn’t require any fancy ingredients, or special skill, and it makes enough to fill a few cups which will keep the kids happy!

I made this earlier in the day and enjoyed my taste tests but wanted to make sure there was some left for Mr. Olive, so I popped it into the fridge in the blender and simply added another handful of ice and blended when he got home – it tasted just as good as when I mixed it up hours earlier!

I even took what we had left after that and poured it into my Popsicle molds to see if I can make homemade Fudge Pops (I’ll keep you posted!). Edited to add – they were INCREDIBLE! Tasted exactly how I imagined, and were so creamy! Will definitely be doing a separate post on this for the Summer.

All you need to make this super easy hot chocolate is below.


  • Milk
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ice Cubes
Teal cutting board with scoop of cocoa powder, measuring cup with sugar and two chunks of dark chocolate bar

Frozen hot cocoa on a hot Summer day

If you are looking for a refreshing drink to serve up that doesn’t come from a can or a carton, then this is the drink recipe for you. Also be sure to check out our Top 10 Summer Drinks and Strawberry Mint Bliss for a delicious selection of drinks to enjoy all Summer long.

And if you want a HOT hot chocolate we have that too – Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate & Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate.

It is incredible how just a few simple ingredients combined together can create such a thirst quenching beverage – and believe me I will be trying it with a little splash of vodka for an adult version I can serve during our next backyard BBQ too!

If you just take a look at the picture above you will see why I started drooling as soon as I poured this chocolate mixture into my blender – and if you have ever tried a Frosty (you know, the chocolaty frozen drink from Wendy’s) I can promise that you will never go back after making your own version.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are a couple of questions that are asked when people are looking to make Homemade Frozen Hot Cocoa – if you have a question that isn’t answered below please email us or leave a comment so we can answer you!

What does frozen hot chocolate taste like?

A rich, smooth and creamy cuppa yum! But really, the chocolate mixture blended with the ice creates a thick slushy drink that is full of chocolate flavor and quenches thirst instantly. It is like drinking your favorite chocolate bar.

What happens if you put hot chocolate mix in cold milk?

With this recipe that is essentially what you are doing – except you are creating your own cocoa mix and blending with milk and ice until smooth. You want to whisk your milk with the cocoa mix before heating – then over medium heat it will melt and create a syrup that you will add an additional 1 cup of milk to before blending. This my friends is how you make your frozen drink!

What can you do with leftover hot chocolate?

The easiest answer is to mix it with ice and blend into this slushy drink, but as I mentioned above you can also pour the leftover mix into Popsicle molds and make your very own fudge pops!

Stainless steel pot with melted chocolate syrup mixture

How to make Frozen Hot Chocolate

Here is a quick step-by-step guide on how to make a frozen hot chocolate with photos!

Saucepot with ingredients for making frozen hot chocolate

Mix sugar, cocoa powder, chopped chocolate and ½ cup of the milk together in a pot

Saucepot with semi melted ingredients

Put over medium heat and stir occasionally until a smooth chocolate syrup forms

Fully melted chocolate syrup mixture in saucepot

Remove mixture from the heat and add in the remaining milk, making sure to stir until smooth

Blender on countertop with ice and chocolate syrup mixture

Pour the hot mixture into your blender and add ice carefully. Blend on medium until smooth and creamy!

Yield: 6 glasses

Easy Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

Two clear mugs filled with frozen hot cocoa and topped with whipped cream

A delicious Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe that uses cocoa powder, milk, crushed ice and sugar to cool you off on a hot Summer day!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups Milk, we used 2%
  • 6 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 7 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 6 ounces Dark Chocolate, Chopped (works out to about 170g)
  • 5 cups Ice Cubes


  1. Mix together sugar, cocoa powder, chopped chocolate and ½ cup of the milk in a medium saucepan (pot).
  2. Place mixture over medium heat and stir occasionally until a smooth chocolate syrup forms - approximately 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add in the other 1 cup of milk - stirring with wooden spoon or silicone spatula until smooth.
  4. Carefully pour mixture into blender with 5 cups ice and pulse to begin breaking up the ice. Once some of the ice has been crushed turn the blender to the on position and blend until thick and smooth.


If you have a smaller blender you will want to do this in two batches - simply pour half of the chocolate syrup and 2.5 cups of ice and follow the same steps above. 

If you like things a little sweeter, just add an additional tbsp of sugar.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

Note; nutritional information is not always 100% accurate

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