Chocolate milk and hot chocolate are at the top of my favorite beverages list. So when I heard there was a drink called Frozen Hot Chocolate, I had to track down the recipe. The most famous recipe is one shared by a New York restaurant known for its desserts called Serendipity 3. It was secret for a long time, but now it is out there for the world to try.
Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe
3 ounces best-quality chocolate
2 teaspoons store-bought hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Directions: Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt chocolate in a small heavy saucepan or in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. 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.
Optional: Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
My suggestion to you if you plan to make this at home is to be sure you are using a food processor/blender that can really chop the ice chunks into very small pieces. I LOVE our Ninja and it works perfectly for chopping the ice.
I liked this Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe – it even gave me a “brain freeze,” so drink it with caution! I definitely will make it again, maybe tweaking it a little bit to use frozen chocolate milk cubes instead of ice cubes because I noticed that as the ice cubes melted, they watered down the chocolate taste a bit.
Do you like Frozen Hot Chocolate? If you have a better recipe or any tips for improving on this one, please let me know in the comments section.