Oh my goodness this recipe is so simple and so good! I can’t wait to share this one with you and I hope you enjoy as much as we have.
Have you been to Serendipity in NYC? They are famous for the Frozen Hot Chocolate- which is just a rich, chocolate malted, milkshake dessert that is amazing. I have been to Serendipity a few times and every time I can never seem to stray from the Frozen Hot Chocolate.
Our favorite movie theater in town started carrying a Frozen Hot Chocolate and the girls always beg to get it during the movie. Usually the Frozen Hot Chocolate is a little expensive though and I saw the calorie count once and nearly fainted 🙂
This is a version you can make at home. It doesn’t require ice cream so that cuts way back on the calories, yet you still get the rich and creamy chocolate flavor.
This recipe comes together in just minutes but note there are two things that may cause variations in your Frozen Hot Chocolate.
#1. I used homemade chocolate syrup. It is super easy and fast and the most heavenly stuff (I guarantee you will be sneaking spoonfuls when no one is looking.) I have included the recipe for the chocolate sauce below, but you can definitely substitute a store bought chocolate syrup instead.
#2. I have a Blendtec blender which makes blending ice a breeze. If you have a standard blender, you might consult the manual to see how it handles ice cubes or perhaps use crushed ice in the recipe instead.
- 2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon chocolate fudge topping (recipe for homemade below)
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder or hot chocolate mix
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ cups milk
- 2 cups ice (approximately 12 ice cubes)
- Whipped cream, optional
- Chocolate shavings or sprinkles, optional
- Combine 2 Tablespoons fudge topping, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, and milk in a blender.
- Quickly blend to incorporate.
- Add the ice cubes and grate until the ice cubes are incorporated, resembling almost the texture of a malted or thick shake.
- Pour into serving glasses, top with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, and remaining teaspoon of chocolate fudge topping. Enjoy immediately.
You can add a bit more chocolate sauce or sugar according to your own taste. This was just perfect for us. Not overwhelmingly sweet but still decadent and chocolatey.
To make your own fudge sauce couldn’t be simpler:
Add 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips and 4 tablespoons butter to a saucepan. Melt over low heat.
Add 2/3 cup white sugar and slowly pour in 5 oz of evaporated milk. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat. It should continue to bubble away for about 8 minutes.
Be sure to stir frequently so the mixture doesn’t burn. Remove from heat and store in a sealed container in the fridge for several months.
If you do decide to make this recipe, please come back and let me know what you think! I bet it becomes a favorite for the kids.
And if you like this recipe, here are a few others you might also enjoy:
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream (no machine required!)
Starbucks Hot Chocolate recipe– absolutely delicious!