Rich, chocolatey, and frosty, this Frozen Hot Chocolate is ridiculously good and so simple to make! Some might think it’s only for summertime, but we love it year round!
Creamy and so delicious, say hello to Frozen Hot Chocolate, it’s the perfect thing for Day 7 of this crazy sugar rush.
If you love hot chocolate like we do, you’re going to absolutely love this frozen version. It is super simple to make and tastes amazing. So many recipes I’ve seen for frozen hot chocolate use the hot chocolate packets (which is fine), but this recipe is made from scratch and it is sooo much better.
Made from scratch might terrify some of you, but don’t worry, it’s so simple to make, even my boys could make this.Top this with whipped cream and some crushed candy cane, chocolate curls or even drizzle it with some chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, or whatever else you want. The sky is the limit here. Get as creative as your little heart desires, or simply leave it plain. . . but don’t leave off the whipped cream :).
If you have Mexican vanilla, I highly suggest you use that. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t, just use regular vanilla extract, but I swear the Mexican vanilla is magical and makes this even more decadent.
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (I use Hershey's)
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (Mexican vanilla is the best to use)
- 5 to 6 cups ice
- 1 cup whipping cream, sweetened and whipped
In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar and cocoa until smooth and no lumps remain. Add cream and half-and-half a and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Let mixture cool completely. *While mixture is cooling, I like to whip the cream and stick in in the fridge until I'm ready to use it.
In the container of a blender combine 1 cup of the cocoa mixture and 1 to 1/14 cups ice. Cover and mix until well blended. Pour into glasses and serve. Repeat with remaining cocoa mixture and ice.
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Recipe Source: Taste of the South Southern Christmas Magazine 2013