Capture the essence of a cozy winter evening, the kind where you’re curled up with a mug of hot chocolate, watching snowflakes dance outside your window. Now, imagine that same feeling of warmth and instead, turn that warmth into a frosty treat, perfect for any season. That’s exactly what Frozen Hot Chocolate does. It’s a unique blend of the rich, comforting flavors of hot chocolate with the cool, refreshing experience of ice cream.

Why Blend Frozen Hot Chocolate?

I mean, why not? It’s glorious and so tasty. Blending frozen hot chocolate turns it from a solid block of chocolatey ice into a creamy, smooth concoction. This process aerates the mixture, giving it a lighter, more palatable texture, akin to a frozen beverage or a soft-serve ice cream.

Frozen hot chocolate about be be blended

Can You Make Frozen Hot Chocolate Dairy-Free?

Absolutely! Substitute the heavy cream and whole milk with coconut milk or almond milk. For the chocolate chips, look for dairy-free alternatives. The key is to maintain the creamy consistency, so choosing full-fat dairy-free options is advisable.

How Important is the Quality of Chocolate in Frozen Hot Chocolate

The quality of chocolate is paramount. Higher quality chocolate chips mean a richer flavor and smoother texture. Semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips provide a balanced sweetness, but experimenting with dark chocolate can introduce a sophisticated, deeper chocolate profile. Maybe dark chocolate isn’t for everyone, but it’s so rich and tasty as a beverage. Either way you go, this frozen hot chocolate is a fun and unique treat.

Is Frozen Hot Chocolate a Dessert or a Drink?

It’s a delightful fusion of both! Initially served as a thick, spoonable treat, it slowly melts into a drinkable consistency, offering two experiences in one. If you really want, you can call it a beverage so you can still have another dessert to eat. Seriously, this will rock your world all on its own, so no need for any other sugar after this.

What is in Frozen Hot Chocolate?

Heavy Cream

This is the backbone of the creamy texture. Its high-fat content is crucial for a smooth, velvety mouthfeel.

Whole Milk

Adds to the creaminess and brings balance to the richness of the heavy cream.

Semi-Sweet and Milk Chocolate Chips

These are the stars, providing the quintessential hot chocolate flavor. The combination of semi-sweet and milk chocolate achieves a harmonious blend of richness and sweetness. They work so well together. Every sip should be savored.

Chemistry in the Kitchen

The interaction between the fats in the cream and milk with the cocoa solids and butter in the chocolate, is a dance of science and culinary art. As the chocolate melts into the cream and milk, it evenly disperses, creating a mixture that’s uniform in structure, which then freezes into a smooth, scoop-able delight.

Frozen hot chocolate being spooned in a cup

Equipment Essentials

A good quality blender is key. It needs to be powerful enough to transform the frozen mixture into a creamy consistency. Also, use a heavy-bottomed saucepan for even heat distribution when melting the chocolate.

Serving Suggestions and Storage

Serve this indulgence in chilled glasses and garnish with whipped cream or chocolate shavings for an extra touch of luxury. It can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. Just remove from the freezer for about 15-30 minutes until its scoop-able. Scoop into the blender and blend until smooth.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 8 hours
Servings: 12 servings
This is a rich and creamy dessert, a mix between hot chocolate and ice cream. This is a match made in heaven!

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, place milk and cream
  • Stir while adding chocolate chips
  • Continue stirring until the chocolate is melted
  • Get out whisk and whisk quickly until smooth
  • Cool down, then pour into a container and freeze for at least 8 hours
  • Once frozen, remove from the freezer. Using an ice cream scoop, remove the frozen hot chocolate and place in a blender
  • Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until smooth
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal Carbohydrates: 38g Protein: 6g Fat: 36g Saturated Fat: 22g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0.02g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 44mg Potassium: 401mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 32g Vitamin A: 729IU Vitamin C: 0.2mg Calcium: 164mg Iron: 2mg

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