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Frozen Hot Chocolate

By Brooke McLay |

My husband and I enjoyed a romp around New York City last week. And, though we made it to a good number of classic NYC eateries (Carnegie Deli, Billy’s Bakery, Gray’s Papaya), we never got ourselves to Serendipity. And what a shame that was, thought I, upon returning home. So I pulled forth the blender and made a homemade version of that classic frozen hot chocolate the restaurant is known for. It’s divine, simple to make, and totally addictable. Enjoy!

Frozen Hot Chocolate

3 ounces your favorite chocolate
2 teaspoons hot cocoa mix (I love Stephen’s Milk Chocolate)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings

Use a sharp knife to chop the chocolate into very small pieces. Place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir until totally incorporated and melted. Remove the chocolate mixture from the heat. Whisk in 1/2 cup of milk until smooth. Cool completely.

Place the remaining cup of milk, cooled chocolate mixture and the ice in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate, if desired.

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About Brooke McLay


Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Frozen Hot Chocolate

  1. Robin says:

    This used to be one of my absolute favorite things to do in NYC as a kid. What a treat. Thanks for the recipe and for reminding me of Serendipity. I’ll have to try it and now that my kids are old enough, take them in for the real deal!

  2. Thomas says:

    I hate people like you. Let me give you a recipe of a item I’ve never had and call it a clone.

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