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Summer Serendipity: Frozen Hot Chocolate

By JulieVR |

Made famous by the movie Serendipity (starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale), frozen hot chocolate is like an icy milkshake – a chocolate slushy of sorts, or a non-alcoholic chocolate margarita (although there’s no rule against adding booze for the grown-ups) – less creamy than a milkshake, it’s made with milk and crushed ice instead of cream or ice cream. Frozen hot chocolate makes a creamy-chocolate-y-icy drink when the temperature demands a sippable cool-down. It’s easy to whiz up in your blender, cheaper than going out for ice cream, and lower in sugar than other frozen options, with a tablespoon of honey per 2-4 servings.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

If you like, begin with your favorite chocolate milk instead of the milk-cocoa-honey mixture.

2 cups milk
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 Tbsp. honey (or to taste)
3 cups ice (cubed or crushed)
whipped cream, for garnish

In a blender, whiz the milk, cocoa and honey until well blended. Add the ice and pulse until the ice is crushed and the mixture has a slushy consistency. Serve immediately, topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Serves 2-4.

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “Summer Serendipity: Frozen Hot Chocolate

  1. Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef says:

    I LOVE this! I actually have a whole canister of this mix from Serendipity and now I am going to go make some!

  2. Jaime (sophistimom) says:


  3. Jan @ Family Bites says:

    Oh yum! I forogt about this treat. We use our favourite hot
    cocoa recipe to make hot chocolate Popsicles but this
    looks even better. I love Serendipity.

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