Summer and hot chocolate don’t really seem to match. Hot chocolate drinks are more synonymous with, maybe, the first snowfall! Winter lovers often swear by hot chocolate and come summer, they regret that they would need to wait for about five whole months before they can begin to enjoy a steaming mug of their favorite drink.
If you are a winter lover, and yet don’t mind sipping on a colder or a chilled version of hot chocolate, here are 10 perfect frozen hot chocolate recipes for you to enjoy during the summer days.
1. Frozen Hot Chocolate – Christmas in July
This is a super simple recipe tastes just like hot chocolate with a frosty texture and rich cocoa flavor. Leah thinks that the texture and the flavor makes it a wonderful recipe for the summer and aptly calls it a perfect addition to a Christmas in July party.
2. Frozen Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie
A hot chocolate breakfast smoothie? Umm, probably no one would say “no” this one!
Amanda from Running with Spoons says this recipe “is nutritious enough to enjoy for breakfast and decadent enough to crave for dessert.”
Sounds good to me! Amanda recommends topping the drink with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and shaved chocolate to enjoy it as a dessert instead of a breakfast smoothie.
3. Hot Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream
This just keeps getting better!
This recipe from Delish went completely viral on Facebook. The recipe uses only four ingredients, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, hot cocoa powder and mini marshmallows. The condensed milk adds the creamy texture of the ice cream and the sweet flavor. The marshmallows add the extra crunch after they sit in the freezer for about 5 hours.
4. Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Float
This recipe is for the non-caffeine lover!
Nicole calls it a twist on an affogato where the coffee has been swapped out with hot chocolate. The combination of hot chocolate and ice cream gives the drink (well, part drink and part dessert) a warm and cold flavor which is perfect for the summer months.
5. Frozen Hot Chocolate Cheesecake
Cheesecake and hot chocolate lovers, rejoice because here’s a recipe where you can now have both in one!
6. Vegan Pretzel Frozen Hot Chocolate
If you’re vegan but you still crave traditional hot chocolate, this one’s for you. The coconut and almond milk make it vegan and the chocolate and pretzel give it its sweet-salty flavor.
7. Frozen Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate with a shot of tequila and some cayenne pepper? This could be the perfect summer party frozen hot chocolate recipe. Spice up your Mexican themed summer party with this drink.
8. Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cubes
You love hot chocolate but want a cooler version of it in the summer. Just go ahead and freeze them up in your ice cube tray!
And then use them as regular ice cubes when you want to have a glass of cold milk (regular, coconut or almond milk).
9. Frozen Hot Chocolate Two Ways
Can’t decide between white and milk chocolate? Try these two recipes to figure which one you like better.
10. Frozen Hot Chocolate with Nutella
A summer drink with Nutella, marshmallows, chocolate sauce and vodka. Leave out the vodka to make it kid friendly, of course.
Also published on Medium.