Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Frozen Hot Chocolate is the perfect fancy drink to cool you down on a hot summer day! Now you can enjoy tasty homemade hot chocolate in any weather!

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

A few weeks ago I was in NYC for literally less than 24 hours and one of the only things I was able to squeeze in other than what I was there for was a visit to Serendipity for one of my favorite treats…..the Frozen Hot Chocolate. It is massive, chocolaty and perfectly ice-y.

When I got back home I told the boys all about the treat I had and said I would re-create our own version! So…..I got to work 🙂


How to Make Frozen Hot Chocolate

Here is your line up. Please add one more hot chocolate to the picture. I ended up using 5 packets. Use your favorite brand of hot chocolate mix. I used the Trader Joe’s brand of cocoa. This literally takes 5 minutes to make, not kidding.


I had my little guy hop on the counter and help whip the cream and sugar. Whip it until perfectly creamy.


Like so 🙂

Let’s start with the milk. Pour it right into the blender. PS…..LOVE my Blendtec!

Cocoa time!

Give it a good blend!

Add the ice and crush it up!

I found the perfect consistency and was in love 🙂

See those little ice crystals?! Those are the best part.

Time for the sweet cream and chocolate!

I used mini chocolate chips, but you can used shaved chocolate that looks more authentic to the original 🙂

Ahhhh, wait until you try this! Love!

A few boys I know enjoyed the treat 🙂

It was so fun bringing a little bit of NYC to my stinkers 🙂

Image of Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Frozen Hot Chocolate is the perfect fancy drink to cool you down on a hot summer day! Now you can enjoy tasty homemade hot chocolate in any weather!
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Jenny
Print Pin


  • Blender


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 5 packets hot chocolate mix 1.25 oz each
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated chocolate or mini chocolate chips


  • Place milk into blender. Add hot chocolate packets and blend until combined.
  • Add ice and blend until ice is blended into tiny chunks. Pour evenly into 4 glasses on top of plates to catch any dripping frozen hot chocolate.
  • Whip cream and sugar until whipped cream. Top each glass with whipped cream and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1072IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: best hot chocolate recipe, frozen hot chocolate, frozen hot chocolate recipe, homemade hot chocolate, homemade hot chocolate recipe, hot chocolate recipe, how to make frozen hot chocolate, how to make hot chocolate

Related Posts

75 Responses
  1. Deena @ stay at home FOODIE

    Love, love LOVE Serendipty frozen hot chocolate! Thank you for posting a recipe. My family will love this!

  2. Andrea (questfordelish)

    I live in NYC but never seem to make it over to Serendipity. thanks for sharing this. My kids are going to think I am the best mom ever. Does it matter what kind of hot chocolate mix you use?

  3. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen

    I have not been to NYC (yet) but I know all about Serendipity, thanks partly to the movie. LOVE the movie! It looks like you did an amazing job of recreating it!

  4. Justine

    This is the first blog I’ve seen of yours, but I’ll definitely be back–I thought my family was the only that used the term “stinker” ๐Ÿ˜€ anyways, looks delish, love how you write, and happy new year!

  5. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

    This frozen treat looks absolutely fantastic. Thank you for re-creating and sharing this yummy recipe.

  6. Megan B

    Yum. And thank you for making your own whipped cream. I grew up going to the real Serendipity in NYC and have such vivid memories of the frozen hot chocolate with the homemade whipped cream. I went to the one in Vegas last year hoping to recreate those memories and they used Reddi-Wip from a can. It just wasn’t the same…

  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I’ve seen other recipes from frozen hot chocolate, both white and dark, and every time I see it..I want it! Just last night I was drinking hot, hot-chocolate…when it gets a little warmer, I need to try your cold version!

  8. Megan B.

    Thanks for the recipe! It looks so good. Do you know how many scoops of hot chocolate powder I would use instead of the packets? I have some Stephens hot cocoa canisters, but no packets.

  9. Julia

    The one time I was in NYC I didn’t get to try this b/c the line was so long. Sad ๐Ÿ™ But, glad I can at least make one at home now! LOVE your red blendtec too!

  10. janetha

    I was waiting for this ever since you put it on Instagram! WOW, can’t wait to make it ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Lynne Laino

    I need to make this NOW! Your boys are so adorable! As usual, your photos are terrific!

  12. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

    That drink is heavenly isn’t it? I live not even an hour outside NYC and have only had it once unfortunately. Now I can make my own ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Lea

    I could kill for one of those about now – it’s 11.40pm and still about 30C! One of those little chocolatey dreams would hit the spot I reckon.

    thanks for sharing. I’m going to buy the ingredients first thing tomorrow, and hope it makes it easier to get through another scorching day ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Heather @ Full Price? Never

    WE had these when we were at the Vegas location and they were great… not sure why I didn’t think to make them at home… your’s look even better and your boys are adorable!

  15. Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

    I love Serendipity! This looks delicious..and judging by your guys pictures,it IS! Thanks Picky Palate ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    You did it!!!!! That’s so awesome. Looks just like the real deal. And much cheaper too ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Cassie

    Jenny, these are beautiful. Fun way for the kids to help in the kitchen too. This sounds delicious!

  18. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

    I was hoping we’d see this! After the photo on Pinterest, you’ve had me wanting one of these!!

  19. kelley

    I especially love the pictures of the boys! My husband and I always try to go when we’re in NY. What a fun thing to make and enjoy as a family!

  20. Camber @ Food Snots

    Your hubby probably complains about the same thing mine does, “How am I suppose to stay thin with all of these desserts you are making all the time!?” LoL!! Looks so stinking yummy!

  21. Cookin' Canuck

    Now that’s a group of happy boys. And who can blame them? This frozen hot chocolate looks to-die-for.

  22. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    I have lived in NYC for almost 6 years and never been to Serendipity… tragic, I know. However, I have the Serendipity sundae cookbook and love it:-)

  23. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    i’ve never been to NYC but have always dreamed of serendipity. LOVE this frozen hot chocolate!

  24. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots

    Oh. My. Goodness. Jenny, you are my hero. I’ve never been to Serendipity, but now I don’t have to! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for an amazing recipe!!!

  25. Kathryn

    I saw your pictures on instagram and it looked amazing so I’m very glad you’ve shared the recipe! I can’t wait to try it myself.

Welcome to Picky Palate!

Picky PalateWelcome to my online kitchen! Picky Palate is where youโ€™ll find family friendly recipes along with the best Disney eats, tips and copycat recipes! Read More...

Recipe Categories

Picky Palate Disney Hungry

Never Miss an Update!

Sign up to get easy recipes or Disney tips delivered to your inbox for FREE!