Frozen Hot Chocolate

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

A healthy version of the drink made famous by Serendipity in New York City, my Frozen Hot Chocolate is made without any store-bought hot cocoa mix and is completely guilt-free!

Frozen Hot Chocolate - The Lemon Bowl

I have an embarrassing confession: I just watched the movie Frozen for the first time a couple weeks ago. Yes friends, that’s correct, I have a 1 and 3 year old and somehow went all this time without watching the movie!! Can I be honest? It was a little depressing. Am I a sap? Don’t answer.

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In addition to watching Frozen, my oldest is also obsessed with drinking hot cocoa. With temperatures below freezing and wind chills of -20, I can’t say I blame him.

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We typically whip up a quick batch of my Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa but when my friends at UDIM asked me to create a dairy-inspired recipe for January, I decided to create a Frozen Hot Chocolate – a healthy knock-off of the drink made famous by NYC’s Serendipity.

Frozen Hot Cocoa - The Lemon Bowl

Just like the other versions of hot chocolate found on my website, there is no need for the overpriced, store-bought hot cocoa packets. A little milk, cocoa powder, and honey and you are well on your way to a rich, creamy, and decadent frozen hot chocolate. In fact, this combination of low-fat dairy and antioxidant-rich chocolate is not only a delicious treat but it makes an excellent recovery drink after a workout.

Frozen Hot Chocolate - The Lemon Bowl

Twist your arm, right?

Your straw is waiting.

Frozen Hot Chocolate - The Lemon Bowl

Frozen Hot Chocolate

4.34 stars average
A healthy version of the drink my Frozen Hot Chocolate is made without any store-bought hot cocoa mix and is completely guilt-free!
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups low fat milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of ice – more or less to taste
  • whipped cream and chocolate shavings (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Place first 5 ingredient in a high speed blender (milk through salt) and puree until smooth. Add ice and continue blending until you’ve reached desired consistency.
  • Pour into four glasses and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 23.7gProtein: 9.1gFat: 5.8gSaturated Fat: 3.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 268mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 20.9g

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20 responses to “Frozen Hot Chocolate”

  1. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    is it awkward that I’ve lived in NYC FOREVER and have never been to Serendipity? Or had their frozen hot chocolate? But…I think I’ll make yours instead. Sounds like a better life choice!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahaha that’s funny!! You should make mine instead. ;)

  2. Amanda Avatar
    Amanda

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to make this!!!

  3. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter Avatar
    Kelly – Life Made Sweeter

    This looks absolutely amazing, Liz! I’ve been to Serendipity once but haven’t tried their frozen hot chocolate but now I wont have to because this healthy version sounds even better! I have a 3 year old and almost 1 year old and haven’t watched Frozen yet either — although I do know the entire theme song since my three nieces are obsessed with Elsa haha.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You must try it some time!! I didn’t realize we had kids the same age!! :)

  4. Gaby Avatar
    Gaby

    I am dying! This looks seriously delicious!!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Gaby!

  5. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking Avatar
    Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking

    I still haven’t seen Frozen Liz! My parents and my brother have, but somehow I’m the oddball that’s missing out. But if I get to watch it while drinking this gorgeous healthy frozen hot chocolate, I’m definitely up for it! :) Pinned!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahahaha I’m so glad I wasn’t the LAST!!

  6. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    I love that the calories for this work for my snacks. This is definitely something I’ll be making (although without the whipped cream). And enjoying greatly.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it Susan!

  7. Courtney @ NeighborFood Avatar
    Courtney @ NeighborFood

    Girl, these pictures rock! Absolutely love it and I wish I had one of these to sip on right now.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You’re so sweet thank you so much!

  8. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps Avatar
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    I’ve been to NYC several times, but I’ve never made the stop in at Serendipity. Your version looks every bit as lust-worthy as the one I picture in my head!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Nicole!

  9. June Burns Avatar
    June Burns

    What a wonderful treat that looks like! Sounds very refreshing and tasty :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much June!

  10. tanya Avatar
    tanya

    My straw is waiting indeed. The fact that this is a good workout recovery drink is just a bonus!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahah I love when people notice my tagline. :)

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.