Frozen Hot Chocolate


You can whip this Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe up in a matter of minutes.  It’s the best way to cool off in the summer and get your chocolate fix all at the same time!

Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe inspired by Serendipity's in New York City and Miami.

Day FOUR of Mexican food week on Wishes and Dishes has arrived and today is a DESSERT recipe invented completely by yours truly (but don’t let that scare you).  This week is flying by!  If you missed the first 3 Mexican-themed posts, here are the links to make it easy for you to find them:  Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas, Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls, and Taco Stuffed Shells.

Have you been to Serendipity Restaurant in NYC, Miami, or Washington DC? This recipe was inspired by their Frozen Hot Chocolate that Mr. Wishes and I had there last year while we were living in Miami.  Serendipity is famous for their frozen hot chocolate flavors and we ended up ordering the Oreo version which was nothing short of awesome.  We wanted to try some of their other amazing desserts they had on the menu but that huge frozen hot chocolate did us in.

So, this is my own take on the creamy, dreamy famous treat from Serendipity and I made a “Mexican” version by adding the cinnamon to it.  This drink is seriously dangerous:  hot chocolate flavor served up icy cold for the summer (or any time of the year you are craving chocolate and it just won’t go away).  But during the summertime, the last thing on my mind is sitting down and having a steaming cup of hot chocolate.  So now you can enjoy this winter day treat without getting heat stroke 🙂

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Recipe type: drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
You can whip this Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe up in a matter of minutes. It's the best way to cool off in the summer and get your chocolate fix!
  • You can whip this Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe up in a matter of minutes. It's the best way to cool off in the summer and get your chocolate fix!
  • ½ cup chocolate syrup (I used Hershey's)
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups ice cubes
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately - pour into a glass and top with chocolate shavings (optional).
  3. Swirl the inside of the glass with chocolate syrup beforehand like I did if you want to!
  4. You can also add cool whip or whipped cream on top, if desired. Enjoy!


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61 Responses to “Frozen Hot Chocolate”

  1. August 8, 2013 at 1:44 AM #

    YUM! This looks incredible! I have never had a frozen hot chocolate but after seeing this I will now be craving it!

    • August 8, 2013 at 7:52 AM #

      The first one I had was last year! They’re so good!

  2. August 8, 2013 at 1:50 AM #

    Holy moly! That looks outstanding. Condensed milk in here must be fabulous. I can use a big tall glass right now. 😀 Pinning!

    • August 8, 2013 at 7:52 AM #

      It’s SUPER sweet but so good!

  3. August 8, 2013 at 8:11 AM #

    Um, so gorgeous and looks oh so amazing!

  4. August 8, 2013 at 8:33 AM #

    I live in NYC and love Serendipity! I haven’t been in years though, I’ll have to go again soon, or maybe just make my own version – yours looks so delicious!!

    • August 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM #

      Thanks so much Cate!! I appreciate you stopping by 🙂

  5. August 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM #

    I LOOOVE your version of the Serendipity frozen hot chocolate—I had the classic and didn’t love it, but the Oreo sounds awesome and so does this Mexican one!

    • August 8, 2013 at 1:08 PM #

      I think you’d love this one! It would be hard not to! 😉

  6. August 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM #

    I’ve not yet tried something this heavenly sounding, it’s right up my alley!! Great idea, thanks for sharing!!

  7. August 8, 2013 at 2:53 PM #

    Now that looks like a great summer treat! Love the kick of spice!

  8. August 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM #

    This might be my favorite of your Mexican recipes yet! Mmm… Anything with hot chocolate in the title is sure to be delish 🙂

    • August 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM #

      Awww thanks Becky! It’s my favorite, too 🙂

  9. August 8, 2013 at 3:52 PM #

    Ooh this looks so amazing! Great idea, perfect for summer 🙂

    • August 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM #

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you stopped by! 🙂

  10. August 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM #

    Ashley, this looks fab! I had frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity just once and it was really good, but yours looks better. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM #

      WOW thanks! That’s a huge compliment 🙂

  11. August 8, 2013 at 4:53 PM #

    Oh, yum! How decadent and perfect in this summer heat!

    • August 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM #

      It really is! Thanks!

  12. August 8, 2013 at 5:24 PM #

    Totally bookmarking and trying this! Sounds ohh sooo yummy! 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • August 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM #

      Thanks so much, Eric!

  13. August 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM #

    Amazing! I tried this before not frozen and I just couldn’t get it right, so I am excited to try your version!

    Also every single week I demand (nicely) a mexican recipe now, I’m loving these from you!

    • August 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM #

      Your wish is my command! 😉

  14. August 8, 2013 at 9:22 PM #

    Oh wow, this looks amazing! I was wondering when you’d treat us with a Mexican dessert, and I couldn’t ask for anything better! It’s perfect for the summer and sounds so delicious (:

    • August 8, 2013 at 10:35 PM #

      I saved the best for the end of the week 😉

  15. August 8, 2013 at 10:02 PM #

    This is my absolute favorite thus far! Just because it includes chocolate!!

    • August 8, 2013 at 10:34 PM #

      Thanks – it’s my fave too!

  16. August 8, 2013 at 10:10 PM #

    I’d guzzle this drink in 5 minutes! I’ve never been to Serendipity but I would love to go. I never thought to add sweetened condensed milk to a drink like this…awesome idea. Pinned to make. 🙂

    • August 8, 2013 at 10:34 PM #

      Aww thanks Tina!

  17. August 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM #

    I am SO kicking myself for not going to Serendipity while in NYC, but now I don’t have to keep up the self-inflicted guilt trip because this looks even better than their version! I love the Mexican flair.. so delicious!

    • August 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM #

      Yeah you should definitely go there sometime!

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  19. August 9, 2013 at 11:32 PM #

    i am in love with this – looks sooooo delicious Ashley! and I love the cinnamon in it!

    • August 10, 2013 at 1:24 AM #

      Awww thanks, Jenn!

  20. August 10, 2013 at 3:09 AM #

    That sounds fantastic 🙂

    • August 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM #

      Thank you, Rachel!

  21. August 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM #

    Nice and easy! The hardest thing for people to come up with planning ethnic-themed meals is the dessert.This is a sure-fire filled-away idea.

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM #

      It was a little hard to come up with something, but I managed! 🙂

  22. August 11, 2013 at 1:37 PM #

    Wow, so simple yet so tasty! Terrific dessert, and one I haven’t heard of. Thanks so much.

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:01 PM #

      Thanks, John. It’s so yummy!

  23. August 12, 2013 at 2:11 AM #

    Holy yumminess!! I totally am making one of these soon!!

  24. September 4, 2013 at 12:56 PM #

    This is such an amazing creation! I loveee hot chocolate but this is just genius!

  25. October 3, 2013 at 11:24 AM #

    I have to try this. Condensed milk is an interesting idea. I think it might be good with melted dark chocolate ….

    • October 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM #

      I bet it would! Thanks, Kat!

  26. November 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM #

    Sweet Ashley, this looks so yummy! Sharing today. ♥

    • November 1, 2013 at 11:52 AM #

      That would be awesome! Thank you!!

  27. Cissy
    July 28, 2014 at 8:24 PM #

    I want a recipe for the frozen white chocolate hot chocolate Serendipity makes!

  28. February 21, 2015 at 10:46 PM #

    it was good it was nufing I ever had before

  29. Nanis
    April 22, 2015 at 9:23 PM #

    I just made it with homemade chocolate syrup. It was way too sweet for me (and I have a sweet tooth) so I added about 1/2 cup of almond milk and more ice. It was perfect!

    • April 23, 2015 at 12:42 AM #

      I’m so glad you tweaked it to your liking! Good advice on making it a little less sweet!


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