Frozen Hot Chocolate Frappé

Frozen hot chocolate, also known as a chocolate frappé, is a delightful cross between hot chocolate and a milkshake. But because ice is used instead of ice cream, it's a cooler, lighter drink. 


3 tsp dutched cocoa powder
3 tsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp salted butter
1 ½ cups whole milk
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (use our 56g bittersweet chocolate bar)
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (use our 56g semisweet chocolate bar)
2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped (use our 56g milk chocolate bar)
4 cups crushed ice
Whipped cream and chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)

Note: Serves 6


  1. Place a double boiler over medium heat. Add cocoa powder, sugar, and butter. Stir until the cocoa and sugar have melted and blended with the butter. Note: this can also be done in the microwave at 30 second increments.
  2. Add ¼ c of the milk and add the chopped chocolate to the double boiler, whisking as it melts.
  3. Slowly add another ¼ c of the milk, whisking until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  4. In a blender, make 3 servings at a time. Add ½ cup of the melted chocolate mixture, ½ c of the milk, and about 2 cups crushed ice. Blend until smooth, adding more ice or milk as needed to reach a perfect texture. Repeat to make the other 3 servings.
  5. Pour frozen hot chocolate into large goblets or smoothie cups and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Serve immediately with a wide straw and spoon.

From: Hot Chocolate by Fred Thompson

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