How To: 10 Ways to Take Frozen Hot Chocolate to the Next Level

10 Ways to Take Frozen Hot Chocolate to the Next Level

The original frozen hot chocolate is from Serendipity 3, an extremely famous eatery in NYC. However, its fame had created many copycat recipes, which eventually prompted its owner, Stephen Bruce, into releasing the delicious recipe in 2004.

The original flavors may be enough for some... but for those wanting to fall down the frozen hot chocolate rabbit hole, here are some downright sinful variations.

1. Vanilla Rooibos Frozen Hot Chocolate

If you're a rooibos tea fan, then this frozen hot chocolate is for you.

Skyler from Dining with Skyler uses an elusive vanilla rooibos chocolate bar and the result is a creamy, chocolatey, tea-flavored treat that will cause have you brainstorming other ways to enjoy rooibos with chocolate.

Image by Skyler Bouchard/Dining with Skyler

2. Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate

It's difficult to not fall hard for this peanut butter-flavored frozen treat. Actually, chances are it'll become more like an obsession after you check out Carla's rendition from Chocolate Moosey.

Image by Carla/Chocolate Moosey

3. Funky Monkey Frozen Hot Chocolate

With coconut milk, bananas, and chocolate as the main ingredients, this frozen hot chocolate is one funky concoction... and I mean that in the best way possible.

Courtney from NeighborFood does not mess around when it comes to making this decadent drink. Coconut rum optional.

Image by Courtney/NeighborFood

4. Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

Spice up your frozen hot chocolate with the dual spices of cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Karen from Kitchen Treaty shows the way with this addictive, heavily-caffeinated drink that lives up to the 'hot' in its name.

Image by Karen Raye/Kitchen Treaty

5. Super Creamy Frozen Hot Chocolate

To bring on the extra-creamy goodness with frozen hot chocolate, the only obvious answer is to add ice cream. Elizabeth from Sugar Hero shows us how this insanely delicious treat is easily assembled out of only ice cream and hot chocolate mix.

Image by Elizabeth LaBau/Sugar Hero

6. Cookies & Cream Frozen Hot Chocolate

Yes, yes, and yes to this drool-worthy dessert that's inspired by cookies and cream chocolate bars (one of the best flavors in the chocolate bar world, in my humble opinion). The idea of combining the iconic flavor of cookies and cream with frozen hot chocolate is genius, and we have Emma of A Beautiful Mess to thank.

Image by Emma Chapman/A Beautiful Mess

7. Nutella Frozen Hot Chocolate

Combining the flavors of both hot chocolate mix and Nutella is the secret for this chocolaty treat. Monique from Divas Can Cook shows that you can never have too much chocolate, especially when it comes in frozen form.

Image by Monique/Divas Can Cook

8. S'mores Frozen Hot Chocolate

The transformation of s'mores from a campfire treat to a frozen hot chocolate drink is pure genius. Tara of Tara's Multicultural Table shows us how to enjoy this classic combination of chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows—sans the gooey mess.

Image by Tara/Tara's Multicultural Table

9. Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Sometimes you need something salty with all that sweet: this frozen hot chocolate helps balance out the sugar rush with the salty goodness of pretzels. Kathi from Deliciously Yum helps guide you through the steps to make this masterpiece, with her photos alone being enough incentive to get started.

Image by Kathi/Deliciously Yum

10. Bailey's Frozen Hot Chocolate

A boozy, deliciously adult version of frozen hot chocolate is always a good idea. This tasty treat from Nina of Ambrosia proves that a little alcohol and a whole lot of chocolate definitely gets the party started.

Image by Nina/Ambrosia

Whether it's heating up in your neck of the woods or you're just looking for an indulgent treat, frozen hot chocolate—whether original or flavored—is definitely the way to go.

Let us know if we've missed any of your favorite variations in the comments below.

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