Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cubes

Marla Meridith

August 8, 2012



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I have something fun and very simple for you today! One of life’s greatest pleasures is hot chocolate. In the summer we crave it, but want a chilled out version.

I came up with these Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cubes that you can put in any milk you like. They are wonderful in coconut milk, almond milk or regular milk. The choice is yours ~ I made these sugar free and vegan. A guilt free treat! As your chocolate ice cubes melt, you get chocolate milk.

Blend some up and make a Chocolate Lover’s Skinny Milkshake or a smoothie. The sky is the limit…

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Be sure to sip your chilled hot chocolate with a pretty straw.

Also have a spoon or a mini whisk handy to blend the milk and chocolate ice.

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Be sure to top this with some Homemade Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream or regular Homemade Whipped Cream ~ I have many flavors for you to choose from!

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Have you ever tried a Frozen Hot Chocolate in NYC’s famous Serendipity 3 restaurant? Oh you must! It is a life changing experience.

It is the richest, creamiest, sweetest, most blissful chocolaty drink. I think it is made with rich chocolate ice cream and lots of hot cocoa mix. Do you know what is in it?

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OK, back to my slimmed down version of chocolate bliss…

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You can try blending a bunch of these cubes with some milk in your blender ~ for a frosty treat.

You can also add these to a thermos with some milk for Project LunchBox. Once lunch time rolls around these should be a bit melted.

All you or your child needs to do is give a quick shake and voila! A healthy chocolate milk is ready to be enjoyed.

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What is your favorite summertime drink?

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46 Comments
  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted at 08:25h, 08 August

    soooooooooo you’re kind of a genius – i’m thinking these will go in my iced coffee for a mocha version!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:38h, 08 August

      Heather, you are sooooo right!! I MUST put these in my iced coffee!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 08:26h, 08 August

    A great idea! I love the flavor of cooked milk…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:47h, 09 August

      Rosa, me too. Something about the addition of heat really helps to define the flavor.

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks
    Posted at 08:31h, 08 August

    How. Cool. Is. This.

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:38h, 08 August

      Why thank you Bev 🙂

  • Deliciously Organic
    Posted at 08:37h, 08 August

    I love this idea! I’ll have to make these for the kids!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 09:03h, 08 August

    I love this! Would also be great for my morning Americano!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:48h, 09 August

      Heather, these would be great in that morning cup of perfection!

  • katie @KatieDid
    Posted at 09:29h, 08 August

    well this is pretty much genius… I might have to try making a chocolate/ coffee version!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:49h, 09 August

      Katie, I LOVE the idea of a mocha version. I will try that too!

  • Nancy@acommunaltable
    Posted at 09:49h, 08 August

    Brilliant!! Ooooohh…. iced latte’s here I come!!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:49h, 09 August

      Nancy…..these would be AWESOME in an iced latte. Great idea! Trying today 🙂

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 09:56h, 08 August

    These would be perfect in anything! Ice coffee, milkshakes, smoothies, you name it, I need a few trays of these at all times!

    Can only imagine the timing challenges and organization these buggers required for photography/melting purposes 🙂

  • Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free
    Posted at 11:54h, 08 August

    I used to love buying frozen hot cocoa at dairy queen during christmas time! Love this healthy version 😀

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    Posted at 12:41h, 08 August

    So genius! I miss hot chocolate!

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction
    Posted at 13:03h, 08 August

    What a great idea! So many uses for these!

  • Shaina
    Posted at 13:59h, 08 August

    Genius! Love this idea. I may just have to steal it.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 14:02h, 08 August

    How delish! Love your pretty straws 🙂

  • Maria
    Posted at 16:14h, 08 August

    How fun are these? SUPER fun!

  • MikeVFMK
    Posted at 17:43h, 08 August

    What a fab idea, Marla! Love it and can’t wait to try some! Pronto.

  • Jean (lemons and anchovies)
    Posted at 20:53h, 08 August

    As you said, very simple, but I bet not very many people have thought to do this. It’s brilliant!

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media]
    Posted at 20:54h, 08 August

    omg. I am so making these!!!

  • Cathy @ Noble Pig
    Posted at 21:04h, 08 August

    Very cute idea, my boys will love them!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 05:07h, 09 August

    How fun are these girl?! 🙂 I would love a frozen hot chocolate made from these!! 🙂

  • shelly (cookies and cups)
    Posted at 06:15h, 09 August

    These are so great! What a perfect way to enjoy hot chocolate in the summer. My kids will love these 🙂

  • Sweetsugarbelle
    Posted at 07:00h, 09 August

    You’ve got my 100% attention!!! chocolate!

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    Posted at 07:17h, 09 August

    What a great idea!

    I was able to find the details on the 3 mountain pass I was talking about the other week. It’s called the Big 3. Here’s a link to their site: http://www.skibig3.com/ the BEST skiing at those three hills if you ask me.

    Enjoy your vacation 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:53h, 09 August

      Thank you Leanne!! This is such helpful info 🙂

  • Monica @ TheYummyLife
    Posted at 08:46h, 09 August

    SO CLEVER! Pinning it.

  • Yolita
    Posted at 11:29h, 09 August

    Brilliant site, vibrant colors, delish recipies, but mainly desserts … more real food recipies please 🙂

  • Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com}
    Posted at 19:14h, 09 August

    Ooooh I love your swirly design! And of course this sounds AMAZING! I love anything chocolate, but this really does sound delicious.

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking
    Posted at 11:52h, 10 August

    OH! MY! this is just the most brilliant idea I’ve seen today! How fun! I’m so making them!

  • aida mollenkamp
    Posted at 12:43h, 10 August

    Such a delicious idea!

  • OrGreenic
    Posted at 12:48h, 10 August

    What a creative way to bring a little “hot” chocolate into the summer months. Thanks for the ideas.

  • whiness
    Posted at 13:02h, 10 August

    What a great idea 🙂 I need to try it

  • Amanda
    Posted at 18:55h, 10 August

    Totally brilliant! These would be good in iced coffee too!

  • Esi
    Posted at 05:34h, 15 August

    I’ve been seeing these for years. Such a fun treat for the summer.

  • Kelly (Two Kids Cooking & More)
    Posted at 12:05h, 15 August

    These are a favorite of mine. We haven’t made them recently, but they are great for cooling you off on a hot day, curbing the chocolate craving AND getting some calcium into the kiddie! 😀

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:27h, 15 August

      Kelly, seriously ~ all those fun benefits in one little ice cube 🙂

  • Adrienne @ Whole New Mom
    Posted at 07:34h, 14 September

    sharing on my FB page – thanks!!!

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking
    Posted at 20:06h, 25 October

    these have been on my mind since you shared the recipe a while back. Just waiting for that sunny day to enjoy them (we have the heat on for weeks now)
    Thanks for sharing, just linked to it in my 100 chocolate recipes round-up

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