Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cubes

by Marla on August 8, 2012 · 45 comments

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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?

Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cubes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours, 6 minutes

Yield: 14 hot chocolate ice cubes

Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cubes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Milk (unsweetened coconut, almond, soy, cow's milk, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Vanilla Stevia Drops to taste, or your favorite natural sweetener

Method

  • You will need an ice cube tray for this. Heat up milk in a saucepan or microwave until hot but not boiling. Stir in cocoa powder and stevia to taste. Pour hot chocolate into ice cube tray. Freeze until solid and serve with milk.
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1 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 8, 2012 at 8:25 am

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

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2 Marla August 8, 2012 at 8:38 am

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

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3 Rosa August 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

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

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Marla August 9, 2012 at 5:47 am

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

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5 Bev @ Bev Cooks August 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

How. Cool. Is. This.

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6 Marla August 8, 2012 at 8:38 am

Why thank you Bev :)

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7 Deliciously Organic August 8, 2012 at 8:37 am

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

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8 HeatherChristo August 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

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

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9 Marla August 9, 2012 at 5:48 am

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

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10 katie @KatieDid August 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

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

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11 Marla August 9, 2012 at 5:49 am

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

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12 Nancy@acommunaltable August 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

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

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13 Marla August 9, 2012 at 5:49 am

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

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14 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

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 :)

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15 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free August 8, 2012 at 11:54 am

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

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16 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

So genius! I miss hot chocolate!

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17 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

What a great idea! So many uses for these!

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18 Shaina August 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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

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19 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm

How delish! Love your pretty straws :)

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20 Maria August 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

How fun are these? SUPER fun!

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21 MikeVFMK August 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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

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22 Jean (lemons and anchovies) August 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

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

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23 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] August 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

omg. I am so making these!!!

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24 Cathy @ Noble Pig August 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Very cute idea, my boys will love them!

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25 Amanda August 9, 2012 at 5:07 am

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

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26 shelly (cookies and cups) August 9, 2012 at 6:15 am

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

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27 Sweetsugarbelle August 9, 2012 at 7:00 am

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

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28 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit August 9, 2012 at 7:17 am

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 :)

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29 Marla August 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

Thank you Leanne!! This is such helpful info :)

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30 Monica @ TheYummyLife August 9, 2012 at 8:46 am

SO CLEVER! Pinning it.

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31 Yolita August 9, 2012 at 11:29 am

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

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32 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} August 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

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

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33 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 10, 2012 at 11:52 am

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

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34 aida mollenkamp August 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Such a delicious idea!

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35 OrGreenic August 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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

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36 whiness August 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

What a great idea :) I need to try it

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37 Amanda August 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm

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

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38 Esi August 15, 2012 at 5:34 am

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

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39 Kelly (Two Kids Cooking & More) August 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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! :D

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40 Marla August 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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

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41 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom September 14, 2012 at 7:34 am

sharing on my FB page – thanks!!!

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42 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking October 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

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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