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Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate |

Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Chris Cockren
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Cool down with hot chocolate… frozen hot chocolate, that is!  This thick and creamy Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate is spiked with cinnamon and cayenne pepper for an ultimate summer drink!


  • 3 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar  
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons hot chocolate mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 to 3 cups ice

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Finely chop dark chocolate into uniform pieces. Place chocolate in a medium mixing bowl and melt at 30 second intervals in the microwave on half power, stirring between each. Alternatively, melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat on the stovetop, stirring frequently. Once chocolate is melted, stir in sugar, hot chocolate mix, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Add in 1/2 cup of milk and stir until chocolate mixture is fully incorporated.
  2. Pour into blender along with rest of milk and 2 cups of ice. Blend until well combined. If a thicker consistency is desired, blend with one more cup of ice. Divide between 2 glasses and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cayenne pepper for garnish, if desired.
  3. To make whipped cream: Using an electric mixer, beat cold heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until soft peaks form. For a thicker whipped cream, keep beating until firmer peaks form.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes