Frozen Hot Chocolate doesn't make much sense until you taste it. Then you realize how it is possible to capture the flavor of a hot chocolate in a frozen beverage. This frozen hot chocolate recipe is a low carb summer must-have! This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I was blessed a few weeks ago to go to Serendipity 3 in New York City with my Great Aunt June and my daughter, who has June as her middle name in her honor. It was a lovely afternoon and I can finally cross visiting Serendipity and having one of their famous Frozen Hot Chocolates off my bucket list.
Unfortunately, about an hour after sharing one with my daughter I had an awful headache. I assume it was from the sugar. I became determined to make my own version at home that was sugar-free.
Most of my recipes come from my need to take food I love and make it Trim Healthy Mama friendly. Sometimes it is something I've eaten dozens of times and other times it's something I've only had one but it was amazing enough to stick with me.
How to Make Frozen Hot Chocolate
It is very easy to make frozen hot chocolate. Simply put the ingredients in the blender and press the button.
The first secret ingredient in this is coconut oil. It gives a creamy texture to the drink. If you use regular coconut oil you may notice a slight coconut taste. If you use refined coconut oil it has no coconut taste.
The second is xanthan gum. Using just a pinch helps the drink stay smooth and creamy and not separate.
Ingredients for Frozen Hot Chocolate:
- heavy cream
- almond milk
- dark cocoa powder (or regular cocoa powder)
- pinch of xanthan gum, optional (helps stop the drink from separating)
- coconut oil
- ice cubes
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 tbsp Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 3 tbsp dark cocoa powder
- ½ tsp vanilla
- pinch of xanthan gum optional (helps stop the drink from separating)
- 1 tbsp refined coconut oil
- 14 ice cubes
- Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
Try my other low carb frozen beverages!
Originally Published July 28, 2016. Revised and Republished July 14, 2019.