Honoulu Keiki Treat: Try This Family Recipe for Frozen Hot Chocolate

Sip Sip Hooray! Even Frosty would be safe sipping this icy version of a wintertime favorite.


Photo: David Croxford


Make it ahead and keep it in the freezer for those hot days.



  • 2 cups milk plus more for blending
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips



  1. Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Whisk on the stove until chocolate chips are melted.
  2. Let cool. Pour into an ice-cube tray.
  3. Freeze overnight.
  4. Place ice cubes in a blender and blend. You may need to add more milk until the drink reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.



Skip the skim milk, a little fat keeps this drink nice and rich. We tried it with unsweetened coconut milk and got delicious results.



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