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Frozen Hot Chocolate Milkshake

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Hi Bold Bakers!

I asked for your Top 5 Most-Requested Milkshake Flavors you wanted me to make and you all suggested some GREAT ideas! From classics like Strawberries and Cream and Banana Pudding, to super fun flavors like S’mores and Cherry Pie, I just love whipping up these Summer time treats! Using my 2 Ingredient Ice Cream Recipe and milk as the base, I’ve enjoyed creating these recipes by adding in all the fresh fruit and yummy sweets I have in my kitchen!

Who would have thought the number one most requested flavor would be…a Frozen Hot Chocolate Milkshake? This flavor is simple yet unexpected, combining hot chocolate powder with ice cream and milk. The finished milkshake is super rich and chocolatey, with a hint of that malty kind of flavor. Just like a regular hot chocolate, I top this milkshake off with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

Now you can have your hot chocolate in the summer time too! Just like the real thing this recipe is surprisingly decadent and so easy to make. This recipe is only 3 ingredients, most likely things you keep in your fridge and cupboard already.

You’re probably thinking this flavor tastes just like a regular chocolate milkshake, but you’ll just have to try it and see. The milk powder in the hot chocolate mixed with the ice cream is so, SO yummy, and it makes all the difference in the flavor. If you don’t have hot chocolate on hand, give my homemade hot chocolate mix recipe a try. You will love it in this milkshake or in the classic hot version. I highly encourage you to give this easy treat a try this summer, everyone will adore it!

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4.28 from 11 votes
Frozen Hot Chocolate Milkshake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
12 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 2 heaped scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup (8floz/230g) milk (whole or low fat)
  • 4 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Chopped chocolate for garnish
  1. Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth and evenly combined, around 2-3 minutes.
  2. Pour the milkshake into chilled glasses.
  3. Top with whipped cream and chopped or curled chocolate.
  4. Enjoy immediately!



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  1. Cathy J King on July 5, 2019 at 5:54 am

    How many grams of sugars in these milk shakes. They look so delicious!

    • Gemma Stafford on July 6, 2019 at 3:54 am

      Hi Kathy,
      Ice cream alone will have about 200 calories per 1/2 cup.
      Milk 100 calories per 100 ml/1/2 cup or so.
      Hot chocolate mix – 4 tablespoons = 160 calories.
      I am doing this on the hoof, so it is a rough calculation.
      The hot chocolate mix could be unsweetened cocoa too, dissolved in a touch of hot water, just a little!
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Kim on September 28, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Hi,your milkshake recipes look so good and tasty but i am lactose intolerant and i am a type 2 diabetic.Can your milkshake recipes be made with non dairy milk and stevia powder or stevia liquid that can be put with the other ingredients in your 5 milkshakes?Can i use natrel milk ice cream or rice dream ice cream in your recipes?

    • Gemma Stafford on October 1, 2018 at 11:08 am

      Hi Kim,
      first of all let me say that I know you have a challenge! I hope you are managing well, it is not easy.
      Stevia is a great addition to any liquids and will work well for you, there is a suggestion that this is curative in relation to diabetes, but you need to do the research into this!
      You sure can make these recipe with alternative milks, almond milk will be good, and sugars too. I think you can add any ingredient which is safe for you.
      You are coming to this at a time when there are a number of great alternative sugars available. Here we use one called Lakanto, but there is Truvia, and Swerve, really all much the same thing, using either monk fruit or stevia for the sweetness, and an alcohol sugar such as erythritol or xylitol, which will caramelize, and behave like real sugar in a bake. Stevia and Monk fruit will not caramelize on their own, but will be great in drinks and some puddings/custards etc. Do a little research into these products, they are a little expensive at the moment, but for you it would be so worth it!
      I hope this is of help to you and that you enjoy the recipes,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Claudz on March 26, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Hi Gemma, Do you have any good party foods for a birthday party??
    Please get back to me

    • Gemma Stafford on March 27, 2018 at 6:56 pm


      Like finger food? single serving desserts? not really except for my mug cakes.

      Try those are look at my cakes/puddings that feed lots of people.
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Shivani Awasthi on February 28, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Hi gemma ur such a bst baker….dis 1 is really cooooolll my kids just luv it… thnx for sharing all d cool recipes .👌👌👌😎😎

    • Gemma Stafford on March 1, 2018 at 8:10 am

      Hi there,
      Thank you, that is really very kind,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Carah on February 15, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    I was just wanting to know how many millilitres this recipe makes.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 16, 2018 at 4:01 am

      Hi Carah,
      This is the recipe:
      2 heaped scoops vanilla ice cream
      1 cup (8floz/230g) milk (whole or low fat)
      4 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
      Whipped cream for topping
      This is an interesting thing for you to know,it is the same in grams as in ml! Do check this out.
      It will be better for you to look at the fl oz here, and convert this liquid to ml. This will help,
      Gemma 🙂
      Chopped chocolate for garni

  6. Leilani on February 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Gemma

    I’m really just a traditionalist when it comes to milk shakes, so I stick to good old chocolate and vanilla. What’s the best recipe for simply chocolate? Would it be this one with cocoa powder vs hot cocoa powder? What about vanilla? Do I just use the ice cream and a cup of milk?

    • Gemma Stafford on February 4, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      I know which type you are talking about and I think this would be what you are looking for. The less milk you add the thicker it will be.

      Also you can add malt powder if you like.


  7. Sohamalik on October 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Which ccocao you use

    • Gemma Stafford on October 13, 2017 at 3:35 am

      Hi there,
      Most brands of cocoa, unsweetened, will work well in my recipes. I use Ghirardelli, if I have it, but this is a specialist brand here in the US. Cadbury/Hershey etc make good cocoa products. I do not know what you have available where you live,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Sohamalik on June 16, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Can I use cocoa powder instead of hot coco powder

    • Gemma Stafford on June 19, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Sure you can, this will be good, but a little less sweet,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Payal Maheshwari on June 11, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Hi gemma, can you bring something like brownie milkshake or brownie and saltedcaramel combo or brownie and banana combo milkshake with some chocolate sauce?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 12, 2017 at 2:19 am

      Hi there Payal,
      Yes, i will add these to my long list!
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  10. MB2aT on June 5, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to make this looks freaking delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also would nesquik powder work too?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 5, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      yes nesquik will work perfectly. I hope you like it 🙂

      • Maryam on June 10, 2017 at 4:49 am

        Can I also add some coffee ? Is one scoop of ice cream enough for 1 serving ?
        Anyways I love your recipes to much . Love from Saudi arabia

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