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The Best Hot Chocolate – Hot Cocoa Milk Shake

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This Hot Cocoa Milk Shake just might change the way you make hot chocolate forever!

Hot Chocolate Milkshake

One of my favorite ways to dress up hot cocoa is by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the cup of cocoa. Not only does it cool down the hot chocolate just a bit, it also makes it even creamier – which is so delicious! Last week I made a special Hot Cocoa Milk Shake with candy cane ice cream – it turned out so.stinkin.delicious. I think it is my new favorite winter indulgence!

If you’ve never tried a Hot Chocolate Milk Shake before, you’re in for a special treat!

Word of caution, you may not be able to stop at one cup, so watch out. (And you’re welcome!)

Hot Chocolate Milkshake
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Hot Chocolate Milk Shake

This Hot Cocoa Milk Shake just might change the way you make hot chocolate forever!
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword desserts, hot chocolate, milk shake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 2 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 290 kcal


  • 1 packet of your favorite hot chocolate mix
  • milk enough for one mug full
  • 1 scoop of your favorite ice cream
  • whipped cream, marshmallow, chocolate syrup, candy, etc. for garnish


  1. Start by warming your milk over the stove. Cook until desired temperature, keeping in mind that you might want it to be a bit hotter than normal since you will be adding a scoop of ice cream to your drink and you don't want it to be cold.
  2. Once the milk has reached your desired temperature, whisk in the contents of the hot cocoa packet and mix until blended.
  3. In a mug, place one scoop of your favorite ice cream. Slowly pour hot cocoa over scoop of ice cream in the mug. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes. This will help the cocoa cool a little and help the flavor of the ice cream to incorporate into the cocoa.
  4. Garnish as desired and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Hot Chocolate Milk Shake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Hot Chocolate Milkshake

What is your favorite ice cream to add to hot cocoa?

(I want to make sure I am not missing out on anything delicious!)



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