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How to Make Iced Hot Chocolate

Enjoy hot chocolate during the stifling summer months by putting it on ice.


  • Step 1: Mix liquids Mix three cups of milk, a third of a cup of water, and a third of a cup of sugar in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat.
  • Step 2: Add chocolate Add six ounces of finely chopped, good quality bittersweet chocolate and whisk until melted.
  • Step 3: Refrigerate Refrigerate the mixture for at least four hours.
  • TIP: This mixture can be made a day ahead of time. Just keep it covered and refrigerated.
  • Step 4: Add the remaining milk Add the remaining three-quarters of a cup of milk and blend until frothy.
  • Step 5: Fill glasses with ice Fill four glasses with ice.
  • Step 6: Pour mixture Pour the hot chocolate mixture over ice.
  • Step 7: Garnish Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and serve.
  • FACT: The recipe for the frozen hot chocolate served at Serendipity 3 in New York City was once so carefully guarded that the owners turned down a request for it from Jacqueline Kennedy, who wanted to serve it at the White House.

You Will Need

  • 3 3/4 c. whole milk
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • A saucepan
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • finely chopped
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream (optional) (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional) (optional)

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