How to Make Hot Cocoa Ice Cream

You may be searching for a less-common holiday ice cream flavor. Look no further! This hot cocoa ice cream is the perfect addition to your ice cream shop this holiday season. It's cozy, delicious, and fun! Here's a simple recipe for yummy hot cocoa ice cream.

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What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup Fudge
  • 1/2 cup Peppermint Pieces

How to Make Hot Cocoa Ice Cream:

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1. Mix the Dry Ingredients

Whisk together your hot cocoa mix, white and brown sugars, and salt. Make sure you don't have any clumps.

2. Add the Milk

Add your milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until fully combined.

3. Add the Cream

Stir in your cream and vanilla extract to the mixture. Whisk until well mixed and combined.

4. Refrigerate Overnight

Cover this mixture and chill overnight.

5. Make it

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After you've chilled your mixture overnight, whisk it again. Make sure there are no clumps. Add it to your ice cream maker and make it according to the machine's instructions.

6. Fold in Your Extras

Once your ice cream has been through the machine, transfer it to a different container and fold in the marshmallows, fudge, and peppermint pieces. Secure the freshness with our durable 12 oz lids. Allow to harden in the freezer before serving.

Hot cocoa ice cream is sure to drive traffic to your ice cream shop in the holiday season. Have you made this recipe? Take a picture and tag us on Instagram, we love hearing from you!


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About the Author: Tim Porter

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