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Hot Chocolate Mix Ice Cream

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Super creamy homemade chocolate ice cream flavored with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows. It’s a great way to use the extra hot cocoa mix in the pantry and transition it from a winter to a spring treat.

bowl of chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and hot fudge.

Did you ever think of turning hot chocolate mix into ice cream? Well now you can! It’s a great way to use up what’s left of the hot chocolate mix in the pantry and take it from a cold weather beverage to a hot weather frozen treat.

MiMi originally shared this recipe in 2015. We were on a hot chocolate bender that winter.

We made homemade hot chocolate mix and homemade white hot chocolate mix for everyone.  Then she turned the extras into this ice cream and some white hot chocolate cookies.

It was a fun way to spend some quality time together making it all and everyone enjoyed the resulting treats.

I thought it would be a good time to go back and freshen up the post. So I remade the ice cream, took new pictures and added a printable recipe card for your convenience.

I also altered the recipe just a smidge. MiMi’s original recipe called for all cream.

hot chocolate ice cream churning in ice cream maker.

It is delicious that way and super rich and creamy. I decided to sub in a little milk for some of the cream.

That saves on a few calories and makes it just a smidge less rich. Plus it freezes just a little faster and more solid.

You can easily revert back to the original recipe by turning the 1/2 cup of milk back into cream. Or try it both ways and let me know which you prefer.

ice cream scoop getting a scoop of chocolate marshmallow ice cream.

Ice cream maker recommendations

MiMi has a couple kitchenaid ice cream maker attachments for her stand mixer.  She loves them and makes all of her ice cream with them.

I recently got a cuisinart ice cream maker. You freeze the bowl ahead of using it much like the kitchenaid attachment.

bite of chocolate ice cream and hot fudge on spoon.

I have only had it for a couple of months and have made several batches of ice cream already. So far so good and it doesn’t take up a ton of room for storage, no more than a food processor.

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bowl of chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and hot fudge.

MiMi’s Hot Chocolate Mix Ice Cream

Servings: 16 Servings
Author: Carlee
Super creamy homemade chocolate ice cream flavored with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows. It's a great way to use the extra hot cocoa mix in the pantry and transition it from a winter to a spring treat.
4.95 from 19 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes


  • cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  • Using a whisk or an immersion blender, mix together everything but the marshmallows. You want it to be well blended, but try not too whip to much air into the mixture.
    2½ cups heavy cream, ½ cup whole milk, 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk, ¼ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup hot chocolate mix, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Place the ice cream base into the bowl of your ice cream maker and churn as recommended by your machine.
  • When the mixture is done churning, remove from the bowl of your ice cream freezer and fold in the miniature marshmallows.
    1 cup mini marshmallows
  • Store in a freezer safe container. Remove from the freezer about five minutes before you're ready to serve to let it soften just a little bit. Scoop and enjoy.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 129mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Friday 15th of March 2024

Hi someone gave us peanut butter hot choc mix. How can i merge the 2 icecreams


Friday 15th of March 2024

That sounds delicious! You should be able to use it like regular hot chocolate in this recipe if you want.


Tuesday 12th of January 2021

Does the texture of the marshmallows change when you put them in the freezer? like are they extra chewy?


Thursday 11th of February 2021

They aren't as soft as fresh from the bag, but they aren't too far off. They are a bit chewy, but warm up quickly in your mouth. You could always omit them if you prefer.


Wednesday 26th of February 2020

I have a huge #10 can with hot chocolate mix in it. I think this is such a great idea and my husband loves chocolate ice cream. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes!


Monday 2nd of March 2020

That is a lot of hot chocolate! I hope he likes it in ice cream form as well!


Monday 24th of February 2020

I love making recipes as a group. That really is part of the fun of being together. Of course it is even more fun eating what we have made. This ice cream looks and sounds so fun.


Monday 2nd of March 2020

Thank you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Saturday 13th of February 2016

My husband got an ice cream maker for Christmas and he is loving trying to new recipes. I just showed him your recipe, and he will be making this as soon as it's not to cold to enjoy ice cream!


Thursday 19th of March 2020

You had better get on it! ;-)

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 12th of March 2020

Why haven't we made this yet!?


Saturday 13th of February 2016

This hot chocolate mix one is in our all-time top 5, so I think you'll love it!


Saturday 13th of February 2016

I hope you guys love it! MiMi is our official ice cream maker and she loves experimenting. She made a fun one for this weekend, I hope I can get good pictures tonight!