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MiMi’s 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 cookies.

bowl of ice cream base with whisk and hot chocolate mix in measuring cup

     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.

chocolate ice cream base in mixing bowl, ready to freeze

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.

hot chocolate ice cream churning in ice cream maker

Original post from 2015:

     We host Pops’ receptionists and their husbands each year for a Christmas celebration.  They take such good care of things at the office and we appreciate them so much.

    I like to come up with an extra special meal for their Christmas party.  This year, I decided to make one of my favorite meals, turkey casserole.

mug of hot chocolate ice cream with white hot chocolate cookie

  When you have such a good dinner it seems like you should serve a special dessert to go with it.  None of them are big sweet eaters and I knew that they would be full from dinner so I decided on ice cream and cookies.

    When deciding on flavors for dessert I was still quite excited about the hot chocolate mix and white hot chocolate mix that we made for hot chocolate week. I chose to make this hot chocolate mix ice cream and white hot chocolate mix cookies.

   You can only imagine how thrilled I was when the one husband who never takes dessert saw what I was serving and wanted some.

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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Yield: 16 Servings

MiMi's Hot Chocolate Mix Ice Cream

hot chocolate mix ice cream drizzled with hot fudge and topped with mini marshmallows

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.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Using a whisk or an immersion blender, mix the first five ingredients together until well blended. Do not over mix.
  2. Place this mixture into the bowl of your ice cream freezer (MiMi still loves the Kitchenaid attachment) and process as recommended.
  3. When the mixture is done churning, remove from the bowl of your ice cream freezer and fold in the miniature marshmallows.
  4. 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. Serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 5g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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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.

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Unknown

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

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

Carlee

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.

Amy

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!

Carlee

Monday 2nd of March 2020

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

Amy

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.

Carlee

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!

Carlee

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!?

Carlee

Saturday 13th of February 2016

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

Carlee

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!

Unknown

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

yumm sounds so good!

Carlee

Monday 4th of January 2016

It is amazing!