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