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Sunday, February 23, 2020

MiMi's Hot Chocolate Mix Ice Cream

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

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: 2 H & 15 Mcook time: total time: 2 H & 15 M


  • 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


How to cook MiMi's Hot Chocolate Mix Ice Cream

  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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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.


  1. Hello Carlee, your hot chocolate ice cream sounds just amazing.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Have a Happy New Year. Julie xo

    1. It was sooo good! Have a Happy New Year and thanks for hosting!

  2. This sounds utterly delicious - I'd do anything for ice cream, but, unlike your husband, I eat any sweets and desserts, too ... Thank you for bringing this along to our very festive Fiesta Friday gathering!
    Ginger x

    1. Me too, sweets are my downfall. It would be a lot easier if he would help me eat them! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. That's such a great idea for dessert! Ice cream is definitely my downfall. I don't make ice cream enough. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. I don't make ice cream mostly because I can't be trusted with a whole batch to myself. Plus MiMi does such a great job. If she ever stops, I'll have to start doing it myself. In the meantime I let her be in charge of making fun ice cream flavors. This one was particularly good!

  4. I don't care how cold it is outside I can always eat ice cream. This reminds me of the famous frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity in NYC. Wonderful!! Thanks so much for bringing this treat to the party.

    1. Me too, ice cream is good year round! Thanks so much for hosting!

  5. I love ice cream, doesn't everyone? A new twist with hot chocolate! Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday #100. If you're new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines Don't forget to link your post to as well as the co-hosts blogs. Happy Holidays and the Best in 2016 :

  6. This is such a neat idea! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Happy 2016!

    1. Thank you, MiMi makes the BEST homemade ice creams!

  7. Happy New Year Carlee! We are happy to inform you that your hot chocolate ice cream will be featured at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J&J! Thanks for sharing all of your awesome recipes with us each week! Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie xo

    1. Thank you so much, Julie! What a great start to 2016!

  8. Carlee, how do you keep doing this! Recipe after recipe and each one better than the next! This sounds so simple and delish I might have to break out my ice-cream maker in January!! Happy New Year and Happy Fiesta Friday!! I'm pinning this to the FF Board just in case no one has yet!

    1. This definitely ranks up there in my top 5 homemade ice cream recipes and that is really saying something! I love homemade ice cream! Happy New Year and happy Fiesta Friday to you as well!

  9. 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!

    1. 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!

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

    3. You had better get on it! ;-)

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

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

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


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