I don’t normally do this. Not because I don’t want to, it’s because the demon inside of me rears it’s ugly head and makes me out to be a psycho when I need it (seriously though, ask my husband, I’m not kidding). Chocolate. And nothing is as irresistible as this dairy-free frozen hot chocolate.
Oh my sweet chocolate. You and I are one-again/off-again lovers. You make an addict out of me, and laugh when my willpower is defeated. You make a liar, hiding all of my stash in the deepest, darkest parts of my pantry so no one else can find you. You make me a thief, taking any piece of you I can, even if I need to snatch you from little child hands.
I try to avoid you, many times cutting you off completely from my life, feeling the pain for a day or two, but soon healing, then moving on with my life. Enjoying vegetables, fruit, the sun, H2O….But then my longing thoughts of you come back, and I decide today, just today, I will have my chocolate treat once again.
Today was that day. I needed my old friend, and I needed it in the best version I could get it. Dairy-free frozen hot chocolate.
Every time I visit a new city I always try to find the best dessert place. Because seeing new places without trying new decadences is unforgivable. People, you only live once! I first tried frozen hot chocolate in New York City. And my life was forever changed. Took my chocolate addiction to a whole ‘nother level.
While I can’t jet out to NYC whenever I’m feeling my favorite chocolate fix, that doesn’t mean I can recreate it at home, in an even better version. Dairy-free! And paleo too!
This single serve treat is the perfect solution for any chocolate craving. But the BEST thing about this creation? You can try it in three phases – drink it warm for the richest hot chocolate ever, try it as it’s intended creation, as the perfect frozen hot chocolate dessert, or leave it in the freezer all day for a full-fledged ice cream fix. Or HOW ABOUT you triple the recipe, and TRY ALL THREE VERSIONS?! Sorry, the chocolate monster in me got excited. Calm yo’self girl!
To start, pour 1/2 cup of full-fat coconut milk in a ramekin and add 1/2 teaspoon raw honey. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds. While the coconut milk is heating, crack one egg white into a small bowl and whisk until light and frothy.
Once the coconut milk is warm, take it out of the microwave. In a separate bowl or ramekin, place .75 ounces of dark chocolate (or round it up to an ounce, if you’re feeling extra chocolate rebellious). Heat in the microwave in 15 second intervals, taking out each time to stir – a total of 45-60 seconds.
Very slowly, add the frothy egg white to the coconut milk and stir well to combine. The coconut milk shouldn’t be scalding hot, just warm, and slowly combining the egg will ensure the egg mixture doesn’t cook as you drop it into the coconut milk.
Next, slowly add the melted chocolate and stir well to combine then place back in the microwave another 30 seconds. Give it another good stir.
Lastly, place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until the mixture has set, but not completely frozen.
I know, asking you to wait 2-3 hour is BRUTAL, but it’s worth it. What’s your favorite chocolate treat?
Need another sweet fix? Try this guilt-free raw lemon strawberry cheesecake!Print
Dairy-Free Frozen Hot Chocolate
- Yield: 1 1x
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 1 egg white
- .75 ounces extra dark chocolate
- Pour the coconut milk in a microwave-safe dish or ramekin and add one teaspoon raw honey
- Microwave for 30 seconds
- In the meantime, whisk the egg white until light and frothy
- Take the coconut milk out of the microwave. In another microwave-safe dish or ramekin, add the dark chocolate. Place into the microwave and heat in 15 second intervals, taking the dish out and stirring every 15 seconds. Heat a total of 45-60 seconds, or until the chocolate is melted, being careful not the burn
- Pour the egg white into the coconut milk and mix well. Let the melted chocolate cool for about a minute, then pour the melted chocolate into the coconut milk. Mix well
- Place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until lightly set
- Optional: Garnish with dark chocolate flakes
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
This is such a great idea! I love that you can get the chocolate “fix” in a single-serve way. I have heard stories of frozen hot chocolate in NYC, but I’ve never actually tried it. It does sound incredible!
It IS incredible. (Ps my autocorrect just tried to make me say incurable – which is true in regards to the chocolate addiction)! I need my fix any way I can sometimes!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Like pudding!!! I’d go for frozen hot chocolate before “hot” hot chocolate actually 😉
Good choice! I feel like chilled desserts (or ice cream) are always heads and tails above room temp ones!
Christine@ Apple of My Eye says
Uhhh YUM!! Chocolate is my best friend and worst enemy as well ;). Give me a bar and I will go to TOWN on it haha! This looks amazing and so simple! I love that it uses all natural ingredients as well! That way, you can feel a little better about having a bowl or 5 at night 😉
Christine, are you my alter ego? I swear what you said sounded like it came straight from my mouth. I love you. That is all.
Aishwarya S says
Oh my! My chocoholic self can’t resist this treat!!
Don’t resist, it’s just not healthy 😉 Sometimes chocolate is needed in life.
This sounds amazing!! 🙂
Thanks Jookie! It really is pretty decadent and NUMMY!!!
Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet says
This is my kind of dessert!! I eat some form of chocolate every night before I go to bed and I can’t wait to try this!
Lauren you dirty dog! (just kidding, I MAY do the same…shhhhh). Enjoy your pre-bed treat!
this looks so great and it’s paleo!! I’m pinning this for later!
Whoo hoo love pin love! And paleo of course 🙂
Chocolate is my downfall! This looks so good, and I can’t wait to try it!
Isn’t it everyone’s? I mean, some people are like “oh I love a few salty chips” and I’m like, “SHUT UP AND GIVE ME CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!”
SO good! Chocolate and I really have a love/hate relationship in that I love it so much that I hate what it does to my waist line….
Ummm I can relate. Seriously I go MONTHS without touching it to beat the cravings. Then I always cave and the struggle begins all over again!!
rachel @ athletic avocado says
This right here is heaven! Did you try your frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity in NYC? They have the BEST frozen hot chocolate!
I can’t remember if it was Serendipity but it sounds familiar! I was probably in my chocolate brain fog. It’s a serious problem and all reasoning and logical thinking goes out the window!
Kam Kay says
This frozen hot chocolate looks soooo delicious. I have the same relationship with chocolate and sometimes find it so hard to resist.
IMPOSSIBLE to resist. Not hard, impossible! I hope you love this! Give in to the temptation, this one is totally worth it!
Matt @ Plating Pixels says
I would have never thought the words frozen and hot chocolate would go together, plus this looks amazing!
It’s really the best oxymoron ever. Or the best oxymoron that you’ll ever eat at least 😉
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
I am a big time chocolate lover and rarely say no to eating it, haha! I love this frozen hot chocolate, I definitely have to try it. Thanks Chrissa for this delicious recipe as always. You always make me hungry girl!
It’s really hard to say no. The struggle is real. I hope you love it Ros! You MUST give it a whirl!
Jess @hellotofit says
Coconut milk is a miracle ingredient! Love how it transforms this recipe into something frozen and delicious!!
Miracle ingredient. Seriously I couldn’t have said it better myself. I use coconut milk in SO MANY RECIPES!
Wow this looks so yummy!
Taylor Layne says
This looks so delicious! I am so excited to try it. It’s perfect for winter and I am all about dairy-free 🙂
I’m glad you think it’s perfect for winter! I seriously contemplated waiting since it’s a ‘frozen’ treat, but just because it’s cold doesn’t mean it has to be a summer dessert, right?!
This looks so simple and delicious! I love that it’s only a few ingredients and dairy free too!
Simple is my mantra! (and yummy too, of course) 😉
Becky @ Project Domestication says
I’m always looking for new dairy-free treats. Thanks! This looks so good.
Me too! Especially creamy, chocolatey ones!
Catherine Short says
I’ve always wanted to try frozen hot chocolate but have never gotten around to it. This sounds delicious. I love chocolate and coconut milk together.
Great! Perfect recipe to find it’s way into your little belly then! It’s pretty dang good, especially when prego 😉
I kind of hate you right now… but only because now I need to get up from my desk, go home, and spend the rest of the day eating this delicious recipe you’ve shown me.
Seriously? Why? WHY! I already have so much leftover Christmas chocolate that I’m trying hard not to binge on.
Oh well! At least we’re in it together 😉
xxox Laura @ Cook, Wine and Thinker
ps: http://www.cookwineandthinker.com/2015/01/leftover-chocolate-brownies.html 😉
I am sensing a love hate, which I’ll totally take! Hey, at least this gives you some inspiration to use all that chocolate. Because it’s a sin to throw that goodness away 🙂
Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon says
Oooh! This sounds like just my thing! I can be patient so long as I know something good is waiting for me. 🙂
HA! Patience is key. I kept checking on this, like every half hour. Waiting, waiting, wishing. It can be a long time when you want it NOW!
This looks great – my neighbour’s little girl is a Coeliac and lactose intolerant so I’m always looking for things her mum can make for her.
That is so sweet of you!! I hope she loves it and her mom is so appreciative of your kindness!
I’m totally going to try this! Thank you!
Awesome girlfriend! Thanks for stopping by xoxo
YAY! I hope you love it girl! Great to hear from you! xoxo
Charissa (@ColourfulPalate) says
I want. Right now. This needs to go inside me.
GET IT IN YOUR BELLY! NOWWWWW!!!
Allison Jones says
Of course I would see this the day my husband and I decided we were giving up chocolate for lent! This looks fabulous though!
You are a brave soul! I did that a few years ago, my husband suffered immensely!! 😉 A good treat after lent, to reward yourself of course!
Beverley @ sweaty&fit says
haha you and i are the SAME when it comes to chocolate. I was mentioning something to Adam in passing and didn’t realize what i said when he suddenly was like “…you eat chocolate every day?” I was like, “um, what? no. do YOU?”
Cats out of the bag… hahaha.
Anyway no shame in my choccie game. I’ll just make this delicious recipe and not feel so bad about it!
Ugh men, they just don’t get it. My husband isn’t a sweets guy, and I still can’t wrap my head around that. If only I had that ‘off’ button like he does when it comes to chocolate. No shame woman. Chocolate loving women UNITE!
Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie says
Omg. I saw this on instagram and knew this had to be made in my near future, because CHOCOLATE! I just love hot chocolate and being frozen must make it that much better! Love that this is single serving too, so I don’t have to share ???? Mmm, can’t wait!
Chocolate right?! That’s all that needs to be said. It’s the universal language for YES or EAT or PERFECTION. Sharing is overrated anyway! Thanks Joscelyn!
GiGi Eats says
Oh lady YES YES YES!! I AM ALL ABOUT THIS! ALL ABOUT IT!
Yes yes yes GOOD! It’s chocolate, so how can you not?!
Andrea Wyckoff says
This look absolutely divine!! I love all things chocolate. ♥
Who doesn’t? I mean, those people need help. CHOCOLATE = LIFE!
This looks delicious. I need to pin this for later. My boys would love this.
So nummiesssss! I hope your boys DO love it. Don’t forget to make one for yourself too!
OMG your photos are awesome and inspire me to make you recipes. What type of camera and lens are you using? Great job!
OMG your photos inspire me to make your recipes. What type of camera and lens are you using? Great job!
Wow, I’ve never thought of making frozen hot chocolate, but that sounds and looks fantastic!
Thanks so much for joining us on The Alder Collective! Pinning, and hope to see you again next week!
My pleasure! Thank you for hosting Kayla!
It’s totally decadent! I hope you love it Kayla!
how long can we keep these in freezer? I have a 4 year old toddler who cannot eat yoghurt and I am looking for treats for him. We are nut-free, dairy, gluten free. I will try this and store for him as an option.
I bet it would keep for a week, maybe even more!