What is frozen hot chocolate?

Frozen hot chocolate offers a delightful paradox – a chilled, velvety indulgence that embodies the rich flavors of classic hot chocolate with a twist. This innovative treat transforms the comforting warmth of traditional hot chocolate into a frosty delight. It’s a harmonious blend of icy refreshment and the familiar, luxurious taste of hot chocolate.

How Serendipity frozen hot chocolate made this drink popular

Frozen hot chocolate gained popularity in the early 2000s, largely due to the renowned Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York City. Serendipity’s signature Frozen Hot Chocolate became an iconic dessert, attracting locals and tourists alike. The restaurant’s whimsical take on a chilled treat garnered significant attention after it was featured in media, including movies and tv shows. Following the restaurant’s success, many cafes, dessert parlors, and recipe blogs adopted their own versions of frozen hot chocolate, contributing to its rise in popularity. The trend continued to grow with social media exposure, as people shared their experiences and recipes, solidifying frozen hot chocolate as a beloved and sought-after dessert option.

Holiday tea with a twist

Red Rose Tea’s Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Herbal Tea stands out to its delightful combination of flavors and comforting qualities. Here’s what makes it truly unique:

Flavor Profile:

  • Chocolate Infusion: The hot chocolate tea features the richness of cocoa, creating a comforting, familiar taste of hot chocolate.
  • Marshmallow Essence: The addition of marshmallow flavor adds a creamy, sweet note reminiscent of marshmallows melting into a cup of cocoa.

Herbal Infusion:

  • Sugar Free Hot Chocolate: As an herbal tea, it is a hot chocolate no sugar drink, making it a perfect choice for those sensitive to sugar intake.

Indulgent Experience:

  • Warmth and Comfort: It provides a sense of coziness and warmth, similar to a comforting cup of hot cocoa, making it ideal for relaxation.


  • Hot or Cold: Enjoy it hot for a soothing evening drink or experiment by making it an iced beverage for a refreshing twist on traditional hot chocolate.


  • Distinctive Blend: Red Rose Tea's careful combination of chocolate and marshmallow flavors in an herbal tea form is relatively uncommon, offering a unique taste experience.

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Frozen hot chocolate recipe ingredients

1 Bag                                   Red Rose Hot Chocolate Sweet Temptations

½ Cup                                   Heavy Cream


1 Cup                                   Milk of Choice

¼ Cup                                   Chocolate Syrup

2 Cups                                Ice cubes

Optional – Alcohol of Choice, Whipped Cream, Mini Chocolate Chips/chocolate shavings/chocolate sprinkles

How to make frozen hot chocolate

  1. Brew 1 Bag of Red Rose Hot Chocolate Sweet Temptations in 8 oz boiling for 5 minutes. Chill Tea.
  2. Add tea, milk of choice, chocolate syrup and ice to blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into Martini Glasses
  4. Optional – add 1 oz shot of vodka or desired alcohol.
  5. Garnish this frozen tea with Whipped Cream, Extra Chocolate Syrup, and Mini Chocolate Chips/chocolate shavings/chocolate sprinkles

*Using Heavy Cream instead of milk will give the frozen hot chocolate a more decadent taste.


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November 17, 2023 — Jade Alderson