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Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Ansley Beutler
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 - 3 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This rich and decadent frozen Mexican hot chocolate is what every hot summer day needs!  Made with dark chocolate and sprinkled with a touch of cayenne pepper, it's the perfect blend of sweetness with a kick.  This refreshing tasty treat is easy to make at home and made vegan and paleo-friendly!


  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate (chips or chopped bar)
  • 1 1/2 cup nut milk of choice
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp espresso
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups ice
  • optional toppings (coconut whipped cream, chopped chocolate, cayenne pepper)


  1. Melt the chocolate in a skillet until smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in the nut milk and coconut sugar; stir until well blended.  Add the cacao powder, vanilla, espresso, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and sea salt and continue to stir until no clumps remain
  2. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a bowl and place in fridge for about 10 minutes until cool
  3. In a blender, blend the cooled chocolate mixture and ice until creamy
  4. Pour into glasses and top with coconut whipped cream, additional chopped chocolate, and cayenne pepper, if desired
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Mexican Hot Chocolate, Frozen Hot Chocolate, Vegan Hot Chocolate, Paleo Hot Chocolate