Hot Cocoa: Summer Style

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It may be the dog days of summer (Did you know that is a real thing, July 22 through August 22?), but hot cocoa is a year-round thing in our home.

When I think hot cocoa, most times I think cozy sweaters, warm fireplace, snow, and the holidays. I previously wrote an article on hot cocoa cloud dough, which is a great way to keep little ones busy (and all the ingredients are edible, so it’s safe).

During the hot summer days, my kiddos still want hot cocoa, but it’s a bit too warm to enjoy so we make frozen hot cocoa and momma enjoys homemade hot cocoa sugar scrub.

Frozen Hot Cocoa is fairly easy to make, but the simplicity does not matter to the kiddos. They are thrilled with their frozen sweet treat.

To make Frozen Hot Cocoa you will need the following:



  • Blender
  • Spatula
  • Cups
  • Straws or spoons
  • Little helpers


Variation 1

  • Ice
  • Milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Instant vanilla or chocolate pudding mix

Variation 2

  • Frozen milk cubes (To make ahead, simply freeze milk in ice trays.)
  • Hot chocolate (premade and cooled)
  • Instant vanilla or chocolate pudding mix

Optional Add-ins (get creative)

  • Coffee syrups (My kiddos love caramel or vanilla.)
  • Chocolate chips (like a java chip frappe)
  • Oreos

Optional Toppings (something sweet on top)

  • Whipped topping or cool whip
  • Sprinkles
  • Dehydrated marshmallows
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate chips or shavings

How to create…

Add all the ingredients from your desired variation and any additional add-ins into the blender. Blend to desired consistency. (We like ours thicker to eat with a spoon so more ice to liquid ratio.)

Once you get the consistency you would like, use a spatula or spoon to divide into cups (If you want to be all fancy like Starbucks, use chocolate syrup to drizzle along the inside of the cups-especially if they are clear.), add toppings, and enjoy!

Like I said, simple but oh so fun and uber tasty.

Now on to momma’s treat!

Hot Cocoa Sugar Scrub

Best enjoyed in the tub while sipping a frozen hot Cocoa 😉



  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Container with lid


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A few drops of peppermint essential oil (optional-makes it a chocolate mint scent)

Combine all the ingredients until fully combined. Spoon mixture into container and place in bathtub.

Enjoy as a skin exfoliant to get rid of dry skin, scrub your feet for smooth, sweet toes, or even in place of shaving cream. (Scrub on wet skin, rinse, and shave.)


Abi (a little bit crazy) Frazee, is a sort of newish, homeschooling momma with three little crazy Frazees. Abi, her husband, Justin & kiddos reside in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and enjoy spontaneous field trips. Abi has a BA in Early Childhood Education, a MS in Special Education, and is a Certified Labor Doula; she uses her education, with past and present experiences to cultivate a love of learning & sharing. Love, Learn, Have Faith, Smile (& drink coffee!)


2 Comments to “ Hot Cocoa: Summer Style”

  1. Stephanie says :Reply

    Is there a link for the hot cocoa cloud dough?

    1. Alexis says :Reply

      Stephanie, so sorry! We’ve added a link to the hot cocoa cloud dough.

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