Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Today I was craving hot chocolate, but considering that it was 85 degrees out, I knew it was way too hot to drink something warm.  So to get my chocolate ‘fix’, I thought, why not make my hot chocolate FROZEN!?! It was creamy, dreamy, and a whole lot of hot-chocolaty goodness! In fact, it tasted similar to a Wendy’s chocolate frosty! I was thinking the whole time I was eating it that I couldn’t wait to share this recipe!!! (Now that’s when you know it’s a good one!)


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 Minutes.


Add all of the ingredients to a blender, adding the water last, using just enough to get things moving! (Add more water slowly if needed!).


Press ‘pulse’ to crush the ice, then continue to mix until smooth. When shake is thick and creamy it’s ready! Pour into a large mug or cup!


Squirt some whip cream on top (if desired) and enjoy with a straw or spoon!


1Packet of Diet Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate1
1/2 cupCottage cheese
1 scoopProtein powder2
3-4 pktsStevia packets (or to taste)
1 tbs Cocoa powder
SomeIce/Water (to desired consistency, I use about a whole tray of ice and 1/2 cup of water~ or less!)
OptionalWhip cream to garnish!

1 This is necessary, otherwise, you will just have an ordinary ‘chocolate’ shake’, however if you are totally opposed to using diet, you could use 1/2 of a regular hot chocolate packet!

2 I used vanilla, because I had it on hand, but chocolate would be wonderful!

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving
215 Calories Per Serving
3 g Fat
12 g Carbohydrates
4 g Fiber
5 g Sugar
40 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said:

Oh wow, this sounds right up my alley!!! Can’t wait to try it!!!

May 26th, 2010 — 5:37am  |  Reply

Brynne said:

Sounds amazing – I can’t wait to make it!

May 26th, 2010 — 10:55am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Katie!

May 26th, 2010 — 5:22pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

I love the idea of frozen hot chocolate! My husband enjoys drinking all of those iced coffee drinks that have a chocolate taste. However, I do not like coffee at all and always tell him I just wish it tasted only like chocolate. Well now I can make this. Thanks for the recipe Katie! :D

May 28th, 2010 — 6:53am  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

By the way, sorry I’ve been M.I.A. lately on comments. I read your blog everyday but don’t always get a chance to comment.

May 28th, 2010 — 7:00am  |  Reply

Brenda said:

Hi Katie, I’m new to your site, but appreciate all your healthy recipes! This recipe looks great! What kind of protein powder do you use?

September 29th, 2010 — 10:42am  |  Reply

Erin said:


February 19th, 2011 — 5:40pm  |  Reply

Jessica said:

I love this recipe! My six year old asks for it all the time for breakfast. I love that I can tell her “yes” and not feel guilty!

February 21st, 2011 — 5:22pm  |  Reply

Frannie said:

Oh my goodness…. I have avoided using cottage cheese because I didn’t think it would taste good – I thought it would have a weird taste. I just tried it this morning ( I was out of Almond milk) – and it was AWESOME! Cottage cheese makes the smoothie taste so delicious and creamy!

February 28th, 2011 — 3:57pm  |  Reply

Stefanie said:

Totally made this tonight, and gave you a little shout out on the blog! It was sooooo yummy!

February 28th, 2011 — 11:07pm  |  Reply

Ana Maria said:

hot chocolate is one of my favorites, and i always miss it during the summer but feel funny drinking a warm drink, this is a must have!

March 17th, 2011 — 10:52am  |  Reply

Mary Beth said:

My staple dessert recipe!

March 17th, 2011 — 12:15pm  |  Reply

Cheryl said:

Sooo stinkin delicous

March 21st, 2011 — 8:55am  |  Reply

Krystal Wight Armstrong said:

This looks delicious! May I ask what kind of blender you use? I’m thinking I need a new one because my wedding-gifted one seems to get upset when I turn it up high enough to actually crush any ice.
PS- This is the 1st recipe I’ve looked at on your site, from the link on your ‘About’ page. Just came over from Maggie’s Blog, and I’m really excited to see what all I can learn about cutting sugar, because I’ve wanted to for years, but don’t love the old artificial sweeteners. Anyway, lookin’ forward to reading more here! Thanks & Happy Weekend : )

October 21st, 2011 — 9:54pm  |  Reply

Kayla said:

Hey Katie! Any suggestions for a substitute for cottage cheese? I can’t get that here in Venezuela. :( Maybe yogurt?

February 6th, 2012 — 5:58am  |  Reply

Kayla said:

Could you use yogurt for the cottage cheese? I can’t find cottage cheese in Venezuela. :(

February 6th, 2012 — 6:00am  |  Reply

Kayla said:

oops- didn’t mean to post twice :)

February 6th, 2012 — 6:01am  |  Reply

Kelli S said:

Just tried this for the first time and I LOVED it! You are right, you cannot taste the cottage cheese at all. I like shakes really thick and creamy, so I added 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum. Thanks you!

March 20th, 2012 — 11:27am  |  Reply

Monica said:

I’ve tried several of your protien shake recipes and so far my fav has been the lemon pie one but I think this one might just beat it. And I found some hazelnut extract today at the store so I could maybe add that and it would taste like nutella? What do you think? I’m so glad I found your site! I’m trying to loose weight and I don’t really like eating breakfast so I’ve been making these shakes for my breakfast.

April 5th, 2012 — 1:46pm  |  Reply

Roberta said:

Loved this! Made it this morning and cannot wait to make again! One quick question. Do you happen to know of a dairy, nut and soy free protein powder? My son has allergies so I just left that out for his but wouldnt mind having one for him for things like this.

April 11th, 2012 — 11:22am  |  Reply

Jenna said:

This. Is. So. Good. It reminded me of an amazing frozen hot chocolate I had in Las Vegas earlier this year. Can’t believe its good for me!

May 1st, 2012 — 6:41pm  |  Reply

Kristina Lush said:

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!! Better than any milkshake I’ve ever had but without all the sugar, saturated fat, and wasted calories!

July 14th, 2012 — 9:22pm  |  Reply

Trisha said:

This is SO delicious, it seriously tastes just like a Wendy’s Frosty! But sugar free and packed with protein! I love your shake creations!! :)

September 11th, 2012 — 12:56pm  |  Reply

Sashanna said:

Another delicious shake! I am eating it right now as I write this. I feel so blessed to have stumbled on your website (actually through a google search of cottage cheese in smoothies). I am pregnant with my first and my husband is always concerned that I am not getting enough protein. These are a winner for me because they taste like dessert without all the sugar, and they are so good for me and the baby! Thanks for being super amazing and sharing these!

September 17th, 2012 — 10:13am  |  Reply

Amanda Joseph said:

I used to get these all the time at the local coffee shop, but the calories were killer :) I CANNOT wait to make this! thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

September 18th, 2012 — 10:42am  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

I live in Canada and I don’t think we have Swiss Miss… I have a big thing of diet hot chocolate mix, if I use that how much would I need?

September 20th, 2012 — 1:56am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Yea! 1 tbs

September 20th, 2012 — 9:18pm  | 

Dashing Dish said:

1 tbs

September 22nd, 2012 — 6:30am  | 

Nicole Schauer said:

Just made this for lunch and it was SO good. I think it is my new favorite of your shake flavors… well a close second to the pb maple :) Who knew those diet swiss miss packets were good for more than just a tasty cup of hot chocolate at 10 pm ;)

February 6th, 2013 — 6:12pm  |  Reply

Annie Monette said:

Hi! This was great! But I have probably the dumbest question ever:

Why are high protein shakes so good for you?

March 7th, 2013 — 11:32am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Hi Annie!
High protein foods take more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. They also take longer to leave your stomach, so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time.

March 7th, 2013 — 12:37pm  | 

Alicia said:

I’m having this as I speak and it is great. A great experience for my first ever protein shake! :) Thank you Katie!

April 26th, 2013 — 9:20pm  |  Reply

Leanne said:

I just made this (w/ choc protein powder) and its AWESOME!!!! Thanks soo much for your receipes!

June 16th, 2013 — 9:21pm  |  Reply

Deanna said:

These are all so wonderful! Thank you for sharing! I was wondering about the protein powder. I have a hard time stomaching the protein powder…I have found one that is Egg White Protein…do you think this will work the same? Have you ever tried it or know someone that has? Thanks in advance! I look forward to trying them all! I love your site!

November 20th, 2013 — 7:21pm  |  Reply

Erica Jackson said:


May 12th, 2015 — 8:16pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Jennifer…You will love this one i’m telling ya! :) It’s OK…I’m not always the best at commenting either! But i’m on yours everyday too! :) xoxo

May 30th, 2010 — 6:16am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks brenda! i use designer whey protein powder…vanilla!

September 29th, 2010 — 10:53am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yeah~ so glad you tried and loved it franie!!! :)

February 28th, 2011 — 6:40pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks Stefanie!!!

March 2nd, 2011 — 7:18am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

@krystal i use a vitamix blender, but a ninja and a kitchen aid are good brands as well!

October 23rd, 2011 — 3:40am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

you sure could kayla! it will taste a bit tart as yogurt does, but it is still really good! :)

February 6th, 2012 — 6:03am  |  Reply

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