These easy and delicious Hot Chocolate Pops put the flavors of hot cocoa in frozen form – the perfect transition treat from summer to fall!
If you’re not quite ready to start serving up the hot cocoa, but craving those flavors, these deliciously creamy and smooth Hot Chocolate Pops are oh so good – – as in close your eyes and say YUMMMM good!
By featuring hot chocolate and marshmallow flavors in a cold frozen treat, it’s also THE perfect treat to transition from the summer heat to the cool crisp days of fall. Frozen hot cocoa pops are truly the best of both worlds.
While you can use any popsicle mold to make your hot chocolate pops, we used this Zoku Classic Pop Mold. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and just the perfect shape.
Are you a coffee lover too? Check out our Iced Coffee Pops!
If you love delicious pops made especially for adults then you will also love these delicious Iced Coffee Pops! They’re really easy to make with only two ingredients – coffee and sweetened condensed milk.
And, if you don’t have the sweetened condensed milk on hand, no worries! You can use this recipe to make your own homemade sweetened condensed milk. For a fun variation on your hot chocolate pops, you can replace the milk with this sweetened condensed milk too.
Frozen Hot Chocolate Pops Recipe
Prep: 5 Minutes
1/4 cup milk – per pop (this depends on your mold size)
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup – per pop
5 marshmallows – per pop
How to make these yummy Hot Chocolate Pops:
In a liquid measuring cup whisk together milk and chocolate syrup.
Place 2 marshmallows into the pop mold and then add some chocolate milk. Repeat until the mold is full.
Freeze overnight for best results.
What kind of milk is best for hot chocolate pops?
You can actually use any type of milk for hot cocoa pops, but the higher the fat content the creamier your pops will be.
Skim milk will make a lower calorie and lower fat treat, but whole milk, or even half and half, will make a super creamy pop.
Another option for milk is to use sweetened condensed milk, which can make a sweeter AND creamier pop. You can buy it ready-made or else use our homemade sweetened condensed milk recipe.
What kind of chocolate syrup should I use?
Again, it’s really up to personal choice. We used Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup for this recipe since it’s a classic.
But you can use your favorite brand of syrup, flavored chocolate syrup or even change it up with a white chocolate or caramel syrup like these Ghirardelli syrups.
Does it matter what marshmallows I choose?
Your standard mini marshmallows are the easiest to use and DELICIOUS! If you don’t have mini marshmallows, you can cut larger marshmallows into pieces, but that marshmallow cutting can get a bit messy.
To change things up, you can also try stirring in Marshmallow Fluff before freezing.
Other Hot Chocolate Pop Varieties:
Besides the variations we described with different milks, syrup or marshmallow fluff, you can add in other flavors as well. If you like to stir your hot chocolate with a peppermint candy cane, you can add in a drop of peppermint extract or a bit of crushed peppermint candies.
If you want your pops to be extra chocolatey, you can add in some mini chocolate chips – just be aware that the chocolate chips may fall to the top of the popsicles since they are heavier. Another option is to use melted chocolate and stir that into your milk mixture before filling the pop molds.
If you have packets of cocoa mix on hand, but no chocolate syrup, you can prepare your hot chocolate, let it cool and then use that in place of the milk and syrup, it just might not have the same deep chocolate flavor.
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Frozen Hot Chocolate Pops
- 1/4 cup milk – per pop this depends on your mold size
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup – per pop
- 5 marshmallows – per pop
- In a liquid measuring cup whisk together milk and chocolate syrup.
- Place 2 marshmallows into the pop mold and then add some chocolate milk. Repeat until the mold is full.
- Freeze overnight for best results.