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Hot Chocolate Float Recipe

hot chocolate floats in glasses

Still looking for the perfect drink to serve at your New Year’s Eve party? Ring in 2017 with hot chocolate floats! Ice cream combined with hot chocolate creates a surprisingly creamy, warming beverage perfect for toasting to a happy New Year.

First, whisk together cream, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a medium saucepan. Place the pan over medium heat and cook it, whisking occasionally, until it starts to simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in chopped chocolates, stirring until they’re melted. Carefully taste the mixture and add more sugar, if desired.

Ice cream scooped into glasses

Place 2-3 scoops of ice cream into mugs.

Glasses filled with hot chocolate

Hot choclate floats with straws and whipped cream

Pour hot chocolate on top of the ice cream.

Glasses of hot chocolate floats with whipped cream,sprinkles and straws

Hot chocolate floats topped with whipped cream and sprinkles

Hot Chocolate Float Recipe Instructions

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ring in the New Year with hot chocolate ice cream floats!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 oz good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 oz good-quality milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 quart ice cream (vanilla, peppermint, and coffee all work well!)
  • Hot fudge sauce
  • Chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream, or other toppings

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the cream, milk, 2 tbsp brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Place the pan over medium heat and cook it, whisking occasionally, until it starts to simmer.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the chopped chocolates, stirring until they’re melted. Carefully taste the mixture and add more sugar, if desired.
  4. Place 2-3 scoops of ice cream into mugs. Pour hot chocolate on top of the ice cream, and garnish with whipped cream, fudge sauce, chocolate shavings, or other toppings.