hot chocolate floats

Hot Chocolate Floats

Posted on December 27, 2016

Still looking for the perfect drink to serve at your New Year’s Eve party? Ring in the new year 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.

whipped cream in glass

 

Place 2-3 scoops of ice cream into mugs.

chocolate floats
hot chocolate float drink

 

 

Pour hot chocolate on top of the ice cream.

hot chocolate float drink in glass with straw

 

 

 

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.

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