Frozen Hot Chocolate Smoothie

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It’s like Christmas with this frozen hot chocolate smoothie! Creamy and tasty using 7 dairy-free ingredients including chocolate protein powder, peppermint, and marshmallows! The perfect frozen breakfast treat!

frozen hot chocolate smoothie with marshmallows and peppermint candy in a glass
Frozen chocolate smoothie that is perfect for Christmas made with chocolate protein powder, dairy-free milk, marshmallows, and peppermint extract.

Why this frozen hot chocolate smoothie is the best

This frozen hot chocolate smoothie is loaded with chocolatey peppermint flavor, is gluten-free, dairy-free, only 7 ingredients, and has a vegan option!

It’s quite an oxymoron, ehh? Frozen “hot chocolate” smoothie? Isn’t hot chocolate supposed to be warm and hot with melted marshmallows floating on top? Well now you can have all the delicious chocolate, marshmallow, and peppermint flavors of your favorite hot chocolate, just frozen and blended with chocolate protein powder!

We also like to call it a Christmas smoothie! This smoothie is so fun for fall and Christmas mornings or afterschool snacks! My kids get so excited when we get to make our frozen hot chocolate smoothies when they come home from sports or school.

Smoothie Ingredients

ingredients to make a Christmas frozen peppermint hot chocolate smoothie
  • Chocolate protein powder – we use this chocolate protein powder or a vegan chocolate protein powder, but you can also use vanilla and still have a tasty beverage. Using protein powder, just makes this drink more awesome and loads it with muscle building nutrients. Most of them already have sweetener added so no need to add more.
  • Dairy-free milk – cashew milk or almond milk add a satisfying smoothness in taste that blends all the flavors together. It is also loaded with vitamins, depending on what type used. I suggest using almond milk without carrageenan listed on the ingredients as that can affect the liver cells (it goes back and forth with this study). Silk is made without it, or you can easily make your own homemade almond milk.
  • Peppermint extract – makes this peppermint flavored like a candy cane!
  • Collagencollagen adds beauty to the skin, supports joint health, and hair and nail growth.
  • Ice – helps to make this chilled and frozen like an icee or smoothie in consistency without using frozen fruit.
  • Chocolate chips – adding a few chocolate chips makes this frozen hot chocolate more rich. Use whatever you prefer – vegan, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate morsels.
  • Marshmallows – what is hot chocolate without marshmallows mixed in? We blend mini marshmallows for a creamier consistency.
  • Toppings – let’s add peppermint candy and marshmallows on top!

How to make a frozen hot chocolate smoothie

blended hot chocolate smoothie

STEP 1: In a high powered blender, add the chocolate protein powder, milk, collagen, marshmallows, chocolate, peppermint extract, and ice. Blend until smooth.

pouring a frozen hot chocolate smoothie from a blender into a glass

STEP 2: Pour into a glass and top with fresh peppermint candy and marshmallows and enjoy right away!

hot chocolate smoothie

Supplements and Additions

It is also optional to replace the ice cubes with frozen milk. Just add dairy-free milk to an ice cube tray and freeze it. This creates a more flavorful drink.

Add in any of your favorite smoothie additions such as 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds, flax meal, or chia seeds.

Expert Tip

Depending on the temperature where this is made, the liquid to ice may need adjusting. Work with ½ cup to ¾ cup of milk and 1 cup of ice. Add more ice if needed to make the smoothie more frozen.

frozen smoothie made with chocolate, marshmallows, peppermint for Christmas

What is your favorite Christmas smoothie, or hot chocolate beverage? Also check out all of our smoothie recipes here!

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frozen hot chocolate smoothie with marshmallows and peppermint candy in a glass

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Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate Smoothie

It’s like Christmas with this frozen hot chocolate smoothie! Creamy and tasty using 7 dairy-free ingredients including chocolate protein powder, peppermint, and marshmallows! The perfect frozen breakfast treat!
Course Beverage, Drink
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 346kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dairy-free milk
  • ⅓ cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon collagen
  • 1 tablespoon mini marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips or morsels, dairy-free
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup ice

Toppings

  • mini marshmallows
  • peppermint candy

Instructions

  • In a high powered blender, add the chocolate protein powder, milk, collagen, marshmallows, chocolate, peppermint extract, and ice. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and top with fresh peppermint candy and marshmallows and enjoy right away!

Notes

  1. Depending on the temperature where this is made, the liquid to ice may need adjusting. Work with ½ cup to ¾ cup of milk and 1 cup of ice. Add more ice if needed to make the smoothie more frozen. 
  2. Double or triple the recipe for more people! 

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 729IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 516mg | Iron: 1mg

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