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This drink, quite literally, is my new favorite thing. Forget coffee…just hand me the hot chocolate.

A hot chocolate float is more of a method than a recipe…and it’s a method you need ASAP.

Hot Chocolate Float with only two ingredients!! Use your favorite ice cream to make your favorite float recipe.

Yesterday morning, as you were getting your coffee and reading your morning paper, I was corralling 9 girls who slept over at my house on Saturday night.

Since I’m writing this post ahead of time, figuring that I will be incoherent and unable to think, talk, or form non-screechy sentences after 10pm on Saturday night. I’m kind of thinking that all day on Sunday I’ll be needing some aspirin, a bottle of wine, a nap, and a pizza to recover from our first-hosted sleepover hangover. Somehow I don’t think writing is going to happen that day. Hence, I’m writing ahead of time.

Here’s the thing: I love my daughter. Other kids? Not so much. If I had a choice of 100 things to do, I’d choose to do any of them over hanging out with 9 10-year olds. #keepingitreal

I’ve already told Jordan she needs to be very nice to me on Sunday.

I think part of “being nice” means making me a hot chocolate float. With mint chip ice cream. #andpossiblyvodka

Hot Chocolate Float

This float. You guys. You need it. It’s hot chocolate…filled with ice cream.

Can we also talk about how that one time when I yelled, “Hey Jordan! Come help me with this photo shoot!” and she actually agrees and comes over to help and we’re shooting time sensitive ice cream and then I realize she’s wearing a tie-dye shirt.

Let’s pretend the shirt works in the photo, mmkay?

Her nails are clean. #surprisingbonus

Hot Chocolate Float with only two ingredients!! Use your favorite ice cream to make your favorite float recipe.

I feel like I’m rambling. But really, normally right now I’d be talking about the ins and outs of the recipe. But…this recipe is so easy there’s not much to say.

1. Make some hot chocolate. You can use a packet or a homemade mix.

2. Add some ice cream. I used mint chip because we love mint…and that makes this a St. Patrick’s Day dessert. Use your favorite flavor ice cream. Peanut butter ice cream would be the bomb. Also? Dulce de leche.

3. The end.

Hot Chocolate Float

I will note that the mug I used for these photos holds approximately the amount of liquid in a small swimming pool. Not really, but you get my drift. It’s a big mug and it holds enough for two. So you should probably split the 8 ounce serving of hot chocolate between two mugs and add a scoop of ice cream in each.

Or do what Jordan and I did.

Hot Chocolate Float (10 of 10)

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Hot Chocolate Float in a glass with two straws

Hot Chocolate Float

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Add your favorite ice cream to a mug of hot chocolate and make a hot chocolate float!
Yield 2 servings


  • 8 ounces prepared hot chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite ice cream
  • Whipped cream for garnish


  • Use your favorite hot chocolate mix to make a glass (about 8 ounces) of hot chocolate. I use the k-cups for my Keurig but you can also use 8 ounces of water with your favorite hot chocolate packet or 8 ounces of milk and some homemade hot chocolate mix.
  • Pour an equal amount of the hot chocolate in two mugs. (The pictures shown are one very large mug, but it serves 2.)
  • Place 1/4 cup (1 scoop) of ice cream in each mug. Top with whipped cream and/or sprinkles and/or chocolate sauce.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Author Dorothy Kern

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Last Updated on September 23, 2019

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  1. You just rocked my hot chocolate ice cream float loving world!!!! Such a good idea! I would put up with a whole lot of 10 year olds for one giant mug of this float! 

  2. Love the photo of you and Jordan sharing the float. This is a great idea. I’ll take this over a root beer float any day. 

  3. I lived on something similar to this last summer, made with coffee sorbet (homemade) and added a few shots of espresso. Yeah, that’ll either perk you right up or make your head explode! But worth it. My daughter, an only like your Jordan, had sleepovers. Every. Single. Weekend. Started at age 5 stopped when she left for college. There was still the random one when she and friends were home in the summers. She’s married a year now and living in Germany. She and hubbie were home for Christmas. I’d just moved into a house I built in the city. She had a NYEve party at my house with some of those very same friends from all those long ago sleepovers, with the additions of boyfriends, fiances. Of course, they stayed over, since NYE means alcohol! Seeing all those sleeping adults on New Year’s morning brought memories flooding back. What an honor to have watched those silly little girls grow into women who are changing the world! 
    Jordan’s making some friends who’ll be with her for a long time on a great journey. You’re in for an awesome ride. Stock up on the Tylenol now!! Ha 

    1. What a great story!! I hope that she stays in touch with all these girls for life, that would be so awesome. I moved so much as an adult I lost touch with most of my girlfriends from school.

  4. You had me cracking up about loving your daughter but other kids not so much! I am the SAME way! Luckily she is too young to be requesting me to host any sleepovers. Loving this hot chocolate! 

  5. I’m gawking — GAWKING — at this Hot Chocolate Float. I would’ve never thought to do this, but I’m so glad you did because this pregnant lady knows exactly what she’s going to be reaching for tonight. (And the good news is I’ve got all the ingredients on hand! Win!) Brilliant!