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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 are right. I DO NEED this in my life, asap! And you totally deserve it after hosting 9 little girls overnight. Yikes!

  2. Hot chocolate ice cream floats are the best!!! That and Italian sodas always do it for me. Love the idea of a shamrock float. My girls will love this!

  3. Hi…I don’t mean this to be a dumb ? But would the end result of this recipe be a cold in temperature taste? Cause it has ice cream in it…yet it started as ‘hot’ chocolate?!

    Don’t get me wrong. looks fabulous! 

  4. I’m feeling the need to make this right now, and I don’t really even like hot chocolate, but I LOVE mint chip – hope you survived the sleepover 🙂 

  5. That is an absolutely brilliant idea!  You always put whipped cream on hot chocolate, ice cream sounds way better.  Especially mint.  Mint chocolate is the best.  I need this!

  6. This sounds absolutely delicious! I know my kids would love this as a fun treat on St. Patty’s Day with the special mint and green touches! I am definitely pinning this!! 🙂

  7. Haha, reading about that sleepover is making me tired! Glad you survived it. This float would totally make it a little more survivable. 🙂

  8. 9 girls at a sleepover? NINE?!? You crazy lady! But I am also now scared for when my daughter is old enough to have sleepovers. Maybe at daddy’s house?? This looks super yummy, you know how much I love your homemade hot cocoa mix, so trying this!!!