Why Iced Hot Chocolate Milkshakes Are Perfect For Your Summer Menu


Miko Team


June 27, 2024


Iced Hot Chocolate Milkshakes?!

Yes you did read that right – it might sound a bit confusing, but using hot chocolate powder as a base for iced milkshakes and drinks can result in some fantastic beverages that make for a unique expansion to a summer drinks lineup. Let’s explore why these drinks have to offer and delve into some recipe ideas to get you started.

Iced Hot Chocolate VS Standard Chocolate Milkshakes

So, how does this differ from a typical chocolate milkshake? The secret lies in the hot chocolate powder. Unlike regular chocolate milk powders, hot chocolate offers an extra rich and intense chocolate flavour. Using this as a base allows the distinct taste of this wintertime classic to be enjoyed even on the warmest of summer days.

Beyond the flavour, these drinks have unique selling points that set them apart from classic milkshake recipes. An iced hot chocolate milkshake not only sounds intriguing on a menu but also suggests an extra layer of indulgence, and will surely pique the curiosity and interest of your customer base.

In today’s social media-driven world any unique or distinguishing factor has marketing appeal and can go a long way on online, so keeping on top of trends is key to success. Milkshakes in general can also be made incredibly Instagrammable and eye-catching with a few creative touches. Offering novel drinks can position your business as a trendsetter, attracting curious customers who are on the lookout for new experiences.

classic iced hot chocolate milkshake

Recipe Ideas to Get You Started

The versatility of chocolate allows for numerous variations and customisations. Whether it’s adding a shot of espresso for a mocha twist, incorporating different types of milk for a vegan-friendly option, or blending in unique flavours like mint or caramel, there are many possible additions to a summer drink lineup. Check out these delicious suggestions to get you started.

1. Classic Iced Hot Chocolate Milkshake

  • 2 tablespoons hot chocolate powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoons of Miko SHOTT chocolate syrup (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings or sprinkles (optional)

Why It’s Good:

A simple hot chocolate based milkshake recipe – the hot chocolate powder adds a deeper and rich chocolate flavor. To take this a step further you can add an extra rich kick with a syrup flavoring. Top it with a generous swirl of whipped cream and chocolate shavings and you’ve got an extra indulgent take on a classic.

Caramel mocha iced hot chocolate milkshake

2. Caramel Mocha Milkshake

  • 1 tablespoon of hot chocolate powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 scoops of coffee ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons of Miko SHOTT caramel syrup
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Caramel drizzle and chocolate chips (optional)

Why It’s Good:

The Caramel Mocha Milkshake is a rich treat that combines bold coffee ice cream with luxurious hot chocolate and caramel flavours. Perfect for those who love complex tastes and a great addition to a menu alongside a standard option.

3. Berry Hot Chocolate Milkshake

  • 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Fresh berries for garnish (optional)

Why It’s Good:

Try this for a fruity twist. The combination of mixed berries with the rich hot chocolate offers a balanced blend of flavours and textures. Garnished with fresh berries, it’s delicious, refreshing and eye catching.

We hope you’ve found these hot chocolate milkshake recipe suggestions inspiring, and if you want to get your hands on some of our syrups, coffee, or hot chocolate, visit our website or get in touch with a member of our friendly team.


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