Move over, cozy winter beverages – this Polar Bear Frozen Hot Chocolate is chilled and perfect for summer! The adorable drink-toppers are made with various marshmallow sizes and frosting, and the frozen drink will remind you of icy chocolate milk. Recruit the kids to help you construct these playful marshmallow polar bears for a fun family activity. Then all you have to do is blend up the frozen hot cocoa, which couldn’t be simpler—all it requires is a few spare packets of hot chocolate mix, milk, vanilla extract, and ice. Jazz it up with a generous swirl of whipped cream and top it all off with your polar bear marshmallows for a perfect refreshing treat.Not only is this frozen hot chocolate perfect for any winter wonderland themed party, but it’s also a great way to cool off on hot summer days. All the kids will adore these whimsical, wintery polar treats—no matter the season.

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Read the full recipe after the video.


Polar Bears
Frozen Hot Chocolate


Instructions Checklist
  • For the Polar Bears: Cut a jumbo marshmallow into thirds; set aside on a flat surface.

  • Dip the back of a regular marshmallow into vanilla frosting, then attach it horizontally to the jumbo marshmallow to form the bear’s nose. Dip the edible eyes in frosting, then attach to the nose.

  • Dip 2 mini marshmallows horizontally into frosting, then attach, one per side, onto the jumbo marshmallow to create the bear’s ears.

  • Dip a chocolate-covered raisin in frosting, then attach it to the nose. Put finished marshmallows onto a plate until ready to use.

  • For the Frozen Hot Chocolate: Microwave 2 cups whole milk for 2 minutes. Pour into blender. Add 3 packets of hot chocolate mix, vanilla, and ½ cup cold milk. Blend with 2 cups of ice. Top with whipped topping, and add polar bear marshmallows before serving.