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Oct 14, 2018

Mexican Hot Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream

This Mexican hot chocolate no churn ice cream makes the most of the flavors of traditional Mexican hot chocolate, such as cinnamon, vanilla, and chiles to create this tasty dessert.

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Mexican hot chocolate is usually made by dissolving bars of Mexican drinking chocolate in hot milk or water by using a molinillo, a wooden tool that you hand spin in your cup to dissolve the chocolate and froth the drink.

Mexican hot chocolate is sweetened with sugar and cinnamon, and sometimes flavored with some chiles and topped with marshmallows.

Mexican Hot Chocolate No Ice Cream

I really debated when I made this ice cream about adding heat from chiles. While I'm a big fan of heat in my food, I made this ice cream for a dinner get together with friends, and wasn't sure how they would react.

My husband is also suspicious whenever I add heat to dishes (although, despite being wary, he always likes the results). In the end, I snuck in a tablespoon of Frank's Red Hot Original.

After a dinner of Korean-style pulled pork tacos topped with a spicy Asian-flavored slaw, this no churn ice cream was the perfect dessert. Everyone detected a certain "something something" beyond the chocolate and the cinnamon.

You can find the recipe for this Mexican Hot Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream at the very, very end of this post, after reading all about the fabulous prizes you could win all week during #Choctoberfest.

Mexican Hot Chocolate No Ice Cream with chocolate syrup

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Yield: 14 servings
Mexican Hot Chocolate No Ice Cream with chocolate syrup

Mexican Hot Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream Recipe


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon Frank's Red Hot Original, or other hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure Mexican vanilla


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an had mixer, whip the cream until firm peaks are formed. 
  2. Whisk together the condensed milk and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Add the hot sauce, cinnamon, and vanilla, and whisk until fully incorporated. 
  3. Add one cup of the whipped cream to the condensed milk mixture and gently fold until fully incorporated. Gently fold in the rest of the whipped cream. 
  4. Pour the mixture into a 8 inch by 4 inch bread pan. Cover with plastic wrap, placing it against the mixture. Freeze for at least 6 hours, until hard. 

Would you like to comment?

  1. I love that you included hot sauce in the ice cream! I sneak hot peppers into all kinds of things.

  2. I love chiles and chocolate and *really* love that this can be prepped without churning! It sounds delicious!


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