This Is Our Favorite Hack for Hot Chocolate Perfection

Yes, It's Possible To Make Hot Chocolate Even Better


Some people say the best thing about hot chocolate is that it’s hot and it’s chocolate. We’d be crazy to argue either point, but we want to let you in on our little secret – hot chocolate gets even better when you add a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s. It sounds crazy, we know, but so did the idea of putting cookie dough in ice cream, and we all know how that one turned out!

One sip and you’ll agree that putting Ben & Jerry’s in your hot chocolate is a pretty natural thing to do. It’s like adding whipped cream or marshmallows, but it’s even better because it’s ice cream.

We suggest mixing in one generous scoop per 12 ounces of hot chocolate (or more if you like your drink extra creamy). You can start drinking right away, or wait for the ice cream to melt entirely. We usually try to wait, but our sweet tooth gets the best of us and we dive right into one of these 8 euphorically delicious combinations:

Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz!®

Ben & Jerry's Hot Chocolate Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz

It’s like adding chocolate to your coffee, except you’re adding coffee to your chocolate. Taste the frothy buzz and fall in love.

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch

You’re doubling up on chocolate while adding cool peppermint, bringing your drink to a refreshing new level of delicious. How could you possibly pass that up?

Americone Dream

Ben & Jerry's Hot_Chocolate_Americone Dream

The Colbert Report is over but Stephen’s flavor lives on. Add a scoop of truthiness to your mug and soar through beverage clouds on bald eagles’ wings and caramel swirls.

Cinnamon Buns

Admit it. Every cinnamon bun you’ve ever eaten in the mall or airport has left you wondering what life would be like if there were only some chocolate added to the equation. Friends, your time has come!

Phish Food

Ben & Jerry's Hot_Chocolate_Phish Food

This flavor packs in gooey marshmallow swirls to help you share in the groove with every sip you take. There’s also the added bonus of watching chocolate fish swim around your loving cup.


Sometimes you need a little yin to go with your yang. Enter Vanilla, the flavor that counters and complements chocolate with every shared sip.

Cherry Garcia

Ben & Jerry's Hot_Chocolate_Cherry Garcia

If you want to impress a dinner guest, serve chocolate-dipped cherries. If you want to impress your tongue, make yourself some cherry-flavored hot chocolate.

Chocolate Therapy

One scoop of ice cream and you can quadruple the amount of chocolate in your mug. You’d be crazy not to try it. Or maybe you’d be crazy to try it, since regular hot chocolate might be ruined for you.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream in hot chocolate

Let’s do a little math problem. Chocolate + cheesecake = delicious. Chocolate + strawberries = euphoric. So, what’s chocolate + strawberry + cheesecake? A masterpiece, that’s what.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream in hot chocolate

If cookie dough didn’t go with chocolate, we wouldn’t put chocolate chunks in the pint. But we do, so you know that cookie dough and chocolate are a match made for your belly.

Half Baked

Half Bake ice cream in hot chocolate

Can’t decide between Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie? We can’t blame you, that’s a real pickle. Half Baked solves it in the most delicious way. (Pickles don’t go with hot chocolate anyway.)

Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream in hot chocolate

Any chocolate lover will tell you that what goes best with chocolate is . . . more chocolate. But chocolate ice cream plus fudgy brownies? Scoop if you dare, chocolate lovers.