REVIEW: New Frozen Hot Cocoa at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in Disney California Adventure

Frozen Hot Cocoa Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop Disney California Adventure
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As we transition from cool weather into warm weather, it’s time to ditch the hot drinks for something frozen. And Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in Disney California Adventure has the perfect new item to satisfy cravings for a cold drink on a hot day. If you’re a fan of sipping on hot cocoa to keep warm, then you’ll love the new Frozen Hot Cocoa on the Ghirardelli menu. This twist on the classic drink will help you cool off as you indulge in a sweet treat.

Frozen Hot Cocoa – $9.95

Frozen Hot Cocoa Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop Disney California Adventure

This Frozen Hot Cocoa is the newest item just added to the menu at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. We purchased this drink for $9.95 and received a Milk Chocolate and Caramel square with our purchase. It appears this is the new practice after the shop stopped passing out free samples at the door earlier this year.

Frozen Hot Cocoa Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop Disney California Adventure

Frozen Hot Cocoa Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop Disney California Adventure

The drink is rather small for the price we paid, which is disappointing. And as far as looks, this is one of the more simple looking desserts offered at Ghirardelli. However, despite appearances, this frozen drink is delicious. The hot cocoa taste is really strong and creamy. Every few sips, you can taste a bit of the ice that is blended with the hot cocoa, but this drink isn’t slushy at all. The consistency is more liquidy than thick, which makes this perfect for sipping right away.

As for the whipped cream and dark chocolate chips, they were a nice touch. We decided to use a spoon to mix the whipped cream in with the drink, and we really enjoyed the blended taste.

Frozen Hot Cocoa Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop Disney California Adventure

Overall, this Frozen Hot Cocoa is a nice addition to Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. It’s a tad overpriced for the size, but it’s still delicious down to the last sip. Whether you decide to enjoy this on your own or share with a friend, this is a great option for the warm days ahead of us at the Disneyland Resort.

About the author

Ciara Trexler

Ciara has been an Annual Passholder of Disneyland Resort for over 18 years and previously worked as a Cast Member for the Walt Disney Travel Company. When she's not writing or visiting the Resort, she can be found traveling, binging Netflix, or cuddling with her cat.

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