I came back from ten days in Africa fully expecting cold weather and gray skies. Instead I was greeted with sunny skies and 85 degree temperatures. I guess I brought the Namibian heat back with me! This frozen slushie was the perfect way to cool off during my relaxing weekend and was so worth me breaking my blender. Again, this is way more slushie than milkshake which I actually prefer since I'm not a huge fan of milkshakes. It's not too sweet and if you use low or nonfat milk, it's not terribly bad for you (for those that made resolutions to eat better).
Everything you need
Chocolate in the double boiler
(Almost) melted chocolate
Add the sugar and hot chocolate mix
Add some milk
Mix until smooth
Add everything to the blender
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Frozen Hot chcolate
(Adapted from Serendipity 3)
3 ounces of your favorite chocolate (can use a variety), cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Whipped cream and chocolate shavings for topping (optional)
Place the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water, stirring occasionally until the chocolate has melted. Add the hot chocolate and sugar, and stir until completely blended. Remove the bowl from the heat and slowly stir in half a cup of milk. Mix until smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Place the ice, remaining, milk, and cooled chocolate mixture in a blender. Mix on high speed until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if using.