Monday, January 9, 2012

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate

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).

Frozen hot chocolate ingredients
Everything you need

Chocolate in the double boiler
Chocolate in the double boiler

Melted chocolate
(Almost) melted chocolate

Add the sugar and hot chocolate mix
Add the sugar and hot chocolate mix

Thoroughly combined
Mix thoroughly

Add the milk
Add some milk

Smooth chocolate mixture
Mix until smooth

Everything in the blender
Add everything to the blender


Frozen Hot Chocolate

One year ago: Sweet Potato Hash with a Fried Egg
Two years ago: Turkey Black Bean Chili
Three years ago: Shaksouka

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.

Printable Recipe

Stumble Upon Toolbar


Erica said...

How was the trip??? Any pictures to share? What a yummy treat :). Its 70-ish here, so I could totally rock some frozen hot chocolate

susan said...

I love Serendipity and I am so making these for the kids today after school!

Esi said...

Erica, vacation pics are coming soon.

Susan, hope they like it!

marla said...

I am off to make a frozen chocolate shake right now! looks amazing :)

Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] said...

Oh dear!! I want one of those right about...NOW.

aida mollenkamp said...

I wish I had seen this recipe when it was still hot out!

Joanne said...

I think it's finally getting cold here (at least for the week) but don't worry. I'll just turn up the heat when I whip myself up a batch of this!

Let Me Eat Cake said...

don't like milkshakes! crazy talk! but slushies are good too especially if there is chocolate involved :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks sensational Esi. I'm going to save this recipe for when it gets a bit warmer here.

Banana Wonder said...

awesome stuff here! I waited 4 hours to get one of these when I was in NY.. if I only knew what I do now...

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Easy and yummy!!!