Friday, June 10, 2011

Strictly Saturday: Frozen Hot Chocolate

If hot chocolate is good on a cold winter day; frozen hot chocolate is good for a hot summer day!  

I found this recipe online and had to try it out on my grandchildren for a mid-day snack and cool-down.  
I have to admit it was not on Saturday but rather on Tuesday.  
Then on Wednesday, my three year old grandson requested a smoothie.  On Thursday, they wanted a different flavor and now every day this week we have had a frozen drink just adapting our recipe a little to make different flavors. 

I never could pass up a good cup of hot chocolate but this frozen one is even better!

Frozen Hot Chocolate

6 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate (or chocolate chips)
3 cups whole milk, divided
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of powdered hot chocolate mix
3 tablespoons sugar
6 cups ice cubes
Whipped cream for garnish
  • Place chopped chocolate and 1/4 cup of the milk in a microwave-safe container. Heat the chocolate on 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stir.  Heat the mixture on 50 percent power for an additional 30 seconds. Stir. If necessary, continue heating in 30-second increments until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Add hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir.
  • Slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the milk. Stir, and let cool to room temperature.
  • Pour cooled chocolate mixture into blender. Add ice cubes and then the remaining milk. Blend until smooth.
  • Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.  I used the spray can of whipped cream and it comes out so pretty. 

This makes a huge blender full.  We served a coffee cup full to four children and two adults and still had enough left over for refills. 

Don't forget  the whipped cream, it makes it so smooth! 

Same concept, different flavor:
I replaced the chocolate chips and hot chocolate mix with half a package of instant vanilla pudding mix with a ripe banana, strawberries or blueberries or any combination of the fruits.  Add Milk, ice and blend until smooth.  

Be creative with your smoothies!  
The kids love them!  
And they are getting fruit and milk. 

Eric loves the chocolate and really don't skimp on the whipped cream.
Reese's favorite is chocolate
Pearson loves banana and blueberry without the whipped cream.

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  1. the kids certainly look like they love what they're drinking!

  2. that looks really delicious :)

    you've a wonderful blog.. happy to have stopped by..

  3. YUM! I had never heard of that...I will have to try it for sure!