Tuesday, July 19

Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Ever since that movie Serendipity came out (whenever that was . . . years ago) I desperately wanted to try hot chocolate from the restaurant of the same name.

Then when I found out that they had frozen hot chocolate, I was even more desperate! Mostly because I wanted to know what made frozen hot chocolate a drink of its own rather than just another chocolate shake.

Well, I never managed to make it to Serendipity (I’m not sure why since they have one in Vegas) but I did find this recipe via Tasty Kitchen. It’s quite delicious, and definitely not just a normal chocolate shake! It’s pretty ridiculously sweet though, so this amount is definitely enough for 4-5 people!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 package Hot Cocoa Mix (about 3 Tablespoons)
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • ⅓ cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ⅓ cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 12 ounces, fluid Can Evaporated Milk, Divided
  • 4-½ cups Ice
  • Whipped Cream, To Taste
  • Mini Marshmallows, To Taste

Preparation Instructions

Combine sugar, cocoa mix, and butter in the top of a double boiler that is set over gently boiling water. Stir often until melted and a smooth paste forms. Add semi-sweet & white chocolate chips; stir. When chips begin to melt, slowly stir in 1/2 cup of evaporated milk. Stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Make sure you cool it! I got rather impatient and decided to just go for it, but if you do that you end up with more of a cold hot chocolate rather than frozen (and trust me, it’s much better frozen!).

Combine the chocolate base mixture, the remaining evaporated milk and ice in a blender (you can do this in batches) and cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into frosty glasses. Top each with whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional chopped chocolate chips & mini marshmallows, if desired.

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