Frozen hot chocolate
Oh my gosh, all I can say is it was a good thing that this frozen hot chocolate tasted so delicious. You’d never believe the mess I made while making it! We just got a new blender, and I think it’s safe to say its buttons are pretty darn sensitive. I took the lid off the blender, leaned forward, and evidently bumped a button. Chocolate was flying everywhere! All over everything! Not to mention, all over me. I guess I should have gotten a picture of that, eh? It was a sight.
Luckily, this is one tasty drink that I will make again, despite the mishap. Unluckily, what was intended to make 4 frozen drinks ended up only serving 3. I was wearing the fourth serving. Poor Jim. I kid! He got some too!
Recipe: Frozen Hot Chocolate
(adapted from Serendipity 3)
1 c. of good quality chocolate chips, your choice (I used a mixture of semisweet and milk chocolate)
4 teaspoons good quality store-bought hot chocolate mix
3 tablespoons sugar
3 cups milk, any fat content
5-6 cups ice
Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and slowly stir or whisk in 1 cup of milk until smooth. Cool to room temperature or refrigerate until ready to use.
In a blender, place the remaining cup of milk, the chocolate mixture and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.