Thursday, September 13, 2012

Frozen Hot Chocolate

I've been fascinated with this recipe ever since I saw the movie Serendipity, where they went to a restaurant by the same name (hint: Serendipity) and had a wonderful frozen treat...that's right: Frozen hot chocolate.  This recipe is adapted from with a few additions of my own (they will be in parentheses).  It was delightful.  Give it a try if you like before it gets too cold out!

6 half-ounce pieces of a variety of your favorite chocolates ( I just used good ol' Nestles)
2 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix ( I just used a full pouch of instant cocoa mix for a more chocolaty taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
(4-5 scoops of ice cream)
Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings


Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted.

Add the cocoa and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender place the remaining cup of milk, the room temperature chocolate mixture, ice cream 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. Enjoy with a spoon or a straw. . . .or both! I had no chocolate shavings, whipped cream OR goblets.  But it was delicious all the same.

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