Sunday, August 16, 2015

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Years ago, Brek ordered a frozen hot chocolate for his afternoon snack. I was watching how the staff was making the drink and was super surprised with what she was blending together: milk, ice cubes, and a package of hot chocolate mix. Wanna guess how much it cost? Over four dollars. Yeah, no kidding.

I've been thinking about making my own frozen hot chocolate after that experience but never really gotten around to test a recipe. So a few weeks ago, I decided to make some, just because the outdoor temperature was hitting a 3-digit here in Texas.

I can't remember the last time I bought a prepackaged hot chocolate mix, but I knew it was a lot more than just cocoa powder. Something like "maltodextrin" or whatever the ingredients that I never knew existed.

So I just winged it, blending together nut milk, crush ice, cocoa powder, and a touch of instant espresso. For sweetener, I decided to try agave.

My frozen hot chocolate was an A-plus for awesome. The drink tasted just like hot chocolate. The favorite part was sipping the cold chocolate milk and getting the tiny ice. And you know what? It probably costs less than a dime.

This frozen hot chocolate is perfect for a hot summer day. Plus, school is almost in session so why not make this drink for your kids. If you ask me, I'd make this drink just for myself.

P.S. Camden would like to warn you to drink slowly to prevent brain freeze!!!

Frozen Hot Chocolate
serve 1 (or 2 for tiny tummies)

1/2 cup preferred milk (goat, nut, or rice)
1 1/2 cups crunch ice
1/2 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon instant espresso (optional)
Agave to taste
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until crush ice is fine.
  3. Pour the drink into a glass and serve it with a big smoothie straw.
STORING: It's best to drink the frozen hot chocolate right away.

Allergy Info: This frozen hot chocolate is free from or can be made without dairy, eggs, corn, wheat, legumes (soy), nuts, and fish.

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