Even if you haven’t seen the film Serendipity (from which this tasty beverage gained almost instantaneous popularity), frozen hot chocolate tastes just as amazing and delicious as it sounds! While we don’t have John Cusack on hand here to share it with, this blended treat is seriously goodexcellent as a midnight snack when you just need to satisfy your sweet tooth, or as a shared dessert amongst friends, topping off your dinner and ending your meal on the perfect note.
There are several components to this recipe that make it truly special; the chocolate and the preparation. While you could use cocoa powder or store-bought hot chocolate mix as the base for your drink, selecting your preference of good quality chocolate sets the tone for this and truly enhances the flavor. That being said, once you have your chocolate, it’s essential to melt it down with the hot chocolate mix before blending it all togetherif you just throw it all in the blender, you’ll end up with a chocolate milkshake. During the most brutal winter months when you’re looking for some magic, or the hottest of hot summer months when you need an icy retreat, try this out and it’ll blow your mind!
Frozen Hot Chocolate
- 1 3/4 cups milk (2% or whole)
- 3 1/4 cups ice
- 8 oz. assorted pieces of preferred chocolate
- 3 teaspoons store-bought hot chocolate mix
- 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
- whipped cream
- chocolate sauce
- chocolate shavings, garnish
- Roughly chop all of your chocolate into small pieces.
- Set up a double-boiler with a heat-proof glass set over a lightly simmering saucepan of water over low heat.
- Add chocolate pieces to the top bowl and cook, stirring occasionally, until melted.
- Stir in the sugar and cook until totally melted and smooth. Then stir in hot chocolate mix until smooth.
- Remove bowl from heat and gradually whisk in 1 cup milk. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Pour remaining milk, cooled chocolate mixture and ice into blender and secure the lid.
- Blend for 30-45 seconds on high speed, or until desired consistency is reached.
- Prep your glass(es) by drizzling chocolate sauce around the inside edges, then pour in frozen hot chocolate.
- Garnish with whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings.
Recipe adapted from Epicurious