Monday, December 31, 2012

Frozen Hot Chocolate!

I don't know why I never attempted this before? I have heard people rave about it all the way from New York's famous Serendipity and I love a good hot chocolate why did I not think of this before!?!? Well, good thing it's never too late and we made a quick run to our local all night grocery store last night to create this oh-so-tasty masterpiece before we snuggled in for a movie. Worth spending an hour reading about different recipes, worth going out into the cold to get just perfect ingredients, worth making mess in kitchen after all other dishes were done for day, and worth baby making art with it all over the table as the rest of us indulged. If that doesn't convince you...just make it, you won't regret it! It is really too easy and too tasty not to.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

2 cups whole milk (I would not exchange with anything different)

Five 1.25 ounce packets of Hot Chocolate mix (You can do less, but we loved it with five)
4 cups ice
1 cup heavy cream
2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
mini chocolate chips
Chocolate syrup
I have a really nice blender, so it made the ice blend into a perfect consistency.  Use the highest powered blending machine you own! Simply pour your whole milk and hot cocoa packets into blender. Blend well. Add your ice and blend until a whipped like frozen consistency. You will have yummy ice crystals gathering to top. 
Once this is done, pour your heavy whipping cream into a bowl large enough to use your hand mixer in. Add your sugar and blend until you have home-made whipped topping! You could swap for ready made Cool Whip, but I promise this extra step is worth it!
Give your frozen chocolate mix a quick last minute blend and pour into cups, spoon a big dallap of whipped topping on it, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, and drizzle chocolate syrup over it. And as always, serve with a smile and enjoy!!!
(This serves about 4-5 people...we doubled it :)