This oxymoron-titled beverage is nothing new to the Pinterest and blogosphere, so I’m here to tell you if you haven’t tried it yet, now is the perfect time to whip some up on a nice warm (or hot in our case) summer day.
There are many takes on this chocolatey, iced-cold goodness, but the one we gave a try was from Tasty Kitchen. My 5-year-old daughter did most of the work, adding and blending the ingredients, so it was really easy to make. If you’re like us and don’t have a double-broiler, a microwave-safe glass bowl sitting over a pot of boiling water works just fine. The photos above show the process starting in the upper left corner and working clockwise. It was a delicious way to close out a hot day, particularly after a really healthy kale salad dinner, ahem. Next time we’ll add whipped cream and chocolate chips on the top, although it’s still great without the added calories. Enjoy!
FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE
- 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 1 package Hot Cocoa Mix (about 3 Tablespoons)
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- ⅓ cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- ⅓ cups White Chocolate Chips
- 12 ounces, fluid Can Evaporated Milk, Divided
- 4-½ cups Ice
- Whipped Cream, To Taste
- Mini Marshmallows, To Taste
Combine sugar, cocoa mix, and butter in the top of a double boiler that is set over gently boiling water. Stir often until melted and a smooth paste forms. Add semi-sweet & white chocolate chips; stir. When chips begin to melt, slowly stir in 1/2 cup of evaporated milk. Stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
Combine the chocolate base mixture, the remaining evaporated milk and ice in a blender (you can do this in batches) and cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into frosty glasses. Top each with whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional chopped chocolate chips & mini marshmallows, if desired.