Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Have you heard of frozen hot chocolate before? The first time I heard of it was one day on Oprah about 4 or 5 years ago. It was always in the back of my mind. It looked so delicious.

So I finally got around to it and found a recipe. It is sweet, creamy, has the flavor of hot chocolate, and the consistency of a smoothie, not a thick shake. Just another frozen treat for a cold winter day. Ha.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Recipe Source: Just Putzing Around the Kitchen

3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
3 Tablespoons Hot Chocolate Powder
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/3 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup White Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
4 1/2 cups Ice
Sweetened Whipped Cream
Chocolate Shavings for garnish

1. In a double boiler combine sugar, hot chocolate powder, and butter. Stir until butter is melted and it forms grainy a paste. Add the semisweet and white chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup of the heavy cream. Stir until smooth.
2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. When cool pour it into the blender. Add the rest of the heavy cream and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, top with sweetened whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.

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