Sweet recipe: Frozen hot chocolate

IMG_4461Frozen hot chocolate

While we are soaring through the hottest part of summer, there is only one way to stay cool: frozen treats after a long day of outdoor play and backyard barbecues. Frozen hot chocolate has become a favorite in my family because it’s rich chocolate, not overly sweet, and the frothy flavor brings us back to the comfort of the hot chocolate we love during the winter months.  Blend the frozen hot chocolate to be extra smooth before pouring into a large mug and top with fresh whipped cream, toasted marshmallows and crumbled graham crackers.

Ingredients:

6 ounce semi sweet-chocolate chips
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
3 cups whole milk
5 cups ice

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Optional Toppings:
Whipped cream
Toasted marshmallows
Graham cracker crumbs

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Directions:

Melt chocolate in a bowl over a double boiler, stirring constantly.
Once chocolate is completely melted, add cocoa powder and powdered sugar, whisking until completely combined.
Add half of the milk to chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth.
Remove the chocolate mixture from the heat and allow it to cool completely.
Add ice, the remaining milk and chocolate mixture into a blender and blend until it becomes very frothy with no large chips of ice.
Pour frozen hot chocolate into a glass or mug and top with fresh whipped cream, toasted marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs. Serve immediately.

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