Raising Memories: Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe
  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

Summer Holidays are officially here & we are HAPPY about it!!! :) This morning I told the girls that I wanted to make a special treat with them today at snack time and right away they started guessing. One of their first guesses was hot chocolate! It's funny because they will often ask for it, even when it's hot out. So, when that guess came up, I said, "Nope! It's too hot out for that! But we're going to make FROZEN hot chocolate!" and that prompted some wide-eyed faces!

I am SO glad that we decided to give this a try because my goodness, it was good!!! I have seen a few variations of this around the internet and after reading a few different recipes, I made a few little changes and combinations from different recipes and here's what we came up with:




Here's What You'll Need:





Ingredients

1/2 cup Milk chocolate (we used milk chocolate chips)
1/2 cup Nutella (this doesn't taste strongly of hazelnut- my husband didn't even realize I had added it!)
5 tbsp Hot Chocolate Mix
1 & 1/2 cups Milk
5 cups Ice
Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream


Instructions

1. Start by melting the chocolate chips. I just did this on a very low setting, in a saucepan.

2. Add the Nutella, melt. (it'll look like the picture on the left, below)

3. Add the Hot Chocolate mix, melt. (it'll look like the picture in the middle, below)

4. Add the milk and stir until there are no hot chocolate mix clumps left. (like the picture on the right, below)


5. Put some of the ice in your blender and start to blend (if you have a super powerful blender, you may not need this step, but we do with ours).  Add some of the chocolate mix to it (be sure that it's not hot or it'll melt your ice!) and blend some more.

6. I added a bit more ice and a bit more liquid, working on blending the ice as I went, until it was all combined.


7. Pour into a glass, top with Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream (which I love because it's made with REAL cream), and garnish with chocolate chips...


8. ... and enjoy!!
(this made 5.5 cups, which was enough for 5 or 6 servings for us!)


This will not be the last time we make this recipe- it was a big hit!  I was actually surprised by how delicious it was!


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11 comments:

  1. I just made some Nutella gelato last night, and you're right: it really tasted more like just chocolate. I added some toasted hazelnuts for texture, and to bump up that particular flavor.
    Frozen Hot Chocolate making your kids eyes get bigger? I love that!

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  2. Nutella and chocolate...yes please!! What a GREAT idea

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  3. WOW! What a treat!! I bet your kids were excited! I love nutella so I'm sure I'd love this!

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  4. Looks so delicious! Can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks for posting.

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  5. This looks SO good and would have been perfect for a day like today when I was so hot from the heat :) Yum!

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  6. Oooh, I like the idea of adding the nutella! What a delicious summer treat.

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  7. Mine asked for hot chocolate year-round, too! This is a nice hot-weather variation.

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  8. Mmm...this looks delicious! I could so go for one of these right now. I love using Gay Lea whipped cream.

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  9. This sounds amazing! We need to try this on a hot day!

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  10. What a special treat! I love that it includes Nutella, even if that flavor isn't strong.

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  11. This looks absolutely amazing. I was just thinking how I want to introduce my 2 year old to hot cocoa this winter. I think I need to introduce her to this first! Yum.

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~Heather Lynne

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