Friday, April 18, 2014

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

Do y'all remember years ago when Oprah put Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate on her "Favorite Things" list? I think their sales skyrocketed that week. :) My mom ordered some for me and we could not wait to rip open those packets, mix it up, and taste it. It was so good! My hubby decided he needed to come up with his own version of frozen hot chocolate (probably to keep me from placing order after order from Serendipity) Ha!

Here's what our version looks like...



It's so good on a hot summer day!

Here's the recipe we came up with.

One cup milk (we use skim)
One cup sugar
1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
One cup dry instant milk
A dash of salt
Four cups ice

Blend in blender and add more ice or milk to achieve desired consistency. That's it! This makes four large servings. Sometimes we add an extract like almond or orange to individual glasses if we want to add another flavor to the chocolate. I'm personally a fan of "chocolate almond." :) I usually add about 2 teaspoons of almond extract to my glass of frozen hot chocolate. 

Speaking of drinks, while I was on the elliptical the other day, I could not stop thinking about how good frozen raspberries would be in a glass of water. So, as soon as I hopped off, I did just that.



It gave the water a nice flavor and was so refreshing! I'm trying to drink more water and something else that's helped is to add a splash of juice to my glass of water. I fill a glass just like the one above with water, then add about 1/3 cup of cranberry raspberry juice. It gives it just enough flavor to where you don't feel like you're drinking plain old water. :)

Well, that's it for now. Y'all should try that frozen hot chocolate recipe. But I'll warn you...it's addicting. :)

~Lisa






16 comments:

  1. My son would love the frozen hot chocolate. At first I thought one cup of sugar for one serving? Ha!! Sounds delicious.

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  2. Oh my! That sounds decadent! Thanks for the recipe. I miss those Oprah shows.

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  3. I am saving this recipe- It sounds fantastic. xo Diana

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  4. It does look soooooo good! I'll have to give the recipe a try :o)
    Happy Easter!!
    ~Des

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  5. You have me craving chocolate now!! I have to Pin this! The flavored water sounds very refreshing, too. My daughter adds a little seltzer to watered down juice.

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. I like the idea of the frozen berries in water. Anything to get me to drink more water is a "good thing!"

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  7. Yummy. It's perfect to take care of that sweet tooth I have had lately. Thanks

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I have a sweet tooth too and this definitely hits the spot. :)

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  8. I told you I will try this right, and I will as soon as I get my dry milk. Have you tried the frozen hot chocolate from "Serendipity"? They are absolutely to 'die for'!

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  9. Holy Moly!!! Must try this ASAP!!! I'm always craving chocolate and this is the perfect way to have it now that the weather is getting warmer!! Thanks for sharing friend!

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  10. Oh, this looks so good! My husband and kids are chocoholics and I'm sure they would really enjoy your recipe. Congratulations for keeping at your exercise routine. I bet the raspberry water was refreshing.

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  11. Ohhhh yummy! I am sooo pinning this!

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    1. Thanks, Rosilind! It really is so good!! Hope you have a great day! :)

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  12. Lisa, Oh YUMMY! I adore chocolate in any form! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. They both look sooo good! Thank so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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