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. :)
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