If you've ever been to Second Cup (and yes, I am judging you if you've never been), you may or may not have come across or even tried their Frozen Hot Chocolate. Made from the perfect combination of chocolate, cream, and, oh yes, ice, this drink never fails to make me question why I'm not worthy of a simple existence in comparison.
Every time I'm within a mile of a Second Cup, I have to sniff it out and buy this drink. It's creamy, chocolatey, and did I mention frozen? So, you can only imagine by extreme disbelief when I found a recipe for the drink on Dine & Dish. There was a lot of jaw-dropping and falling off of chairs to be had. Needless to say I knew then and there that I would make this drink and no longer would I spend $4.50 to devour something that takes me, oh, about 45 seconds to finish. Tops.
Promise me one thing. Promise me that you will try this drink, you'll soak up all it's heavenly goodness, and then you'll proceed to join me in shouting hallelujah! Meet back here in ten minutes. Aaaaaaand, break!
Frozen Hot Chocolate
via Dine & Dish
Yield | 3 or 4 drinks
Rating | 4/5 - Extremely easy and worth every second of time.
3 ounces white chocolate (however, I used semi-sweet chocolate)
2 tbsp. half and half cream (I used whipping cream and it still worked)
1 package of store bought hot chocolate
1 tbsp. white sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups of ice
whipped cream (optional)
chocolate shavings (optional)
1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate for 1 minute, stopping after 30 seconds to stir. Continue to heat the chocolate until completely melted and smooth.
2. Add in the hot chocolate package and the sugar and stir until completely combined. Remove the mixture from the heat and slowly add only 1/2 cup of milk. Stir until smooth. Let the mixture cool to room temperature which shouldn't take too long once the milk has been added.
3. Add the chocolate mixture, the ice, and the rest of the milk to a blender and blend on high until smooth until, in Dine & Dish's words, at the consistency of a frozen daiquiri.
4. Pour the mixture into a cup and top it with whipped cream of shaved chocolate. Or, if you're like me, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top and then eat it with a spoon.
- I don't really like my drinks with too much ice, so I left out a bit from what the recipe called for, which is why the drink in my photos looks more liquidy than was originally intended.
I hope you enjoy and please let me know if you give it a whirl!
Until next time, happy baking!