Frozen Hot Chocolate
- 6 half-ounce pieces of your favorite chocolate (I went with a Ghirardelli chocolate bar)
- 2 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups crushed ice
- whipped cream (optional)
- shaved chocolate (optional)
- chocolate syrup (optional)
Chop the chocolate into small pieces to expedite the cooking process.
Place the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water and stir until melted.
Add the sugar and cocoa mix and stir until completely incorporated.
Remove from the heat and mix in 1/2 cup of the milk. Set aside and allow to come to room temperature (this shouldn't take long if the milk is cold).
In a blender, add the rest of the milk (1 cup), ice and the chocolate mixture. Blend until no large chucks of ice remain. If you have an ice maker on your refrigerator, I suggest using crushed ice in the blender. It works much faster and doesn't bog down the blender.
Drizzle some chocolate syrup around the inside of your glass.
Pour the frozen hot chocolate in the cup and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Adapted from: Frozen Hot Chocolate