After I made our slow-cooker hot chocolate for the grown-ups my daughter wanted to have some of her own. Of course, I couldn’t give her the adult version, but it was no big deal to make an extra pot of the kiddie version. Unfortunately, after she took a sip she decided it was too hot and not to her liking and I was left with a full post of hot chocolate for one person. Instead of guzzling it myself, which was a tempting idea, I decided to experiment with making ice cream. My ice cream mixer bowl is always chilling in the freezer and this seemed to be a good a time as any give it a whirl. I poured the hot chocolate into a pitcher and chilled it in the fridge for four hours. Then I churned it in the ice cream maker. It worked! After dinner whipped it together with some milk to make a milkshake and topped it with some lightly toasted marshmallows. In just two steps our leftover hot chocolate had become my new favorite dessert!
2-Step Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Milkshakes with Toasted Marshmallows
1 batch stovetop hot chocolate, chilled
1/2 cup mini-marshmallows
1 cup milk
1. Churn the chilled hot chocolate in your ice cream maker according to directions. Pack it into a freezer proof storage container and freezer for at least 4 hours.
2. To serve, place two scoops of ice cream in a blender with the milk and blend well. Toast the marshmallows over the gas flame of your stovetop and place on top of the milkshakes. Or, top the milkshake with the marshmallows and toast them with a kitchen torch. Enjoy!