Summer Serendipity: Frozen Hot ChocolateJulieVR
Made famous by the movie Serendipity (starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale), frozen hot chocolate is like an icy milkshake – a chocolate slushy of sorts, or a non-alcoholic chocolate margarita (although there’s no rule against adding booze for the grown-ups) – less creamy than a milkshake, it’s made with milk and crushed ice instead of cream or ice cream. Frozen hot chocolate makes a creamy-chocolate-y-icy drink when the temperature demands a sippable cool-down. It’s easy to whiz up in your blender, cheaper than going out for ice cream, and lower in sugar than other frozen options, with a tablespoon of honey per 2-4 servings.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
If you like, begin with your favorite chocolate milk instead of the milk-cocoa-honey mixture.
2 cups milk
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 Tbsp. honey (or to taste)
3 cups ice (cubed or crushed)
whipped cream, for garnish
In a blender, whiz the milk, cocoa and honey until well blended. Add the ice and pulse until the ice is crushed and the mixture has a slushy consistency. Serve immediately, topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Serves 2-4.