Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tasty Tuesday-Frozen Hot Chocolate

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (pronounced "steve-otter") inspired all kinds of tasty frozen treats.  This recipe for frozen hot chocolate tastes like a gourmet Frosty(you know-from Wendy's restaurant).  I think it fits: the dessert is icy cold like the milieu of Shiver, but has a hot premise, like the book.  Enjoy! 
Frozen Hot Chocolate

6 pieces (1/2-ounce) chocolate (I used Dove dark chocolate)
2 teaspoons store-bought hot chocolate mix (I used Steven's Gourmet Hot Cocoa)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Whipped cream (I used lite cool whip, I think it will cancel out the rest of the calories)
Chocolate shavings


Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water (I melted this in the microwave instead.  It turned out ok, but a little grainy). Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and slowly add ½ cup of milk until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

In a blender, place the remaining cup of milk, the room-temperature chocolate mixture and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


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  2. This is a great idea, but now re-do it for diabetics, and people with weight problems and artery disease!

    Chocolate is a dandy anti-inflammatory, and most diets allow plain unsweetened cocoa powder. It's the cocoa butter and sugar that are problems, and milk fat.

    So the recipe needs a substrate you can freeze after cocoa powder is added with artificial sweetener. It should be made out of olive oil.

    Right now I've no idea how to do this, but I'm sure it can be done.

    Jacqueline Lichtenberg

  3. Great idea Jacqueline!
    Try the following ideas:

    In place of the hot cocoa, use a Weight Watcher's Smoothie mix.

    Use fat free milk.

    Try heating a little olive oil with some cocoa powder in place of the chocolate pieces.

    Use splenda in place of the sugar.

    Let me know if this works for you!

  4. Aw, this is a great idea! Very original! :)


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