A healthy version of the drink made famous by Serendipity in New York City, my Frozen Hot Chocolate is made without any store-bought hot cocoa mix and is completely guilt-free!
I have an embarrassing confession: I just watched the movie Frozen for the first time a couple weeks ago. Yes friends, that’s correct, I have a 1 and 3 year old and somehow went all this time without watching the movie!! Can I be honest? It was a little depressing. Am I a sap? Don’t answer.
In addition to watching Frozen, my oldest is also obsessed with drinking hot cocoa. With temperatures below freezing and wind chills of -20, I can’t say I blame him.
We typically whip up a quick batch of my Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa but when my friends at UDIM asked me to create a dairy-inspired recipe for January, I decided to create a Frozen Hot Chocolate – a healthy knock-off of the drink made famous by NYC’s Serendipity.
Just like the other versions of hot chocolate found on my website, there is no need for the over priced, store-bought hot cocoa packets. A little milk, cocoa powder and honey and you are well on your way to a rich, creamy and decadent frozen hot chocolate. In fact, this combination of low fat dairy and antioxidant rich chocolate is not only a delicious treat but it makes an excellent recovery drink after a workout.
Twist your arm, right?
Your straw is waiting.
A healthy version of the drink my Frozen Hot Chocolate is made without any store-bought hot cocoa mix and is completely guilt-free!
- 4 cups low fat milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups of ice - more or less to taste
- whipped cream and chocolate shavings optional garnish
Place first 5 ingredient in a high speed blender (milk through salt) and puree until smooth. Add ice and continue blending until you've reached desired consistency.
Pour into four glasses and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings to serve.
Disclosure: I am in a long term paid partnership with UDIM. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. As always, all thoughts are my own.