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.
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- 4 cups low fat milk
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ 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.