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Cooking Connections Sweet Treats Class {Recipe: Frozen Hot Chocolate}

Frozen Hot Chocolate

It is no secret that I love sweets. In fact, when Lent rolls around each year and I see people giving up sweets, I hide… I don’t want those kind of crazy thoughts to invade my brain. I can tell you straight up, me without sweets, would not be a pretty sight.

When the folks over at The Motherhood asked me if I would like to be a co-host for a virtual Cooking Connections class surrounding all things sweet, I jumped at the chance. An hour devoted to nothing other than desserts? I’m in!

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You can join in the virtual chat based class as well, this Wednesday 1pm EST on The Motherhood. Julie, from Mommie Cooks and I will be joined by a team of dessert experts who will share some great recipes, techniques and tips surrounding:

  • Kid Friendly Desserts & Desserts on the Go
  • Your Favorite Desserts, Lightened Up
  • Desserts Worth Indulging & Special Occasion Desserts

In the meantime, I am doing my best to diligently research sweet treats prior to the Cooking Connections class. I want to make sure I am armed with the best dessert recipes out there to share with you! Researching, taste testing, experimenting with dessert recipes is tough, I tell ya’, but I am more than willing to do it for you and the Cooking Connections Sweet Treats class.

I know there is still a chill in the air, but I am anxiously awaiting spring and summer, which means sweet treats of the frozen variety. In this case, Frozen White Chocolate Hot Chocolate. Yes, you read correctly… frozen hot chocolate. OK – it isn’t necessarily hot, but this recipe takes your favorite hot chocolate mix and turns it into a rich, frozen, decadent treat.

Ella drinking frozen hot chocolate

Recipe: Frozen White Chocolate Hot Chocolate (Adapted from Epicurious)

  • 6 half-ounce pieces of high quality white chocolate
  • 2 Tbs half and half
  • 1 envelope store bought hot chocolate mix
  • 1  tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups ice
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)

Place the white chocolate pieces and the half and half into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minutes, stopping to stir half way through. Continue to heat until melted and smooth.  Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir 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 cup and top with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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  1. The frozen hot chocolate looks fabulous!

  2. Me without sweets isn’t a really pretty sight either. I wish I could join the chat, I’d totally be up for that. Unfortunately, it’s during the busiest time of my workday. I’m sure you’re going to be fantastic!

  3. This sounds amazing.

    AMAZING. How do you think of this stuff?

    Your little girl is too darn cute. Now you’ve got me wanting frozen hot chocolate AND a baby. What kind of a friend is that? ;)

  4. You have NO idea how bad I want to make this right now. I LOVE white chocolate hot cocoa… and to have to frozen??!?!! YAY!!! Great job with all your Motherhood stuff… they are lucky to have an expert like you!

  5. What a lovely trat. I’m inspired to make it with coffee too. I think it would be amazing. I will make this one for my daughter and a grown-up version for myself and my husband.

  6. Mmmm…. this looks lovely! I love white chocolate hot chocolate! I might have to save this one for summer…

  7. I love frozen hot chocolate!! Looks delicious :)

    I love that pic of your daughter too :)

  8. Hello. Frozen.White.Hot.Chocolate. Um, yes. I’ll take a mug or two. When can I come over?

  9. Wow! I love frozen hot chocolate and white chocolate…well definitely can’t wait to try it! Fabulous photos, too!

  10. My kids and hubby would love this! :)

  11. These photos are SO cute! And what a fabulous treat. I think I’d risk the ice cream headache and down the entire thing.

  12. I’m with ya, I have a sweet tooth the size of Montana-therein lies both my joy and curse when it comes to cooking and baking lol. The frozen hot chocolate looks great-wish it was warm enough for it here!

  13. That sounds so good right now! I’m in serious trouble when it comes to sweets, I have a hard time resisting! Good luck with your Cooking Class at The Motherhood!

  14. This looks delicious! Definitely going to make these when the weather warms up a bit. Such a fun idea that everyone will enjoy.

  15. I LOVE LOVE L OVE Frozen Hot Chocolate!
    Looks sooooo YUMMMY!
    This would be such a FUN treat!

  16. Hooray!

    I first had this at Santa’s Candy Castle in Santa Claus, Indiana (http://littleindiana.com/2010/12/santa-claus-indiana-candy-castle/). Absolutely awesome stuff. I’m super excited to try this at-home version!

  17. What a fun idea with summer right around the corner (here in Texas anyway). I love that you served it in a mason jar. I think adults would love these as much as kids!

  18. Looks and sounds delicious! I have wondered what to do with our extra stash of hot chocolate mix, this looks perfect. And I happen to have leftover white chocolate too…what a happy coincidence!!

  19. What an innovative idea! Now all we need is some warm weather. For now, here in cold New Jersey, I’m still sticking to the hot stuff. But spring is just around the corner and I look forward to trying this.

  20. Now that looks luscious. It’s chocolate, so of course it couldn’t be anything else, but this look particularly tasty. Yum.


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