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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Comments

  1. Elle says

    Kristin, this took me back to about 1958 and Serendipity opposite Bloomingdale’s in NYC – they have a Frrrozen Hot Chocolate that called to me more frequently than was good. It is not difficult to make and there are including Frrrozen White Hot Chocolate, Peanut Butter FrrrozenHot Chocolate and Frrrozen Mochaccino. Don’t live in NYC anymore but a friend gifted me with Serendipity’s book and so I can still indulge within reason.

  2. says

    This looks awesome! I loved White Hot Chocolate back home in England during the cold winters, but now I’m in California, it doesnt get cold enough for it :( I will definitely by trying this out.

    Good luck with the Cooking Connections Class!

  3. says

    What a great idea! I love the idea of a cold hot chocolate, but then you made it white chocolate-genius!

    Of course, I have to mention what a great pic of your daughter. She is so cute!

  4. says

    That frozen hot chocolate looks like the perfect way to welcome warmer weather! I’m with you… let’s start making spring/summer treats so that we can entice Mother Nature to bring it sooner!

  5. says

    Oh we’re on the same wavelength with cold sweet treats. That sounds so good right now, and drinking it from that cute mason jar glass has to make it taste better, right? Your little one is getting so big!

    • says

      Hi Liliya –
      Half and Half is a mixture of half cream and half whole milk. It is a commercially prepared product in the US, but you can easily make just sub with 1 Tbs cream and 1 Tbs whole milk.
      And thanks for pointing out the cocoa mistake… yes, it should read hot chocolate mix.
      Thanks!
      Kristen

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