Each Valentine’s Day I try to create a fun dish that my kids will love and will be an entertaining way to celebrate the holiday. We have done everything from creating heart-shaped pizzas, to baking piles of donuts in red & pink sprinkles, to creating heart-shaped calzones with a delicious red dipping sauce. Thanks to a heart-shaped cookie cutter in my arsenal of baking supplies, there is very few dishes that can’t be given a Valentine’s Day spin in our home.
This year I wanted to try something that I have always wanted to try myself- a frozen hot chocolate drink. The frozen hot chocolate drink is the signature sweet treat at Serendipity in NYC. Unfortunately, our very Midwest family doesn’t live anywhere near Serendipity, but that definitely does not mean that we can’t enjoy them at home.
What is a frozen hot chocolate exactly? Just as the name states, these tempting treats are created using a hot cocoa mix, but instead of preparing it hot, it is prepared frozen. After a long day at school, these were the perfect way to say, “I love you,” and are a fun creation to create for those special kids in your life.
My kids absolutely loved these and I think this is going to be our family’s new way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With just a few simple ingredients, these frozen hot chocolates are a treat that your kids will long remember you for.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
- 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 1 package Hot Cocoa Mix (I used my homemade cocoa mix for this- approximately 3 Tablespoons)
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- ⅓ cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- ⅓ cups White Chocolate Chips
- 12 ounces, fluid Can Evaporated Milk, Divided
- 4 cups Ice
- Whipped Cream
Combine sugar, cocoa mix, and butter in the top of a double boiler that is set over gently boiling water. Stir often until melted and a smooth paste forms. Add semi-sweet & white chocolate chips; stir. When chips begin to melt, slowly stir in 1/2 cup of evaporated milk. Stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
Combine the chocolate base mixture, the remaining evaporated milk and ice in a blender (you can do this in batches) and cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into frosty glasses. Top each with whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional chopped chocolate chips or mini marshmallows, if desired.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: Serves 4
Recipe Source: Tasty Kitchen