Posts Tagged ‘mexican hot chocolate’

Hot chocolate is never a bad idea, but having it in the summer is a little weird.  Despite that, I drink hot chocolate all the time.  As a person who doesn’t like coffee or tea, hot chocolate is my go-to warm drink.  Tea and coffee can be cold, so why can’t hot chocolate?  The following is a combination of a bunch of frozen hot chocolate recipes I’ve come across, all wrapped into one, with a bit of a twist.

Frozen Hot Chocolate | doomthings

Ingredients:

  •  1/4 cup hot chocolate mix (I know this is a bit of a cop-out, but it’s so much easier than making your own, and it WILL taste like hot chocolate!)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 dashes cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 dash cayanne pepper

Directions:

  1. Process everything but the spices in a blender until smoothie-like.
  2. Add spices to taste.
  3. Pour into glasses and freeze for at least 30 minutes for that full frozen texture.

I used 10 small punch glasses, but I believe this recipe will provide enough for 2 regular glasses.

By dashes I mean a shake of the spice bottle.  The recipes I used to make my version actually called for a lot more spice than I have here.  I had tried that before with hot chocolate and was disappointed with the results.  Just adding a dash or two of one or more of the aforementioned spices does quite a lot.  Taste after each dash to get the effect you desire.  I wanted to go with the “Mexican Hot Chocolate” flair, hence the cayanne pepper, which added a lot more heat than I expected.  I kep the cinnamon and nutmeg to a minimum so the flavors wouldn’t overpower each other.  They ended up complementing each other nicely.  If you want the more traditional flavor, foregoing the pepper and adding more cinnamon and/or nutmeg is probably fine.