Today I get to share with you a fun little cookbook put together by my friend Laura of Real Mom Kitchen. Laura is one of the very first bloggers I met in person. She was so sweet to me and let me tag along with her and her sister all day at the blogging conference we were attending.
When Laura asked me to review her new Warm Up Your Winter Cookbook featuring hot chocolate and cider recipes I told her I’d love to! I love hot chocolate and hot cider.
The only problem was the day I decided to play around with some of the recipes it was in the 90’s! Not hot chocolate drinking weather. Fortunately for me there was a recipe for Frozen Hot Chocolate and I decided that was perfect for the weather that day.
I first discovered frozen hot chocolate in New York City at the famous Serendipity Restaurant. I think I planned our whole New York trip around visiting that restaurant to try the frozen hot chocolate. When I saw the recipe in Laura’s cookbook I was excited to give it a try at home!
The ingredients are pretty simple, some melted chocolate, milk, hot cocoa mix, a little sugar and ice.
After it cools add in the rest of the milk and put it into your blender along with the ice. Pulse a few times and you have magic – frozen hot chocolate!
Of course hot chocolate is always better when topped with some whipped cream and sprinkles! The perfect treat for a 90 degree day or any day really! Excuse my mess. No need for a trip to NYC when you’ve got this great recipe for making it right at home!
Laura has a lot of other yummy recipes in the book. I can’t wait to try the Hot Vanilla and the Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate! I’m going to let it cool down a bit first though.
You can get yourself a copy of Laura’s book by leaving a comment below letting me know what your favorite thing to add into hot chocolate is. Giveaway open to US residents only (sorry!)
Her cookbook can also be purchased here.
Other hot chocolate recipes:
Frozen Hot Chocolate
- 1/2 C semisweet or milk chocolate chips or 4 oz. chocolate
- 2 tsp. hot cocoa mix
- 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 C milk divided
- 3 C ice cubes
- sweetened whipped cream
- chocolate sprinkles optional
- Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt in a glass container in microwave for 10-20 second intervals until melted.
- Add in hot cocoa mix and sugar to melted chocolate. Mix until blended.
- Add in 1/2 C milk, stir until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature
- In blender, place remaining milk, cooled chocolate mixture and ice cubes
- Blend on high speed until smooth and consistency of a frozen daiquiri
- Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Recipe from Real Mom Kitchen
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