I’m always last to board the train and frozen hot chocolate is no exception. I was out having a lovely drive when I decided I’d had enough and would wander back home. Well, about two hours later, the road I took (“this is probably the right way”) was not leading me any closer to home and it was time for a bathroom break.
Well one thing led to another and I found my way into a Books-a-Million with a pile of knitting magazines and mighty need for a drink. Now my apologies to the fine people who work in Joe Muggs, but their drinks always suck. They’re way too sweet and fake tasting and this is coming from a person who has absolutely no qualms with preservatives or sugar. Deciding to forgo any awfulness I might encounter with their espresso, especially as their was only one very overworked barista, I opted for this drink.
Guys. The second I took a sip it was like heaven opened up and smiled on me. Seriously, I apparently looked so happy drinking it that I inspired the guy next to me to get up and order one himself. Apparently, my orgasm face is that good because I’ve inspired a whole string of similar events before.
I am accepting endorsement deals.
Author’s note: I almost inserted the video for “I Saw The Sign” here. I still kind of feel like I should considering how appropriate it is, but I’ll spare you.
Okay, so I hardly ever go to Joe Muggs. Aside from the above reason of crapiness, they just don’t have a drive through. Look, I want what I want when I want it and I don’t want to have to get out of my car. Simple.
So I found a recipe to make your own at home. Cue washing a spider infested blender my mom had stored on the floor in a plastic bag. And by wash I mean a quick soapy rinse – I live dangerously. So get your frozen hot chocolate on and thank me later.
Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe
Source recipe found here
Serves 1 in a tall glass
Just shy of one cup of milk
1/2 cup hot chocolate mix or two packets
1 1/2 cups of ice (crushed is best for home blenders)
Dump everything into a blender. If you have a low setting, start there for a minute and then crank it up to high until the ice is all smooth. If you have a one speed only blender (thanks for nothing, Ninja), then just keep going until you’re sick of it and call it a day.
Garnish with whipped cream or hot chocolate powder if you are so inclined. Add a straw and slurp.
*July 2015 Update: I love having control of my ingredients because I’ve found 2 new ways of making this that are awesome.
For a frozen coco-joe, substitute half the milk for cold coffee. It’s perfect without being too much caffeine.
For a hot chocolate smoothie, slice a banana and freeze for about two hours. Then use the frozen banana slices instead of ice. No more chunky ice cubes and hello flavor!