Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Recipe of the week...

I was browsing on the net to find a recipe of something coffee or chocolate, and then I found this recipe from Girl Cooks World. It's a recipe of a "Frozen Hot Chocolate". The name sounds unique since it combines frozen and hot. The idea is to combine the hot melted chocolate with the rest of the ingredients into a blender. This will be very mouth watering. Enjoy the recipe. Have a great day.

Frozen Hot Chocolate


* 1 cup good quality dark or bittersweet chocolate chips
* 1-1/2 cups half-and-half
* 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 3/4 cup sugar
* pinch salt
* 1-1/2 cups milk
* 6 cups ice
* pinch xanthan gum (optional)
* whipped cream
* chocolate shavings


  1. Place the chocolate chips in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate for one minute at 50% power. Stir. If necessary, continue heating in 30-second increments until chocolate is nearly melted (residual heat will melt any remaining chocolate solids). 
  2. Slowly whisk in the half-and-half until smooth. Add the cocoa powder, sugar and pinch of salt and stir until smooth. Slowly whisk in the milk. 
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture into the base of a blender. Add the ice and a pinch of xanthan gum, if using. Process until smooth. Pour into four to six individual glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Note: I used my Vita-mix, which has a very large base/container. If you have a blender with a somewhat small base/blender container you may have to process the frozen hot chocolate in two batches.
(image and recipe by Girl Cooks World)