Frozen Hot Chocolate for Christmas in July!
- 3 ounces best-quality chocolate
- 2 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups ice
- Whipped cream and chocolate chips for garnish
Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt in a small saucepan or in the top of a double boiler over boiling water and stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring until blended.
Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender, place the remaining 1 cup of milk, the chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smoot. Pour into a giant glass cup and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen and the foodnetwork.com.