Sunday, June 21, 2015

SRC: Frozen Nutella Hot Chocolate

During the winter months a tall cup of rich, thick hot cocoa is a necessity.  It's good for the soul and truly does help cure that frost bite.

Sometimes a hankering for that smooth, chocolate goodness arises in the summer.  But when it's 90 degrees pushing 1000 the last thing anyone wants to do is sip on some steaming cocoa.  Gosh, just the thought of that makes me miserable.

So, what do we do when we're in that predicament?  The predicament of wanting silky, rich hot chocolate when it's extremely hot outside.  Well, put it on ice, of course!

See, this month for Secret Recipe Club I was purusing Dorothy's blog, Shockingly Delicious and I was intrigued by oh, all of her recipes.  I mean, I didn't get through the first page without drooling.  Which, I should have been ready for since the happens every time I peruse her blog.  But, I scrolled through page after page of mouthwatering recipes, and when one of the pages popped up I saw a recipe for Nutella Hot Chocolate.  I went on and looked through other recipes, even referred to some of the ones I've bookmarked over time.  But the damage had already been done.  I was craving nutella hot chocolate, and something bad.


But we're experiencing weather in the 90's where it feels like the 100's right now.  The last thing I want to do is sip on hot chocolate.  So, I put it over ice and blended it.  Now I'm positive the original hot chocolate version is amazing, but this frozen version is downright awesome.

Now, Dorothy says her recipe for Nutella hot chocolate is a "d'oh recipe", but nonetheless it's a recipes and it rocks!  So, Dorothy, I hope you don't mind that I modified it a bit to quench my craving for this awesomeness during these warmer months.

Folks, milk is warmed to allow the Nutella to melt when it's added.  I added another tablespoon of dark chocolate just to amp up that chocolate flavor.  Because, in my book you can never have too much chocolate.  Once it had a chance to cool for just a moment, I poured it over ice and blended until smooth.  Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate and pop a straw in that bad boy and you are on your way to pure and utter bliss!

Frozen Nutella Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

1 1/4 Cup milk
1 1/2-2 Tbsp Nutella
1 Tbsp dark chocolate chunks
1 1/2 Cups ice

For garnish-
More chocolate chunks
Whipped cream
Chocolate syrup

Directions:

Place milk in a small saucepan and place over medium heat.  Once the milk is warmed through and begins to steam, remove from heat and add Nutella and chocolate and stir to combine.

Allow to cool slightly.

Place nutella mixture and ice in a blender, turn on high until well blended.  Pour into a glass, garnish and enjoy.

Recipe source: barely adapted from Shockingly Delicious


15 comments:

Karen Kerr said...

That sounds delicious! The perfect antidote to the heat and still satisfy your hot chocolate craving!

SallyBR said...

Did I hear Frozen Nutella? Oh, my.... that is pure genius!

what a wonderful concoction to face the hot weather outside!

have a wonderful Reveal Monday!

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious said...

Lynsey, not only do I NOT mind that you tweaked the Nutella Hot Chocolate, but I think your version is genius, and I just wrote "Nutella" on the shopping list so I can try a frozen version too. It got to 95 degrees here last week. Thanks for kicking the tires on my blog this month!

Rebekah Hills said...

Ok... I'm drooling. That looks DIVINE. I am totally trying that one out when I get home!

Emily said...

Oh yummy yum! I am a huge fan of hot chocolate. I have been known to drink it in the summer too. I must say though this is way more tempting right now than the hot stuff. Love!! Happy Reveal Day!

Lynn Huntley said...

Happy Reveal Day! Looks delicious~ Lynn

Lauren Everson said...

I've always wanted to try frozen hot chocolate! Your photos are drool worthy, too.

nicole said...

This looks scrumptious!

Tara said...

Oh yum! I still have some extra gianduja from my recipe this month. I think I know how I will be using it now. Love your way of turning it into a summer treat!

Melissa @ Fried Ice and Donut Holes said...

I would love a glass of this right now! Looks so refreshing!! Great pick this month :)

Wendy Klik said...

Perfect recipe for summer or winter Lynsey

withoutadornment said...

Ok. I want to eat my screen. This looks so tasty! Loving the whipped cream and chocolate drizzle!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Great adaptation of a winter classic to fit the warmer days, and even though it's actually mid-winter here you still have me wanting this chilled down version!!

Sue Lau said...

Now who says you won't want hot chocolate in summer? I think I could chill with one of these! ;)

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee said...

I've always wanted to have one of these at Serendipity 3 in NYC. Now I can have one at home!!

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