“Hot” Chocolate becomes the ultimate frozen treat. Complete with Salted Caramel, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Covered Pretzels.
Welcome back, everyone. Did you have a good weekend? We attended number 1 out of 4 graduations this past weekend. Celebrating my brother-in-law’s achievement of becoming a graduate student and moving on to the next chapter in his life.
During the ride to Kansas and even on our way back, I was certainly dreaming of the frozen drink I’d made just a couple of hours before. Friday’s recipe inspired me so much that I couldn’t let the caramel-chocolate-pretzel combo go. I was having too much fun playing around with some of my favorite flavors when it comes to all things sweet.
And to be honest, a bar of blondies tastes that much better when accompanied by a frozen hot chocolate drink. We’re talking milkshake, slushy and frosty all in one. That’s right. This frozen hot chocolate is a mixture of all three. Which basically means it can’t be anything but amazingly delicious.
All you need is ice, milk (any kind you prefer), hot chocolate mix and salted caramel sauce. You simply combine all of the ingredients in your mixer and blend it up until smooth. I garnished mine with freshly whipped cream and broken chocolate covered pretzel pieces. An additional drizzle of caramel doesn’t hurt either ;).
You can also make this somewhat ahead of time. Somewhat meaning about an hour. You don’t want it to freeze too much. Once you blend it up, you pretty much want to serve it right away or place or place the prepared cocoa in the freezer, so that it still has the right consistency and won’t melt before you get to enjoy it. Which would be a complete shame.
I see many more Frozen Hot Chocolates in my future this summer. So glad I discovered this utterly refreshing and satisfying drink before it really starts to heat up outside. Didn’t think I could be any more excited for hot summer days, but I stand happily corrected.
- 3 cups ice
- 2 cups milk (any milk will work just fine)
- 3 (.75 oz) packets hot cocoa mix
- 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce, more for drizzling
- whipped cream
- chocolate covered pretzels, for garnish (optional)
- 1. Place ice, milk, cocoa mix and caramel into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into glasses and top with whipped cream. Drizzle with additional salted caramel sauce and garnish with desired amount of chocolate covered pretzels (I broke mine into pieces). Serve immediately.