What is frozen hot chocolate?
It’s basically the opposite of hot chocolate. It is made with the same ingredients as hot chocolate but is served cold. It is whipped up in a blender with ice. Yum!
Frozen hot chocolate is much lighter than a chocolate shake, and is really refreshing.
This recipe can be completely customized based on your preferences. You can use whatever type of chocolate you like The milk you can throw in whatever you keep on your refrigerator, skim, 1%, 2%, whole, even chocolate milk.
How do you make frozen hot chocolate?
It is made by melting semi-sweet chocolate and adding milk and sweetened cocoa powder. Basically, you are making the best hot chocolate from scratch and then blending it with ice and cold milk. Rich, creamy, and delicious.
Perfect summer treat the kids can prepare themselves. All ages love this drink!
about 4 servings
Frozen hot chocolate:
Frozen hot chocolate became popular from a cafe in New York, Serendipity. Serendipity’s famous frozen hot chocolate, which you can get straight or in the salted caramel, mint chocolate, and white chocolate varieties.
The latest location of Sweetwaters Coffee opened in Troy, MI a few weeks ago. They have several locations (Ann Arbor, Ypsi, Canton and some out of state stores are also popping up). This would be a perfect stop before you head to Somerset Mall. It is located behind Shake Shack on Big Beaver.
Background of the cafe:
Wei and Lisa Bee founded the first Sweetwaters in 1993 in downtown Ann Arbor near their alma mater, The University of Michigan. Inspired by their love of food and drink and driven by their creativity, Sweetwaters was conceived and brought to life. The marvelous result: a coffeehouse that celebrates classic café fare alongside globally influenced coffees and teas in an environment that is both classic and friendly.
The staff is very friendly and makes you feel right at home. The atmosphere is welcoming, light, airy and makes you want to stay. Blues music plays softly giving a great vibe to the place.
One of their stand out drinks is the Frozen Coffee Shake which is made with espresso, ice cream, and whipped cream. It was so delicious and refreshing.
Also, their iced coffee is one of the best I have had. Smooth and bold.
The food options are a little limited and I worry how fresh they are. The baked goods are good, just nothing special.
Chocolate Croissant: Chewier than actual authentic French croissant.
Chocolate Turnover: Like a scone but not so crumbly and dry. The chocolate chips’ sweetness compliments the bread like pastry. Perfect.
Cinnamon scone: Good but a little dry and crumbly. The cinnamon flavor was perfect. Ryan dipped it into his hot chocolate.
Cinnamon Roll: Made by Crust Bakery in Fenton, is unbelievable. Best ever. Worth going to Sweetwaters just to have.
There were no muffins which we were bummed about. They also have cookies and cakes etc. but a little too early in the AM for the sugar. There was a donut option but boys didn’t want to try it because it was a strawberry rhubarb flavor.
Other deserts they offer.
Crazy Carrot Cake
OMG Chocolate Cake
W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084
If you need a chocolate infusion (and really, who doesn’t?), this delectable Chocolate Brownie Milkshake is for you. Chocolate ice cream is blended with crumbled brownies, milk and chocolate syrup. Yes, this is chocolate heaven in a straw!
Using a blender, combine chocolate ice cream, brownies, milk, and chocolate syrup. Blend until smooth and pour into a milkshake glass. Garnish with brownie pieces and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Copycat Chick Fil A Milkshake Recipe: Cookies and Cream
I’ll take the Caramel Macchiato; coffee shake made with cold brew coffee and caramel, topped with whipped cream, caramel, and our espresso sea salt caramel.
People have been begging me to make more breakfast cookies. For this batch of breakfast delights, I wanted to add more protein and decrease the sugar.
To create the refined sugar-free morning yummy, I used peanut butter, banana, honey, and oats. Peanut butter is the perfect ingredient because it adds taste, healthy fat and protein. Honey keeps the cookies moist and not crumbly. The banana acts as a binding agent and also gives moisture to the cookie.
I almost did not add the chocolate chips. But what is a cookie without some chocolate in it? I think Elvis would approve of these cookies.
Banana peanut butter breakfast cookies are packed with wholesome ingredients to power you through the day.
No need to buy ice cream again when you can make this creamy and cold treat. Customize it by leaving it vanilla or add in some mix-ins, for example, crushed Oreos or sprinkles.
Since the 4th of July is in a few days, I decided to stir in patriotic colored M&Ms.
Simple to whip up and only a few ingredients. The only equipment you’ll need is an electric mixer and a 9 loaf pan.
No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream with Red White and Blue M&Ms
Enjoying summer treats has never been so delicious.
We should eat more cookies for breakfast. These wholesome cookies are the perfect grab and go treat to start off your day.
The soft cookies are light and cakey, rather than dense and chewy. The chocolate chips add richness, while oats add texture and nutty flavor. Zucchini adds moisture, texture, and nutrition to the cookies.
Before adding the grated zucchini to the dough I will pat it dry with several layers of paper towels. Because of the moisture, let the dough rest for at least 15 minutes so the oats can absorb some of the liquid. Then, if your cookie batter seems a smidge too wet (which will result in cookies spreading too much), I add a very small amount of flour to the dough.
These cookies were kid tested. The picky ones couldn’t move past the green specks. The more adventurous loved them and thought they hit the jackpot eating cookies for breakfast. All the adults have been asking when I am making them again.
Breakfast Zucchini Cookies