Quick Fix: Frozen Hot Chocolate

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time in New York City with my Aunt Irene and Uncle Gregory. My Aunt Irene is a very eccentric woman, and when I was a child, this translated to the best New York adventures a child could ever hope for.

We would go rock climbing in Central Park, have faux photo shoots all over the city, stage pranks, and (one of my very favorites) have frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity. They were served in these HUGE glasses of icy goodness with a straw and were more frozen hot chocolate than I could ever hope to consume in an afternoon.

I will never forget it. This summer it's been hot, and one day I was looking to sip something frosty poolside. This was the perfect poolside treat! I added some Kahlua to mine, but that is totally optional. But totally recommended.

Either way, this frosty treat is the perfect way to cool down on hot day. If you are a wintertime fan of the warm version, you are sure to love the extra icy, extra cold version I am whipping up today. And, before someone mentions it, I know that this is really frozen chocolate....there is nothing hot about it....but I felt the distinct need to call it "Frozen Hot Chocolate." Humor me, would you? Thanks.

I didn't do a step by step break down because, frankly, do you want to see me add ice to my blender? I didn't think so. What you want to do is drink this drink....and by cutting down on the pictures in this post, I am getting you to chilled goodness that much faster. You're welcome.

Billie's Frozen Hot Chocolate 

Time: 5 minutes | Serves 1 (easily doubled, or even split if you are generous) | Difficulty: EASY! 

You Will Need

1 packet of instant hot chocolate 
8-10 ice cubes
1/2 cup milk 
1 heaping shot of Kahlua (optional) 


Place your ingredients in a blender. Turn it on and hope that your Border Collie doesn't come running into the room to bark at you for making too much noise---oh wait, is that just me? Okay, just turn it on. 

Blend thoroughly on high setting. Put it on the low setting for a second just to be sure. Then crank it back up to high because you feel more comfortable with it on high. Check to be sure you don't have any ice chunks in it. 

Serve with a big straw and sip it by a body of water. (Yes, baby pools count.)

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