Frozen Hot Chocolate

There is no reason you shouldn’t be able to enjoy a smooth glass of melted chocolate in the middle of summer, just add ice!  (And cream and sugar and…) The best hot chocolate I ever had was at a cafe outside of the Louvre in Paris called Le Notre. It was like a melted bar of chocolate, smooth and creamy. This version is rich and decadent but chilled, so I can have my hot chocolate all year round.

Serves 2

As organic as possible:

4 oz semi-sweet chocolate (chopped)

3 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk (split)

1 cup heavy cream

3 cups ice

whipped cream (optional)

In a glass bowl over boiling water or over a low heat in a heavy bottomed sauce pan, melt the chocolate. In another bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, salt and 1/4 cup of milk. Pour the melted chocolate into the milky mixture, stir and let cool. Then let that chocolate silk flow into the bottom of a blender. Add the rest of the milk, cream, and ice. Blend the concoction until smooth and luscious. Pour into glasses and serve just like that or topped with whipped cream.

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