I’ve heard of this famous frozen hot chocolate before. I think I may have even seen it in a movie. When I saw this on Pinterest, I wanted it then and there. The only problem was that I’d broken my blender a few days before. Sigh!
Blender Shopping: I recently broke my old, non ice crushing blender. So, first things first … I had to buy the perfect blender that would make a good smoothie and actually crush the ice. The recipe tutorial shows a Blendtec blender. I quickly searched for it on amazon and found it for $380!! Yikes! I’m not sure I want to spend that kind of money on a blender. So, my search continued. I saw the Vitamix, too and that one was $500. I read all the reviews and everyone says the Vitamix is worth the money, etc, etc. I was sold for a split second and then my senses kicked it. No way am I going to spend that kind of money on a blender. So, I asked my friends on facebook for suggestions and I was recommended the Ninja. It was $120 at Costco ($160 on amazon), so I got that one and felt like I got a good deal buying at Costco.
This recipe was easy and delicious. This is a good recipe for kids. They can pour in the milk and hot chocolate packets, sprinkle the chocolate chips, scoop on the whipped cream. Not only did I find a good new recipe, but I really got two recipes. The recipe tells you how to make your own whipped cream (I’ve never made my own before). It was sooo easy and sooo delicious. I think from now on I will always make my own whipped cream. Recipe: 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 2 T. of sugar and whip until it looks like whipped cream. This recipe makes probably 8 servings of this delicious treat. I had to dump out a bunch. I actually considered calling my neighbor to see if she wanted the leftovers because it was so good I didn’t want to dump it.
BTW, the Ninja worked awesome! I can’t wait to try more recipes with it!
Time: 15 minutes! Quick recipe, but I used my blender and my mixer, so there was a bit to clean up.
Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727877778717/