There are two things that will instantly lift me up from a bad mood: music and chocolate. Put them together, and I’ll float on cloud nine. Owl city is a good choice for happy music, and for the chocolate…
Chocolate becomes even more awesome without the sugar-crash that traditionally accompanies it. Enter, maple syrup chocolate sauce. I’ve done a little reinventing of my own on the classic summer treat, Frozen Hot Chocolate, using healthy chocolate syrup.
Everyone who is anyone knows about Serendipity’s famous Frozen Hot Chocolate. Genius, really, reinventing a staple winter drink to be sold during the summer. It’s not quite a milkshake, and it’s not just chilled chocolate milk. Apparently there is a Serendipity near me? Must. Investigate!
For this Frozen Hot Chocolate, you only need FIVE ingredients. That’s it. Whiz it up in approximately 5 minutes. You won’t be sorry.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
3 T. cocoa powder
2 T (1 oz). coconut oil (unscented unless you want coconut hot chocolate, which would be awesome as well)
5 T (2.5 oz). maple syrup
1 1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. ice
To mix the chocolate syrup, melt the coconut oil and maple syrup together (I use the microwave). Whisk in cocoa powder. Combine syrup with milk, vanilla (if desired), and ice in a blender. Whiz until smooth. Top with whipped cream, shaved chocolate or sprinkles, as desire dictates. (I used the dregs of the chocolate syrup to create a margarita rim with sprinkles.)
update: looking back, I see that these are the same glasses I put my hot chocolate in when I made homemade hot cocoa mix, if you noticed that too, no, it wasn’t intentional. But it is hilarious! I think…