I am not a fan of winter. If I had my way, it would be summer year round where I live. What I do love to do most on a cold winter day is whip up a batch of hot cocoa and settle in with a good book. I’ve had such a sweet tooth lately, but with the really hot summer we are having, even just thinking about sipping a cup of hot chocolate is almost unbearable. However, if you are a regular reader, you know that I love me some drink recipes, and where there is a will, there’s a way. I have to be careful how often I make these because they are SUPER YUMMY! I could drink them all day!
6 half-ounce pieces of high quality white chocolate (I use Baker's)
2 tbs half and half
1 envelope store bought hot chocolate mix
1 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Whipped cream (optional)
Chocolate shavings (optional)Place the white chocolate pieces and the half and half into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, stopping to stir half way through. Continue to heat until melted and smooth. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender place the remaining cup of milk, the room temperature chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into a cup and top with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
ALSO- I am so excited to be the “Featured Friend of the Week” over at Create With Joy! She featured my Strawberry Cheesecake Shake this week! Woo Hoo! Be sure to stop over at her Friendship Friday Hop and link up or just check out some of the awesome post links! Thanks so much Joy!