Frozen Hot Cocoa

09 Oct


Peanut Butter Fro-Co

(Frozen hot chocolate)
(Makes 1 reeeaally big serving)

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (at least 1/3 cup as lite or full-fat canned coconut milk if you want a truly-rich treat)
  • 2T cocoa powder (10 grams)
  • scant 1/16th tsp salt (do not omit this)
  • 1/2 tsp nunaturals stevia or 1 tablespoon agave, maple syrup, or sugar (or more, if you have a sweet tooth)
  • Optional: for an even richer flavor, try adding a little melted chocolate (Serendipity’s recipe calls for this) or chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I used my favorite peanut butter.)

Combine ingredients and whisk together on the stove. Or microwave 30 seconds, stir, then microwave another 30 seconds. Let cool, then pour into an ice-cube tray. If you don’t have one, pour into three or four small containers. (Or pour it all into one container, but be sure to thaw before doing the next step so your blender can handle the one big block of frozen-ness.) Freeze. Once frozen, pop the mixture into a blender and blend! (I used my Vita-Mix.) Do not add ice. I repeat: Do NOT add ice. You will dilute the flavor.


See original frozen hot chocolate post for fro-co Nutrition Information.

(Then add 100 yummy calories for the peanut butter) I first made this using only almond milk. I liked it… but my taste-tester friends—some of whom have tasted the real thing from Serendipity—said it was more like frozen ice milk than hot chocolate. I agreed; the recipe was missing that rich, hot-chocolate flavor. Nothin’ a little fat couldn’t fix!

So if you can spare the calories in your diet, try using at least 1/3 cup of full-fat coconut milk. It will still be much healthier than the Serendipity version. (See the aforementioned nutrition information for more specifics.)


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Posted by on October 9, 2011 in Food & Health



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