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Mud! Feel free to revive this thread even more with goodies!

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emoticon It appears I joined this team WAAAAAAY later than I should have! Lol, I missed out on the Mudslides! They dont call me Mudslide for nothing. Jus sayin.

Here is my Mudslide recipe (I used to be a bartender, so no link to it. Its in my head!)

Mudslide Mary's Mudslide

2 oz. Chocolate Vodka
2 oz. Kahlua
2 oz. Chocolate Bailey's
1 oz. Milk emoticon

Pour boozes and milk into blender and fill with ice. Blend until smooth!

Swirl chocolate syrup "in a design" in a glass (Hurricanes are the prettiest) and fill with contents of blender.

Top with whipped cream, chocolate powder or chocolate shavings and a cherry, if desired.

Optional: 1/2 Banana emoticon added to the blender before the booze makes your Mudslide very smooth and extra tasty!

This is my fave Mudslide and I hope you all enjoy it too! Def NOT a diet drink but oh so good!

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emoticon I haven't been able to find a Pre-mix" that tastes good. They're usually too watery, or too sweet. There is one that comes close though - Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix. That stuff is great!
Kelly I've been looking for the Peach champagne flavor ever since you mentioned it, and haven't been able to find it either. Found Chocolate Peanut Butter the other day. That's on the list to try.


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Yes, they're meant more to add a subtle flavor to something else.

Have to say, never been a fan of anything pre-mixed because they all taste "off" to me.

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There's nothing better than a fresh mudslide. What they sell premade is a sorry excuse. I'll have to make one soon. One of the stores here is now carrying the large size of Talenti, it wasn't on sale and the flavors they had didn't appeal to me. Seems maybe my fav, the peach champagne is gone for good. Sigh, I'll just have to sit here and have my dark chocolate.

I discovered that frozen ice cube coco milk really isn't all that good on it's own in something, best left for the blender.

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Made half recipe of the mudslide 'cause I was here by myself. It was really good. Didn't use the gelato this time, but will try it another time. Forgot how good they taste! emoticon

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Gelato . . . delish!

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Glad you liked that protein shake, Kelly. It is yummy! I had one for lunch today. Yep, I think we've about covered all of the bases. Did come across this one though, and was thrilled cause I love Friday's Mudslides! So here's one more for the weekend, gals! Happy Friday!!! (Sounds similar to the Ultimate Bailey's Frozen Chocolate Martini recipe)

1 1/2 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
1 1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
8 ice cubes
1 1/2 oz cream
1 scoop Haagen-Dazs® vanilla ice cream
2 scoops Haagen-Dazs® chocolate ice cream
Chocolate Syrup for garnish, or in drink

Begin by crushing the 8 ice cubes in a blender. When ice is finely crushed, add the remaining ingredients and blend for 45 seconds on blender's highest setting. Pour into glass and serve immediately.

Serves 1, but could easily be split into 2 smaller servings

Note: A couple of people recommended making this with Rocky Road ice cream, too. I was thinking Talenti Dark Chocolate Gelato myself. . . emoticon

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YES! That's what I remember too . . . the crème de cacoa. I agree. Kind of exhausted the recipes, so let's wait for Thiry and give hers a try. WELL . . . might not wait to try it, but to "judge" it! LOL

Have a good Wednesday.

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You may be right Sharon about exhausting the recipes. I was looking the other day and they all started to run together. What do you say we wait and give Thiry's a try, then just leave it for others to enjoy should they happen to stumble upon it. Open to ideas and suggestions.

Back in the 60's frozen White Russians were very popular with our crowd, only we just called them oh yeah and you had to do the head bob. Don't think Bailey's was around then or Godiva, we just used vodka, crème de cocoa, Kahlua and something else along with the ice cream. In fact we made them with crème de mint, must have been for St. Patrick's Day. How'd we ever stay skinny back then?

I think that smoothie is going to stay in my go to pile, like the idea of adding a banana. In fact I may just have another one today.

Cheers!

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Bailey's Frozen Russian (Sharon’s 6-12-14)

2 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
.50 ounce Smirnoff No.21 Vodka
.50 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Preparation

Add Baileys Irish Cream, Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.
Add vanilla ice cream, blend, and serve in hurricane glass. Serves 2
www.thebar.com


Judging criteria:
Ease of Preparation: 4.5
Flavor: Chocolate flavor and overall taste: 4 LOVED the chocolatey flavor. I also used Scharffen as a garnish on top. And substituted chocolate Edy's Grand ice cream -- not used to ice cream, but this was a treat! With the garnish, plenty chocolatey.
Consistency: 4.5 Nice and creamy
Overall (average of above 3): 4.5
Any Comments: DH really liked this and asked that I make it again. That's for sure a thumbs up! And so I shall!

We liked it. Wouldn't make it too often with the ice cream, but for this weather . . . . DELISH!!!


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Glad you liked the protein shake, Kelly. I made one of these for breakfast yesterday, and added half a small frozen banana, too. it was really yummy!

Barb, how was the Bailey's Frozen White Russian? Doesn't seem like it would have much flavor with just 1 ounce of liquor in it and 2 servings. No chocolate either. I'll have to try it and experiment.
Bwahahahahahaha!

Do you think we've exhausted the Frozen Chocolate recipes?

Have a good day. It's going to be another hot and humid one here, Waiting for the cool down in the next couple of days.

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Made this for lunch today. Will give it a 5 for taste and ease of prep. I had coconut milk ice cubes so used those instead of plain ice. Since my protein powder is unflavored, used 2 scoops of cocoa powder and added just a dash of salt. Only used 1 tsp of stevia and it was fine for me. I need to remember to look for cocoa nibs. Oh, I floated a bit of half and half on top and slurped away. Sorry for the noise puppy.

Sharon's Frozen Hot Chocolate Blended Protein Shake Delight

8-12 Ice Cubes (more ice cubes = thicker shake).
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 cup water
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1-2 tbsp 100% dark cocoa
Stevia (to taste – I usually use 4-8 pkts depending on the size of the shake).

Optional Toppings:

Cacao nibs
100% cocoa powder + Stevia powder

Step-By-Step:

Put all ingredients in blender or food processor (put liquid in first so the powder doesn’t stick to the bottom).
Blend until thick (LOTS OF BLENDING!
Pour into a glass.
Devour!


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Bailey's Frozen Russian (Sharon’s 6-12-14)

2 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
.50 ounce Smirnoff No.21 Vodka
.50 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Preparation

Add Baileys Irish Cream, Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.
Add vanilla ice cream, blend, and serve in hurricane glass. Serves 2
www.thebar.com


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Are you referring to the Bailey's Martini?

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I'll drink to that Barb!

Came across this one to try. sprinklewithsage.wordpress.com/2014/
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Today have to have a repeat of the Bailey's Frozen Russian as JASON REQUESTED IT! It's definitely a winner. And with today's weather, OY, will be refreshing to sip something COLD!



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Yep, totally agree. emoticon

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emoticon That's my only response to them looking for recipes! LOL

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Missed out on everything again yesterday, was out more than I was home and didn't get in until well after 9. I am looking forward to trying the other martini version though and it should be tonight.

That's so funny the guys are getting into this, maybe we should have them look for us. Rolls her eyes, I can only imagine what they'd come up with.




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Ultimate Chocolate Bailey's Martini

1 1/2 ounce Bailey's Irish cream
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
1 ounce dark chocolate liqueur
1 ounce crème de cacao
2 ounces milk or cream

Mix Bailey's, vodka, chocolate liqueurs, crème de cacao and milk in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into two martini glasses. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired. Serves 2


Ease of Preparation: 4.5

Flavor: Good chocolate flavor and tasty: 4.50

Made as directed, but used 2 oz of Bailey's, and I also skipped the white chocolate liqueur as I didn't have any, and added that amount into the Godiva Chocolate - so 2 oz Godiva Dark total as well. No garnish. I guess I'm not a "garnisher". But then again, I'm really low maintenance myself. . . nothing flashy.

Consistency: 4.5
Nice and creamy. I used Half and Half.

Overall (average of above 3): A solid 4.5.

Any Comments: DH rated it a 5 - just like Kelly's Choclate Margarita. The guys are really enjoying this. In fact on Friday night he asked if I had a new recipe to try out this weekend. emoticon


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You're not alone! I'll have to catch up tomorrow.

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I've fallen behind the klatch ball the last two days, sigh. I'll catch up today though and will go over and look for something to contribute.

Meanwhile, have a good one and my wishes to all the Dad's as we celebrate them.

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Ultimate Chocolate Bailey's Martini (Sharon’s)

1 1/2 ounce Bailey's Irish cream
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
1 ounce dark chocolate liqueur
1 ounce crème de cacao
2 ounces milk or cream

Mix Bailey's, vodka, chocolate liqueurs, crème de cacao and milk in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into two martini glasses. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired. Serves 2
cocktails.

lovetoknow.com/Baileys_Chocolate_Martini
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Judging criteria:

Ease of Preparation: 4.5

Flavor: Chocolate flavor and overall taste: 4 LOVED the chocolatey flavor. Substituted chocolate almond milk, which added to the chocolate flavor. I also used Scharffen as a garnish on top. Did skip the white chocolate liqueur as I didn't have any. With the garnish, plenty chocolatey.

Consistency: 4.5 Nice and creamy (I didn't use cream . . . just chocolate almond milk. Delish!)

Overall (average of above 3): 4.5

Any Comments: DH really liked this and asked that I make it again. That's for sure a thumbs up!

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I missed klatch time yesterday, sigh.

Sharon I'll try the abbreviated version and I have gelato so will give that a whirl. I like Ketel too. My go to is Tito's from Texas, the objection I heard from my Russian friends is that it has a bit of a pepper taste but they like it. Funny my summer drink of choice is vodka and seltzer with lots of lime. My daughter drinks hers with water, lemon and stevia. I like the fizz feel and I drink seltzer all the time anyway.

Oh, thanks for the vanilla recipe. I make perpetual allspice the same way. Nice because you just keep adding vodka to the whole allspice so you get a lot of mileage out of it. I find finding whole allspice is hard around here.

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Barb, I have tried most of the vodkas out there. The thing that actually convinced me to drink Ketel One is a bartender suggested it. I came home and shortly thereafter I did a side by side taste test of Ketel One, Absolute, and Skyy. The Ketel One was sooo smoooth, and we've recommended it to many people who thought Absolute was the best, and they have come back and told us that's their vodka of choice now. If you can find the minis, try a side by side, and you'll see what I mean. Absolute and Ketel One are "on par" as far as the bars are concerned - same price point.

My summer cocktail of choice is a vodka and tonic made with a generous shot of Ketel One Citron (Lemon), a couple of drops of fresh lemon juice, and diet tonic water on the rocks with a twist of lemon. It's very light and refreshing.

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OK ladies! Here's my recipe for this weekend:

Ultimate Chocolate Bailey's Martini

1 1/2 ounce Bailey's Irish cream
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
1 ounce dark chocolate liqueur
1 ounce crème de cacao
2 ounces milk or cream

Mix Bailey's, vodka, chocolate liqueurs, crème de cacao and milk in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into two martini glasses. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired. Serves 2
cocktails.lovetoknow.com/Baileys_Cho
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OR if you want less ingredients:

Bailey's Frozen Russian

2 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
.50 ounce Smirnoff No.21 Vodka
.50 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Preparation

Add Baileys Irish Cream, Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.
Add vanilla ice cream, blend, and serve in hurricane glass. Serves 2
www.thebar.com




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Sharon: No, I've used different kinds of vodka. I wouldn't use cheap stuff, but it doesn't have to be high end either! Hope that helps! BTW, I've seen Keitel advertised but not used nor seen it.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

• 3 ounces best-quality chocolate (or a variety of your favorites)
• 2 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix (recommended: Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix)
• 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (**I** used 1 packet of Splenda for sweetening)
• 1 1/2 cups milk (I used the Chocolate Almond Milk)
• 3 cups ice
• Whipped cream, for garnish
• Chocolate shavings, for garnish

Place the dark chocolate in the top of a double-boiler over about 1 in. of barely boiling water. Stir until all the chocolate is complete melted.

Slowly add both the hot chocolate mix, sugar (or agave) and stir until complete dissolved and mixed. Remove from heat.

Slowly add ½ cup of milk into the melted hot chocolate. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Add 1 cup of milk, hot chocolate mixture, and 3 cups of ice to blender and blend until combined . . . only a few minutes.

Serve immediately. Top with whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings for garnish.

Nutrition Information: (with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings garnishes and substituting ¾ Tbsp.. agave nectar for the sugar)

Ease of Preparation: 3.5 Hate using double boiler method, but was afraid if I put it in microwave it would seize
Flavor: Chocolate flavor and overall taste: 4.5
Consistency: 4
Overall (average of above 3): 4.0

Any Comments: Loved the flavor and I used Scharffenberger Bittersweet Chocolate for the "real chocolate" in it. I might add a touch more sweetner next time as it was still slightly "bitter" because of the chocolate I used.

Thanks too for the Vanilla Extract recipe. I am going to try that. Does the "grade" of vodka seem to make a difference? Example: Aristocrat vs Ketel One



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Most of my recipes (even besides the frozen hot chocolates) are from cook books anyway, but duly noted!

Ready for frozen cocoa @ 3 pm?? I know I sure am . . . and it's only 7 am! emoticon

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What???? Guess I skipped school when we had to start adding links to our fun stuff, what's that all about.

That was good news that nothing came of the storms Sharon, hate those things at night because you can't really tell where they are, even with a bright moon. We've had off and on heavy rains but nothing like earlier this week. When I made Barb's recipe yesterday I thought, gee this was a nice change to have a chocolate taste (even if it had a bit of bite) so I'm looking forward to trying this other one.

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OK I totally missed the challenge today. Too many things on my plate, and it was hot and HUMID! Didn't feel like doing anything else when I walked in the door.

I'll try Barb's tomorrow - the one that uses the real chocolate. By the way gal, don't forget to include the link with with the recipe so we and SP don't get in trouble.

Bad storms gone through tonight; were under a tornado watch until 9PM. Thank God nothing bad happened.

Heading off to bed. Am tired. The heat and humidity just seem to suck the life out of my bones.

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Kelly: Thank you! Glad you liked it. I had experimented with (I think the name of it is Turani??) chocolate syrup designed for coffee. BUT I found the same thing . . . an aftertaste, so no bueno. Threw it away! Yes, I really tend to add the sweetener for others. I don't need it either.



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Barb, I really like this!!! I found I didn't need sweetener, so glad I tasted it first. I have Waldens calorie free chocolate syrup and now realize why I haven't used it much...it has
an aftertaste so I think the next one I do I will just use extra cocoa powder and add some stevia in the raw. Not going to hold that against it though. Oh I don't have whipped anything, so threw in a splash of half and half.

I'm going to give it a 3 for prep only because you have to plan ahead.

Pretzel Frozen Hot Chocolate

2 cups (approximately 10) chocolate coconut ice cubes (*1 can full fat coconut milk plus 3 Tbsp cocoa powder, mixed and frozen into cubes)
½ cup ice cubes
4-6 Tbsp. light chocolate syrup/sauce (or another 2 - 3 Tbsp. of the cocoa powder)
1-1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 Tbsp. crushed pretzels plus more for topping (you don’t have to use this, but it does add that slight salty element to the taste)
Non-bitter stevia, agave or honey for extra sweetness – to taste – taste before adding!


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Frozen Hot Chocolate

• 3 ounces best-quality chocolate (or a variety of your favorites)
• 2 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix (recommended: Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix) **I used Sharon’s “fake out”**
• 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (**I** substituted ¾ Tbsp. agave nectar for sweetening)
• 1 1/2 cups milk (you could also substitute almond milk or chocolate almond milk too – changes calories)
• 3 cups ice
• Whipped cream, for garnish
• Chocolate shavings, for garnish

Place the dark chocolate in the top of a double-boiler over about 1 in. of barely boiling water. Stir until all the chocolate is complete melted.

Slowly add both the hot chocolate mix, sugar (or agave) and stir until complete dissolved and mixed. Remove from heat.

Slowly add ½ cup of milk into the melted hot chocolate. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Add 1 cup of milk, hot chocolate mixture, and 3 cups of ice to blender and blend until combined . . . only a few minutes.

Serve immediately. Top with whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings for garnish.

Nutrition Information: (with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings garnishes and substituting ¾ Tbsp.. agave nectar for the sugar)

Serves: 2
Calories: 374
Fat: 22 grams
Sodium: 132 mg.
Carbs: 34.2 grams
Fiber: 5.3 grams
Sugars: 25.7 grams
Protein: 9,7 grams

By the way, here's a recipe for making your own Vanilla, too.

Vanilla Extract

2 vanilla beans (reuse them to make this more economically and environmentally friendly!)
1 bottle of Vodka
1 cinnamon stick (this will make your extract extra unique)

Place the vanilla beans and cinnamon stick in the vodka. Give it some time to sit, and voila. You have an amazing extract and you’ll never want to go back to
the store bought stuff.

Place the vanilla beans and cinnamon stick in the vodka. Give it some time to sit, and voila. You have an amazing extract and you’ll never want to go back to
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So are we doing the pretzel one today? I haven't done that one.

If I had had enough cash for Gran Marnier it would have been in my margarita. I agree it would make a difference. I really enjoyed it and glad I only made it for one. So for the recipe and ease I'm going to give it a straight up 5 but the way I fixed it, a 4 for taste only because I don't want to admit defeat.

They have all been fun and I would make any of them again.

Here's the knock off Kahlua from my 2002 top secret book: makes 3 cups

1 c light corn syrup
1/2 c granulated sugar
5 tsp instant coffee
1/2 c hot water
1 1/3 vodka
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine corn syrup, sugar and instant coffee with ot water in a medium pictcher or large jar. Stir or shake until sugar has dissolved.
Add vodka and vanilla and stir well. Store in a covered container. Improves with age.

Seems to me I have a different recipe that was more involved (chocolate syrup? maybe it was a different drink?) and required refrigeration but I'm sure I made this one too.

I've made her potato salad before, I like a lot of her recipes and her attitude toward keeping it simple when entertaining. She has an interesting back ground, she was high up the ladder of the Nuclear Regulatory Admin or something like that during (maybe) Gerald Ford's term. John actually recognized her when he saw her on tv. Their paths crossed way back then; it was when he first realized that women could hold their own in anything nuclear, so I think that is why he remembered her, of course I had to remind him of the light bulb moment. Women in that field then were few and far between, he had never seen one.

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So overall, what is your total rating Kelly?

I used Grand Mariner and I think that made a difference as it is a more concentrated orange flavor than the Triple Sec, which can sometimes be "cloyingly sweet" and less intense on the orange flavor. Just my opinion of course. emoticon I'll drink to that! emoticon

Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Margarita and the steak! I cooked steaks on the grill too and served with Ina Garten's Tarragon Potato Salad, which we love, and it's so easy. I shared the recipe on SP, and here's the link if you are interested:
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It is my "go to" Potato Salad for the warmer weather.

Nitey night all, and sweet dreams! emoticon

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Forgot to rank Sharon's although I drank it last night:

Sharon's Frozen Hot Chocolate Blended Protein Shake Delight

8-12 Ice Cubes (more ice cubes = thicker shake).
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 cup water
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1-2 tbsp 100% dark cocoa
Stevia (to taste – I usually use 4-8 pkts depending on the size of the shake).

Optional Toppings:

Cacao nibs
100% cocoa powder + Stevia powder

Step-By-Step:

Put all ingredients in blender or food processor (put liquid in first so the powder doesn’t stick to the bottom).
Blend until thick (LOTS OF BLENDING!
Pour into a glass.
Devour!

Forgot to copy the score: in a nutshell, this has always been a go to even hubs liked it (and he generally wouldn't eat/drink anything that didn't come from a factory. So I'm giving it a 5 with the half and half and 5 for ease of fixing.

Now, I have that margarita with my name on it. Couldn't wait to have it so it truly is going to be an appetizer. Figured I'd log it with the first sip or two before Mrs. T Q ILA sets in.

Oh WOW!!! Hands down this would be a straight up 5 for fun and taste, but with the Triple Sec I'll give it a 4.5. Ease I'd give it a 4.

I made the faux Serendipity mix but put it through the bullet to change the dry milk texture. Don't think it made a difference but thought I'd mention it. Actually, this mix would make great little gifts for folks. On to drive into that filet...treat night and it isn't even the week-end!



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Agree with Barb and you Kelly in waiting for Thiry to return and then try her recipe together.

Barb, that means you're up again tomorrow. Then Kelly, on Thursday, and then me on Friday.

When we're done with this challenge, do you want to do another?



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Kelly: Agree . . . . let's wait til Mama gets back and try her recipe all together.

Sharon's Frozen Hot Chocolate Blended Protein Shake Delight

8-12 Ice Cubes (more ice cubes = thicker shake).
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 cup water
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1-2 tbsp 100% dark cocoa
Stevia (to taste – I usually use 4-8 pkts depending on the size of the shake).

Optional Toppings:

Cacao nibs
100% cocoa powder + Stevia powder

Step-By-Step:

Put all ingredients in blender or food processor (put liquid in first so the powder doesn’t stick to the bottom).
Blend until thick (LOTS OF BLENDING!
Pour into a glass.
Devour!

Tips:

Adding a pinch of sea salt makes it taste more “hot chocolate-y” to some.
Adding a pinch of xanthan gum will thicken the shake.
Adding a pinch of guar gum will help get rid of ice clumps.
Adding a bit of psyllium husk (gluten free fiber) will help increase the fiber in your diet and thicken the shake.

***Sharon's Note: This is what I got for nutrition with recipe calculator: using the Chocolate Almond Milk and the Half and Half in 3:1 ratio. Use as an approximation.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 5.5g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 168mg
Total Carbohydrates 21.8g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Sugars 18.2g
Protein 24.0g

Additional Notes from Sharon: I'm going to use 3:1 combination of Chocolate Almond Milk and Half and Half (Unless I get some regular milk tomorrow
before I make it. Not going to buy the suggested things in the tips section. )

Judging criteria:

Ease of Preparation: 4.5
Flavor: Chocolate flavor and overall taste: 4 LOVED the chocolatey flavor. I also used Scharffen. This is a good shake for breakfast!
Consistency: 4
Overall (average of above 3): 4.16
Any Comments: I used less stevia . . . I think next time I will experiment w/either honey or agave for any needed sweetening. Did skip the sea salt, BUT sea salt + chocolate = yum1 Have to watch my salt though. DANG! Didn't use either xanthum nor guar gum either. I think the psyllium husks would be a plus. This was good!


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This is hilarious Sharon, I fixed pretty much the very same thing to take over to my meeting last night to hold me over! Right on down to the half and half. This was a go to recipe for John just to get some extra good protein into him. (My powder is plain but I bet it was great with a chocolate flavor.)

Didn't get the frozen sumpin' last night, it was late when I got home and that much booze would have kept me up all night. Since I barely slept 2 hours the night before it just wasn't worth it. I have a nice steak dinner planned for tonight, with that being the appetizer. Come on dinner time!

Thiry, thanks for sharing yours, what do you all say...wait for her to come back and we'll try it together?

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This was buried in my post from last night. Don't know if you remembered, so here it is again:

Frozen Hot Chocolate Blended Protein Shake Delight

8-12 Ice Cubes (more ice cubes = thicker shake).
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 cup water
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1-2 tbsp 100% dark cocoa
Stevia (to taste – I usually use 4-8 pkts depending on the size of the shake).

Optional Toppings:
Cacao nibs
100% cocoa powder + Stevia powder

Step-By-Step:

Put all ingredients in blender or food processor (put liquid in first so the powder doesn’t stick to the bottom).
Blend until thick (LOTS OF BLENDING!
Pour into a glass.
Devour!

Tips:

Adding a pinch of sea salt makes it taste more “hot chocolate-y” to some.
Adding a pinch of xanthan gum will thicken the shake.
Adding a pinch of guar gum will help get rid of ice clumps.
Adding a bit of psyllium husk (gluten free fiber) will help increase the fiber in your diet and thicken the shake.

***Sharon's Note: This is what I got for nutrition with recipe calculator: using the Chocolate Almond Milk and the Half and Half in 3:1 ratio. Use as an approximation.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 5.5g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 168mg
Total Carbohydrates 21.8g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Sugars 18.2g
Protein 24.0g

Additional Notes from Sharon: I'm going to use 3:1 combination of Chocolate Almond Milk and Half and Half (Unless I get some regular milk tomorrow before I make it. Not going to buy the suggested things in the tips section.
vanillabeanlean.com/2011/11/the-much

Judging criteria:

Ease of Preparation: 4.5

Flavor: Chocolate flavor and overall taste: 4
I used the all Sharffenberger Cocoa powder, so it was chocolatey.

Consistency: thick and slightly creamy with some tiny chunks -- 4 Sort of like a milkshake, but not as creamy.

Overall (average of above 3): 4.1

Any Comments: Made this today, and used the Chocolate Almond Milk and Half and Half. It was very close to my Chocolate Protein Shake that I devised on my own. I thought this might be a worthwhile addition for the protein. Satisfies my chocolate taste buds.

By the way, took your advice and bought Chocolate Malt flavor Olvaltine at the store today. DH response was "Ovaltine?" I told him you all made me do it! emoticon


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I know I'm not supposed to post my frozen hot chocolate recipe until tomorrow but heading to Omaha and won't have internet for my computer so decided I'd better post it before I go.



Frozen Hot Chocolate

By Sharlene~W on November 18, 2004
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 2
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About This Recipe

"Oprah recently featured this treat as one of her favorite things. I ordered the mix from Serendipity in NYC. The food editor from our local paper went in search of the recipe after numerous requests from readers and here it is--straight from Serendipity 3 restaurant. When my mix arrives, I'll let you know how this recipe compares to the real deal."
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Ingredients

3 ounces of your favorite chocolate
2 teaspoons store-bought hot chocolate powder
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice cubes
lightly sweetened whipped cream
chocolate shavings

Directions

1.Chop chocolate into small pieces and place in top of double boiler over simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted.
2.Add chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup milk, stirring until smooth.
3.Cool to room temperature.
4.In blender, place the remaining 1 cup milk, room-temperature chocolate mixture and ice.
5.Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
6.Enjoy with a spoon or a straw.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 (753 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving% Daily ValueCalories 478.1 Calories from Fat 27056%
Amount Per Serving% Daily ValueTotal Fat 30.0g46%Saturated Fat 18.5g92%Cholesterol 25.6mg8%Sugars 28.1 gSodium 251.7mg10%Total Carbohydrate 54.0g18%Dietary Fiber 8.1g32%Sugars 28.1 g112%Protein 13.3g26%

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Ditto! Thanks for the "Serendipity Knock Off!"

My DH is all into this competition too! LOL Go figure. But I don't think he'd be as good as your DH, Sharon, and skip a meal for it! LOLOL

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I knew I saw a Serendipity copycat recipe, thanks for finding that. I need to dig out my recipe for homemade Kahlua, it's a pretty close second to it especially if you are mixing it with other stuff.

Sharon your hubby is so funny, skip a couple of meals! Didn't make it last night, was in a bit of a funk and just didn't feel like having even a great sumpin'. Now I'm mad at myself for finally letting it get the best of me because it seems I missed out on some deliciousness fun. If my meeting tonight breaks up early enough I will make it for a night cap, maybe it'll help me sleep. No, I will make it tonight.



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Serendipity Cocoa Mix Copycat Recipe

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 tablespoons Ghirardelli cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Hershey's cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Sharffen Berger cocoa powder (see tidbits)
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First off let me just say OMG! emoticon
That Frozen Chocolate Margarita was emoticon emoticon emoticon Kelly!

Kelly’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Margarita

Serves: 2

• chocolate syrup
• chocolate jimmies
• 1½ cups crushed ice
• ½ cup milk
• ½ cup Serendipity 3 Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix
• 1½ ounces tequila (silver or blanco)
• 1 ounce Kahlua
• ½ ounce Gran Marnier
• whipped cream, optional for garnish

1. Place chocolate syrup and jimmies each into individual plates.
2. Dip margarita glasses into chocolate syrup then dip into jimmies to coat rim thoroughly.
3. Pour remaining ingredients into a blender. Blend well at high speed and pour equal amounts into prepared margarita glasses and top with a little
whipped cream, if desired.

Judging criteria:

Ease of Preparation: 4.5

Flavor: Chocolate flavor and overall taste: 4.75 I used the Homemade Hot cocoa mix I made last week before this challenge started. I used on Scharffenbeger Cocoa Powder in it, not the 3 that Serendipity calls for. I did find a "copycat" recipe today on the internet for their mix, and am toying with the idea of making that when I run out of this one. I also, did not use the whipped cream - had no more room in my martini glasses for it. It would have overflowed!

Consistency: very smooth and velvety, and creamy -- 4.5 Enjoyed the consistency a lot. This is what I look for in a good hot chocolate - smooth and creamy. I thought it tasted like an adult milkshake.

Overall (average of above 3): 4.6

Any Comments: I added two ounces, instead of 1 1/2 oz, of Patron Tequila as I had some left over from Cinco de Mayo. Used the Grand Mariner, too. Used 1/4 cup of Chocolate Almond Milk, and 1/4 cup Half & Half. Did not rim the glasses as I forgot to buy Jimmies.

DH said he could definitely get into this challenge! emoticon He said he could see himself sipping these all afternoon during the summer. I said, "Too bad! They contain 350 calories per serving." He replied, "I'd be willing to forgo lunch and dinner." He also said we have to make these again. I totally agree!

So Kelly, this one seems to definitely be the front runner so far!

Since I'm next to contribute, here's my contribution for Monday:

Frozen Hot Chocolate Blended Protein Shake Delight

8-12 Ice Cubes (more ice cubes = thicker shake).
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 cup water
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1-2 tbsp 100% dark cocoa
Stevia (to taste – I usually use 4-8 pkts depending on the size of the shake).

Optional Toppings:
Cacao nibs
100% cocoa powder + Stevia powder

Step-By-Step:

Put all ingredients in blender or food processor (put liquid in first so the powder doesn’t stick to the bottom).
Blend until thick (LOTS OF BLENDING!
Pour into a glass.
Devour!

Tips:

Adding a pinch of sea salt makes it taste more “hot chocolate-y” to some.
Adding a pinch of xanthan gum will thicken the shake.
Adding a pinch of guar gum will help get rid of ice clumps.
Adding a bit of psyllium husk (gluten free fiber) will help increase the fiber in your diet and thicken the shake.

***Sharon's Note: This is what I got for nutrition with recipe calculator: using the Chocolate Almond Milk and the Half and Half in 3:1 ratio. Use as an approximation.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 5.5g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 168mg
Total Carbohydrates 21.8g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Sugars 18.2g
Protein 24.0g

Additional Notes from Sharon: I'm going to use 3:1 combination of Chocolate Almond Milk and Half and Half (Unless I get some regular milk tomorrow before I make it. Not going to buy the suggested things in the tips section. Do any of you have xanthan gum in your pantry?! emoticon

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I'm working on another for next weekend, too!

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It’s Sunday. Did lots of yard work yesterday, so today is a day for a little relaxation. LVOE it outside. Perfect temperature. Sun not out – kind of cloudy – but I will enjoy.

Talked with little sis. Has her disability issues settled now. What a ruse! Glad that’s settled for her. Talked w/Mom too. She sounded better yesterday.

So, better get moving. Hope y’all have a great Sunday. DEFINITELY cocoa @ 3 pm!

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Kelly - LOVED the Frozen Hot Chocolate Margarita!

Kelly’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Margarita

Serves: 2

Ingredients

• chocolate syrup
• chocolate jimmies
• 1½ cups crushed ice
• ½ cup milk
• ½ cup Serendipity 3 Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix
• 1½ ounces tequila (silver or blanco)
• 1 ounce Kahlua
• ½ ounce Gran Marnier
• whipped cream, optional for garnish

Directions

1. Place chocolate syrup and jimmies each into individual plates.
2. Dip margarita glasses into chocolate syrup then dip into jimmies to coat rim thoroughly.
3. Pour remaining ingredients into a blender. Blend well at high speed and pour equal amounts into prepared margarita glasses and top with a little
whipped cream, if desired.

Judging criteria:

Ease of Preparation: 4

Flavor: Chocolate flavor and overall taste: 4.5 love the Serendipity mixes, though have to watch it and plan it in my nutrition. Worth it! Used Hershey's syrup -- sugar free. Also, did not use the whipped cream. With the mixes and the milk, it was rich enough for my taste.

Consistency: nice and creamy -- 4.5 Enjoyed the consistency a lot. Like a milkshake.

Overall (average of above 3): 4+

Any Comments: I substituted Kahlua w/mint -- had a little leftover. Delish! That little bit of mint was really good.

DH commented I have to make this again. AGREE!!! Delish. A treat I will make again.



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Sounds like a wonderful fun day Sharon! I'd take that over frozen hot cocoa anyday.

Didn't get mine made either. Had to be out so didn't want to do the 3pm so planned on an after dinner splurge. Well, a storm blew through here taking out the power just as I was getting ready to do the ice, didn't want to try it shaken. So I opted for wine. Ever try to open wine without a lot of light (hadn't fired up the flashlights yet) using a fancy smanchy do dad of an opener?

Just take your milk, reduce it by half. To make condensed milk add your sugar or sweetener and reduce.

It was muggy all day and there were storms in the area the one that hit us was stronger than it showed on radar.



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Got all the ingredients for Kelly's Frozen Hot Chocolate Margarita, but got them late so I will make it tomorrow. Was out most of the day, but it was fun. Took DH to a restaurant that mu BFF took me to a several months ago, and we had lunch there. Then we drove out into the country to listen to music an acoustical duo that her brother manages; they were playing at a winery. Weather-wise it was a near perfect day, warm with relatively low humidity. We both enjoyed it, and the music was great.

How do you make your own evaporated milk, Kelly? Never knew you could do that!

Hope you all had a great day, too.

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That's interesting about Maypo, I will have to look for it around here and maybe check Amazon if it's not available.

Oops, I thought we were doing the simple deal with the evaporated milk. I even made my own 1% evaporated milk. It was okay, but then again I'm not a fan of evaporated milk in that large of a quantity but I thought through it. I'd give it a 3.5 as a stand by and a 5 for ease.

I wouldn't have been able to make anything else today, don't have all the ingredients either including the sumpin' sumpin'.





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Sharon: You're right . . . it does require some freezer space to make the cubes. No worries.



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I have to say that I am not going to make the Pretzel Frozen Hot Chocolate. I only utilize my small freezer on top of the frig and have absolutely no room in it to make the coconut ice cubes for this. I also don't have most of the ingredients. Tomorrow is the day for Kelly's Frozen Hot Chocolate Margarita, correct?
I'll have to go back and check that one out to make sure I have everything for that. Dang, now I have chocolate martini on the mind!

By the way, you can buy Maypo at Amazon, but it's expensive!
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October 31, 2001 - The Maypo brand and the Highspire facility were purchased by William Stadtlander the owner of Homestat Farm, Ltd. To this day, Maypo is still manufactured in Highspire, PA.


Today - Homestat Farm, Ltd. is working on reacquainting consumers with the Maypo they knew as kids and introducing it to a new generation of children!

Still around, but don't have it in any of the retail stores by me. You can get it on-line!

Agree . . . Ovaltine is superior to Nestle Quick.

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Do they still make Maypo???

Ovaltine is in my opinion many steps ahead of Nestle Quick, the only thing that might come in close to it is Bosco (and that is a whole different chocolate).

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OH . . . my . . . goodness! MAYPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Used to love that. That and Cocoa Wheats jingle still runs through my head!

Yes, the Ovaltine does give it a richer flavor. I don't add any sweetener though if I use that.

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Guess I'll have to break down and buy some of the Chocolate Malted Ovaltine, huh? Will it really make that much of a difference? I've never had Ovaltine in my life. Now Maypo is an entirely different story. emoticon

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Sharon thought we could use the following rating system. All ratings are 1-5 with 5 being Outstanding.

Will this work?
Just copy and paste this to your post and fill in your answers. Don't forget to source the recipe used too.

Ease of Preparation: 5
Flavor: Chocolate flavor and overall taste 4
Consistency: 4
Overall (average of above 3): 4+
Any Comments: I used 1% milk, added extra 2 Tbsp cocoa.
Used allspice and nutmeg and added a splash of half and half to top it off.
Just noticed I didn't put sweetener in it, Really didn't miss it.
I'm confident it will be a 5 when I redo it using malted Ovaltine!
Okay, so it isn't quite so skinny.

Oops, forgot the recipe
1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (**I substitute Almond Milk, unsweetened).
1 cup ice
4 Tbsp Ovaltine Rich Chocolate or Malt Flavor (**You can skip this too, just add TWO Tbsp. dark cocoa powder and sweetening to your own taste)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. fat free whipped topping (optional)
Drop of peppermint extract (optional)
Dash cinnamon and nutmeg (optional)


Edited by: ALOHAEV1 at: 6/5/2014 (19:18)
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Sharon: You're right! Almond milk does tend to be a little runnier, thinner.

Definitely would use Scharffen for the dark cocoa! It is just a chocolatier tasting cocoal.

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Hi Ladies! Well, am sitting here drinking my first recipe from the Frozen Hot Chocolate Challenge. It's Barb's Skinny Hot Chocolate - Option 1:

1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (**I substitute Almond Milk, unsweetened).
1 cup ice
4 Tbsp Ovaltine Rich Chocolate or Malt Flavor (**You can skip this too, just add TWO Tbsp. dark cocoa powder and sweetening to your own taste)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. fat free whipped topping (optional)
Drop of peppermint extract (optional)
Dash cinnamon and nutmeg (optional)

Ease of Preparation - 5
Flavor - 4.5 Used the Scharffenberger - otherwise might have been a 3
Consistency: 2.5 Watery
Overall (average of above 3) - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Comments: Made this as directed using the 2T of cocoa powder instead of the Ovaltine mix. Used Chocolate Almond Milk. I added 2 packets of Splenda for sweetener. Added a spritz (about 1 T) of Reddi Whip on top.Good, but thinner than I would like. I was hoping for a more "creamy" consistency cocoa taste. My overall rating is "Above Average" because of the chocolate flavor.




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Ladies, first off, I forgot to say when I put this thought out, to make sure to do a LINK to the source recipe.

I thought we could use the following rating system. All ratings are 1-5 with 5 being Outstanding.

Ease of Preparation:
Flavor: Chocolate flavor and overall taste
Consistency:
Overall (average of above 3):
Any Comments:

Feel free to add or make suggestions.





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Here's another one with a twist!

Pretzel Frozen Hot Chocolate

2 cups (approximately 10) chocolate coconut ice cubes (*1 can full fat coconut milk plus 3 Tbsp cocoa powder, mixed and frozen into cubes)
½ cup ice cubes
4-6 Tbsp. light chocolate syrup/sauce (or another 2 - 3 Tbsp. of the cocoa powder)
1-1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 Tbsp. crushed pretzels plus more for topping (you don’t have to use this, but it does add that slight salty element to the taste)
Non-bitter stevia, agave or honey for extra sweetness – to taste – taste before adding!

TOPPINGS:
Dairy or coconut whipped cream, pretzels, chocolate shavings, dusting of Scharffen cocoa . . . go wild!

Add chocolate coconut ice cubes, almond milk and 4 Tbsp. chocolate syrup to start. Blend until smooth, adding almond milk as needed. Taste and add more chocolate powder or syrup OR sweetener as needed. . . agave, stevia . . . whatever you like for sweetening.
Pour into 2 serving glasses and top with desired topping.

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Sharon started a stampede with a Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe challenge, she had another brilliant idea to start a separate thread and encourage everyone to join in, post it on this thread and try one each day and rank it!

These are her thoughts on how to do it, I say go for it. I'll go back and see if I can copy/paste the recipes already given so we can keep it under one roof:

Since Barb's was first we should all make that one tomorrow. Your choice on which option to make - Option 1 or Option 2. We'll rate on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being OUTSTANDING. Comments, substitutions made, etc are all welcome, just as if rating a regular recipe.
Then on Saturday when we all check in, we'll post our reviews and ratings, hopefully, in the new Frozen Hot Chocolate Challenge thread.
Saturday night would be a good time to try Kelly's Frozen Hot Chocolate Margarita. Yeah Baby! And then Sunday post the review and rating.
I'll post the next suggested recipe on Sunday or Monday.
Thiry, do you want to participate? If so, you will post the 4th recipe on Tuesday.
Sunny, if you want to jump in you'll be next.
Then it goes back to Barb and so on for the next recipe.
What do you think of this procedure ladies?
Feel free to post your suggestions too, or tell me to take a long walk off a short pier!



Frozen Hot Chocolate Saturday 03 August 2013

½ cup chocolate syrup (can use sugar free)
1 cup evaporated fat free milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups ice cubes

Combine the chocolate syrup, evaporated milk, vanilla, and ice in a blender. Blend till completely smooth.

Pour into glasses, and garnish w/a dollop of whipped topping or a sprinkling of chocolate shavings if desired.

Variations:

Mexican Hot Chocolate: Add ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Substitute ¼ tsp. mint extract or 1/8 tsp. peppermint extract for the vanilla extract.

NUTRITION INFORMATION:

Serves: 4
Calories: 150
Fat: 0 grams
Sodium: 85 grams
Carbs: 32 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Protein: 5

Edited by: 1CRAZYDOG at: 6/3/2014 (09:04)

Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate - Also from 1CRAZYDOG, aka Barb

1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (**I substitute Almond Milk, unsweetened).
1 cup ice
4 Tbsp Ovaltine Rich Chocolate or Malt Flavor (**You can skip this too, just add TWO Tbsp. dark cocoa powder and sweetening to your own taste)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. fat free whipped topping (optional)
Drop of peppermint extract (optional)
Dash cinnamon and nutmeg (optional)

Pour the milk and ice into blender. Add in the ovaltine, cocoa powder, and whipped topping (optional – you could add in on top also instead, except the cinnamon and nutmeg – you want that incorporated) well.

Blend 3-4 minutes until the ice is completely chopped and the mixture is thick and icy.

Makes 2 servings. Serve immediately.

Nutrition:

Servings: 2 (approximately serving size is just over 1 cup)
Calories: 111
Fat: 1 gram
Carbs: 20 grams

Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 7 grams
Sodium: 166 mg.
Sugar: 18 grams

Option #2:

1 cup milk of choice (at last 1/3 cup as light or full-fat canned coconut milk for a richer treat – I personally don’t opt for this – I use Almond Milk)

2 Tbsp. dark cocoa powder

1/16th tsp. salt (don’t omit this)

1 Tbsp. agave, maple syrup or sugar OR ½ tsp. stevia

**You could add a little melted dark chocolate for a richer flavor (sometimes I’ll add a square or two)

Combine ingredients and whisk together on the stove. Or microwave 30 seconds, stir, then microwave for another 30 seconds. Cool. Pour into an ice-cube tray OR into three or four small containers. Freeze. Once frozen pop the mixture into a blender and blend. Do not add ice. This will dilute the flavor!

Nutrition for the entire recipe:

Serving size: 1 (It is a generous 1 cup)
Calories: 80
Fat: 4.5 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Sugar: 0 (if you use an alternative sweetener like stevia)
From Kelly
Now I would not call this a margarita, guess anything with tequila in it makes it one. I'll have to wait til my wallet refills after the water heater to try this but thought I'd through a little sumpin' out there.
Frozen Hot Chocolate Margarita

Serves: 2
Ingredients
• chocolate syrup
• chocolate jimmies
• 1½ cups crushed ice
• ½ cup milk
• ½ cup Serendipity 3 Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix
• 1½ ounces tequila (silver or blanco)
• 1 ounce Kahlua
• ½ ounce Gran Marnier
• whipped cream, optional for garnish
Directions
1. Place chocolate syrup and jimmies each into individual plates.
2. Dip margarita glasses into chocolate syrup then dip into jimmies to coat rim thoroughly.
3. Pour remaining ingredients into a blender. Blend well at high speed and pour equal amounts into prepared margarita glasses and top with a little whipped cream, if desired.

GAME ON!!! Bring on your recipes....




Edited by: ALOHAEV1 at: 6/4/2014 (22:38)
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