Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate {Vegan}

Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate {Vegan}

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of chocolate. From chocolate cake with chocolate cherry ganache to avocado chocolate mousse. This Frozen Hot Chocolate features cacao powder and deliciously smooth chocolate syrup.

What is Frozen Hot Chocolate?

There’s no such thing. It’s called a chocolate milkshake! That was my first thought when I heard the phrase frozen hot chocolate.
However, I will now concede that there is such a thing as frozen hot chocolate. And yes, it is delicious!

Chocolate milkshakes are obviously made with ice cream and a little milk. A frozen hot chocolate though is made with hot chocolate mix. In our case, cocoa powder, coconut milk powder, and coconut sugar.

It’s like having a cozy cup of hot chocolate, but the refreshing version for a warm day.

Why Chocolate is a Superstar

Chocolate doesn’t just taste irresistible, it’s a superfood ninja. Dark chocolate is packed with polyphenols that fight free radical damage. Chocolate’s flavanols have been shown to support heart, gut, and brain health. It’s also high in a variety of nutrients, including magnesium (source).

Magnesium is necessary for a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. It also plays a key role in muscle and nerve function. It’s even thought that it may play a role in preventing diabetes (source).

How to Make Frozen Hot Chocolate

I find that coconut milk powder tends to clump a little more than liquid milk. Instead of heating it up and whisking until smooth, we’re using a blender. Maybe it’s just me, but I have better success getting a smooth blend if I don’t add all of the liquid ingredients at first.

Topping it Off

While I normally opt for marshmallows (like these chocolate honey-sweetened marshmallows!) in my hot chocolate, the frozen version is different. There’s no heat to melt the marshmallow and make it creamy here. Instead, we’re using already creamy whipped cream.

You can use raw, grass-fed cream, or coconut cream if you’re dairy-free. Organic grass-fed cream from the store is the next best option. This creamy frozen hot chocolate is packed with intense chocolate flavor. Serve it with homemade whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce!

 

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Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate - Dairy Free
A smooth and creamy chocolate treat perfect for a decadent dessert. Whether it's a warm or cold day, this smooth delicious frozen hot chocolate is just what you need.
    Servings2 people
    Prep Time5 minutes
    Cook Time5 minutes
    Passive Time10 minutes
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Combine the milk, chocolate, and hot cocoa mix in a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, whisking constantly until smooth and completely melted.
    2. Allow to mixture to cool. I put mine in a metal bowl in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Just don't let it freeze though!
    3. Add the chocolate mixture, ice, vanilla, and MCT oil to a blender. Blend until smooth.
    4. Drizzle the sides of two glasses with the chocolate syrup.
    5. Pour the frozen hot chocolate into the glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and cocoa nibs if desired.
    Recipe Notes

    If you want a little extra crunch in your frozen hot chocolate, stir in a few tablespoons of cocoa nibs.

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    Jamie is an herbalist, a lover of essential oils, and takes way too many herbal courses. She blogs about natural health and wellness at The Herbal Spoon and makes all-natural body care products for her Etsy shop, This and That Herbal. You'll usually find her barefoot, reading medical journals, and sipping herbal tea.