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Finally, summer arrived where I live! We have a few really hot days right now, and I am happy to enjoy them with my exams being over by now!
And the best part: hot summer days are the perfect time for frozen treats!!!
Delicious frozen treats melting away in your mouth… or in your hands, if you don’t eat them fast enough!
So, I have some really exciting news: RAW frozen hot chocolate!
Do you know Serendipity in New York? It might be the one place every chocoholic has to visit once in their life… Long ago, I tried some from a chocoholic friend and I had to admit that it was really delicious! In fact, I’d have loved to eat (or drink?) one myself… if it was not winter. I am a cold blain, I would have been cold all day! But know it’s summer! I could have a frozen hot chocolate! Okay, New York is not close and Serendipity is not vegan… so… I make my own frozen hot chocolate! A RAW vegan frozen hot chocolate! However, frozen hot chocolate always reminds of New York City. So that’s why I put the little statue of liberty next to it!
Making your own frozen hot chocolate is easier then you might think! Your freezer does most of the work…
RAW Frozen Hot Chocolate
- 50g (just under half a cup) Cashews
- 50g (just under 1/2 a cup) Almonds
- 450ml (2 cups) water
- 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder
- stevia, agave syrup or any other sweetener to taste
- tiny dash of salt
- 2 tbsp nut milk (store bought or just keep a few tbsp from the nut milk you will make for this recipe)
Put the nuts, water, cocoa and salt in a blender an mix. Strain the milk through a nut milk bag (a laundry bag, a cheese cloths or even a kitchen towel works, too! I always use a laundry bag!) This is like heavy chocolate cream made from nuts! Sweeten the milk. It should be slightly oversweetend, the finished product will be less sweet. Put in ice cube trays, ice cube bags or flat containers and freeze! Once it’s frozen, put the ice cubes in your blender (your blender should be able to crush ice), add 2 tbsp nut milk and mix again! I used a vita-mix and pushed the mixture into the knives with the tamper. This will yield the best results… however, I guess this will also word with any blender that can crush ice!
You will be rewarded with the most delicious frozen hot chocolate ever.
All right… this is serious food porn. It’s as delicious as it looks, I promise! It’s rich but not too heavy. And it’s healthy! Plus it’s a nice change to all those banana soft serve treats… (I do like bananas. But I don’t want everything to taste like bananas!)
Talking about frozen treats melting away…
As I found out, it’s really not easy to take photos of a frozen treat when it’s about 100 degrees and you don’t have an air conditioner… I would have loved to take more photos… to play around… but the Frozen Hot Chocolate had to be eaten before it melted, I hope you understand!
It looks delicious!! =)
This looks amazing!
Jill Nelson said:
I was in need of a healthy chocolate recipe. I can hardly wait to try this!
totally awesome!! looks so inviting…
I was just in new york, and a friend asked me if I went to Serendipity…I had never heard of it! Now I wish I had!!
Jessica: Hesitantly Healthy said:
This looks delicious, and reminds me of being in New York City!
Eric at A Lego a Day said:
Now that looks delicious! Yum…
T Hollis said:
Looks & sounds great! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for stopping by my Post today!
The Healthy Apple said:
This looks heavenly!
Alaine @ My GF & DF Living said:
This is perfect for summer! Love that it is raw too
Hannah (BitterSweet) said:
I’ve always wondered if that original frozen hot chocolate was really worth all the hype… I guess I’ll never know for sure, but your rendition is guaranteed to live up to expectations! It looks so fantastically rich and chocolatey, just as it should be.
Playful and Hungry said:
I guess the name is the best part of the original frozen hot chocolate… ;) It’s been a while that I tried it,… but I remember that I thought it rather tasted like a thick milkshake. Not a bad one, but not that special…
I have made this tasty creation & loved it so much, so did my husband! :) Yum! xxx
Playful and Hungry said:
I am glad you liked it! I am always so excited when people try my recipes!
Renee Andrea Reddy said:
Uhh ok, I officially want to make everything on your blog! This looks incredible! YUM! :)
I want this right now. Mmmm.