Hot chocolate is a sweet, thick, dense and packed with spices. It’s just ideal for winter, frosty nights.

So should drinking chocolate during summer be recommended for masochists only?

I’ve been wondering for a long time, whether drinking chocolate  at 30°C was generally a good idea.

Since my flat is located  in the attic of a historic building, I had an opportunity to get the idea of living hell.Hot drinks? No, thanks. I’ll pass

We can have it all- frozen hot chocolate (it’s not an oxymoron!).

I figured that afterall you can have it all. Eat a cookie and have a cookie. Or in this case drink hot chocolate in the middle of hot summer.

The magic behind this project lies in a preparation of a substantially hot drink and then serve it ice cold.

Easy peasy,right? I must humbly admit at this point I’m not a cuisine genious and I did let myself get inspired by an  outstanding Pastry Chef David Leibovitz.

However, I decided to go vegan on his recipe and spice it up a little bit.

So let’s get to work!

Frozen hot chocolate (serves two).

Ingredients  :

  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk, (I used almond)
  • 50 g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • Stevia, or other sweetener  to taste
  • Ice cubes or
  • A pinch of cardamom
  • A pinch of cinnamon

Preparation:

  • pour  2/3  of milk  to a small pot (the kind of dedicated milk pot you can find at your Nan’s house yeah you know what I’m talking about)
  • Heat gently,  and stir continuously
  • Add the cocoa powder and stevia
  • While stirring add chopped dark chocolate
  • Add the cinnamon and cardamom to taste (I recommend a pinch or something around 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Take the potion off the heat and wait for it to cool down (once room temperature reached you can put it in the fridge for 15-20 min for further cooling)
  • In a mean time blend ice cubes with the rest of milk
  • Add blended ice cubes to the cooled off chocolate and pour it into the glasses
  • Serve sprinkled with almond flakes
Frozen hot chocolate for the summer

This summer we can have it all! Frozen hot chocolate.

 Instead of almond flakes I decided to (over)use a little creativity. I had some frozen chocolate skulls which I used for decoration instead of ice cubes.

I have to admit this move didn’t catch on. My friends slowly stop visiting me for some unknown reason.

Did I overdo it?

Frozen hot chocolate and Ahh instead of ice cubes

Frozen hot chocolate and Ahh instead of ice cubes

Have you ever tried frozen hot chocolate? Please let me know.

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