I was just reading my August 2010 issue of Woman's Day Magazine and I saw a recipe by Joy Bauer, R.D. for a slimmed down version of Frozen Hot Chocolate. This sounds like a great summer treat for adults and kids! Let's give this one a try. I'm sure D will enjoy this. He likes Starbuck's Frappachinos and Dunkin Donuts Coolatta's so why not Frozen Hot Chocolate?? The article in Woman's Day says that Frozen Hot Chocolate is a signature dessert at Serendipity, a Manhattan restaurant. Serendipity has been around for years in NYC. I think there is now a Serendipity II or even II. If I remember correctly, it is a very expensive restaurant that specializes in ice cream and desserts for kids.
Here is the Joy Bauer's slimmed down recipe:
Frozen Hot Chocolate
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups ice cubes
Garnish: reduced-fat whipped topping and/or dark chocolate shavings
1. Combine chocolate syrup, evaporated milk, vanilla and ice in a blender until smooth.
2. Pour into glasses. Garnish with a dollop of whipped topping and/or a sprinkling of chocolate shavings, if desired.
Variations: Mexican Hot Chocolate: Add 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon. Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Substitute 1/4 tsp mint extract for the vanilla extract.
150 cal, 5 g pro, 0 g fat, 85 mg sod.
The Creative Cook