November 20, 2016

Gourmet Frozen Hot Chocolate with Stephen's Hot Cocoa

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I don't know about y'all but one of my favorite things about fall and winter and the chilly weather that follows is getting to cuddle up with a big ol' mug of hot cocoa! I am one lucky girl because Stephen's Gourmet Cocoa sent me a variety of their rich and creamy cocoa to sample! After one sip, I was hooked! No other brand even compares! It truly is the best tasting cocoa I have ever had.

So I knew I needed to step it up a notch and make a hot chocolate creation worthy of such a decadent cocoa. After sampling the three flavors I was sent: Salted Caramel, S'mores, and Candy Cane, I decided to make a Frozen Hot Cocoa! You heard me right - a Hot Chocolate milkshake {is your mind blown?!}. I added Stephen's Cocoa to the shake and the homemade marshmallow whipped cream and let me tell you it was out of this world amazing! 


I love the variety of Stephen's Cocoa and they they continually are introducing new and unique flavors, as well as cocoa innovations like the Single-cups for Keurig®-style coffee makers. They even have a special selection of delicious ciders!
Some of Stephen’s Gourmet signature cocoa flavors include:
·       Salted Caramel
·       Candy Cane
·       Mint Truffle
·       Dark Chocolate
·       S’mores {my favorite!}

Connect with Stephen's

Facebook: @StephensGourmet
Twitter: @StephensCocoa
Pinterest: stephensgourmet
Hashtag: #StephensCocoa


Ingredients:

Makes 2 large drinks
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Stephen's Gourmet Cocoa, any flavor
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 cups ice
  • chocolate curls, for garnish
  • chocolate syrup, for drizzling
For the Marshmallow Cocoa Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Stephen's Gourmet Cocoa, any flavor

Directions:

  1. Add the chocolate chips to a double boiler over simmering water and stir until melted.
  2. Stir in cocoa and sugar.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in 1/2 cup milk and stir until smooth. 
  4. Set aside and cool to room temperature.
  5. In a blender add the remaining 1 cup of milk,the cooled chocolate, and the ice. 
  6. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  7. Drizzle chocolate syrup in 2 chilled glasses.
  8.  Pour into two large glasses and top with whipped cream, chocolate curls, and a straw. 

For the Marshmallow Whipped Cream:


  1. Chill a mixing bowl and mixer attachment in the freezer until ready to use.
  2. Remove bowl and mixer from freezer and add heavy cream, marshmallow fluff, vanilla, sugar, and cocoa to the bowl.
  3. Mix on high until soft peaks form.
  4. Serve a couple scoops on top of the milkshake or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Start by making the whipped cream. 
Be sure to use a chilled bowl and beaters.
 Add heavy cream, marshmallow fluff, vanilla, sugar, and cocoa to the bowl.
Mix on high until soft peaks form.
 
Serve a couple scoops on top of the milkshake or store in a sealed container
 in the refrigerator until ready to use.
For the Frozen Hot Chocolate:
add the chocolate chips to a double boiler over simmering water.

Stir until melted.
I use 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp cocoa for this recipe.
Stir in cocoa and sugar.
Stir well until combined.
Remove from heat and whisk in 1/2 cup milk and stir until smooth.
Set aside and cool to room temperature.
All you need for the perfect Frozen Hot Chocolate
 is milk, the cooled chocolate, and ice.
In a blender add the remaining 1 cup of milk, the cooled chocolate, and the ice.
Blend on high speed until smooth.
I like to chill my glasses in the freezer beforehand.
Drizzle chocolate syrup in 2 chilled glasses.
How delicious does that look?!
 Pour into two large glasses.
This Frozen Hot Chocolate with Stephen's Gourmet Cocoa
 is a decadent treat you can enjoy year round!
Top with whipped cream, chocolate curls, and a straw. 
This recipe makes two large drinks and is perfect for sharing!

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11 comments:

  1. What a fun recipe. Sharing with a few friends.

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  2. This is such a fun treat - I love frozen hot chocolate!

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  3. This sounds super tasty! Great recipe!

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  4. Wow, those hot chocolate mixes sound so good - and so does this frozen hot chocolate!

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  5. Fancy schmance!!! Love this sundae. And Stephens is my favorite hot cocoa brand for sure!!

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  6. This is so fun!! I need to try Stephen's!

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  7. This is too fun!! I have to try this soon and have a warm and cozy night in.

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  8. YES! I love hot chocolate in the winter. Ok, I really love hot chocolate any time of year but there is something so magical about sitting beside my Christmas tree with a mug of hot chocolate. But ooo my a Hot Chocolate milkshake would be amazing right now! I would literally drink this all year!

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  9. I'll have to try this! And all the flavors they offer sound delicious.

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  10. We LOVE gourmet hot chocolate and this looks amazing!

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