Dec 19, 2012

Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate



A dreamy, icy blend of chocolatey goodness, without the guilt! Today's recipe is a guest post from my dear friend Brandi. She's blogs over at BranAppetit, please welcome her!

Hi guys! This is Brandi from BranAppetit, and I’m so happy to be here, sharing a recipe with you.

If you’re anything like me, you have families that love to eat and drink super high calorie foods during the holidays. I’m guessing it’s like this for everyone, really, but it doesn’t have to be! I definitely indulge in some foods that I only get during the holiday season like my mom’s fudge pie or my Mammaw’s ham gravy, but there are some easy ways to make great holiday treats a little more figure friendly.

Take this frozen hot chocolate.


A normal recipe would set you back hundreds of calories, but you can slim this down easily by swapping in skim milk and adding a touch of rich unsweetened cocoa powder for even more intense chocolate flavor.

My favorite way to have this is to add in a drop or two of peppermint or coconut extract, but it’s just as delicious without it, too. And with the warm December we’ve been having in Virginia, a frozen hot chocolate has been my go-to treat this year.

Hope you all have a great holiday season!
 
Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 2 • Size: little over 1 cup • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 111 • Fat: 1 g • Carb: 20 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 7 g • Sugar: 18 g
Sodium: 166 mg 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups fat free milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 tbsp Ovaltine Rich Chocolate (or Chocolate Malt flavor)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp fat free whipped topping (optional)
  • drop of peppermint extract (optional)


Directions:

Pour the milk and ice into your blender. Add in the ovaltine, cocoa powder, and whipped topping (optional – you could also leave this for the top instead).

Blend  3-4 minutes until the ice is completely chopped and the mixture is thick and icy.

Pour into two glasses, and serve immediately.

33 comments :

  1. I LOVE Hot Chocolate. and Love the Frozen HC from Serendipity in New York. Can't wait to try this.

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    1. That's what I though when I read "frozen hot chocolate" too!

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    2. Yes, the original Frrrozen Hot Chocolate!

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    3. First thing I thought of was that place. However, I only was able to attend the Georgetown location. My girl loves that frozen hot chocolate. I'm thinking of making this on our anniversary next Friday.

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  2. That is one I'll have to try!

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  3. This sounds amazing. Definitely trying it for Christmas Eve!

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  4. Wow....this sounds awesome. Here in the heart of Dixie with temps over 70 this is perfect.

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  5. Just pinned this. I can't wait to give it a try! :D

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  6. Great guest post! I absolutely adore Brandi! And I sure could use a glass of this right now!

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  7. This is exactly what I've been craving - can't wait to make it tonight!

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  8. Nice and EASY! Gotta go get me some Ovaltine!

    Monica

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  9. Could soy milk be used?

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  10. It's 82 here in San Antonio right now...a frozen holiday treat sounds perfect!

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  11. Will save this one for a warmer day, it's the coldest day yet in So Cal today...

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  12. Oh how I wish I had one right now! Great post and pic!

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  13. Easy recipe. Hot chocolate is my favorite. Can’t wait to try this.

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  14. Great idea! I love it! So perfect for this time of year!!

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  15. Is Quik close enough to Ovaltine to use that? I have Quik. If we bought the Ovaltine, we'd never finish the container.

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    1. Ovaltine is healthier and has vitamins! Try it...my kids LOVE ovaltine HOT or COLD!

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  16. I remember the first time I heard about frozen hot chocolate and read the nutrition stats, I was FLOORED. This sounds so so good, especially with some peppermint like you suggested!

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  17. You could also sub milk for vanilla unsweetened almond milk. YUM! I'm going to give this a try!

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  18. Can't wait to try this recipe! Does the points amount include the whippe topping or no?

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    1. No, since I listed it as optional.

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  19. Just had a frozen Choc Mocha from Dunkin Donut. I'll bet it tastes the same. Can't wait to try it.

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  20. you can also use instant chocolate pudding in this instead of ovaltine.

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  21. This is excellent. I have tried a lot of different recipes, including the instant choc pudding, which I did not like. This recipe is really good. I left the blender on a full 4 minutes. Split it into 2 serving. Stuck one in the freezer which I will re-blend at a later date. This has a nice mild chocolate taste with no chemical aftertaste. I will make this again and again. Did not use the cool whip but will try it the next time. Not sure it's necessary.

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  22. Amazing! My daughter loved it too! It was a nice special treat and I don't feel guilty!

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  23. what if we dont have 'Ovaltine' can i use bournvita?

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  24. are calories per serving?

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  25. Wow this frozen version of hot chocolate is just what we need on a very hot Christmas Day here in Australia - great idea!

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  26. Could this possibly be made in a food processor??…I no longer have a blender..alas! Could one possibly add water or more milk…rather than ice cubes…freeze partially…then process?…Thanks for any insight!

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