T is for Too Hot for Hot Chocolates!

Iced Chocolate

With the temperature regularly reaching 30°C or above (86°F) now it is definitely summer here already even if officially summer doesn't start for another week yet. 

This also means it is definitely too hot for hot chocolates.  Why am I talking about hot chocolates I hear you ask? Hot chocolates, marshmallows and Christmas seem to go hand in hand.  Well they do if you live in many parts of the northern hemisphere anyway.  But here? Not so much.

So with Bear and Bee both keen to start doing anything Christmassy, we changed up the Hot Chocolate tradition for Iced Chocolates.  Much more suited to where we live and delicious for an after kindy afternoon tea.

There are many recipes for making Iced Chocolates just as there are many recipes for making Hot Chocolates.  This is how we made our Iced Chocolates.  It is not really a recipe though more just a suggestion of what to do.

Iced Chocolate
Serves 1

1 tablespoon chocolate flavoured topping (like you pour over ice cream)
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
250ml milk
whipped cream, grated chocolate and extra chocolate topping to serve.

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1. Place the topping, ice cream and milk in a blender or a milkshake shaker like our Tupperware one.

Iced Chocolate

2. Blend or shake for 1 minute.

3. Spread a little extra topping around the inside of a glass.

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4. Pour in the milk mix.

5. Top with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

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6. Serve and enjoy!

You could replace the chocolate flavoured topping with powered chocolate drink mix or even make your own chocolate mix.  Whisk together 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1-2 tablespoons sugar (depending on how sweet you like it) with a little hot water.  Use in recipe in place of topping.