Monday, November 24, 2008

Thankful For Snow and Frozen Hot Chocolate. . .

Is it supposed to snow on the week of Thanksgiving?
I don't ever remember a Thanksgiving were there was this much snow on the ground.
Two years ago when we were in Columbus, it was 75 degrees and we spent the day at the zoo.
I was not ready for snow, but I do have to say that there is something magical about the first snow fall.
Isaac and Seth have both been so excited about the snow today. To them it means that Christmas is almost here.

When Isaac got home from school today, we all went out with our neighbors and ENJOYED the snow. It was so fun, cold, but fun.
The kids all helped build this BIG snowman.

Then Seth enjoyed his snow snack, which was very Healthy I am sure. :-)

So, since it is so cold here. . .
it has got me thinking about Hot Chocolate.
I Love a good cup of hot cocoa with a little scoop of Whipped cream.

I came across this So very Yummy recipe for,
Frozen Hot Chocolate.
I have always been very curious about frozen hot chocolate ever since Andy's family went to New York City and had some at a cafe called Serendipity.
(andy and i had planned on joining them on this trip but a couple days before, isaac and i got Roto Virus and were both very sick. so to this day, i have still never been to New York City. . .someday)
If you have never tried it before, you should. It is very yummy.
So here is the recipe that I found on My Kitchen Cafe:

Frozen Hot Chocolate
from My Kitchen Cafe

4 ounces of your favorite chocolate (I used semi-sweet chocolate)
2 teaspoons store-bought hot chocolate powder
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice cubes
lightly sweetened whipped cream
chocolate shavings (optional)

Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt in microwave on low heat. Once melted, add hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup milk, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

In blender, place the remaining 1 cup milk, room-temperature chocolate mixture and ice.
Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Enjoy! (This recipe made a large blender full - I believe I got at least 4 8 oz. servings from one batch.)



ali said...

ooo--I'll have to try that recipe, I've been wanting it ever since we were there last!

jill s said...

that snowman is incredible!

i thought mine was good until i saw that one! lol (i'll post pictures later tonight)

i'm sure the kids all love it.

Gabbitas Family said...

Thanks for the recipe. I had one of their frozen hot chocolates with a little orange spice to it. It was yummy! LOVE SERENDIPITY!

Emily said...

That is the BIGGEST snowman I've ever seen.

Vanessa said...

I love that picture of isaac! and I can't wait to try the frozen hot chocolate!

Liz said...

I love the snowman:)