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Chili-Dusted Frozen Hot Chocolate

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We couldn’t resist putting our unique twist on one of New York’s most famous desserts: the frozen hot chocolate. A creamy mix of cocoa, chocolate, milk, and sugar is blended and frozen until slushy, then topped with fluffy whipped cream. Finished with a sprinkling of chili powder for a little added kick, this icy sweet treat is a chocaholic’s dream.
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By Chef Michelle

By Chef Michelle

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons
    • granulated sugar
  • milk
    • 8 ounces
    • milk
  • semisweet chocolate chips
    • 3 ounces
    • semisweet chocolate chips
  • cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon
    • cocoa powder
  • heavy cream
    • 6 ounces
    • heavy cream
  • powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon
    • powdered sugar
  • chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons
    • chili powder

What You’ll Need

  • 6" small pot
  • blender

Cooking Steps

  1. Make Chocolate Mixture

    Make Chocolate Mixture

    Combine granulated sugar and ½ cup milk in a small pot and place over medium-high heat. When small bubbles begin to form on the surface, remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and remaining milk. Transfer to a heat-safe bowl and chill in refrigerator at least 10 minutes until ready to use. 

  2. Whip Cream

    Whip Cream

    While chocolate mixture cools, in a medium bowl whisk heavy cream and powdered sugar until thickened and soft peaks form. 

  3. Plate Frozen Hot Chocolate

    Plate Frozen Hot Chocolate

    When chocolate mixture is cool, remove from refrigerator and add to a blender with 3 cups ice. Blend until fully combined and ice is slushy. Pour into glasses and dollop over whipped cream. Sprinkle over chili powder (or omit if you want to skip the spice). Dig into your frozen treat!

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