Monday, 5 June 2017

Frozen Hot Chocolate.



Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Because it's Monday.

And if any day is deserving of a frozen hot chocolate, it's most definitely a Monday during Ramadan.
After a long day of fasting and school/work, I cannot think of a better treat at Iftar time than frozen hot chocolate.

I had been wanting to make frozen hot chocolate for years. Even the name had me intrigued. I mean, how can hot chocolate be frozen?!

I finally had the chance to give the recipe a go last month and immediately regretted not having tried it sooner. It's a combination of a thick chocolate mixture, milk and lots of ice. The ice is what makes it.

Once blended up, you're left with a rich cold drink with a very deep chocolate flavour. That's one of things that I love about it - it's not overly sweet meaning that you actually taste the flavour of chocolate. We love it finished with a dollop of whipped cream and plenty of grated chocolate. Master the recipe guys, because I can guarantee you'll be making frozen hot chocolate more than once this Ramadan.

A Simple List of Ingredients:
1. Dark Chocolate
2. Cocoa Powder
3. Caster Sugar
4. Double Cream
5. Milk
6. Vanilla Essence
7. Ice

Bismillah, let's begin!

Let's start by mixing up the chocolate. I used dark chocolate but you can use milk chocolate too.

Into a bowl, place 75g Dark Chocolate.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave.

Next, for more chocolate flavour, cocoa powder.

Add 2 teaspoons (5g) Cocoa Powder.

To sweeten things up, in goes 1 tablespoon Caster Sugar. Add more, if you want things sweeter.

Finally, double cream! Also known as heavy cream in America.

Pour in 60ml Double Cream.

Whisk everything together until well combined.

And, that's the chocolate mixture done!

Time to grab the rest of the ingredients and whizz up our frozen hot chocolate!

You'll need a blender for this recipe. A powerful one is best as it will need to blend up the ice! Mine isn't that powerful so I added my ice in batches to make things easier. 

To make the frozen hot chocolate, pour 160ml Milk into the blender.

Then, add in 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence.

Before adding in all the chocolate mixture.

Finally, ice!

Throw in 300g Ice.

Like I said before, if your blender isn't that powerful, add and blend the ice cubes in batches. You could also give them a little bash to help make blending easier.

Blend the frozen hot chocolate for a few minutes until thick.

This drink is best served immediately so pour it into glasses and serve!

Look at that texture! It's halfway between a thick milkshake and a slush!

The frozen hot chocolate is just as good on its own but a little whipped cream is also good too!

Dollop on the whipped cream.

And, sprinkle with grated dark chocolate.

If you're in the mood for a Monday Iftar treat, this is for you. With its deep chocolate flavour and thick texture, you'll need a wide straw to drink it. Enjoy!

Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Prep Time: About 15 minutes.
Cook Time: None!
Serves: About 2 people.

Ingredients

75g Dark Chocolate
2 teaspoons (5g) Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon Caster Sugar
60ml Double Cream
160ml Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
300g Ice 

To Serve
Whipped Cream
Dark Chocolate, grated

Make the chocolate mixture:
Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave. Once melted, add in the cocoa powder, caster sugar and double cream. Whisk until well combined.

Blend up the frozen hot chocolate:
To a powerful blender, add the milk, vanilla essence, the chocolate mixture and ice. Blend for a few minutes until the mixture is thick.

Serve:
Pour the frozen hot chocolate into glasses. Top with whipped cream and grated dark chocolate. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes:

  • My blender wasn't powerful so I added the ice in batches. I also found that bashing the ice cubes up a little helps in blending them if you're blender isn't powerful.
{adapted from ina garten}

Keep me in your duas please, and enjoy your frozen hot chocolate!

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

6 comments

  1. As salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi

    This looks very delicious and yes I am adding to my summer recipe bucket list. In shaa Allaah

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    1. Wa alaikumus salaam! Thank you! I hope you like it! :)

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  2. Heavy cream is not the same as double cream. Double cream has at least 48& fat; heavy cream is minimum 36&. Wiki has an article:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream

    San

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    1. Is it not? In the UK, we have double cream. I thought the US equivalent was heavy cream. Any idea what is then?

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    2. it's the fat content that dictates the type of cream, and as you can see, there's a significant difference in the minimum fat content of double cream in the UK and heavy cream in the USA. I've always been told there is no widely available equivalent in the US to double cream, though of course any small local creamery might offer it.

      That Wiki page I linked to mentions Manufacturer's Cream, which has >=40% fat, but has the caveat, "Used in commercial and professional production applications. Not generally available at retail until recently". Don't know how available it actually is.

      Incidentally, I see the "per cent" symbols in my previous post have been rendered as ampersands. If that's my fault, sorry. I hope it hasn't confused anyone.

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    3. No problem! Thank you for all the info! :)

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