Frozen Hot Chocolate
There’s nothing better than a steaming cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s evening…except maybe some frosty frozen hot chocolate on a hot summer’s day! This frozen hot chocolate recipe uses only three ingredients and a little manpower to whip up a tasty treat! Be warned: this frozen dish is similar in texture to ice cream, but it’s a lot softer! The good news is it’s easy to scoop; the less good news is that it melts faster than ice cream, so don’t leave it out of the freezer for too long!
You will need:
– 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
– 3 tbs sweet and condensed milk
– 4 packets hot chocolate mix
Pour the evaporated milk into a large bowl. Place the bowl in the freezer and let freeze for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes, remove the evaporated milk from the freezer and begin to whisk vigorously with a handheld whisk or electric mixer. The evaporated milk will begin to thicken. The evaporated milk will continue to thicken until soft peaks form when you remove the whisk. ‘Soft peaks’ mean that while the whipped milk will hold its shape, it might ‘slump’ or fall a little bit. It takes a while to whip the evaporated milk to this stage by hand, around 8 minutes! I listened to a podcast and switched my whisking hand frequently so as to avoid getting to tired. If you use an electric mixer, the milk will whip into peaks much faster, but an electric mixer is not necessary for this recipe.
Once the milk has thickened into a foamy whipped cream texture, place the bowl back in the freezer for another ten minutes.
Remove the bowl from the freezer and gently fold in the 4 packets of hot chocolate mix and the 3 tbs of sweet and condensed milk.
Pour the mixture into a freezable dish. I used a pie dish for one batch and a loaf pan for another, but you can use plastic Tupperware, a cake pan, or even a regular bowl. Make sure to cover the mixture tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap; this keeps your frozen hot chocolate from tasting like freezer burn!
Allow the mixture to freeze overnight or until set. When it is completely frozen, it will be the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. Scoop into a mug or bowl and enjoy!