We are taking five of our favourite hot chocolate recipes and turning them into iced chocolates. All you need to do is keep the milk cold and load up on ice!
Generally, a few commandments are key to a quality chocolate concoction – namely, using good quality chocolate, adding a pinch of salt and using coconut or almond milk for health benefits but also for flavour varieties. Experimentation is the spice of life, so get busy with our top five picks.
Iced Chocolate with Mint and Marshmallows
Fact: There’s something wrong if you don’t like the combination of mint and chocolate and there’s something even more disturbing at play if you don’t like the combination of mint and chocolate GANACHE.
This recipe by What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today understands the importance of such things and cleverly fuses together cream, dark chocolate, fresh milk and cream to create a drink so decadent that it can only be consumed in thimble-sized quantities.
It’s so addictive you’ll have to have the cup prized from your sticky fingers. Just remember to add ice and when you get to the bit of letting it sit for a couple of minutes, place it into the fridge for 10 minutes for icy goodness. We would also recommend coconut milk in this flavour combo of mint, chocolate and coconut.
Confetti Cake Batter and White Chocolate Iced Chocolate
Just stop and drink this all in for a second. Cake batter. White chocolate. Iced chocolate. Consuming cake in liquid form has never looked so delicious and Cravings of a Lunatic takes it to the next level with the addition of sweet condensed milk, white chocolate and whipped cream.
Turn on your slow cooker, turn up the tunes and get prepared for the party that’s about to take place in your mouth. To turn this from hot chocolate to iced, once you've finished prepping, pop into the freezer for 5 minutes.
Vegan Mexican Frozen Hot Chocolate
Dairy don’t-ers, rejoice! Coconut whipped cream, almond milk and a spice infusion of sweet cinnamon, earthy nutmeg and spicy cayenne have united in your cup to make Winter your favourite time of year. This recipe by Minimalist Baker is absolutely delicious and just a tad bit different with its concoction of spices.
Cardamom & Orange Spiced White Iced Chocolate
Distinctively delicious, this recipe by Will Cook for Friends highlights fruity fragrant orange zest. Drink Summer in. Literally. To truly make this something special, a few pointers are to be kept in mind;
- Use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer part of the rind and try to avoid gathering any of the white pith.
- Back away from anything labelled 'white chips’ when seeking out white chocolate – they are mostly sugar and hydrogenated oils (think chalky, grainy or bland) – go for a cocoa butter content of about 30% for heaven to appear on your taste buds.
- When faced with the decision of green and black cardamom – go green.
- To truly turn this from a hot chocolate to an Iced chocolate, be sure to add a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top before drinking.
Coconut S’mores Iced Chocolate
AKA the pièce de résistance of iced chocolates, this creamy concoction takes out the top spot on our iced (chocolate) list. It’s not hard to see why. Creamy, thick, rich, moist, luxurious – it’s an inhalation of melted chocolate goodness and the addition of coconut, marshmallows and cream is the icing on the cake.
But we haven’t reached the best part yet – this recipe is TOTALLY HEALTHY! By that we mean using coconut milk, dark chocolate and coconut cream. Coconut is a fruit, right? It’s practically like drinking a fruit smoothie. A delicious, sweet, gooey chocolate fruit smoothie... Excuse us. We are off to How Sweet Eats to get our daily vitamin hit.