Whether it’s 90 degrees or only 9, this easy, paleo frozen hot chocolate is a delicious treat you won’t want to pass up! Even if you need to drink it wrapped in a blanket…

Delicious #paleo frozen hot chocolate. RaiasRecipes.com

 

Winter, shminter.

Even if it’s February, and in most of country it’s still freezing cold, down here in the south it’s never really that cold. And even though I love soups year round – much to my kiddos’ chagrin – I do need a nice, cooling treat every now and again.

Since it is February and winter, hot chocolate is still on the menu, right? But since it’s already over 70 out and it’s not even lunch time, I think frozen hot chocolate is called for.

 

I first came up with this easy, paleo frozen hot chocolate recipe yeeeeears ago. Since then, I put it aside for my favorite dark chocolate pudding, some cake, or a cookie. Recently, though I’ve fallen in love with it again. I totally blame that on living in the south. And maybe on having five (almost 6!) kids to chase around. Momma needs her chocolate. 😉

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Frozen Hot Chocolate.

This recipe seriously is easy to make. I usually have all the ingredients on hand, and the only appliance you need is a blender. Even though I use my Blendtec, you can use pretty much any blender you have. It’ll work fine.

Milk. I usually make this recipe with my homemade coconut milk so it stays paleo, but you can totally use whatever type of milk you want. It’s amazingly delicious with raw milk, or whatever kind of milk you like! Just make sure the milk you use is nice and high in fat. Not only because that kind of fat is good for you, but also because it helps the frozen hot chocolate be niiiiiice and creamy.

Of course, you could totally not use any milk at all if you really want to. I’ve made this with coffee before, and while it’s more icy, it’s still completely delicious!

Cocoa powder. I always use Azure Standard’s organic, fairy-trade cocoa powder. It’s my favorite! But you can use whatever kind of cocoa powder you have or love.

Sweetener. I use honey to sweeten this frozen hot chocolate. It would also probably be good with maple syrup. And if you need to, you could also try stevia for a keto version – I haven’t tried it, though.

Optional add-ins. My favorite drink addition to pretty much any drink is a beautiful, fresh, raw egg yolk. Raw yolks are packed with calcium and iron and are a wonderful way to get vitamins B6, folate, B12, A, D, E, and K! If I don’t use yolks, I will add in some kosher collagen for a little protein boost. I use Perfect Supplement’s collagen since it’s made from grass-fed cattle and is 100% pesticide and hormone-free.

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Need more healthy, delicious drinks? Here are a few of my favorites!

 

Frozen hot chocolate. raiasrecipes.com

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut milk, or milk of choice (I like to use my homemade coconut milk)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 heaping tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup (or liquid stevia to taste, for keto)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional, I like to make my own)
  • 2 cups ice (or less, if you want it more watery than milk-shakey)

Optional

Instructions

Place everything in the blender (this is the one I use) with ice on top, and blend on high until smooth.

Top with a dollop of homemade coconut whipped and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!

Makes 2 servings.

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