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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Gingerbread Frozen Hot Chocolate

After noticing how well my last food-style post went down, which you can read here. I decided this festive season instead of doing gift-guides for Christmas, why not share some festive recipes I've been trying out and loving, which are not only great to do with the family but can also make an amazing treat when sat down by the fire. This will be part one of a three part series, so if you enjoyed this post or my previous food-style post, then make sure you come back next week for more!

This year I have been getting more into my warm drinks. I am a big cold drink lover and will almost rather have a cold glass of lemonade over a cup of tea - that's just me. However, this year I've been noticing the benefits of what a warm drink can do. Need a quick warm up? Have a warm drink. Feeling a bit down and worse for weather? Have a warm drink. Warm drinks are very much the best thing to help any problem (as well as wine - for anyone who loves wine). But it's just something about the festive season which makes warm drinks that whole lot more enjoyable.

The first drink I am trying out and loving is this gingerbread frozen hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is something I am slowly getting into this festive season, and even though hot chocolate is as it says, served hot. I thought I would twist things up a bit and try out a frozen version. I will admit when attempting this recipe that I used more spice than thought, so if you're thinking about adding a tiny bit more than suggested I would advise not too unless you really enjoy your festive drinks that way. Now, onto the recipe...

Preparation: 5 minutes        Cooking Time: 5-10 minutes       Serves: 1


1 microwavable cup
1 cup hot chocolate
1 1/2 scoops vanilla frozen yoghurt or ice cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
optional: cream and chocolate shavings to add on top

1. Place 3 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder into your chosen mug of choice, adding whole or semi-skilled milk to fill your mug. Stir the mixture together.
2. Place your mug into the microwave and on full power allow the mixture to heat through for 1 minute. Once the 1 minute is over, carefully stir your mixture well.
3. After stirring your mixture, place your mug back into the microwave for a further 30 seconds on full power, then stir again.
4. Set aside your hot chocolate to cool down or place in the fridge for around 15-20 minutes.
5. Begin to put all your other ingredients into a blender, then once your hot chocolate has cooled down, add this to the mixture as well.
6. Blitz your mixture and then pour into glass or mug of choice.
7. Top with cream and chocolate shavings and add a little gingerbread man for decoration.

Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!


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