Friday, June 11, 2010

Serendipity 3's Frrrozen Hot Chocolate Lite

Never deprive yourself of chocolate
New York City's Serendipity 3 is famous for serving decadent desserts with rich toppings.  The portions are outrageous!  The cafe's a fun place to satisfy a sweet tooth for locals and tourists alike.  The Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, its signature drink, was featured on The Early Show and Oprah, and extolled as something chocolate lovers must try before they die.  Well, that is a tall order ... but ... I think I've come up with a chocolaty and equally satisfying low-fat-low-calorie version that you can make at home.  My healthy shake is loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein, the building blocks of the body.  And it's delicious!  I love smoothies and cold, slurpy drinks, especially on hot summer days.  My taste-alike-drink definitely takes care of a chocolate craving.  It's so simple to prepare and costs a lot less too.

Here's my Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe:
1 envelope Carnation Dark Chocolate Instant Breakfast
10 oz skim milk
4 ice cubes
1 teaspoon sugar, or sweetener
[Optional: Add an extra teaspoon of real cocoa powder. However, it's chocolate rich without it.]

Throw all the ingredients into a blender.  Blend for a few minutes until the ice is crushed, and the chocolate mixture is smooth.  Pour into a tall glass and serve.

You can top with chocolate shavings, cocoa powder and whipped cream, if you like.  The extras are between you and your waistline.  Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. I tried your version. It's good! Thanks for sharing.