I have to remind myself everyday that in Texas, in the summer, you do not attempt any yard work past 9:00 am!

Then what on earth was I thinking when I decided to water my plants at 6:00 pm?

Did I think the temperature would have dropped by then? The answer is NO! NO! NO!

Sweat dripped off my face and my back was on fire from the beating sun and I had only been out there 10 minutes!

Okay, I rolled up the water hose and headed for the blast of cool air that I knew awaited me as I entered the house. Whew! I had to literally sit down to avoid the dizziness and cool down!

I needed something majorly cold to drink and lots of it! I glanced at my Blendtec and immediately thought frozen hot chocolate. I knew I was thirsty enough to drink a whole recipe of it, and now I needed a glass big enough to put it in.

I opened the cabinet where I keep my glasses and way back at the back was my souvenir glass from The Dallas Cowboy’s football game. I even kept the straw that came with it! Yay! Now we’re talking! Hurry and get it made!

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Serves 4

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (plus additional for topping)
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 3 Tbs. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate shavings (made with a vegetable peeler) optional

1. Pour milk and cream into Blendtec (love my Blendtec).

2. Add cocoa, sugar, vanilla, pinch of salt and ice.

3. Blend until thick and slushy.

4. May need to add more ice (if you want it thicker).

5. Whip the additional cream and sweetened a little with confectioners’ sugar.

6. Pour the frozen hot chocolate into a very tall glass (or four small ones), top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if you like, serve.

A favorite winter treat is instantly transformed to a deliciously cold frosty drink! And my how refreshing it was! Enjoy!