Being pregnant always brings its food adventures. The cravings I have are so ridiculous, sometimes frustrating, and if ignored can be completely outrageous. When I was pregnant with my baby girl I had a craving for doughnuts. I was trying to reign in my diet some and fried dough smothered in sugary goodness was not part of that healthier diet, so I ignored it thinking it would go away. How could I have been more wrong? Not only did the craving not go away but it got stronger, so strong to the point that I started dreaming of dancing doughnuts. Disturbing! Thank goodness for my dear sweet husband who, on his way home from early morning physical training with the Army ROTC, went to the store and picked up a gallon of milk...and doughnuts. Craving satisfied and no more dreams of dancing doughnuts. What a relief!
This pregnancy has had it's own challenges, mostly cravings that are for things that aren't easily attainable in our state not to mention even on this side of the country. Grrr! Cravings for things like
L&L Hawaiian BBQ, In N Out, or the little Chinese food place that sells the most amazing doughnuts just up the street from my house. Yes, CHINESE place. Don't knock it till you taste it. So of course when I've craved doughnuts this pregnancy I didn't ignore it, I satisfied it and fast. Now this post is not a doughnut recipe (haven't found a good one yet) but it is about frozen hot chocolate. I've had it before and was telling my husband about it and he looked at me like I was crazy. Then I had to laugh when I saw an article about Dunkin Doughnuts new frozen hot chocolate drink that has become super popular. See, I'm not crazy!
Not being one to fork over 4 bucks for a drink I know I could make myself for the three of us at home I searched for a recipe and then have switched it up a bit.
Frozen Hot Chocolate (gf)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup your favorite dairy creamer (optional)
1/2 cup of your favorite hot chocolate mix
2 cups crushed ice
Whipped cream (optional)
Place the first 3 ingredients in a blender and blend for several minutes until smooth. Add a little chocolate syrup to taste. Top with whipped cream if desired and a little additional chocolate syrup on top.
My little miss enjoys it a ton, a perfect Saturday morning treat.
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Labels: drink, gluten free