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Monday, May 11, 2020

Homemade Iced Chocolate or Iced Mocha Slushy Recipe, Vegan Option


Its been getting hotter lately here and my kids wanted to have a nice cool treat. My son, Lee, had brought up that he loved iced coffee, something that a neighbor of his dad's used to make him. So I made him iced coffee, not just iced coffee, but an icey coffee slushy, but then I thought to change it up. Why not make something like that but with chocolate? Why do we have chocolate milk and hot cocoa, but not iced chocolate slushies?

This recipe is yummy and even cheaper to make than chocolate milk or hot cocoa, because the milk is stretched with ice and water, as it is in coffee, but it tastes just as flavorful. And you can make this vegan using a dairy free milk instead of the dairy milk. I make mine with homemade almond milk and make the kids' using regular milk.

Sometimes I add a little instant coffee powder to it to give it extra oomph and make it ice mocha instead of ice chocolate.

It's such a perfect treat. Just beware brain freeze.

Note- you do need a strong blender for this, one strong enough to blend up ice. I use my Biolomix blender for this.

Feel free to play around with recipe with different sweeteners, or other additives (try adding mint extract for a peppermint iced chocolate), just keep the ice to liquid ratio the same, so that it has the perfect slushy texture.

This makes 6 cups of iced chocolate, which means each of my kids get one serving and then there's enough for them to each have a second half serving.

Homemade Iced Chocolate or Iced Mocha Slushy Recipe, Vegan Option

Ingredients:
1 cup milk of choice, dairy or vegan milks
3 1/2 cup ice
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)

Instructions:
1. Place all the ingredients in a powerful blender.

2. Blend until all the ice is blended and you have a slush.

3. Pour into cups and drink immediately. Straws recommended.

Enjoy!

Note: If you want to make iced coffee, simply replace the cocoa powder with instant coffee powder. And leave out the vanilla.

Do you ever make iced chocolate? Does this look like something you would try? Do you have a blender powerful enough to blend up ice?

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