The heat of the summer is definitely upon us! Whenever it's humanly possible, I'm steering clear of using my oven and stove at all right now. I've been focusing on staying cool with little or no cook meals, or things that can be grilled outside. Even so, I'm dreaming of the cooler months to come. The summer heat here in Texas can be brutal.
So, what's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of winter, snow, and the Holidays? ... Hot chocolate, of course! Trust me, I'll be all over hot chocolate when the time comes, but for now - it's all about this Skinny Frozen 'Hot Chocolate'! Basically, this is a frozen take on a classic hot chocolate, so it's perfectly enjoyable during the summer while you're waiting for the cooler months.
The next question is... how do you lighten up a hot chocolate? The first thing I did was to use a fat free milk, but you could use any milk you prefer (almond, coconut, etc.) I also happened to get my hands on some CAcafe Cocoa, which let me just say I was a little hesitant about since coconut has not always been one of my favorite flavors. However, I was completely surprised with how this cocoa tasted. The coconut flavor is light and only accents the chocolaty goodness without overpowering it.
CAcafe products were developed by a physician, with the highest quality real coconut, Colombian Coffee, Green Tea, and Dutch Chocolate. Plus, they are dairy, gluten, and trans fat free, and use only non-GMO cane sugar.
At the end of the day, you just can't go wrong with frozen chocolate amazingness right now. Especially this one! This frozen hot chocolate is full of flavor and also almost completely guilt free.
Right now you can get 6 free samples, two of each flavor (coconut coffee, coconut cocoa, and coconut tea) from CAcafe!
There is a special item marked "Bloggers Special." in the shop, that's the item you will want to buy! You will be able to get 100% off the price of that item when you enter in this code at check out: TSF06 (that's zero-six, not "oh" six like the letter). Shipping is not included, but is only $3.
Skinny Frozen 'Hot Chocolate'
Servings: 4 • Size: About 1/2 Cup • Calories: 157.5 • Fat: 5.3 g • Carb: 18.8 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 17.3 g • Sodium: 62.5 mg
2 C. Fat Free Milk
3 Scoops CAcafe Coconut Cocoa
3 C. Ice
Fat Free Whipped Cream, Optional
Dark Chocolate Chips, Optional
Place the 2 C. Fat Free Milk, 3 Scoops CAcafe Coconut Cocoa, and 3 C. Ice into a blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy and all of the ice is pureed.
Divide evenly among glasses and enjoy right away!
Optionally you can top with some fat free whipped cream and dark chocolate chips.