Sunday, March 14, 2010

Frozen Hot Chocolate ala Hungry Girl

This one's from my Hungry Girl cookbook, which I plan to be putting to a lot more use in the near future.  The girl child declared "it's as good as Starbucks!" she may have been coerced just a little.



I'm not ashamed to show you my poorly photographed, cracked, water-spotted plastic cup from Ikea.  Keepin' it real here.

This uses some pretty simple ingredients. I think it will be worthwhile for me to keep this stuff around. Might keep me out of the Ding Dongs.





Ingredients:
One 25 calorie packet hot cocoa mix
1/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/2 oz sugar free calorie free syrup (vanilla or white choc)
1 tsp sugar free chocolate syrup (didn't have any so I used regular)
2 no-calorie sweetener packets
2 tbsp Fat Free Reddi-wip 
1 cup crushed ice


Directions:
Place hot cocoa mix, choc syrup, and sweetener in a glass and stir in 3 oz of hot water.  Next, add soymilk and sugar free syrup and stir again.  Place mix in fridge or freezer to cool for a few minutes.
Pour mix into a blender and add ice.  Blend on highest speed about 45 seconds until well blended.  Pour into spotted cracked beverage container of your choice and top with Reddi-wip. Slurp loudly and enjoy!


Nutrition Info:  58 cal, 0.5g fat, 184 mg sodium, 10g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars, 3g proten.  

40 comments:

Kat said...

This is such a great alternative! I love hungry girl!

amanda @ fake ginger.com said...

Definitely making this as soon as I can get my hands on some hot cocoa mix! Yum!

Captain Dumbass said...

Seriously, you're killing me.

Ingrid said...

LOL, I thought the photo looked good. I didn't really notice anything until you pointed it out.
~ingrid

Julie said...

Leave it to me to point out my flaws :D

Kim said...

This looks so good that I didn't even notice the cracked glass! I love that you are cooking from the Hungry Girl book. I bought the book awhile ago and the only thing I've made are the pb banana poppers (which are awesome). I'm looking forward to seeing more from this book:D

Krista said...

58 calories and it looks this good?! Sold! I totally didn't notice the cracks and spots, I had to scroll back up to examine. I'm the same way, I take pics for my blog and then I'm like, "Look at that mess in the background".

I need to re-visit the Hungry Girl. She's got great tips and recipes. I'm a hungry girl too. lol.

theUngourmet said...

I'm an Ikea fanatic! Love your cup! We were just there a couple of days ago hunting for things to organize and update my daughter room. We found the cutest stuff. She loves it!

Love the looks of that frozen hot chocolate. I bet my kids would love it too!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is perfect, now that its summer here

Debbie said...

That just looks so good.....

Lady V said...

Yummmerz

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my god, Frozen Hot Chocolate is my favorite thing EVER! I didn't even know you could make it at home! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Katherine Aucoin said...

My youngest child would love me forever if I made this for us...I love the guilt-less-ness of it all, it looks so rich and decadent. Talk about looks being deceiving!

Julie said...

I know,I was so happy to be able to make this for my dtr, who is unfortunately built like me, and she felt like she was getting a naughty treat!

Mary said...

It's always so nice to find that something that looks so sinfully delicious is not half bad for you. This was a great find and an even better share. I stopped by just to say hello, but stayed longer than I planned. I really like your blog and will be back often.

Joanne said...

Whoa that is crazy! Looks so delicious...can't believe it's so low calorie. Awesome!

Pam said...

This sounds pretty easy and love it with the sugar free ingredients! I surely would not feel guilty drinking this! Thanks!

teresa said...

what a marvelous treat! and i happen to like the mug in which it was shot!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I like the way it looks!

Lisa said...

I love your blog! It's so bright and colorful and your photos are beautiful. That said, I used to have the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity every so often..loved it. Yours looks just like it, if not better :)

Joie de vivre said...

I LIKE your cracked, water-stained mug! I like to keep it real too. :)

Leslie said...

ohhh yum. The perfect PMS snack!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Looks tasty! I think it looks very nice in that glass, too :)

Linda said...

Glad you stopped by. I like your blog too! Thanks for posting this yummy drink!!

grace said...

i just love the oxymoronic name for this...and the fact that it's lusciously and unashamedly full of chocolate. :)

Pam said...

What a tasty treat!

Juliana said...

Wow, what a great treat and without the calories :-)

Velva said...

Wow, this looks good. It's as good as Starbucks too? I am hooked. Love it.

btw, I smiled a big grin when you wrote that it would keep you out of the "ding dongs"-that was pretty funny. I can relate to that statement.

noble pig said...

Okay, I'll take 3 slurps!!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a yummy treat! I love your new look and your header!

Julie said...

Thanks :)

Mara... said...

That looks really good!! I'll have to try this. I have tried a couple other drink recipes by Hungry Girl and i'm never disappointed. this one is going on my list!!

Mimi said...

This looks fabulous. Love the mug!
Mimi

sarah said...

I love Hungry girl! This kind of stuff got me through cravings while I was doing weight watchers!

Oh and I'm stopping by from SITS :)

Monica H said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE frozen hot chocolate. I know that's a lot of love, but I do. I used to get it at a coffee shop by my house til they closed. so sad :-(

Katy ~ said...

This is such a terrific find and share. Oh my! So delicious and low cal too. A cup o'heaven I think.

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

Oh yum! I just made one of these for my daughter and I took a bit for myself. Very good. I know what we'll be having this summer.

My Book Barn said...

I'm definitely going to have to try this one out! I'm drooling just looking at it!

sanjeet said...

Definitely making this as soon as I can get my hands on some hot cocoa mix! Yum!
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Karen said...

OMG, this looks SO good! I might have to try it - even full fat version! LOL