As temps are at their highest and pool time is in it’s primetime, so too is frozen drink season! I whipped up some Strawberry Raspberry Coconut Daiquiris last month, but I wanted something a little less fruity and a little more chocolatey, because who can say no to chocolate! Remember that over the top frozen hot chocolate that people flocked to NYC for (much like the Cronut today, oh food trends). Well, I, Ashley, just realized that I have actually never had one, not a one! I recently set off, determined to making one of these sweet, chocolatey, cooling concoctions, with a little kick of course. Meet the Boozy Frozen Hot Chocolate!
Any recipe I came across for this famous (infamous?) drink called for cocoa powder, or worse pre-made hot chocolate mix. I have never been a fan of those packets. Thin and lacking in any rich chocolate flavor, it’s not something I dream about. This on the other hand is something I will be dreaming about well into winter (thank goodness for regular hot chocolate!). A mix of semi-sweet and dark keeps it from being too cloyingly sweet while providing all of the chocolatey goodness.
In true Craft & Cocktails style, I added in some bourbon to the frozen hot chocolate to make it the perfect after dinner or pool side drink! Everything is made a little better with some booze and marshmallows, don’t you think? These rainbow ones in particular bring the fun level up a few notches! I used these colorful Craftsman & Wolves ones, but regular marshmallows will do too.
Isn’t this an extremely decadent drink? Oh you betcha, but sometimes you have to live a little!
Ashley Rose Conway