Frozen Nutella Hot Cocoa

It’s getting hot now since it’s summer, but I was craving for some hot cocoa. I knew if I were to get some it would just make me really sweaty from the heat. So today I will be attempting to make a frozen version, but with a twist of some Nutella. While scouring the net I stumbled upon Serendipity’s Famous Frozen Hot Chocolate and I found many variations of it. Since buying the mix was out of the question I figured I could make my own, but in a budget friendly route. The upside was that I have all of the required ingredients already. This venture will be the collaborations  of 3 different recipes. For the Nutella idea I would have to give thanks to this link. The frozen hot chocolate recipe is from this link, although I will be cutting this in half. Finally the hot cocoa mix is from this link and I will be only using 2-3 servings of it.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp cocoa mix
  • 4-5 Tbsp Nutella
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk (I used 2% milk)
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Cocoa Mix (2-3 1.5 oz. hot chocolate packets of your choice)

  • 1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp dry milk powder
  • 3 Tbsp + 1 1/4 tsp confectioners’ sugar, sifted (I had to use granulated sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp + 3/4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp + 3/4 tsp powdered non-dairy creamer (didn’t have any so instead I will be adding liquid creamer, in sweet cream flavor)

Step 1: In a blender add milk, cocoa mix, salt, and Nutella. (I recommend sifting the cocoa mix before adding to the blender)

Step 2: Blend until combined

Step 3: Add in the ice and blend until the ice becomes small chunks.

Step 4: Pour evenly into 2-3 glasses and place on top of a plate.

Step 5: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings.


Frozen Layered Dulce de Leche Dessert

After making my dulce de leche cake I wanted to make something simple. So decided to make a frozen version, but with less ingredients and a quicker time to make it.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1 box of Nilla Wafers, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups cold milk
  • 2 pkg Jell-O White Chocolate Flavor Pudding
  • 8 oz of cold whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup Dulce de Leche

Step 1: Chop 8 of the wafers; set aside

Step 2: Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with foil, with the ends of the foil extending over the sides of the pan. (To fit the foil in the pan just fold the foil over the back of the pan and then place inside of the pan.)

Step 3: Arrange 14 of the remaining wafers in a single layer on the bottom of the prepared pan; set aside.

Step 4: Pour the milk into a large bowl

Step 5: Add the dry pudding mixes

Step 6: Beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick)

Step 7: Gently stir in the whipped cream.

Step 8: Spoon 1/3 of the mixture over the wafers in the pan.

Step 9: Top with another 14 remaining wafers

Step 10: Top wafers with 2 Tbsp of Dulce de Leche

Step 11: Repeat the layering of pudding, wafers, and Dulce de Leche.

Step 12: Cover with the remaining pudding mixture

Step 13: Sprinkle with the chopped wafers and press chopped wafers gently in the pudding mixture.

Step 14: Cover the top of pan with foil and freeze for 4 hours or until firm.

Step 15: Lift from pan, using the foil as handles, and remove foil

Step 16: Place dessert on a serving plate and allow to stand for 15 minutes to soften slightly before cutting it into 12 slices to serve.

Step 17: Store leftovers in freezer.