- 3 ounces best-quality chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
- 2 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups ice
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- Chocolate shavings, for garnish
Melt chocolate in a small saucepan or in the top of a double broiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until blended.
Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender, place the remaining 1 cup of milk, the chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cram and chocolate shavings.
Adapted from: Paula Deen