Serendipity's Frrrozen White Hot Chocolate

Serendipity’s Frrrozen White Hot Chocolate

6 ounces white chocolate, broken into small pieces
3/4 cup milk
6 fresh mint leaves
2 cups ice
whipped cream
maraschino cherries (optional)
candy canes (optional)
candy sprinkles (optional)

Place white chocolate in a heavy saucepan over very low heat and stir until melted. Remove from heat and whisk in half of the milk until well blended.
Place remaining milk in a blender with chocolate mixture, mint leaves, and ice. Blend at high speed until smooth and frothy and ice is pulverized.
Pour into chilled goblets and top with whipped cream. Garnish with additional mint leaves, maraschino cherries, candy canes, or sprinkles if desired.

Serendipity’s Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

6 pieces (1/2-ounce) chocolate , a variety of your favorites
2 teaspoons store-bought hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings

Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and slowly add ½ cup of milk until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

In a blender, place the remaining cup of milk, the room-temperature chocolate mixture and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.