Monday, May 26, 2014

Choco Coco Milk Recipe

I haven't posted in months due to the fact I was busy with school and moving into our new house. With that being said, I just finished my freshman year of college! Woo! Except I'm taking summer classes which start in a week...

I was also preoccupied with moving in to our house that has been building for 8 months. The move-in date coincidentally ended up being the week right before my finals, so that was fun. We're settled in for the most part now and am enjoying having my own room again and cooking and baking in our new beautiful kitchen, with more recipes coming soon!

I love cooking and baking and thought I would come back with a recipe perfect for spring and summer. We recently got a new blender, the Ninja Ultima Blender, and have been on a kick making all types of blended drinks from healthy veggie smoothies to iced chocolate milk. I have all these yummy concoctions in my head I want to try out. 

This recipe came about when I asked my sister, Sophie, what kind of drink I should make for us that included chocolate. She suggested chocolate and coconut milk, so I whipped up something quick and it turned out to be super tasty and she's been requesting it nonstop, even at 10 pm. 

This drink includes hot chocolate mix, cocoa powder, three kinds of milk, and ice. I suggest including a small, ripe banana into the recipe to make a thicker and richer drink (though I don't include one in the pictures).

       Blend together the milks, hot chocolate mix, and cocoa powder on high. Add banana, if  
      using and blend for a few seconds. Then, add the ice and blend on medium-high until 
      desired consistency is reached
              Add more ice and pulse in the blender if you want more of a frappe texture

                                                                        Voila! The Choco Coco Milk

Choco Coco Milk

Only has a handful of ingredients and can easily be altered. A frothy, chocolate-y, and coconut-y drink.

Makes approximately 3 servings


·      1 Cup Dairy Milk*

·      1 Cup Almond Milk

·      ¾ Cup Coconut Milk

·      2 TBSP Hot Chocolate Mix*

·      1 TBSP Cocoa Powder

·      1 Banana

·      2 Cups Ice


1.     Pour the milks and the cocoa powder into the blender. Blend on medium-high (I     
        blended on power 7) for 30 seconds. Afterwards, add the banana and blend  
        again for a few seconds.
2.     Add the ice, pulse a couple times, then blend on medium (I blended between power  
        4 and 5) for 10-20 seconds, depending on your preference of texture.
3.     Pour into a decorative serving glass and enjoy!


*You can substitute any milk for the dairy and almond milk.
*If you don't have got chocolate mix, mix 1 TBSP cocoa powder with 2 TSP sugar.