National Chocolate Lovers Month

  To Celebrate National Chocolate Lovers Month I’ve partnered with Cost Plus World Market to create Frozen Hot Chocolate! Thank you Cost Plus World Market for sponsoring this post! All views and opinions are of course my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Louella Reese happen!

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Is it any surprise that February is National Chocolate Lovers Month? With chocolate being every in Feburary {Thank you Valentine’s Day} you have every reason to indulge in the sweet treat. Afterall, in moderation, chocolate really is good for you! This month though, it’s completely okay to over indulge in all things chocolate. 

To celebrate National Chocolate Lovers Month, I’ve partnered with Cost Plus World Market to share a recipe that is a cool creamy blend of sweet chocolate and milk, topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. A creation that was originally made famous by Serendipity’s 3 in New York City. Recreating a chocolate masterpiece {which is ordered by about 10,000 customers each month} only seems fitting for National Chocolate Lovers Month! I have Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity’s 3 in New York City when I was in middle school and immediately became obsessed. My mom and I whipped up several variations of it over the years and finally, the recipe has been perfected! 

So make plans, invite some of your best gal pals over for a Galentine’s Day Celebration, and whip up this indulging sweet treat! 

dark chocolate | cocoa powder | vanilla extract | chocolate sauce | coconut sugar | chocolate sprinkles 

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

First, you’ll need to swing by your local Cost Plus World Market  to pick up your key ingredients; Chocolate Bars, Vanilla Extract, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Dark Chocolate Sprinkles, and Chocolate Sauce {or Chocolate Fudge Sauce}. I also found the perfect serving glasses and spoons at my local Cost Plus World Market  location: Cost Plus World Market Costwold in Charlotte, NC. How pretty are these spoons? To play into the Galentine’s theme I was going for, I also picked up these beautiful blush plates. Cost Plus World Market  has to many pretty dinnerware options! 

Shop all the items from Cost Plus World Market for the recipe + drinkware and dinnerware below. 

Next, the fun part, whipping up the Ultimate Frozen Hot Chocolate! Doing so is incredibly easy and quick. Who doesn’t love that? Follow the directions below and enjoy! 

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate
Serves 2
A creamy blend of milk and rich dark chocolate, topped with whipped cream and more chocolate.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 ounces dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  2. 1/4 cup brown coconut sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups almond milk
  6. 4 cups ice
  7. Optional garnishes: whipped cream, chocolate sauce, shaved chocolate curls or chocolate sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Place the chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, and 1 cup milk in a small bowl. Melt in microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stir after each 30 second increment, continue until smooth and all chocolate melted
  2. Place ice into a blender
  3. Pour in the melted chocolate mixture
  4. Add the remaining milk to the blender, along with the vanilla extract
  5. Cover and blend until very smooth
  6. Layer mugs (or glasses) with chocolate sauce
  7. Pour into blended mixture into mugs (or glasses)
  8. Top with whipped cream and garnishes if desired!
  9. Enjoy!
Louella Reese http://louellareese.com/
Happy National Chocolate Lovers Month y’all! Be sure to swing by World Market for all your chocolate needs this month! You can search for the closest Cost Plus World Market in your area using the World Market store finder here. Find more chocolate recipes here.

Homemade Frozen Hot Chocolate | Valentine's Day Dessert Idea | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

40 Comments

  1. February 2, 2018 / 8:11 am

    Omg! My mouth is watering. I didnt know it was national chocholate month and this looks amazing!!

    • February 2, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you Laura! It really is SO tasty!!!! I was hoping the glass would never end. Which being as big as it is, it took some time haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

    • February 2, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Oh I am right there with you Rach! You definitely need to whip this up. It’s so easy and so sinfully delicious.

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. Emily Wilkinson
    February 2, 2018 / 10:01 am

    I’m totally in the minority & do not like chocolate (don’t judge haha!) but that does look delicious and Nick would totally love it.

    • February 2, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Girl, not judging! Slightly jealous, I love it too much haha. You should whip this up for Nick, it’s a really fun one!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. Anna English
    February 2, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Whoa, this looks so delish! Yum!

  4. February 2, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Um WHAT!! THat sounds incredible. WIsh I had that big glass in front of me right now.

    • February 2, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      YAY!!! Thrilled you think so gal! I wish I could share with you. It’s so sinfully delicious.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. February 2, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    Yummy! This looks so creamy. Love that we have a month all designated to chocolate. Thank you for sharing.

  6. February 2, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    OH. EMM. GEEEEEEE .. YUM!!! I’ll be right over and we can whip up some of these!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  7. Kristina
    February 2, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    Okay, this looks delicious (and so pretty too!) Ryan & I are not eating sweets this month before our trip to JAMAICA… so this is so tempting!!

    xo, Kristina

  8. Ruth Ridley
    February 3, 2018 / 12:44 am

    You are the cutest and I want to make this this weekend!!! YUM!!!

    • February 4, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      🙂 Thank you Ruthie! Hope you do whip it up. I am sure the kids would love it too!!

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. Jessica Camerata
    February 4, 2018 / 10:14 am

    This looks Delicious!!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  10. February 4, 2018 / 11:43 am

    OMG these look delicious! And so perfect for a little galentines get together with some girlfriends! Can’t wait to try!

    xo, Emma
    http://defineddesignsblog.com

    • February 4, 2018 / 1:40 pm

      Thank you so much Emma! They really are so tasty! Definitely let me know what you think after giving them a try.

      xo Laura Leigh

  11. Stephanie
    February 4, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    I had to giggle when I saw the title of this post, because I texted my fiancé first thing this morning saying I woke up craving chocolate. Guess this is my sign that I need to make something delicious and chocolate-y!

  12. February 19, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    Who on earth does not love chocolate! I love all the beautiful pictures, and yOur blog! 👏

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