Friday, November 11, 2011

Sugar Free Frozen Hot Chocolate? Yes, please!

As much as Katie and I love cold and creamy chocolate desserts and will gladly eat them indiscriminately, our all-time favorite, go-to is the one and only Frozen Hot Chocolate from Dairy Queen, where it's not even officially on the menu anymore, but they'll still make it for you if you order it at the right Central Ohio locations. We've had it at NYC's Serendipity, of course, but the sugary DQ version, with its fudgy, not-quite-all-the-way-blended-in chocolate is actually more delicious -- and it's about 1/4 the price. We weren't so excited, though, when we found out that a single serving of our beloved FHC contains a shocking 127 grams of carbohydrate.

Here we are, enjoying FHC at Serendipity way back in 2006.

FHC is one of those indulgences for which we've never found a suitable replacement while watching carbs, so imagine my surprise when I spotted this lighter version today on Pinterest, made with just non-dairy milk, Truvia, a teeny pinch of salt, and cocoa.

(I started to e-mail the recipe to Katie, but since we were just talking today about how we really should be blogging instead of just sharing all of our diet musings and woes and ideas and inspirations with only each other, I thought I'd link up to it here.)

The ingenious part of this recipe involves pouring the blended ingredients into ice cube trays, freezing, and then running the cubes through a blender for rich, chocolaty results that are undiluted by plain old ice.The recipe in the link is vegan, but I wouldn't think twice about mixing in a little heavy cream and/or topping with some dark chocolate shavings.

I can't wait to try this!

Have you ever successfully de-carbed your favorite dessert?