I don’t normally do this. Not because I don’t want to, it’s because the demon inside of me rears it’s ugly head and makes me out to be a psycho when I need it (seriously though, ask my husband, I’m not kidding). Chocolate. And nothing is as irresistible as this dairy-free frozen hot chocolate.
Oh my sweet chocolate. You and I are one-again/off-again lovers. You make an addict out of me, and laugh when my willpower is defeated. You make a liar, hiding all of my stash in the deepest, darkest parts of my pantry so no one else can find you. You make me a thief, taking any piece of you I can, even if I need to snatch you from little child hands.
I try to avoid you, many times cutting you off completely from my life, feeling the pain for a day or two, but soon healing, then moving on with my life. Enjoying vegetables, fruit, the sun, H2O….But then my longing thoughts of you come back, and I decide today, just today, I will have my chocolate treat once again.
Today was that day. I needed my old friend, and I needed it in the best version I could get it. Dairy-free frozen hot chocolate.
Every time I visit a new city I always try to find the best dessert place. Because seeing new places without trying new decadences is unforgivable. People, you only live once! I first tried frozen hot chocolate in New York City. And my life was forever changed. Took my chocolate addiction to a whole ‘nother level.
While I can’t jet out to NYC whenever I’m feeling my favorite chocolate fix, that doesn’t mean I can recreate it at home, in an even better version. Dairy-free! And paleo too!
This single serve treat is the perfect solution for any chocolate craving. But the BEST thing about this creation? You can try it in three phases – drink it warm for the richest hot chocolate ever, try it as it’s intended creation, as the perfect frozen hot chocolate dessert, or leave it in the freezer all day for a full-fledged ice cream fix. Or HOW ABOUT you triple the recipe, and TRY ALL THREE VERSIONS?! Sorry, the chocolate monster in me got excited. Calm yo’self girl!
To start, pour 1/2 cup of full-fat coconut milk in a ramekin and add 1/2 teaspoon raw honey. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds. While the coconut milk is heating, crack one egg white into a small bowl and whisk until light and frothy.
Once the coconut milk is warm, take it out of the microwave. In a separate bowl or ramekin, place .75 ounces of dark chocolate (or round it up to an ounce, if you’re feeling extra chocolate rebellious). Heat in the microwave in 15 second intervals, taking out each time to stir – a total of 45-60 seconds.
Very slowly, add the frothy egg white to the coconut milk and stir well to combine. The coconut milk shouldn’t be scalding hot, just warm, and slowly combining the egg will ensure the egg mixture doesn’t cook as you drop it into the coconut milk.
Next, slowly add the melted chocolate and stir well to combine then place back in the microwave another 30 seconds. Give it another good stir.
Lastly, place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until the mixture has set, but not completely frozen.
I know, asking you to wait 2-3 hour is BRUTAL, but it’s worth it. What’s your favorite chocolate treat?
Need another sweet fix? Try this guilt-free raw lemon strawberry cheesecake!Print
Dairy-Free Frozen Hot Chocolate
- Yield: 1
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 1 egg white
- .75 ounces extra dark chocolate
- Pour the coconut milk in a microwave-safe dish or ramekin and add one teaspoon raw honey
- Microwave for 30 seconds
- In the meantime, whisk the egg white until light and frothy
- Take the coconut milk out of the microwave. In another microwave-safe dish or ramekin, add the dark chocolate. Place into the microwave and heat in 15 second intervals, taking the dish out and stirring every 15 seconds. Heat a total of 45-60 seconds, or until the chocolate is melted, being careful not the burn
- Pour the egg white into the coconut milk and mix well. Let the melted chocolate cool for about a minute, then pour the melted chocolate into the coconut milk. Mix well
- Place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until lightly set
- Optional: Garnish with dark chocolate flakes