My friend Stephanie over at Back for Seconds had this great idea. Get a few bloggers together and do some "fake out" recipes. She is the queen of fake outs. Just check out her Skinny Caramel Truffles or her Good for You Cookie Dough Dip. The closest I can come to passing something yummy off as healthy would be my Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake. But I can still handle this challenge, it's about making something you don't expect.
I love hot chocolate and a cold winter's day. Just warms you up from the inside out.
But what about in the summer? I still love the flavor but hot drinks? Except for my morning coffee which I can't live without I want something cold to cool me down.
I love milkshakes but I don't always have ice cream in the house. And milk shakes are really fattening. Not a good idea to have one of those every day and then want to go to the beach. I don't want that body I had when I was 18 but I don't want to look like I now have 3 of those bodies mushed into my swimsuit. So how about a fake out? Hot Chocolate in the summer anyone?
This is a great alternative for cooling off in the summer and the kids will think it's fun.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
2 packages instant hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup milk,divided
Warm 1/4 cup milk in the microwave, just until warm, not hot. Add Hot chocolate mix to warmed milk and mix till dissolved.
Place remaining milk and ice in blender and add chocolate mixture.
Fast, easy and yummy.
Add some fresh whipped cream, marshmallow and jimmies...
Cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. Be sure to check out these other great Fake Out ideas from
Stephanie at Back for Seconds
Amy at Fearless Homemaker
Ashton from Something Swanky
Lisa at Flour me with Love
Mandy of Mandy's Recipe Box
Yvonne from Stone Gable
I'm linking up at some of these great parties.