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Decadent and perfect for summer, this chocolate drink is perfect for company or just for a summer night.
Iced Chocolate | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I mentioned last week that I am trying to work through my summer bucket list. Well, we are already onto number 2!

I’m not normally a fancy drink kind of girl. Give me water or a diet Coke and I’m a happy girl. But every once in awhile, you need a little splurge.

Now, I’m not even sure if I should classify this treat as a drink or dessert, but either way, you definitely need to put this on your summer bucket list. I saw this on a local news/lifestyle show quite awhile ago, and immediately went online to look up the recipe and save it. I knew that I needed to make this happen. It’s different, it’s frozen, and it’s a chocolate lover’s dream.

If I were an entertainer, I could totally see serving this at the end of a dinner party. The mixture can be made up in advance, and then all you would need to do is add it to a blender with some ice, and then top it with the chocolate gelato. Believe me – I’m pretty sure your guests would be totally impressed. But since I’m not an entertainer, I served it up to my kids and my husband, and between the 4 of us, we downed the whole batch. And my husband still wanted more!

If you are still adding to that summer bucket list, this is one that definitely needs to go on there. And even if you aren’t, you should make an exception and add this!

Iced Chocolate | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Iced Chocolate
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Decadent and perfect for summer, this chocolate drink is perfect for company or just for a summer night.
Serves: 4 servings
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • ½ cup super fine sugar
  • ¼ cup good quality unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups ice
  • Club soda
  • Chocolate Gelato, slightly softened
  • Fresh mint
  1. Place the hot water, sugar, cocoa and extract in a blender and blend until smooth. Add in the milk and blend to combine. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. Add the ice to the chocolate mixture. Blend until it is frothy and slush-like, adding more ice if needed.
  3. Pour a splash of club soda into the bottom of each glass. Fill the glass with the chocolate mixture, leaving about 1 inch of space at the top. Place a small scoop of chocolate gelato on top. Garnish with fresh mint.
source: Studio 5 KSL

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Nutella Gelato from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Roasted Brown Sugar Peaches and Cream Frozen Custard from TidyMom

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32 Responses to Iced Chocolate

  1. Oh my! This seriously looks incredible! And that scoop of chocolate gelato on top?! That takes it to a whole new level. Amazing recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Alllll over this! Love this idea!

  3. Tracey says:

    Wow, this sounds amazing!! I never turn down chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ And such gorgeous photos too – I love them!

  4. I love ice chocolate. I think my first go to drink as kid was this even during winter. I like that your recipe is one for real ice chocolate (not having ice cream in the milk mix). Totally yum!

  5. Gorgeous! I would not stop at one! Pinning!

  6. Tieghan says:

    Oh my gosh, this is so pretty and looks so good. Almost too good to eat/drink…..Almost!!
    Wow, I want to be drinking this right now!

  7. Say what?!! Iced chocolate!! This is now going to be the only thing I drink for the rest of these hot summer days!

  8. This looks so creamy and chocolatey! I would just love one today!

  9. Annalise says:

    This sounds fabulous, Deb! Definitely need to add this to my summer bucket list.

  10. Ohhhh YUM! I love that you used gelato instead of plain ol’ ice cream! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I need this in my life, beautiful photos!

  12. This looks amazing! I am a diet coke kind of girl too but I could totally get used to this drink!

  13. What a gorgeous drink! This sounds incredible!

  14. Hellooooo beautiful. I could cool down with one of these easily! Amazing recipe, Deb!

  15. Emily says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. I need this right now. I’m thinking this vacay in Cali is the perfect time to try it!

  16. Rebecca says:

    This looks delicious, and I’ll be adding it to my Pinterest boards. I love the twist on a traditional drink and I LOVE the addition of gelato! I’d love for you to link up with us this week at the TGIF Link party. Its going on tomorrow until 8pm and a new party starts Thursday at 8pm EST! We’d love to have you!

    Rebecca @ Living Better Together

  17. Joanne says:

    Can I have this as a drink AND a dessert?! I feel like I couldn’t just stop at one.

  18. This looks so refreshing and prefect for these hot summer days! I love the idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Jaclyn says:

    These look unbelievably good! Your photos are beautiful! And the lemon meringue hand pies look gorgeous too!

  20. dena says:

    My hubby just loves egg creams, which, for those not from the NYC area is basically your Iced Chocolate but without the gelato. I can’t show him your delicious photos because then he would make your version. Several times a day. At least.

  21. Perfection. Jason is a huge chocolate lover so I definitely have to make this for him before the summer is over!

  22. Chels R. says:

    I’ll take one of those glasses!

  23. These drinks are crazy! I can never get enough chocolate, so I could go for drinking my
    chocolate too! Love that first photo, by the way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. These look fabulous! I love the glasses you have them in.

  25. Holy Moley girl!!! That is an incredible picture and drink! I love that you topped it with gelato too! YUM!

  26. urooba says:

    what is club soda? what can we use in it’s substitution?

  27. urooba says:

    thanks DEBORAH :)..also about gelato?

  28. Shutterbug says:

    Yum! I don’t care if there is still snow on the ground where I live, I want to make this!

  29. Patty says:

    Where can I find chocolate extract? I had some that was my mom’s and that is long gone, and who knows how long she had it. It was McCormick, but I have searched their website and they do not have! Need to find this please. Thanks for any info.

    • Deborah says:

      I have found the Watkins brand in my grocery store, but you can also buy it on Amazon. There is a link in the recipe above for the Nielsen-Massey brand, but I believe Amazon usually has the Watkins brand as well.

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