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Frozen Hot Chocolate


I love cold slushy drinks in the winter.  Not sure why, but if you’re like me, you’ll love this concoction!

1/2 cup chocolate syrup (personal note: do NOT use the lite choc syrup, it’s almost bitter)

1 c fat free evaporated milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups ice cubes

Garnish: whipped topping and/or dark chocolate shavings


Combine the syrup, milk, vanilla and ice in a blender until smooth.

Pour into glasses and garnish if desired.

To make

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate, add 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate, substitute 1/4 tsp mint extract for the vanilla.  (I would probably just add it in addition to the vanilla!)




Darker than Midnight Chocolate Cake


This is a cake that is rich and decadent.  It uses a cake mix, but I tweaked it a bit.  It makes 12 servings, but it is so rich you could stretch it to 16 or 24.


1 Duncan Hines Devils Food cake mix

semisweet chocolate chips, I used half of a large bag

Vanilla extract, about 1 tsp.

Prepare cake mix as directed on box.  Add chips and vanilla.  Bake according to directions on box.  Let cool for 15 minutes before frosting.

Nestle’s Chocolate Lover’s Icing:

  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

BEAT 1 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, butter, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar and milk until smooth. Makes 2 cups.

Attention Chocoholics! 5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE


Received this in my email yesterday.  I haven’t tried it, but can’t imagine it’s not delicious!  Please note these pictures were in the email I received, they are not mine.


4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).




Tipped out of mug