Frozen Hot Chocolate

Lately, I’ve been having these weird feelings on conflict. Because I’m almost 30. And that is a very conflicting thing. On one hand, I’m almost 30. I’ve spotted two gray hairs. I am getting crow’s feet and my knees hurt. I can no longer relate to half my younger co-workers, I get drunk off half a bottle of wine and I couldn’t sleep past 8 in the morning if I tried. I’m getting old.

On the other hand, being no longer in your 20s has a lot of appeal! Once you hit a certain age, uncertainty sort of melts away. I don’t give a crap what people think of me anymore. I’m not worried so much about impressing people or having people like me. I don’t care that everyone knows I’m a dweeb who spends her time listening to Broadway show tunes while dreaming about Disney World and wishing Mickey Mouse were real. It’s this great sense of self-awareness that makes being nearly 30 pretty cool. I think back to when I was in high school or in my young 20s and kind of chuckle at the fact that I was too worried to join the drama club or that I would never admit to liking classical music. It’s sort of comical now.

Then again, two gray hairs. Two. I’ve taken photos of both. If I spot a third, I may have to dye. And I really don’t want that.

And how does this all relate to a food recipe? Well, I guess because despite the fact that I’m self-aware now and also have some wrinkles, I’m pretty sure I’ll always be a 13 year old boy inside. I laugh at stupid stuff, I hate being serious. Dirty jokes are pretty much my favorite thing and I enjoy fast food. This frozen hot chocolate makes me think of something my 13 year old self (or my 13 year old male alter-ego) would drink while riding my bike. It’s sweet and frosty. It’s a summer favorite. And even if you are mature and classy and actually act your age, you can still drink it. Just pour it into a very fancy glass.

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Recipe type: dessert, beverage
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Serves: 2

  • 3 ounces chocolate
  • 2 tsp. hot chocolate mix
  • 1½ Tbsp. sugar
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 3 cups ice

  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Add chopped chocolate, hot chocolate mix, sugar, milk and ice in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into two glasses.


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