Hot chocolate is a delicious winter treat, and thanks to K-Cups, I get to enjoy it all winter with almost no effort. The problem comes in when this warming that happens every spring and refuses to abate until the nethers of autumn these days starts to get in the way of my chocolate fix. What I need is a good way to enjoy K-Cup hot chocolate cold.
Hot Chocolate in the SummerThe Internet, as always, offers a number of solutions to this problem, some odd and some unreasonable but inspiring. It seems there is a trend of making fancy frozen hot chocolate beverages going on, perhaps in part thanks to Oprah. These seem good, and they make me try a super simple version of this fancy frozen hot chocolate recipe that everyone’s into. My version: brew K-Cup hot chocolate, pour over ice. To be honest, it was pretty darn good for such a haphazard preparation. The K-Cup hot chocolate flavor comes through strong and creamy and the chill doesn’t seem to take away from anything. Afterall, I brewed first then poured it over ice, so it’s full strength hot cocoa, just iced.
I’ll consider that my plan for days when I’m yearning for hot chocolate but haven’t had the chance to prepare for what, I should say, is a rather predictable occurrence. So, I put my mind to coming up with something even better, something cold and chocolate for a chocolate-hungry summer day, and that was when it came to me: fudgesicles.
Hot Chocolate K-Cup FudgesiclesFudgesicles were one of my favorite things as a kid in the summertime, such a cool cocoa treat. I had to try to make K-Cup hot chocolate fudgesicles, and I devised a plan also derived from childhood, a plan so cunning that I could execute it at the office!
All that I needed was K-Cup hot chocolate, an ice cube tray, plastic wrap, and toothpicks. I remembered doing this with fruit juice, but would this work? Were instant summer fudgesicles only as far away as my K-Cup brewer?
They were. Fudgy, icey, cool and creamy, mini-fudgesicles on a stick. Now, I have the perfect use for my K-Cup hot chocolate in the summer!