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posted: 08/22/13

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This Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate is rich and refreshing! With only four ingredients and just a few calories, you’ll want to make this all the time.

This Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate is rich and refreshing! With only four ingredients and just a few calories, you'll want to make this all the time.

Next time you’re craving a sweet treat but don’t want to derail your diet, reach for this Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe. It’s so delicious and totally fills you up with wholesome ingredients, not a lot of sugar. It’s so easy and refreshing, it’s the perfect summertime dessert.

What Makes this Frozen Hot Chocolate Healthy?

This healthy recipe comes together with just four simple, wholesome ingredients. You can have a giant glass of this vegan frozen drink for just about 150 calories! Here’s all you need for a super healthy, chocolatey treat:

  • Frozen bananas (read on for the best way to freeze them!)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cinnamon
This Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate is rich and refreshing! With only four ingredients and just a few calories, you'll want to make this all the time.

How to Freeze Bananas

Frozen bananas, when blended, are super creamy and take on an ice cream-like texture. So yummy! Now you can use all those darkening bananas to create delectable desserts.

  1. First, peel all your overripe bananas. You can use ripe, yellow bananas too, but this is a terrific way to use up those sad looking bananas in the bottom of the fruit basket.
  2. Then slice them into chunks (bite size or even a bit larger) and place them on wax paper on a baking tray.
  3. Next, freeze the bananas on the tray overnight, or up to 24 hours. As long as they’re pretty solid, you’re good to go. The reason for freezing them on a tray is so the chunks of banana won’t stick to each other when they’re stored in a freezer bag.
  4. Finally, take all those frozen banana chunks and store them in a freezer bag. They’ll stay good for up to a couple of months in the freezer.
  5. Use them for smoothies, low-calorie ice cream, or frozen hot chocolate!

Variations to this Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

This super simple drink can be changed up a variety of ways, depending on your tastes and who you’re making it for!

  • Take out the cayenne and cinnamon for kiddos who don’t usually like the extra spice and heat.
  • Add the spices back in, along with a splash of tequila to make the most delicious Skinny Mexican Frozen Hot Chocolate. So yummy!
  • Add a tablespoon of peanut butter and make a rich, peanut butter chocolate smoothie.
  • Top your frozen hot chocolate with whipped cream, cherries, raspberries, or nuts.
This Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate is rich and refreshing! With only four ingredients and just a few calories, you'll want to make this all the time.

More Healthy Frozen Treats

You don’t have to scrap your healthy routine to indulge once in a while and enjoy a frozen dessert. There are so many recipes that cut calories, but not flavor. Try some of my favorites:

You will LOVE this chocolatey, cold, creamy and most of all HEALTHY Frozen Hot Chocolate! Trust me, it’s gotten me through many a long summer afternoon. What’s your go-to indulgent snack? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below. And let me know what you think of this deliciously easy dessert drink. Cheers!

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Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate

Serves: 1 serving
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Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate is rich and refreshing! With only four ingredients and just a few calories, you'll want to make this all the time.

Ingredients

  • 1-1 1/2 banana I just used enough frozen chunks that looked like about one and a half bananas. You can use more or less.
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Blend the frozen banana chunks in a food processor until smooth.
  • Take the lid off, and stir in the cocoa powder a little bit, just so it's folded in, then blend again until it's completely incorporated.
  • Add the cinnamon and the cayenne pepper the same way.
Serving: 1serving Calories: 150kcal (8%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American

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  1. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says

    OMG. I so need this. I just have one kid, but he has the energy of at LEAST three – and talks as much as five put together. So yeah, I’m with you on the drinking and the chocolate.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Ashley!! There is definitely no such thing as “just” when it comes to one kid. Sometimes only one child is TEN TIMES the work of more because they entertain each other!! Talk to me again next week when I’m alone with Quinn and Gavin is back at school. Eeeek!

  2. Heather @ French Press says

    YES, my pants are not so much with the fitting thing either :( blogging is NO joke when it comes to fitting into clothes

    • Lisa Longley says

      Right?? Bleh.

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    YUM. I love putting frozen bananas in everything. Keeper recipe!

    • Lisa Longley says

      This was SERIOUSLY good!! I think it is going to be a regular dessert in my house!

  4. Anyonita says

    I LOVE the look of this frozen hot chocolate! :) The fact that it’s skinny makes it even better! I followed you here from the party at 6 Sister’s Stuff & would like to invite you to come link up with me on Tuesdays at Tasty Tuesdays, where every post gets pinned! Hope to see you on Tuesday! Here’s the link to all my parties: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Tasty%20Tuesdays

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks so much Anyonita! It is super yummy!! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Katie Clark says

    This sounds great! And I can actually have it because there’s no dairy. Can’t wait to try this :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      I know! My body doesn’t love dairy either, probably why I’m so pumped about this dessert!

  6. [email protected] says

    Don’t you wish you were one of those people who goes the opposite direction…..? Like who can’t eat or forget to eat when they’re stressed? Me too!! This looks like a delicious little {skinny} treat….and easy to make whenever I might need it.

    • Lisa Longley says

      OMG. I would LOVE to be one of those people!! Thanks Cathy!

  7. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork says

    I’m always a fan of skinny desserts! Makes the guilt not as strong :) I’ll make this until I can find some willpower to step away from the chocolate :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Meghan!

  8. Jen Nikolaus says

    I AM DYING laughing at this post!!!!!! Holy crap – how freaking true!!! I also have no family support around and want to stab myself in the eye with a fork when my friends all leave their kids with their parents for the day. UGH!! I’m a stay at home mom too and this summer I have seen my waist slowly expand. Little boogers drive me to chocolate (which I guess is better than a lot of other things, right??!) Anyway, I have to try this recipe! You know me and “skinny” recipes! Totally pinning and trying! Thanks Lisa!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I just hope the people who can drop the kids off with the parents for the day know how lucky they have it, lol!! Thanks Jen!

  9. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom says

    Omyword this is totally happening. :D

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Kelly!!

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