I recently saw this recipe online. I knew I had pretty much everything on hand so on a whim I made up a pitcher full. The recipe is delicious but dare I say it had a bit too much chocolate in it. I thought the flavor was a bit overwhelming.
Next time I make it, and believe me there will be a next time, I would only add a ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder. It’s not that it was a good overwhelming chocolate flavor but more of a bitter chocolate flavor. I loved it don’t get me wrong, but I would just tweak it next time.
The only change I made was leaving out the monk fruit and using stevia instead. I don’t even know where I would find a monk fruit but I certainly didn’t have any on hand. I think what’s great about this recipe is the base of the recipe. You could really do so many things with it. The basic premises is making a dessert smoothie that is a dessert and healthy at the same time.
I think you could change the coca powder to PB2, use a banana pudding or a vanilla, change the powdered milk to an almond or coconut milk and use more ice and even add a bit of vanilla or almond extract to give it a whole new flavor. So many options to make this recipe pop!
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp. fat-free milk powder
- 5 tbsp. instant sugar-free chocolate pudding
- 12 packets monk fruit powder, stevia, or Honey (Thanks Alison)
- 6.5 cups ice, crushed or cubed
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend on low for 30 seconds, then on high for 30 seconds.
- Add half of ice to blender. Start blending on low, then slowly increase speed. Add remaining ice and blend on low, then slowly increase speed.
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