Cool, creamy, and rich with chocolate and cherries, this allergy-friendly Black Forest Frozen Hot Chocolate is simple to make and quite the treat. Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for an extra nutritious boost.
Special thanks to Enjoy Life Foods for sponsoring this post. Opinions are my own.
September is the month that bridges us from summer to fall. Temperatures are starting to cool, but we haven’t started to see chilly mornings yet. For some reason I think of cherries in September. We live near a town called Mt. Hood that has several cherry farms. You can find everything from sweet cherries to tart cherries – and more.
We picked up some dark sweet cherries a few weeks ago. We ate a bunch of them, but I also was able to freeze a few bags for late night sweet-attacks. Cherries are not only good for snacking on, they also make amazing shakes, smoothies, and Black Forest Frozen Hot Chocolate.
Cherries are packed with healthy vitamins. You’re not only enjoying a treat, your fueling your body with much needed vitamins. My family prefers cherries dipped in chocolate over cherry pie. I like them both, but cherry pie is my favorite fruit pie.
When we dip cherries in chocolate, we use Enjoy Life Foods Mega Chunks. They are allergy-friendly and they melt well.
Enjoy Life Foods products are free from the top 8 allergens and they are processed in a dedicated facility, so you don’t have to worry about cross contamination. I know when I make sweet treats like this Black Forest Frozen Hot Chocolate that we’re safe from the things we need to eliminate from our diets: gluten, dairy, and peanuts.
This Black Forest Frozen Hot Chocolate is our newest favorite fall treat. It’s made from four simple ingredients: Flax milk, frozen cherries, ice, and melted Enjoy Life Foods Mega Chunks. You can double or triple the batch if you’re sharing. You can also freeze any leftovers into Popsicle molds for a fun treat.
Interested in more chocolate + cherry treats? You’ll love these Gluten-Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Cherry Muffins. If you are just looking for a quick cherry dessert, try my Quick Cherry Cobbler in a Jar.
- 3/4 cup Enjoy Life Foods Mega Chunks, melted
- 12 oz. dairy-free milk (or milk of choice) - I used flaxmilk
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1/2 cup ice
- Optional: dairy-free whipped cream
- In a small microwaveable bowl, heat mega chunks for 30 seconds at a time until melted (approximately 60seconds). Stir until smooth.
- Remove from the microwave and let cool to room temperature.
- Pour milk into a blender. Add frozen cherries and ice.
- Blend on low speed until smooth.
- Add melted chocolate and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glass.
- If desired, top with dairy-free whipped cream and a cherry.
This post is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. I was compensated for this post. Opinions are my own.