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4 ‘Hot’ Chocolate Recipes You Need To Beat The Heat This Summer

We don’t normally think of hot chocolate as a summertime treat, but we are here to turn that idea on its head and bring you some delicious, refreshing ways to enjoy!
 

S'MORES POPS

Can we all agree that something magical happens when you combine chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers? Well, you no longer have to wait for the temperature to drop at night or have to sit around a fire to enjoy America’s favorite campfire treat… you can enjoy S’mores on a hot summer day at the pool or beach!

What you’ll need:

  • Smart Sips S’mores Hot Chocolate
  • Ice Pop Maker
  • Hershey Syrup
  • Marshmallows

Ready to get your S’mores on? Here you go…

  • Brew Smart Sips S’mores Hot Chocolate
  • Allow to cool
  • Pour Hershey Syrup into ice pop maker approximately 1/5 full
  • Dice up 2 small marshmallows into small slivers. Sprinkle into ice pop holder
  • Fill up the remainder of the ice pop mold with Smart Sips S’mores Hot Chocolate
  • Feeling a bit extra today? Sprinkle some graham cracker crumbles at the bottom of the mold prior to putting the stick in and freezing
  • Freeze overnight, or for several hours
  • Enjoy your frozen S’mores treat!

 

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY POPS

One of our favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and raspberry! The smooth, richness of chocolate meeting the fresh burst of raspberry is one that is pure perfection especially when frozen and enjoyed in the heat.

What you’ll need:

  • Smart Sips Chocolate Raspberry Hot Chocolate
  • Ice pop maker
  • Optional: Fresh Raspberries

How to:

  • Brew Smart Sips Chocolate Raspberry Hot Chocolate
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes
  • Pour into ice pop maker
  • Optional: Add a couple fresh raspberries to the mix for that extra burst of flavor.
  • Freeze overnight, or for several hours.
  • Enjoy!

 

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER POPS

On our list of favorite things, Chocolate and Peanut Butter top the list! We want to enjoy these adored flavors any time of year. Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Pops has become our favorite, low calorie way to beat the heat while indulging in the goodness that is chocolate and peanut butter.

What you’ll need:

  • Smart Sips Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
  • Ice pop maker
  • Optional: Chocolate Chips, Rainbow Sprinkles

How to:

  • Brew Smart Sips Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes
  • Pour into ice pop maker
  • Optional: Add a pop of color to your pop by adding rainbow sprinkles to the mold! For all those chocolate super-fans out there, add chocolate chips
  • Freeze overnight, or for several hours.
  • Enjoy!

 

RED VELVET POPS

As an extreme Red Velvet fanatic, it is MUST for me to be able to enjoy my favorite flavor in the summer months. Our Red Velvet Hot Chocolate is smooth, velvety and when frozen makes an incredible, low calorie summer treat!

What you’ll need:

  • Smart Sips Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
  • Ice pop maker
  • Optional: Blue and White Sprinkles/ Star Sprinkles

How to:

  • Brew Smart Sips Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes
  • Pour into ice pop maker
  • Optional: Add white and blue sprinkles/star sprinkles. We love to add some American flair to these pops! Compliment the wonderful red color of the Red Velvet Hot Chocolate by adding white and blue sprinkles to the mold.
  • Freeze overnight, or for several hours.
  • Enjoy!