Chocolate Ice Cubes

by Cait on February 23, 2012

It doesn’t usually take a lot to get me to want chocolate. For the most part, I’m game to throw some down at any point during the day.

So when this month’s Food Network Magazine deemed itself the “Chocolate” issue – I found that I couldn’t resist picking it up.

If ever there were an issue just meant for me…this would be it.

When I picked it up, I decided thumbing through it and earmarking the pages that called out to me would be counter-productive as I was pretty sure I would just end up doubling the size of the magazine as I flipped through flagging every page.

So my alternate approach?

To make the most INTERESTING recipe I could find.

Chocolate ice cubes? Yes. That works.

I’ve tried (fruitlessly…chocolatelessy?) in the past to make chocolate ice cubes by freezing Hershey’s syrup…but seeing as those are still sitting in my freezer, still an unfrozen gooey mess, I’m guessing that doesn’t quite do it.

So I decided to give this recipe a try…dutifully following each step.


And go figure…

It worked!

Drop these into a glass and serve with some nice cold vanilla soymilk for a refreshing chocolate drink (add a sugar rim if you REALLY want to get crazy) or even better yet, WARM the milk and you have instant hot chocolate on your hands!

Chocolate Ice Cubes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup milk (I used soymilk)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Combine milk, water, cocoa powder and sugar in a sauce pan and simmer over medium heat until well combined
  2. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until fully melted
  3. Pour into ice cube tray and stick in the freezer
  4. Pop out a couple cubes when you’re craving something sweet and enjoy :)
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Katie February 23, 2012

AHhh you are the best!! This makes me so happy I can’t even tell you. The only thing that would make me happier is if it wasn’t snowing buckets here and I could think about having an iced drink without freezing to death.

Oh, and if you were here. That would make it better, too.

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Cait February 23, 2012

Warm the milk and make it hot chocolate! :) Snowing buckets is the PERFECT excuse for some! Now start diggin’ cause I’m on my way to enjoy it with you!

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Amy @Macncheesenpeas February 23, 2012

I’ve been seeing alot of chocolate on your blog lately….and I LOVE it!

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Anna, Fitscally Responsible February 23, 2012

This looks great (and perfect for this time of year)! Was the chocolate very rich? I like chocolate, but I’m not a fan of very rich chocolate.

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Cait February 23, 2012

It actually wasn’t too rich! You can probably control the richness with the number of cubes you use! :)

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Anna, Fitscally Responsible February 23, 2012

ps, I like this so much that I pinned it :)

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Cait February 23, 2012

Oh good – I’m so glad!! :)

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Kris | iheartwellness.com February 23, 2012

WOW!!!!! I can’t even believe my eyes right now….chocolate ice cubes…these would be divine with baily’s ;) LOL!!

Love your recipes my love!
xxoo

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Cait February 23, 2012

Hahaha – I like the way you think! ;)

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes February 23, 2012

This is so cool! Love it:)

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Cait February 23, 2012

Thanks Lauren! :)

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 23, 2012

O-M-G…why haven’t I ever thought of that?! Perfect for chocolate milk!

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Cait February 23, 2012

Totally!

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile February 23, 2012

Holy crap!

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Cait February 23, 2012

Hahahaha – that may have been the best reaction to these yet!

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janetha February 23, 2012

Oh these ice cubes look fantastic! I want to make some iced coffee with them ASAP.

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Cait February 23, 2012

Oooh now THAT’S a genius idea!

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 23, 2012

Love this!! I agree with the above use in iced coffee! I bet it would be fantastic :D

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Cait February 23, 2012

Definitely – that is a GENIUS idea right there!

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Margarita February 23, 2012

Genius = You.

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Cait February 23, 2012

Haha – I wish I could take credit for this!

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers February 23, 2012

Hmmmm… yup. Definitely interesting! haha

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Cait February 23, 2012

:) Told ya!

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[New Balance] Nicole February 23, 2012

Oh my word, that is so awesome!!!! This is on my to-make list!

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Cait February 23, 2012

Yay! Let me know how you like them if you try it!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 23, 2012

I love that your “failed” cubes are still in the freezer. I have a few of those accidents still hanging out in mine too! :)

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Cait February 23, 2012

Hahaha – yeah. I can’t quite bear to part with them yet so they’re just chillin (…or i guess NOT chillin’) out in there until I can (or until I feel like cleaning the gooey mess!)

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 23, 2012

This is a fantastic idea!

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Cait February 23, 2012

Thanks Erica :) Wish I could take credit for creating it!

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Jenny February 23, 2012

this is such a great idea! I feel like ice cubes are a forgotten kitchen trick. Another one I heard of recently is that you can freeze vegetable stock so that it doesn’t go bad and then just throw cubes into a saucepan for sauteing. Easy as pieee :)

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Cait February 23, 2012

Ah yeah! I think Swanson or some company actually now makes stock that comes in single serve containers! My mom freeze pasta sauce in ice cube trays and it works really well!

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Kayla February 24, 2012

these are so cool! thanks for sharing this recipe! :)

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Cait's Plate February 24, 2012

Of course! :)

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Javelin Warrior February 24, 2012

Cait, this is so simple – but AWESOME! I feel like I was just clocked in the head with a great idea I never saw coming =) I have featured this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks as ever for the inspiration…

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Cait February 24, 2012

Hahah I love to hear that!! Going to go check it out right now! :)

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Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian February 24, 2012

Oh my gosh! What a fabulous idea!
These look delicious!
Thanks for sharing.

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Cait February 24, 2012

Of course! My pleasure :)

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Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking February 24, 2012

As if a tall glass of milk or an iced coffee couldn’t get any better..voila!! :)

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Cait February 24, 2012

I know right!? ;)

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Jasper @ crunchylittlebites February 24, 2012

these are so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinterest won’t know what HIT ‘em! i’ll tell ‘em: CAIT!

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Cait February 24, 2012

Ahahaha I love it! :)

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 24, 2012

Oh fun! ANd I’m sure super yummy too! :)

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Cait February 25, 2012

Definitely! :)

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Julia Bersani May 19, 2012

These are so delicious!! I just made them right now and they are awesome!! My daughter doesn’t like milk, but she drinks it when there’s these ice cubes in them!! Thanks so much :))

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Cait May 19, 2012

Oh I’m so glad they worked out for you! :)

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Kitty October 16, 2012

Does anyone know if chocolate sauce freezes well – if not how long can it be kept in the fridge? I need to make about 30 small jars for Christmas and need to start early. Thanks for any help.

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Cait October 19, 2012

I know that chocolate syrup doesn’t freeze well…not sure about chocolate sauce though!

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