Daily my children bring a Klean Kanteen of water to school to drink with their lunch, and throughout their day. Now that I have gone with this jar idea for packing lunches, I have decided to send some milk with them every once in a while for a treat. In the winter it will be hot cocoa that they can heat in their classroom microwaves. After touring all over Germany and Austria a few weeks ago, and seeing so many beautiful desserts, I was inspired to bring that creativity to the lunch box. This is fun milk with pretty layers that defrosts into a decadent, frosty “chocolate-covered-strawberry-sensation.”
Heat milk in microwave for about one minute or until almost hot.* Stir in chocolate and sugar until smooth. Add to blender and add more milk to equal 12 ounces. Blend. Pour in six 8 ounce jars. Freeze until solid.
4 frozen strawberries
1 1/2 – 2 T. sugar
enough organic whole milk to equal 12 ounces
Place strawberries and sugar in the blender and add enough milk to equal 12 ounces. Blend strawberry mixture until smooth. Pour evenly into the jars over the frozen chocolate layer. Freeze until solid. Top off with white milk, cover, and freeze.
*If you have a vitamix like I, no need to heat or chop the chocolate. Throw the chocolate, sugar, and milk in the vitamix and blend a few minutes on high.
Note- We use organic whole milk in our house. Use whatever milk you like, but this recipe was made with the whole stuff, so results may vary.
Also- If you do not have time for layers, you can simply mix it all together and freeze it that way, but then where is the fun in that?