Frozen Hot Chocolate

By December 12, 2014 February 3rd, 2019 Uncategorized

 Testimony of the Day

Phone Client Testimony: “Maria, You are a treasure and I am so grateful to you and your family for my healthy lifestyle. and I loved my consult package and the 54 pound weight loss and loads of energy and sleep!

Joints are healing. It has been amazing how a change of eating habits has changed my life dramatically. I still cannot almost believe how that food change has made such a significant change in my life and health. How incredible. Have a great week! xo. I am truly grateful for your research and experience. THANK YOU.” – Janet

Eating Disorder Testimony: “I also found keto nutrition to be a fantastic recovery tool for my own eating disorder recovery.

It was so hard to stop the binge eating, the carb indulgences at midnight, and the “saving” myself for desserts.

Unfortunately I didn’t find Maria’s WOE until after regaining the weight. I researched dieting in the midst of returning body image issues and self-hate, and somehow… stumbled upon not a diet, but a way to nourish myself that even included all the foods I craved the most (I was anemic as a child and have always had low blood pressure, craving red meat and fatty foods – ice cream , cake, and pudding were the only sweets I really liked.)

Since then (6 months) I slowly and safely lost some of the accumulated fat from carb binges (about 2 lbs a month) and replaced it lb for lb with muscle!

I now have pride, a healthy body image, and the tools that make me confident to eat whatever I need without having to experience blood sugar crashes or cravings.

Furthermore, I’ve hugely reduced the anxiety and neurotic obsessions that fed into the eating disorder, a definite byproduct of OCD I was diagnosed with at age 9 that has plagued me and dragged down my life ever since.

I now take no antidepressants, only B 1, 2, NAC, and 5-HTP as supplements, and eat a roughly 75/20/5 fat/protein/carb ratio.

I feel so “steady”, intestinally regular, and psychologically “normal” most of the time, it’s the best thing I have ever done for myself!

Despite not having found Ketogenic nutrition through Maria, I have quickly become a huge fan of her recipes and blog, and love that someone out there is helping so many people with this WOE. I truly believe that modern diets and most people’s food plans are completely backwards and harmful, and I only wish that more health professionals would speak the truth!

Thank you, Maria, for spreading an easy and healthful way to treat your body right, so it can help us through a better life!

It’s my dream to do similarly, and someday go back to school to study nutrition and sports science to become another voice FOR FAT! ” – Emma

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One of my favorite movies to watch during the holiday season is Serendipity. It is a cute romantic comedy about how life is serendipitous. I love watching the characters Jonathan and Sara gallivant around New York City during Christmas as they start to fall in love. One place they stop at is Serendipity for a frozen hot chocolate. Here is a short clip:

I often dream of owning a cute place like Serendipity where I would sell “healthified” desserts!

Someday I hope to take my boys to New York during the holidays to see all the magic. But in the meantime we will enjoy the magic in our home.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 4
  1. Chop the chocolate into tiny pieces and melt with coconut oil/butter in a small saucepan or double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the natural sweetener and cocoa powder, stirring constantly until blended.
  2. Remove from heat. Cut the vanilla bean open from end to end and scrape clean. Add the seeds from the vanilla bean and almond extract. Add ½ cup of the almond milk, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  3. In a blender, place the remaining 1 cup of almond milk, the chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a large goblet and top with whipped cream.
Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate = 304 calories, 10.9g fat, 3.4g protein, 29g carbs
Healthified Frozen Hot Chocolate = 107 calories, 11.6g fat, 1.5g protein, 3g carbs

92% fat, 2% protein, 8% carbs
Frozen Hot Chocolate

Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Kristie says:

    I love the movie Serendipity! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Wenchypoo says:

    Request: Maria, since your boys have grown and changed so much, could you update the photo at the top of your blog page?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Wendy, that moment changed my life. It was the first month with the boys. I’ll have to think about that request;)

      • McCourt says:

        Ahhh….NO! Don’t change that pic. I LOVE seeing that photo. There’s something so sweet and magical about it. You look so incredibly thankful, beautiful and fulfilled (sounds cheesy but I can’t think of another word). It’s the look a woman has when she is fulfilled on many different levels – from her soul to her physical being. I don’t see that beauty in the world too much these days so I really hope you leave it up, Maria. 🙂 (just my .02 cents – haha)

        • Maria Emmerich says:

          Awe, thanks!

          • Donna Z says:

            I LOVE THE PHOTO on the top of your page. Not only are the boys so sweet, but the kind loving way you are looking at Craig is precious. The pic is priceless and I vote to keep it 🙂 It obviously has been speaking well for your business.

  • Christin says:

    I see so many things I have in common with the testimony. I think I might find my happy place with Maria’s WOE. I used to eat a low fat/ high protein diet and had constant cravings – for both sweet and fatty. Maria provides so many good recipes that satisfy my bodies needs, after two months I feel much better already, especially my digestion. Before, I could eat a huge plate of veggies and lean chicken and still crave more. My body couldn’t handle it. My peanut butter cravings showed me that my body needs fat for fuel! And when I think back of my childhood, I didn’t really like sweets except for chocolate w nuts, but rather had liverwurst or salami! So eye opening!

  • KayM says:

    I have had frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity in NYC several times. I also had the very best sandwich of my entire life there. The place is amazing….

  • Time to make this and watch serendipity 🙂

    Is rice starch in certain supplements going to be harmful on this diet?

  • Wendy says:

    Looks great! When does the cocoa powder get added?

  • Donna Z says:

    I LOVE THE PHOTO on the top of your page. Not only are the boys so sweet, but the kind loving way you are looking at Craig is precious. The pic is priceless and I vote to keep it 🙂 It obviously has been speaking well for your business.

  • FitChick4Life says:

    Maria, when you mention coconut milk in recipes (almond or coconut) do you refer to the can version of full fat coconut milk or the quart carton coconut milk (like the almond)? Thx in advance!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Great question!

      Either would work. If you are trying to lose weight calories do count so in that case use the carton.

      But for my kids I use canned;)