Cocoa Nib Frappe

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 4 hr 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: Four 7-ounce servings (28 ounces)
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Ingredients

1 ounce cocoa nibs

16 ounces whole milk

6 ounces 65-percent to 70-percent bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

3 ounces sugar

2 ounces water

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

4 ounces whole milk, half-and-half or brewed coffee, for serving

Directions

  1. Pulse the cocoa nibs in a spice grinder 3 to 4 times until the nibs are coarsely chopped. Place the nibs in a 1-quart microwave-safe measuring cup and add the 16 ounces of milk. Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until the milk reaches 160 degrees F. Steep at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the chocolate, sugar, water and salt in the carafe of a 1-liter French press. Set aside.
  3. After steeping, return the nib-milk mixture to the microwave and heat on high for 2 minutes until it simmers or reaches 185 degrees F. Strain the hot nib-milk mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into the French press carafe. Set aside for 1 minute, and then stir to combine the chocolate and milk. Pump the plunger of the French press 10 to 15 times to froth and aerate. Pour the mixture into a standard ice cube tray and freeze until solid, 3 to 4 hours or overnight. 
  4. Combine the frozen hot chocolate cubes with the 4 ounces of milk, half-and-half or coffee in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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