Although there's a bit of ice cream in this recipe, the ice makes it lighter and less rich than a typical milkshake. To keep the syrup visible on the sides of the glass, put the glass in the freezer up to 30 minutes before adding the syrup.
1 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup ice cubes
2 cups premium vanilla ice cream
Garnishes: whipped cream, shaved chocolate
How to Make It
Combine milk and sugar in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove pan from heat, and add chocolate and cocoa powder. Let stand 5 minutes; whisk until smooth. Let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
Combine ice cubes, milk mixture, and ice cream in a blender, and process until smooth and slushy. Pour chocolate syrup down the insides of 4 glasses; pour in iced chocolate. Garnish, if desired.