3 oz. semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped (I used choc. chips)
3 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter (optional)
pinch sea salt
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Place water in a pot and bring to a simmer. Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl or double boiler and place bowl on top of the simmering water, stirring occasionally until chocolate is completely melted. Once melted, stir in the hot chocolate mix, sugar, salt, and peanut butter (if using), stirring until ingredients are fully incorporated. Remove from heat and add in 1/2 cup of the milk a little at a time. Stir until mixture is smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
In a blender add the remaining cup of milk, chocolate mixture and ice. Blend until smooth and consistency is that of a frappuccino. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.