[The following post is sponsored by Hershey]
My family uses a lot of Hershey’s Syrup, especially in summer. My son Jake and I both love chocolate milk, and I’ve been incorporating it into my exercise recovery. With the right balance of carbs to protein, chocolate milk helps me recover after my longer runs (and man, do I need help recovering!!!).
BUT, I like my milk extra cold, so how thrilled was I to find this idea for making chocolate milk ice cubes on the Celebrate with Hershey’s site? They’re basically twice the chocolate goodness of chocolate milk, so when I get back from a run I throw them into a glass of low-fat milk. By the time I’m done stretching they’re mostly melted. After stirring, I’ve got delicious, ice cold chocolate milk that isn’t watered down by ice cubes!
Hershey’s Syrup is also great in recipes, like this one that I invented for the best summer sundae EVER. Seriously, it really is. But I wasn’t done inventing!
Creamy Hershey’s Syrup Dessert Dip
My favorite kinds of party snacks and desserts are the ones where there are lots of things to choose from. I’m picky, so I like to pretend that everybody else is picky too, and give them lots of choices.
This is a great summertime recipe because the dip is cool and refreshing, and goes especially well with summer fruits like strawberries.
I made the base out of white chocolate flavored pudding mix because it’s a little more neutral, but this also works well with vanilla flavor.
My son and I went crazy grabbing things from around the kitchen to dip into these. We came up with:
- frozen bananas
- graham crackers
- shortbread cookies
- crisped rice treats
- potato chips
- angel food cake
I’m sure you can think of more!
I was sure that my favorite was going to be something crunchy dipped in Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup dip, but actually, my favorite was the frozen banana dipped in the Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup dip! The cookies and crisped rice treats dipped in chocolate were just too sweet for me, but my son LOVED them. I’m guessing that when I was thirteen those would have been my favorites too. :-)
1 package instant pudding mix, white chocolate or vanilla
1 cup milk
1/4 cup Hershey’s Syrup, any flavor
1 cup whipped topping
Add in Hershey’s Syrup, and continue whisking until syrup is completely mixed in and everything is smooth.
Add the whipped topping and stir with a rubber spatula, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl, until the dip is a uniform color.
Spoon into a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least one hour, or overnight.
Serve with a variety of fruits and other items, cut into bite-sized pieces.
Want to see another great Hershey’s Syrup recipe AND enter to win a great Sundae Prize Pack from Hershey’s Syrup? Check out this S’Mores Sundae post!