Chocolate Blitzen

You know Dasher and Dancer

And Prancer and Vixen,

Comet and Cupid

and Donner and Blitzen.

But do you recall….

The most famous reindeer of all….

(if he was the most famous, why do we have to be reminded of him)

It is likely that the names of Santa’s reindeer were first named in the poem commonly known as The Night Before Christmas. The original names of the last two reindeer (Rudolph had yet to make his appearance) were Dunder and Blixem.

Later Blixem was changed to Blitzen (German for lightning) and Dunder was changed to its meteorological counterpart Donner (thunder). Learn all about it here.

Chocolate Blitzen

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Months before last Christmas, the Ranting Wife found this recipe and said she wanted it Christmas Eve. What am I to do but comply? They were pretty darn good and really chocolatey.

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Chocolate Lightning to the rescue!

Chocolate Blitzen

Servings: 8 servings


2 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup chocolate-flavored sprinkles
1 cup chocolate ice cream
2 ounces (1/4 cup) Irish cream liqueur
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) dark cream de cacao
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) vodka
Chocolate curls or grated chocolate


In a heavy small saucepan, heat chocolate over low heat until melted. Dip the rims of eight 1-ounce mini martini glasses or shot glasses in the melted chocolate and then dip in the sprinkles. Chill until serving time.

In a blender, combine ice cream, Irish cream liqueur, cream de cacao, and vodka. Cover and blend until mixture is smooth.

Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with chocolate curls. Serve immediately. Makes 8 (1-ounce) servings.

Nutritional Info: (Chocolate Blitzen)
Per serving:
154 kcal cal.,
7 g fat
(3 g sat. fat,
10 mg chol.,
51 mg sodium,
20 g carb.,
1 g fiber,
2 g pro.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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Categories: Alcohol, Chocolate, Christmas, Drink, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Chocolate Blitzen”

  1. hocuspocus13
    December 23, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:


  2. December 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    Chocolate with chocolate-perfect dessert!


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