3 to 4 tablespoon cocoa
2 cups ice
1/3 cup almonds (optional)
2 tablespoon maple syrup
3 squirts liquid Stevia (or 2-3 more tablespoon maple syrup)
less than a cup of water
1/2 - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend ice and [optional] almonds together with water. Add cocoa, sweeteners, and vanilla. Blend until frothy. Sip up this delightful chocolatey icey!
Note: almonds may be best added close to the end of blending so that they are not completely pulverized. When they're completely chopped the icey may be too gritty and not icey-like enough. The almonds are definitely an added plus though.