Friday, July 29, 2011

Serendipity's Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.

Serendipity 3 is a popular restaurant in the Upper East Side of Manhattan founded in the 1950s. While the restaurant is known particularly for its trademark "Frrrozen Hot chocolate", it also offers a full menu.

The restaurant has constantly been ranked as a favorite among Manhattanites, tourists, and celebrities. Strangely, however, I have yet to make a pilgrimage to this fine establishment. 

I've tried.

But I'm inevitably distracted by the likes of Bendel's and Barney's and Bloomingdales. Not to mention the hours spent at Herm├Ęs hoping to score an elusive Birkin bag. Or the afternoons spent sipping prosecco at Cipriani's.

But I digress, this is not an "Amy loves NYC" post {though she does indeed}.

This is instead a post devoted to bringing you a cool afternoon treat.

Or dessert.

Or crazy yummy late-night indulgence.

Depending on how you look at it.

From my perspective it is fairly divine!

May I introduce . . .

Serendipity's Frrrozen Hot Chocolate
(recipe via epicurious.com)

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Ingredients:
6 half-ounce pieces of a variety of your favorite chocolates
2 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings

Preparation:
Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted. Add the cocoa and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

In a blender place the remaining cup of milk, the room temperature chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enjoy with a spoon or a straw . . . or both!

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