Frozen Hot Chocolate
By Jenny Pham
New York City is famous for a lot of things, especially the food. From pizza to bagels and trendy foods like oversized soup dumplings, New York City truly has it all. One thing that draws crowds to this city is Serendipity 3’s “Frrrozen Hot Chocolate” which gained popularity after being featured in John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale’s movie, Serendipity. Many people, including A-list celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, have traveled to the NYC Serendipity 3 restaurant and waited for hours in line just to order this dessert – whether it’s before dinner or for dinner, diners make sure they check this oversized frozen hot chocolate concoction off of their NYC bucket lists. Luckily, this recipe allows you to skip those lines and make this famous NYC dessert right in the comfort of your own home.
So what is frozen hot chocolate? It sounds quite contradictory, but it is essentially a blend of hot chocolate mix, real chocolate, and ice. At Serendipity 3, a special blend of high quality hot chocolate mix is used to produce this decadent concoction and the good news is, this blend can be found online right on Amazon. If you don’t feel the need to go through the trouble of buying the Serendipity blend, there is always normal store-bought hot chocolate mix that will still do the trick. If you choose to go with the latter, perhaps splurge a bit on a more quality type of chocolate to add more richness to your frozen hot chocolate.
Frozen hot chocolate is typically topped with a mound of whipped cream and chocolate shavings, but you don’t have to feel all too guilty when you are indulging in this. Since it’s simply chocolate and ice, frozen hot chocolate is slightly healthier than its counterpart, a chocolate milkshake which includes extra calories from the ice cream in it.
So, we hope you enjoy this Frozen Hot Chocolate drink, it’s so simple to make!