~ serendipity frozen hot chocolate ~
Frozen hot chocolate is literally a candy bar in a cup! Below I’ve listed the ingredients for the original frozen hot chocolate from the famous Serendipity 3 Cafe in New York city. I personally like mine even MORE chocolaty so I double the chocolate. Don’t be afraid to tweak the ingredients to your liking. The quality of chocolate you use in this recipe really does make a difference, and don’t be tempted to use low fat milk.
3 oz. good quality (Godiva, Ghirardelli, Lindt) chocolate pieces (I doubled this to 6 oz.)
2 teaspoons hot chocolate mix (I doubled this)
1 and 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 and 1/2 cups cold whole milk
3 cups ice
real whipped cream
Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and slowly add ½ cup of milk 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 or cocoa mug and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Serve with a spoon and a straw. Makes 2 big servings.