February 21, 2010

FRRRROZEN Hot Chocolate

Six years ago, we traveled to NYC to stay with our best friends who were living in Manhattan at the time. They took us to the infamous Serendipity3 restaurant for a frozen hot chocolate. Ever since I had watched the John Cusack movie Serendipty I was smitten with that dessert.

(Picture taken March 2004 - Serendipity3 Restaurant)

A week ago, my bestfriend Andrea (and former New Yorker), sent me Serendipty's recipe book (Sweet Serendipity) for Valentine's. It's filled with so many fabulous recipes, but I knew the first one I had to attempt was the frozen hot chocolate. It's out of this world and actually fairly easy to put together.

6 half-ounce pieces of a variety of your favorite chocolates (I used Hersey chocolate bars and not as much as the recipe called for - I didn't have quite enough on hand...darn that Valentine's holiday. This made it a bit lighter in color than the original, but it was still AWESOME).
2 teaspoons of store bought hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
whipped cream, sprinkles or chocolate shavings

Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place it in the top of double boiler over simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted.

Add the hot chocolate mix 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 goblets and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or sprinkles.

Enjoy with a straw and spoon.

It was a HUGE hit with the girls.

This recipe filled 4 ice cream goblets and there wasn't a single drop left. If you collect cookbooks and love desserts, I'd definitely recommend this book. The pictures are simply gorgeous. The book includes recipes for cakes, cookies, pies, puddings, frozen drinks and sundaes. YUMMY!!!

Thanks, Andrea! I can't wait to go back to NYC with you someday! Until then, I'll be revisiting John Cusack's Serendipity on DVD.

Love Statue - NYC (March 2004)
Artist: Robert Indiana


Shanna said...

Ohhhhh... that sounds WAY yummy!

The Bird said...

Mmmm, thanks for the recipe - gotta try this one out on 'girls night' :) I thoroughly enjoyed may visit and would be honored if you stopped by my blog some time as well. Take care


~ Brialee ~

Karin said...

Looks and sounds soooo yummy!

Colleen said...

oh my gosh my girls are going to die when I make this recipe!!!! I am going to look up that recipe book too. This looks so delicious!!! It's fat free of course??? I can probably have a few!!! : )

Anonymous said...

dear kim! your pictures are bringing back sooo many great memories of happy times! the girls look like they are loving it! can't wait to go back there with you someday! (i LOVE that you kept your Serendipity souvies...esp. the SPOON!!!! the BEST!) LOVE YOU! XOXO andrea

Cindy said...

love that cookbook. I accidently saw this at the library one day and copied a bunch of recipes from it - especially this one! totally yummy.

Angela said...

I love Serindipity3. You know Andy Warhol was the one to put it on the map. I used to live by it when I first moved to the city. Also the Love sculpture was outside my first professional job. Do let me know next time you head this way!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

I love the movie Serendipity. I think I need to watch it this weekend.
And, I really think the girls and I need to try that recipe...that may be just he perfect comfort food to help bring this mother further out of her sorrow.