January 3, 2011

Frozen Hot Chocolate

I've been teasing you with this picture on my blog header for the last few months and it's a recipe that I shared last February, but it's definitely worth repeating for all my new followers. It's Frozen Hot Chocolate from the infamous Serendipity3 restaurant in NYC.

Seven years ago, we traveled to NYC to stay with our best friends who were living in Manhattan at the time (they are the same ones we just visited a few weeks ago in Chicago). While visiting the Big Apple, they took us to the infamous Serendipity3 restaurant for a frozen hot chocolate.

(Picture taken March 2004 - Serendipity3 Restaurant)

Last year, my best friend Andrea sent this 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...which 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


PandaMom said...

Happy New Year, Kim!!!!!!!! Serendipity is my all-time favorite movie! Would love to sip that frozen hot-chocolate with you! ; )

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my word! That looks soooo yummy!

Hope you have a great week!

Jodi said...

Love Love Love that movie! and ohhh my that looks yummy!!!

Mia_h_n said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! I have been searching/waiting for it for years. I have ever only found one that called for a finished chocolate mix from Serendipity, but now I can FINALLY try it out at home! :D

How amazingly lucky that I just happened to stumble upon your blog today! :)

Lee said...

Yum is right! Thanks for sharing such terrific recipe!
Have a fast work week.

Life in Rehab said...

YUM!!! I know my gang will go nuts about this! Thank you for sharing!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Forget the Tongginator, I want to make this for ME!!!! MINE, ALL MINE! (She doesn't care for hot cocoa anyway - she just wants the marshmallows. *grin*)

Kim said...

Ok. funny about the LOVE statue. because we have that here in AZ and we are going to use that as our prop when Nick gets here..
Love it..

Donna said...

You had me at "chocolate"! This looks yummy, thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

I just saw a very similar recipe on the back of the Ghiradelli hot cocoa mix. After seeing yours, I may have to give frozen hot chocolate a try. I love chocolate, and I don't think that I could live without it!

Miss Lila said...

Hi Kim,
I wasn't feeling well today so I stayed in bed all day but didn't mind it at because I spent the ENTIRE day going back to the beginning of your blog and reading straight through!! Thank you for making what could have been a dull day into something awesome! I'll continue to follow your blog as I have fallen in love with it.

Miss Lila in Atlanta

Sandra said...

Love the black and white picture of presumably you and a friend drinking the frozen hot chocolate. Now I'm craving that, and it's after midnight, so I won't be getting any. And a trip to NYC would be nice too, but I won't be getting that either! ;)
Great post!

Karin said...

That looks dangerously yummy! Not sure I can let myself ever taste one. haha Love your new blog look!