One of my favorite restaurants to visit in NYC is Serendipity 3 on the Upper East Side, it’s definitely the epitome of tourist trap but I still absolutely adore it. One of their signature menu items is something called the “Frozen Hot Chocolate” and let me tell you, it’s absolutely delicious. Well, the other day I was absolutely craving hot chocolate, but let’s be real its 100 degrees in Miami right now, I do not want to be sipping on a hot drink at all. And then it popped into my head…what if I learned how to make frozen hot chocolates. It could be the perfect cure for my cravings and hold me over til I actually get around to stopping by Serendipity’s again. So I went on a little internet search for the recipe and luckily for me (and my belly) I found it!
- 3 ounces best-quality chocolate (or a variety of your favorites)
- 2 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups ice
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- Chocolate shavings, for garnish
Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt in a small heavy saucepan or in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until blended.
Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender, place the remaining 1 cup of milk, the 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.
I haven’t given it a try just yet, but I promise when I do I’ll let you all know how it goes. I’m thinking about throwing a little party just so I can make these yummy drinks.