Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate has been a favorite for over 50 years at the Serendipity 3 Cafe in New York. Oprah made it an international must-have by saying it was one of her favorite things. Here is the recipe, and a variation.
Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate
3 oz of your favorite chocolate, chopped or grated
2 t hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 T sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Melt the chocolate slowly in a double boiler (or really slowly in a saucepan).
Add hot chocolate mix and sugar, and stir constantly until mixed.
Remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth.
Let cool to room temperature.
In a blender, add the room temperature chocolate mixture, the rest of the milk, and the ice.
Blend on high speed until smooth (about the consistency of a frozen daiquiri).
Pour into a mug or goblet and top with the whip cream and chocolate shavings.
Here is another version:
Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe
4 oz dark chocolate
1-1/2 cups milk, divided
2 T sugar
2 cups ice cubes
1 cup whip cream
1 t vanilla
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, in the microwave, or very slowly in a saucepan.
Place the chocolate, 1/2 cup of the milk, and the sugar in a blender. Blend on high speed until well blended.
Add the remaining milk, ice, whipped cream, and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
It’s hard to go wrong with either recipe; Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate is a favorite!