Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate

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
Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings


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!

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