Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Serendipity frozen hot chocolate!~A forgotten wonderful treat!

I was reading another blog yesterday and was "sweetly" reminded of one of my most favorite treats: "Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate." It really is as delightful as it sounds.

Serendipity frozen hot chocolate is a signature dish at the Serendipity 3, nestled in the heart of the upper east side of New York. The place is a general store and restaurant combined with a coffeehouse and soda fountain and serves the most famous dessert in New York.
Serendipity New York was founded by Stephen Bruce and his two partners, Calvin Holt and Preston “Patch” Caradine in 1954. Since that time Stephen Bruce has been asked constantly to divulge his secret about his Serendipity frozen hot chocolate recipe. Jackie Kennedy even wanted to serve the dessert at a White House event and he would not give his secret away.

Serendipity frozen hot chocolate is an icy-chocolate type of dessert served in a fishbowl-shaped goblet, topped with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and served with a spoon and two straws. This frosty creation is made with more than 14 kinds of chocolate and exotic cocoas blended into a rich slush.

Serendipity frozen hot chocolate recipe created by Serendipity 3 Restaurant.

INGREDIENTS
6 half-ounce pieces of a variety of your favorite chocolates
2 teaspoons of store-bought hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups of cups of ice
Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings

Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and slowly add ½ cup of milk 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 a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. TOO YUMMY! AND NOT A LOW FAT DISH!

2 comments:

Amazed said...

I CAN'T WAIT to try this!!! Wow!

Cornfields, children and waterballet said...

It is truly DELIGHTFUL! You have to use good ingredients to get good reults so don't just buy all the "Store" brand. That's been my experience.!

Enjoy!