I have never been to New York. I enjoy it vicariously in the movies. Sometimes during a scene where they are eating something that looks delicious, I get really hungry–or get “antojitos”, which means “cravings” in Spanish. There was a reason for my blog name. That was the case when I saw One Fine Day with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer. There is a scene where Michelle’s character is in a quaint little restaurant with her young son and George Clooney’s daughter and they are each enjoying their own sundae. Then they all switch their sundaes clockwise and everyone gets to try a new flavor. I love that! I am the annoying person you don’t want to take to lunch because I always think everyone else ordered something more interesting than I did and I want to taste everyone else’s food. I passed this wonderful trait onto Daughter #3.
Anyway, those sundaes were not your ordinary sundaes. They were the world famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolates and the restaurant is Sweet Serendipity in new York. They have published a cookbook so people like me can pretend they’re vacationing in New York: Sweet Serendipity: Delicious Desserts and Devilish Dish. You can buy it on Amazon. Apparently, it is a celebrity hangout and I read on the inside cover that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis loved the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and took John John and Caroline, who also took her children. I have to get to New York.
It has been in the high 90’s in Southern California this week. Think I’ll cool off with a Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and watch a movie.
- 6 oz. of a variety of your favorite chocolates. (I used semi-sweet baking chocolate and half a block of Mexican hot chocolate)
- 2 teaspoons storebought hot chocolate mix
- 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups ice
- whipped cream
- chocolate shavings (optional)
- Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water; stirring occasionally until melted. (I melted the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave, checking and stirring every 30 seconds.)
- Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. remove from heat and slowly add ½ 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 a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enjoy with a spoon or a straw--or both!
Et cetera: Sweet Serendipity was also featured in the movie Serendipity, as well as other movies and TV shows. Check out this instructional video from PopSugar with their recipe.